At Sanctuary you can do as much or as little as you please. There are excellent local bush and beach walks. There are beautiful beaches for swimming or you might prefer to just lounge by the pool or in a hammock and read that book you’ve been meaning to get round to for months. Yoga classes at least twice a week and a range of relaxing massages are available. The Sanctuary reception and tour desk can also organise and advise you on any of the local tours and activities.
Dare the Dark, the Sanctuary guided Night Walk is a unique way to experience the rainforest and those creatures that you hear but rarely see. Book on the day before 5.00 pm. Walks require a minimum number of participants to run, so to speak.
Yoga Classes will be scheduled if there are 4 or more interested guests, there is a board where you can sign your name, so please let us know if you are interested. Private Yoga classes are available.
The Sanctuary Massage Therapists provide a range of relaxing Massages from Swedish to Deep Tissue. See reception on arrival to make your appointment.
Or simply lounge by the pool, snooze in a hammock or enjoy the secluded Brookes Beach via the beautiful rainforest walk!
Walks – There are many beautiful walks and National Park trails in the area. Walking track maps of the whole Mission Beach area are available at reception for 40c, while the Getting Around in Mission Beach information displayed near the entrance explains all of the walks close to Sanctuary.
Snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef is just over an hours boat ride away. There are a number of operators in Mission Beach and we can advise you on the trip most appropriate for your requirements and help with booking and transport if required.
White Water Rafting on the grade 4 Tully River is a refreshing and exciting way to see the stunning Tully Gorge. There are two tour operators, though we definitely have a favourite!
Sea Kayaking is a great way to visit Dunk Island. Enjoy an hour and a half paddle, snorkel and picnic on the island’s quiet Coconut Beach, then allow one of the friendly guides to take you on an interpretive walk through the rainforest before you paddle back.
Visit Dunk Island, a National Park with island style coves and bays, fringing reef and walking trails, just 3 kms from Mission Beach. The Water Taxi makes regular crossings to Dunk Island. It leaves from Wongaling Beach at 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.15pm. It is advisable to book as the boat seats about twenty people and takes only ten minutes to cross to Dunk Island. Returns leave at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3.30pm and 4.45pm.
Sky Dive and land on the beach. Experience free-fall and parachuting with stunning ocean and beach views, spot turtles and jumping fish and rays. Again we definitely have a favourite operator.
Crocodile Spotting, a true Australian style trip. Take a boat up the Hull river from sunset, enjoy a light bbq meal on the boat while spotting crocodiles and other creatures of the night.
Fishing trips, a range of ocean and river trips are available in the surrounding areas of beauty. Full equipment and helpful hints are provided.