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

Can I make a day trip to the Atherton tablelands or Cairns from Mission Beach?

It takes approximately 1 hr 45 mins from Sanctuary to reach the stunning Millaa Millaa falls to begin a tour of the highlights of the Atherton tablelands. You could pass through the towns of Malanda and Atherton and continue on towards the historical, picturesque town of Yungaburra. Around this area you can visit the curtain […]

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How far is the beach?

The beautiful Brook’s beach is located 100m from the carpark and 700m from the accommodation. Roughly a 10 minute walk down through the forest trail from your hut or cabin.

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Can I go diving or snorkelling on the Barrier Reef from Sanctuary? How do I get there?

Yes, Mission Beach is one of the closest mainland points to the Great Barrier Reef, 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.

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What walks are there around the area?

For walkers there are a number of beautiful National Park trails in the area, featuring different types of rainforest and beach trails. One walk starting at South Mission is called the Kennedy Track, which features secluded beaches, coastal views and lowland rainforest. You can pick up a map of walking tracks from reception. From the […]

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Is Sanctuary a National Park?

No, Sanctuary is privately owned. However, of the 50 acres of rainforest, over 95% has been dedicated in perpetuity to Cassowary habitat and rainforest conservation. By staying at Sanctuary, guests are able to make a positive contribution to habitat preservation as well as experience a rare insight into the ecology of tropical rainforests.

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Is there a pool?

Sanctuary has a beautiful pool nestled in the rainforest which offers sun and shade options almost all day.

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Is there anything special I need to bring?

Some things that would be good to keep in mind are: Shoes or boots for walking Sanctuary is in the middle of 50 acres of hilly rainforest and there are a couple of kilometres of walking trails through the forest to explore. The Sanctuary 4WD will pick up and return you and your luggage from […]

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Are Yoga classes available?

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. Cost is $15.00 for a 1 1/2 hour class.Private Yoga classes are available at $75.00 per hour and a range of yoga classes […]

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What can I do there?

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 […]

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