Coral Sea Kayaking

For over 25 years Coral Sea Kayaking has offered boutique Sea Kayak expeditions on Hinchinbrook Island and amongst the islands off the Cassowary Coast. Our most popular journey spends 6 days paddling, swimming, snorkeling and camping our way up the coast of Hinchinbrook Island (Munamudanamy).

Wow! Is often people’s reaction to this journey. Imagine an island paradise lying off the North Queensland coast where towering mountains give way to pristine rainforest fringed by white, sandy beaches and warm, azure waters. On this island your footprints will be the only prints on the beach. Hinchinbrook is Australia’s largest island national park, and is wedged between lush World Heritage rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef. On this 6 day trip we paddle over 100km (2-5 hours per day) from Lucinda up the east coast of Hinchinbrook Island then Island hop our way back to Mission Beach via Goold Island and Wheeler Island. Each night we camp on remote, secluded beaches where we’re unlikely to see another soul. The trip includes experienced & passionate sea kayak guides, gourmet expedition catering, snorkeling coral reefs and swimming in some of the best waterholes in North Queensland. Side trips include short hikes to sites along the famous Thorsborne Trail and beach combing in spots that are only accessible by sea kayak. Marine life encounters can include whales, dolphins, turtles, dugongs and coral reefs that fringe our Island Camp sites.

Our 3 day Cassowary Coast Sea Kayaking trip is another classic sea kayaking adventure. We paddle from Mission Beach out to the either the Family Island Group, or the Barnard Island Group. Once there we camp on these remote tropical islands, snorkel, swim and explore the different beaches, shorelines and reefs. There is plenty of birdlife on these trips, along with the marine life mentioned above.

The mission of Coral Sea Kayaking is to bring people into relaxation and atonement with the natural elements. To fully experience the rhythms of the rainforest, ocean and skies above as we travel through remote island paradises. A Coral Sea Kayaking specialty is tailoring trips to the unique and hopeful individuals that join us; allowing them to connect with family, friends, self, and the sand between their toes.

Each trip begins with a pre-departure meeting the night before at Mission Reef Resort where we give you key information and equipment. On day one, we will pick you up from your accommodation and head to the starting point for briefings and instruction. Although these are active vacations, you do not necessarily need sea kayaking experience to participate. All that we require is moderate fitness, good water confidence and a desire to camp out on some of the beach beaches in the country. All trips finish back at Mission Beach in the afternoon on your final day.

North Queensland Island Charters

North Queensland Island Charters offer small intimate boat tours for up to five passengers to multiple Island locations. Their goal is to take you to the most beautiful tropical Islands that are just a 30 minutes boat ride off the coast from North Queensland’s pristine crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. They offer personalised half-day snorkelling, sightseeing, fishing tours and private charters to Orpheus Island, Hinchinbrook and Magnetic Islands. Whale-watching tours are offered from July to September. Departures from Lucinda for Orpheus and Hinchinbrook tours.

Mission Beach Taxi

The Mission Beach and Cardwell Taxi Services use Maxi 10 and 11 seat passenger, wheelchair accessible, cabs. Also available for DVA Medical transport.

The taxis service the Mission Beach and Cardwell areas, however, they can also take people outside these contracted areas and are available for single and multi hiring.

We also transfer you between Airports, to Lucinda, Cardwell, Tully and Mission Beach

The fare can be negotiated between the booking entity (driver) and passenger.  This includes Maxi, Taxi or Limousine. Taxi fares are determined by the area in which the taxi operates – these areas are South East Queensland, regional Queensland and exempted Queensland. For more information on taxi fares visit the Transport and Main Roads website.

BOOKINGS: Dial a Driver

Mission Beach:

0429 689 366


131 008

Wottaview Tours

From Cassowary to Emu country – let us take you there.

We operate half & full day tours out of Tully, Mission Beach & Cardwell with pick up from Innisfail possible. We also operate selected tours out of Cairns, picking up from your accommodation or the airport for multi day camping tours . We can also offer tours and charters state wide. Give us a call about a group charter to a day event, overnight destination or custom camping trip. 

We now also offer ‘Tours 4 Two’ for two people for most of our tours which can be customised, please contact us with your enquiry of a tour that interests you. (even if it isn’t advertised for a date that suits you)

All tours are subject to minimum numbers at base prices however we operate ‘Tours 4 Two’ and smaller groups at adjusted rates so you won’t miss out. Call to enquire about a private or tailored tour.

Please enquire about dates for any tour and bookings.

Contact Details


Phone: 0448 606 338



Hinchinbrook Island Cruises

Hinchinbrook Island Cruises transfers hikers to the world renowned Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island National Park (Munamudanamy).

You can also book day trips and private charters on the original Hinchinbrook Island Ferry.

Explore the iconic Hinchinbrook Island National Park (Munamudanamy). Protected since 1932, Hinchinbrook Island is one of Australia’s largest Island National Parks located within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Renowned for its mountainous scenery, dense rainforests, mysterious wetlands and pristine beaches. Hike the Thorsborne Trail, considered one of the best multi-day hikes in Australia!

Discover the wildlife of North Queensland including birds, crocodiles, dolphins, turtles, dugongs, manta rays and humpback whales. Explore Hinchinbrook Island today.

Contact Details


Phone: Call Brad on 0499 335 383


Bedarra Island Resort

Bedarra is Australia’s most unique resort, and the ultimate in barefoot luxury.

Bedarra comprises just ten private villas hidden amongst 45 hectares of tropical rainforest, offering solitude, privacy and sublime views over the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Accommodating a maximum of 20 other guests, you are guaranteed a sanctuary of seclusion and solace and a personalized island escape like no other.

Contact Details

Address: Bedarra Island, Great Barrier Reef, QLD 4852


Phone: +61 7 4068 8233


Kookaburra Holiday Park

Kookaburra Holiday Park is situated on 3 acres of lush tropical gardens 800m north from the centre of Cardwell and across from the beach.

We are also the closest park to the centre of town and offer convenient access to the shops. 

Rated at 3 and a half Stars (AAA Tourism) we aim to exceed expectations and proudly offer to all our guests a wide range of clean, quality accommodation at an affordable price.

Family owned and operated, you can be sure that there will be a friendly face to greet you and to provide assistance with all your needs.

We are a pet friendly holiday park.

Contact Details

Address: 175 Bruce Highway, Cardwell, QLD, Australia


Phone: (07) 4066 8648


Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park

Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park is located on the beachfront in the seaside village of Cardwell, a leisurely two hour drive from Cairns or Townsville on the Bruce Highway. 

Action packed or sit back and relax. Cardwell is renowned for its great fishing and crabbing and is the gateway to the world famous Hinchinbrook Island and Thorsborne Walking Trail.

Cardwell is a boaties paradise with miles of sheltered creeks and waterways to explore and numerous islands and reefs offshore, offering excellent reef fishing.

Contact Details

Address: 43a Marine Parade, Cardwell QLD 4849


Phone: 07 4066 8550


Cardwell Visitor Centre

Cardwell Visitor and Heritage Centre is located on the Bruce Highway at the address is 53 Victoria Street, Cardwell.

Heading North into Cardwell turn left into Balliol Street for plenty of parking.

This is a historic precinct set in the old ‘Cardwell Telegraph and Post Office’ (now known as the Bush Telegraph) which was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest buildings in North Queensland.

Today you can wander around the Historic post office and telegraph station, old shire hall, courthouse and lock-up and at the same time get information on local places, tours and where to stay.


Cardwell Spa Pools

Cardwell Spa Pool is a naturally-fed, seasonal creek that shot to stardom on social media in 2016.

Ever since, people have been adding it to their holiday itinerary but there are a few things you might not know about this idyllic swimming spot. The Cardwell Spa Pool is a geological wonder, located in the beautiful coastal town of Cardwell in Tropical North Queensland.

Although locals have been cooling off here for years, this magical swimming hole remained relatively unknown until this social media post went viral.

Click here for location map.


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