Rainforest hut with al-fresco ensuite.

The beautiful Sanctuary Restaurant and Bar

Avg 25 degrees top daytime temp in winter!

Mission Beach in tropical north Queensland

Deluxe Cabins

Sanctuary is currently undergoing renovations.

We are thoughtfully designing unique spaces, inviting guests to become immersed in the rainforest environment.

We can’t wait to reveal these beautifully appointed, architecturally designed cabins in mid 2024.

Ph: 1800 777012 or +61 7 40886064

Sanctuary Retreat

is a unique rainforest eco-lodge and retreat centre in Mission Beach, North Queensland, Australia, half way between Townsville and Cairns. An adventurous destination for the physically active who seek a natural environment as well as the creature comforts of life. Shouldn’t you be seeking Sanctuary?

Secluded beaches meeting the Great Barrier Reef:

      • 50 acres of lush tropical private rainforest
      • Secluded rainforest cabins and huts
      • Massage
      • Delicious cuisine (vegetarian and raw a specialty)
      • Swimming pool in the rainforest
      • Access to a near private secluded beach
      • Yoga retreats
      • Bird watching and creatures
      • Amazing views and an unspoilt paradise
      • One of the best places in Australia to see a Cassowary in the wild
      • Free WiFi

Sanctuary Longhouse Restaurant & Bar

Captures the essence of the tropics with polished hardwood floors, high ceilings with fans lazily shifting the balmy air and a balcony situated perfectly to watch the sunrise heralded by a dawn chorus or a full moon appear out of the sea at sunset.

Specialising in locally grown fresh foods and excellent coffee to satisfy your base desires, Sanctuary cuisine caters to all taste buds, carnivores and vegetarians alike.  For those who can resist, well-equipped self-catering facilities are available.

Unique Accommodation

Rainforest Huts with Al Fresco Ensuites

Elegant and yet rustic at the same time. Accessed by a boardwalk to protect the forest floor, the rainforest huts are designed to be like a bubble in the rainforest and can be opened on three sides by sliding timber and glass panels giving a beautiful close rainforest experienceEach hut has a small verandah, simple furnishings and sleeps up to two in either double or twin bed occupancy. A simple deck extends from the hut, while privacy is created by the natural foliage of the forest. Gravity fed with fresh, cold water collected onsite, the outside ensuites are appointed with a shower, toilet and hand wash basin so that you can shower in the forest, naturally.

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Deluxe Canopy Cabins

For those interested in more creature comforts, then the deluxe canopy cabins may be for you.

Of solid wooden construction with ample, screened glass windows, the canopy cabins offer maximum protection from the elements, while still offering a close connection to the sights and sounds of the forest.

Cabins are stylishly appointed with polished wooden floors, handmade natural timber furniture and spectacular glass-walled bathrooms looking out high in the trees.  With a studio-style lounge and bedroom and a private, furnished verandah, the canopy cabins offer superior accommodation in an entirely natural environment.
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