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Mission Beach, Australia

Mission Beach, Australia

I know it’s only January, but to be quite frank, I’m already tired of winter and being cold. It’s been below freezing all week in Missouri (tonight the low is in the single digits) and my bones officially ache. Dreaming of warm sunny places I arrive in Mission Beach, Australia where it’s summertime - not that I’ve even been there (yet), but I have done my research and am more than willing to give this destination a go.

Mission Beach, Australia - a small village along the Coral Sea in Queensland, Australia, along eight (8) miles of beaches, nestled between Townsville and Cairns.  Tucked away between the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.

Mission Beach, a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef where you can find adventure; Girringun National Park: home of Wallaman Falls - Australia's highest single-drop waterfall, Blencoe Falls, Herbert River,and the ancient volcano known as Mount Fox; and, a stones throw to Dunk Island.

Find your favorite cafe where you can relax at your tropical escape at Mission Beach with its refined restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, and boutiques.  Mission Beach also offers championship golf courses close to town as well as water taxis and ferries to nearby Dunk Island.

Wet Tropics: World Heritage Area is the lovely place where you can take 150 walks..."on the wild side" that cater to every level of your anticipated hiking experience...from short - medium - long hikes to easy, moderate, or strenuous hikes - explore the rainforest at your own pace.

I don’t know about you, but I'm ready for a slice of tropical paradise. Perhaps you should add Mission Beach, Australia to one of your 2019 destinations.

Photo: Castaways Resort & Spa on Mission Beach via Booking.com

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