In this 4-day guide, we’ll show you the best way to experience everything that South Mission Beach has to offer:
Day 1: Discover Waterfalls and Swimming Holes
South Mission Beach, known for its lush rainforests, is also home to some of the most picturesque natural swimming holes and waterfalls in Australia.
One of the most popular swimming holes is the Babinda Boulders, which is a series of clear pools and cascading waterfalls. Visitors can swim in the pools, jump from the rocks, or simply relax on the banks and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Another popular spot is the Josephine Falls, another picture-perfect swimming spot with its natural rockslide beneath a cascading waterfall, which ends in a rockpool.
With its pristine beauty and refreshing water, South Mission Beach’s swimming holes and waterfalls are a must-visit for anyone traveling to the area.
Day 2: Get the Adrenaline Pumping
After a day of exploring the natural beauty of the area, it’s time to get your adrenaline pumping a bit! Are you up for the challenge?
If so, then start your day with a thrilling skydive with Skydive Australia – Mission Beach. You’ll get to experience unbelievable views from a whole new perspective as you freefall from 14,000 feet.
If you’re afraid of heights but keen on the adrenaline rush then head over to Tully River for some white river rafting. Tully River is known for its rapids, and it’s a great place to experience some heart-pumping adventure.
After the adventure, head to the nearby town of Mission Beach for a well-deserved dinner. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area, but we recommend finding somewhere with delicious fresh seafood.
Day 3: Take a Chocolate Tour with Charley
Charley’s chocolate tour is a one-of-a-kind experience and one of the few locations worldwide where you can witness the captivating journey from cocoa tree to chocolate bar in a single place.
During the tour, you’ll delve into the fascinating 3,800 year history of cocoa that began with the ancient cultures of Mesoamerica. You’ll also visit the cocoa tree nursery where Charley’s story began and the cocoa plantation itself where you will see the tiny orchid like flowers where chocolate begins its transformation into a ripe cocoa pod.
You’ll experience the many stages that a chocolate bar goes through in order to become the finished product. And best of all? You’ll have the opportunity to taste their multi award-winning Australian-grown and made, premium single origin chocolate, which comes in dark and milk varieties to suit every taste!
Day 4: Enjoy Rest and Relaxation
It’s time to rest and unwind before heading back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the beach, book a treatment at one of the local spas or, if you are staying at Tasman Holiday Parks – South Mission Beach, then spend the day lounging around the beautiful, big rock-fringed pool (complete with a waterslide and splash area to keep the kids entertained for hours!)
Visit the Beachcomber Coconut Café on-site at Tasman Holiday Parks – South Mission Beach for an afternoon wine or beverage as you bask in the beachfront view.
South Mission Beach is a tropical paradise that’s perfect for anyone who loves adventure, immersing themselves in nature and new, unique experiences.
With this 4-day guide, you’ll be able to experience everything that the area has to offer. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in South Mission Beach!
Stay at Tasman Holiday Parks – South Mission Beach
With easy access to the region’s many attractions and its various accommodation options, including villas, cabins and powered sites, Tasman Holiday Parks – South Mission Beach offers the perfect base for your holiday.