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Cassowary Coast

Nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest, the Cassowary Coast is your gateway to the wonders of Tropical North Queensland. Running from Cairns to Cardwell, this quiet stretch of coast provides easy access to the incredible coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. At its heart is Mission Beach, a coastal town boasting a 14 kilometre stretch of golden sand beaches and the perfect base for your Cassowary Coast adventure. Catch a water taxi to the idyllic Dunk Island, paddle down the wild rapids of Tully River, explore the lush greenery of Paronella Park and swim in a natural waterhole at Cardwell Spa Pool. Be sure to keep your eye out for cassowaries – this coast is home to the world’s highest concentration of this endangered bird.