Hotel Sanctuary Retreat Mission Beach
Sanctuary Retreat is an affordable eco-tourism rainforest sanctuary at Mission Beach, North Queensland, half way between Townsville and Cairns. Set on over 50 acres of lush tropical rainforest overlooking the Coral Sea, Sanctuary is as much a refuge for the adventurous traveller as it is for wildlife.
Designed to minimally impact on the outstanding natural values of the environment, Sanctuary offers guests an intimate, yet comfortable rainforest experience in a unique setting.
Sitting high on a hill to catch the cooling breezes and views across the forest to the Coral Sea beyond, the Sanctuary Long House Restaurant and Bar captures the essence of the tropics. Polished hardwood floors, high ceilings with fans lazily shifting the balmy air and a balcony situated perfectly to watch the sunrise heralded by a dawn chorus or a full moon appear out of the sea at sunset.
Accommodation is in either secluded forest huts or deluxe canopy cabins nestled under the rainforest canopy. Sanctuary offers guests a unique insight into the ecology of a tropical rainforest along with the knowledge that by staying at Sanctuary, they are contributing to the conservation of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth.
Hotel Mission Reef Resort Mission Beach
Mission Reef Resort is a luxury holiday apartment accommodation venue situation in magnificent Mission Beach, North Queensland, Australia. Offering 14 tastefully furnished, 2 bedroom fully self-contained apartments, 1 bedroom fully self-contained apartments and motel style suites plus on-site manager. The resort is one of the newest in the area, having been officially opened in May, 2005. We are located 100 metres from the beach and walking distance to a few local restaurants. Shopping complex with banks, chemist and supermarket also within walking distance.
Hotel Licuala Lodge Mission Beach
The 4-star Licuala Lodge is an award winning Queenslander pole home, set in World Heritage rainforest just one and a half kms from Mission Beach. Guest accommodation, which is separate from the main house, is fully en-suite. There is a great swimming pool with a waterfall feature - it has just got to be the best in the area. The colourful grounds have a tropical feel to them - lots of native plants to attract scores of birds and butterflies, including the Ulysses.
There is a large guest lounge complete with TV, DVD, book swap library, games (Trivial Pursuit, chess, backgammon, etc.). There are lots of DVDs, including the full set of Fawlty Towers and Yes Minister episodes.
The tour desk has brochures for all the tour operators in the area. Almost all the tour operators (e.g., Great Barrier Reef, White Water Rafting) pick up and drop off for free at the Lodge.
Several resident cassowaries visit the Lodge each day, so if you have not seen this magnificent and endangered bird in the wild this is your big chance.
Mission Beach is blessed with several excellent restaurants which are all close by. If you are a bit tired of eating out there are cooking facilities and a barbecue at your disposal.
Extreme sports are available here - white water rafting and sky diving - but most of all you will be knocked over by the tranquility and serenity of Mission Beach.
Licuala Lodge serves the yummiest breakfast on offer in all Queensland.
Laundry facilities are here, iron and ironing board ( and of course Wi-Fi access.
It's all here at Licuala Lodge - why stay anywhere else?
Please note that the Lodge is not suitable for children under the age of ten.