What to do on a Rainy Day in Tropical North Queensland / Mission Beach

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Wet Weather Suggestions

1.    Massage/Spa

DRIFT SPA – A place where you can fully relax your senses and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Our spa offers 3 separate treatment rooms, a reception lounge with a health and healing library and a large veranda overlooking the beach.  A wide range of massage, beauty and therapeutic treatments are available from relaxing aromatherapy massage to full body treatments performed by qualified spa therapists.
See the reception team at Castaways to make a booking.


2.    Sunset Drinks

BIBESIA – Join us every day for our Sunset Drinks specials. A wide range of house beers and wines to choose from, as well as a selection of spirits for a special evening watching the rain and the waves while you stay nice and dry. Valid from 4-6pm.

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3.    Paronella

PARONELLA PARKWinner of the MUST DO activity in Nth QLD! Located only a 30-minute drive from the resort. Jose Paronella, an emigrant from Spain, had a dream to one day build his own castle. See how he made his dream come true and so much more.


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4.    Rafting

RAGING THUNDERThe Tully River is the best rafting river in Australia or New Zealand and surrounded by world heritage rainforest. Choose between beginners or go with the Xtreme, 3 & 4 grade rapids. The Tully Rafting’s wildest rafting experience, with the most experienced senior guides taking you on an unforgettable adventure.


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5.    Chocolate Tours

CHARLEYS CHOCOLATE FACTORYCharley’s Chocolate tour is Australia’s only Cocoa Tree to Chocolate Bar Experience. If you love Chocolate this is a “must do” Charley’s Chocolate is located at the foot of Mt Edna just outside Mission Beach and is set in 400 acres of lush pasture, creeks and tropical rainforest.

Here we grow cocoa trees and make chocolate. You’re invited to come and see (and taste) how the chocolate we all love gets from tree to bar. Thursday & Sunday.


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6.    Mission Beach Art Galleries

MISSION ARTS – Our Community Arts Centre includes; a workshop, gallery, and shop space for local art to be displayed and sold, where local and visiting tutors can run workshops and pass on their skills and others can come to learn and enhance their art and craft. Mission Arts Centre opens at 10am and closes at 2pm daily.



7.    Walk on the Wild Side

WILDSIDE ADVENTURES – Take a paddle on the Wildside in your own Sports Raft. The pristine white-water of Coachable Creek and the mighty Tully River have only been paddled by a few in sports rafts, so join the team from Wildside and feel the intimacy of nature and the thrills of adventure.

Your adventure starts with safety and paddle training. You will realise that your inner wildside is being released with your first “wahoo” as you plunge, splash, spin, bounce and jump along natures’ water paths through stunning pre-historic rainforest.

This is an adventure you won’t forget!


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8.    Mission Link Taxi Tour

MISSION LINK – Take a taxi tour with the locals. Mission link taxi tours can show you the best hidden gems of Mission Beach and surrounds without you having to lift a finger. From the best walks to just touring the local restaurants and pubs, it’s a great solution to that rainy-day boredom. http://www.missionlink.com.au/

9.    Waterfalls

Waterfalls Tours – When it’s rainy what better place to go than the waterfalls of Queensland? Check out the famous Josephine Falls, Millaa Millaa Falls or do a top 10 tour! You can find some suggestions here: https://blog.queensland.com/2017/11/09/top-waterfalls-near-cairns/

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