Dunk Island Jetty

About Mission Beach

Mission Beach is a beautifully scenic locality on the Cassowary Coast. Mission Beach and its surrounding villages counted a total population of 3,181 people in the 2011 census. The once individual villages of Mission Beach and Bingil Bay and South Mission Beach and Wongaling Beach have grown such that they are now considered as one town. Dunk Island, a popular tourist destination, lies approximately 4 km off shore. Some of the top sights around the Mission Beach area are The Great Barrier Reef, Paronella Park, Djiru National Park and Clump Mountain National Park.

Dunk Island seen from Mission Beach

About Mission Beach

Mission Beach is a beautifully scenic locality on the Cassowary Coast. Mission Beach and its surrounding villages counted a total population of 3,181 people in the 2011 census. The once individual villages of Mission Beach and Bingil Bay and South Mission Beach and Wongaling Beach have grown such that they are now considered as one town. Dunk Island, a popular tourist destination, lies approximately 4 km off shore. Some of the top sights around the Mission Beach area are The Great Barrier Reef, Paronella Park, Djiru National Park and Clump Mountain National Park.

Mission Beach Hub

About Mission Beach

Mission Beach is a beautifully scenic locality on the Cassowary Coast. Mission Beach and its surrounding villages counted a total population of 3,181 people in the 2011 census. The once individual villages of Mission Beach and Bingil Bay and South Mission Beach and Wongaling Beach have grown such that they are now considered as one town. Dunk Island, a popular tourist destination, lies approximately 4 km off shore. Some of the top sights around the Mission Beach area are The Great Barrier Reef, Paronella Park, Djiru National Park and Clump Mountain National Park.

El Arish Tavern

About El Arish

El Arish is a small town near Tully in the Cassowary Coast Region. It is 100 kilometres south east of Cairns and 32 kilometres south of Innisfail. Last recorded in the 2011 census, El Arish had a population of some 442 people. Originally built as a sugar cane farming area for soldier settlement in 1922, the sugar cane industry remains the area’s primary source of income to this day. The town is named after the city of El Arish in the Egyptian governorate of North Sinai where the Australian Light Horse saw action during the First World War. Some heritage listed places in El Arish include the El Arish History Station (which houses a small soldier settlement and local history museum), the El Arish RSL Memorial Hall and the El Arish Tavern. Digger’s Creek on the northern edge of the township offers convenient accommodation with a motel and caravan park.

El Arish School

About El Arish

El Arish is a small town near Tully in the Cassowary Coast Region. It is 100 kilometres south east of Cairns and 32 kilometres south of Innisfail. Last recorded in the 2011 census, El Arish had a population of some 442 people. Originally built as a sugar cane farming area for soldier settlement in 1922, the sugar cane industry remains the area’s primary source of income to this day. The town is named after the city of El Arish in the Egyptian governorate of North Sinai where the Australian Light Horse saw action during the First World War. Some heritage listed places in El Arish include the El Arish History Station (which houses a small soldier settlement and local history museum), the El Arish RSL Memorial Hall and the El Arish Tavern. Digger’s Creek on the northern edge of the township offers convenient accommodation with a motel and caravan park.

El Arish History Station

About El Arish

El Arish is a small town near Tully in the Cassowary Coast Region. It is 100 kilometres south east of Cairns and 32 kilometres south of Innisfail. Last recorded in the 2011 census, El Arish had a population of some 442 people. Originally built as a sugar cane farming area for soldier settlement in 1922, the sugar cane industry remains the area’s primary source of income to this day. The town is named after the city of El Arish in the Egyptian governorate of North Sinai where the Australian Light Horse saw action during the First World War. Some heritage listed places in El Arish include the El Arish History Station (which houses a small soldier settlement and local history museum), the El Arish RSL Memorial Hall and the El Arish Tavern. Digger’s Creek on the northern edge of the township offers convenient accommodation with a motel and caravan park.

 

Discover Mission Beach, El Arish and Silkwood

Mission Beach is a beautifully scenic locality on the Cassowary Coast. Mission Beach and its surrounding villages counted a total population of 3,181 people in the 2011 census. The once individual villages of Mission Beach and Bingil Bay and South Mission Beach and Wongaling Beach have grown such that they are now considered as one town. Dunk Island, a popular tourist destination, lies approximately 4 km off shore. Some of the top sights around the Mission Beach area are The Great Barrier Reef, Paronella Park, Djiru National Park and Clump Mountain National Park.

The rainforests surrounding Mission Beach are home to the largest Cassowary population in Australia, and these fiercely beautiful birds are common sight in the area. Please slow down and be careful when driving here, and you may well be rewarded by a close-up view of this iconic bird. The short Licuala Fan Palm Walk provides walkers with a unique experience of traversing a whole forest of native fan palms. The townships feature a range of pubs and restaurants and accommodation.

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Mission Beach Police Station – Queensland Police Service

2 Webb Rd, Wongaling Beach, 4854 · 07 4068 8422