Places to stay with your Cairns Car Hire in Far North Queensland –Mission Beach

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On a beautiful, sunny day with white fluffy clouds resting in a stunningly perfect, azure blue sky, you hop into your car hire Cairns airport and head south. Two hours later you find yourself in Mission Beach. This tropical paradise is composed of South Mission, North Mission, Bingil Bay and Wongaling Beach, all linked by 14km of glistening golden beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Coral Sea.

It’s hard to imagine how this laid back, coastal area has remained so untouched, particularly since it’s so close to the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Rainforests. Inhabited by the rare cassowary and the Ulysses butterfly, Mission Beach is where dreams come to life and memories are made!

Mission Beach is the one spot where you’re just about guaranteed to find a picturesque, rainforest-fringed beach all to yourself! So after your trip down from Cairns, why not pull off the road, park your Cairns car rental and take a stroll along your very own isolated beach before heading off into Mission Beach and booking into your accommodation?

On the topic of accommodation, here’s our best picks of what’s available in Mission Beach.

Castaways Resort & Spa

Just off Pacific Parade in the heart of Mission Beach, you’ll find the Castaways Resort & Spa – luxury accommodation with an absolute beachfront location. It’s not difficult to understand why so many people take the two hour drive south in their car hire Cairns airport to Mission Beach, because the Castaways Resort & Spa offers the ultimate escape.

Select a rainforest or a beachfront room, self-contained apartment or beachside villa for your memorable break. With spacious balconies, garden patios and full length windows the views out to the rainforest gardens or glistening ocean are just the beginning of your fabulous holiday at Castaways. Then there’s a lap pool, beachside pool, rainforest lagoon pool, beach restaurant and bar. Top this off with undercover parking for your Cairns car rental and you have the makings of a perfect holiday.

Lost Paradise

If you want privacy and seclusion, then you need to investigate Lost Paradise, located on Lindsay Road at Mission Beach. This luxury accommodation is just a 10 minute drive south of Mission Beach along the Tully Mission Beach Road in the heart of the rainforest. Lost Paradise is a secluded haven that’s ideal for a romantic getaway.

Birds and butterflies, shaded boardwalks that meander through the beautiful rainforest gardens and a resort style swimming pool with spa make the perfect backdrop to an idyllic break. The complex offers a secluded ensuite cabin with full kitchen facilities and BBQ. It’s close to the Hull River (perfect for crabbing and fishing) and there’s easy access to plenty of tourist attractions – if you have the time! As the only guests in this luxury and private complex, it’s definitely worth the drive down from Cairns airport in your Cairns car hire.

The Bungalows

Located at the southern end of Mission Beach is The Bungalows. This boutique accommodation offers three beachfront villas nestled within a secluded 5-acre rainforest estate and enjoying fabulous views of the Coral Sea. You have your own private path that leads to the glistening ocean and golden sands and a shared pool, deck, lounge, dining area and full kitchen. Book one villa or all three and bring your family and friends along for the holiday of a lifetime!

The views from your villa are outstanding and if you want to get back to nature, but in a luxury setting, then The Bungalows is a serious contender. Just imagine sitting on your garden veranda with a glass of wine or an early breakfast and watching the waves as they lap just a few feet from your villa. No wonder you drove down from Cairns, parked your car rental Cairns  and decided to stay!


Just before you arrive at The Bungalows, you’ll find Wongalinga, a beachfront resort that’s just steps away from the Coral Sea. Offering fully self-contained units, Wongalinga is located away from all the tourist hustle and bustle, but still close enough so that visiting local attractions is easy.

Facilities include undercover parking for your car rental Cairns , tastefully appointed and furnished apartments, large swimming pool and balconies with either beach front or garden views. There’s a choice between one, two or three bedroom apartments with each furnished and decorated to give a comfortable and relaxed feel.

Surrounded by rainforest and nestled amongst sugar cane and banana plantations, Wongalinga is the perfect destination for a well-earned rest!

Mission Beach Cottages

Another great option for a romantic getaway is Mission Beach Cottages. These unique beachfront cottages offer alfresco dining, cool ocean breezes and moonlit evenings, just perfect for a couple’s holiday. Select from a newly renovated Hawaiian style cottage or the unique cane cutter’s cottage and get ready to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with each other in beachfront luxury.

The Mission Beach Cottages are close enough to the town to make it easy to pop out for the evening, whilst also offering seclusion and privacy at the same time. A perfect place to park your car rental Cairns and de-stress!

To find out more about car hire at Cairns airport, contact us today on 0447 809 899.

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