MISSION BEACH FUN!! TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
We've arrived in the beautiful tropical destination of Mission Beach.
Situated smack bang in-between Cairns and Townsville. Only 1.5hrs from either. We have based ourselves at the BIG4 Beachcomber Coconut Holiday Park in South Mission Beach which is right on the water. A surf club across the road for safe beach swimming and a great hire business where you can get anything from kayaks to jet skis and hit the water for some fun!
The humidity is starting to kick in around Tropical North QLD (it is the 1st of October) , so the resort style pool here at the BIG4 is pure heaven. With a kiddie pool for toddlers and a water slide for older kids, our three were very much entertained. Bribery definitely comes into play when we decide it's time to leave. A playground on site, plenty of room for the kids to ride their bikes and the wandering Cassowary's to watch keep us all happy. Only 50m from our site is the beach, so we grab a coffee from the caravan parks cafe and head down for a morning dip! Its a patrolled beach on the weekends, so we feel very safe from stingers and the big lizards.
The township of Mission Beach it is a hive of activity. The Best way to describe it is like a small slice of Airlie Beach. With a Hippie feel and lots of quirky cafes and shops, it's a great place to spend a few hours strolling through and taking it all in.
Be sure to check out when the markets are on in town, there are several that take place on different weekends and a great place to pick up some local produce and some great craft and clothing. There are plenty of backpackers and holiday makers about in the cafes and restaurants which give the town a great holiday vibe.
Some family fun at the Mission Beach markets
If you're an adventure seeker, you can take a trip out to Dunk Island , a reef trip or fishing charter to the Great Barrier Reef or Skydive and land on the sands of Mission Beach. Plenty of activities to see and do, or just take in the scenery and relax by the beach or pool at the Beachcomber Coconut Holiday Park . With plenty of accommodation options to choose from with great cabins and bungalows and some massive powered slab sites, it's worth your while booking in here when you plan your stay at Mission Beach.
Cheers - Justin & Bec
HERE'S A FEW TIPS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR TRIP TO TASMANIA THAT LITTLE BIT EASIER!!
Tassie is one of the most picturesque places we’ve seen on our travels around Australia. This isolated Island has you indulging in history, hiking amazing trails, relaxing on pristine beaches & enjoying the spectacular wilderness and fresh produce.
Two kilometres of beach front caravan and camping with a pub and a grocery store across the road!! HOW BLOODY GOOD IS THAT!!!!!
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We made it to the Epic East Coast of Tasmania and the Freycinet National Park. What an Amazing location with so much to do and explore. The coastline here is laced with flame red rocks that dip into some of the most stunning blue water you will see anywhere in the world!
Huskisson White Sands Holiday Park is in a sensational location, on a clifftop that overlooks Jervis Bay. Only a 1 minute walk to the beautiful calm waters and white sands. A very well maintained park with ensuite and drive through sites, playground and a gorgeous boardwalk into Huskisson!
PORT MACQUARIE - NSW
One of our favourite destinations on the NSW coastline! It has Incredible views and lookouts, amazing beaches and a sensational year round climate!
The Nobby Beach Holiday Village is a family owned park with a big focus on providing great facilities and amenities to all it's visitors. The grounds and caravan sites are fully landscape and maintained to perfection providing heaps of shade and grass to park up on.
The BIG4 CAPRICORN PALMS HOLIDAY VILLAGE was where we chose to stay for our time in Yeppoon. With it's great location and the amazing facilities, it was an easy choice when researching where we would park up for our time here.
Port Douglas - Can this place get any more beautiful!!! We have pulled up the van at a beautiful caravan park just out of town, the BIG4 Port Douglas Glengarry Holiday Park. With the lush tropical setting and awesome facilities, it's the perfect destination for everyone travelling to Far North Queensland.
A small but busy town that is a hub for travellers heading north and south. Cooktown is a great place to not only stock up for your adventures but it also has a lot to see!
After a few months across the Top End of Australia and a quick trip down the centre to Uluru, we were excited to hit Cairns and see some beautiful coastline again! The weather has been absolutely mint and there is so much to see and do.
We have come across quite the surprise in the town of Alice Springs and the BIG4 MacDonnell Ranges Holiday Park. Before we arrived into Alice, we were not thinking of it as the second largest town in the Territory. We thought it was going to be a quick stopover to refresh and stock up on groceries before we headed down to The Rock.
The relaxed atmosphere and accomodation will be what keeps you coming back to stay whenever you visit Darwin! Spacious grassy sites, a jumping pillow, afternoon tunes by the pool and kids activities was what we loved the most!