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History & Culture
Calypso runs reef dives (from $264, including gear), wreck dives of the Lady Bowen ($225), and PADI open-water courses ($625). Otherwise, snorkel the reef ($169) or take a jet-ski tour around Dunk Island (from $224).
Mission Beach is rightfully one of the most popular spots in Queensland for skydiving. Two outfits will take you up: Jump the Beach and Skydive Mission Beach . Both use the beach to cushion your landing.
This little rainbow hut by the beach runs the gamut of water and beach sports, from kayak (single/double per hour $15/30) to stand-up board hire (per hour $15). Its cafe is famed for its hot dogs.
Rainforest walks are your best chance to spot a cassowary, especially early morning. The visitor centre stocks walking guides detailing trails in the area.
Boating & Cruises
Hit the water on an 18m ketch with passionate boaties Stu, Lisa and Fletcher. Choose from a 2.5hr sunset tour, barbecue lunch cruise or full day on the reef.
Tropical Island Mission Beach Boat Charters can dump you on an island with a picnic hamper and camping equipment, as well as arrange QPWS camping permits.
Nature & Wildlife
Local Aboriginal guides offer a unique insight into the ancient rainforest around Mission Beach. Prices include pick-ups from Mission Beach.
Knowledgable full-day guided tours to Dunk Island; easygoing bob-arounds on the half-day option.
Food & Drink
Get to know (and taste) weird and wonderful local tropical fruits.
Chilled-out reef-fishing charters with local pros.
Le Tour Bikes hires out bikes for $25 per day.
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