Mission Beach


We left Paluma and began heading north unsure of where we would get to. We stopped at Cardwell for lunch and a coffee, as well as a cold shower in the public toilets. Sam and I managed a shower, but the girls had no pressure so they missed out. Smelly girls…

We drove on and decided to check out Bingal Bay just 8km north of Mission Beach. It was in the Camps 4 book as a hot spot so we thought we’d try it. We only got as far as the end of town in Mission Beach before I saw the council run caravan park and dropped Danelle off to check out the prices.

At $18.00/night for a powered site right in the shade next to the beach we were stoked. You can’t book at this place so its simply a matter of getting lucky and rolling up at the right time. Today was our lucky day as a large shady site with power had just become available and we managed to snag it.

So we have been hanging around this beautiful spot for a few days just enjoying the beach and the laid back vibe. We originally booked for 2 nights but have added another 2. The water is warm and the beach itself looks like something out of a travel brochure. Its been really nice.

We went up to Bingal Bay for a look and it is a beautiful spot too. The difference is that there are only a handful of campsites with no power and no hot water for the same price – so staying here was a no brainer.

Tomorrow we will move on… somewhere…

We can’t decide whether to head north to Cairns, Port Douglas etc or to head south to see friends. Gavin and Helen are in the Sunshine Coast and if we were to move fast enough we might catch them. The attraction of the north is the warm weather while the detractor is that it is highly commercialised. The big detractor for going south is that we lose the last little bit of warmth and will hit rain… rain…

We haven’t seen rain for sooooo long and we don’t miss it.

Anyway that’s where we are today.

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