If traveling by bus, Greyhound coaches (tel: 13 1499) stop at the Mission Beach Central (also known as Wongaling Beach) terminal. Sanctuary is about 15km’s north of the coach terminal. The Mission Beach taxi (tel: 04 2968 9366) can transfer you to Sanctuary at a cost of approx. $50.00. It is generally advisable to call them beforehand so they can meet you when the bus arrives.
If travelling by car, you will find a map to direct you to Sanctuary here. When you arrive in the carpark, you will notice a shelter with a telephone in it, lift the handset and a 4WD vehicle will come down to transport you and your luggage to Reception. If you just have light things, then the sign that says ‘Forest Walk’ will lead you via a beautiful rainforest walk to Reception. The distance is 600m and will take about 10 minutes, but please don’t attempt it in the dark or if you have heavy luggage.
Many car rental agencies operate in both Cairns and Townsville. Sugarland Car Rentals also has a depot in Mission Beach. Tel: 07 4068 8272.