Charley's Chocolate Factory Tour, Mission Beach Including Aussie Farm Lunch
Enjoy Australia’s only cocoa tree to chocolate bar experience on this 3-hour tour. Charley’s Chocolate is unique in Australia and one of only a few places in the world where you can experience the whole journey of chocolate from “Cocoa Tree to Chocolate Bar”. It is deliberately not a theme park as they focus on its authenticity and showcasing how one of everyone's favorite foods comes into being. Charley’s guides are passionate about what they do and want you to share the fascinating chocolate story. The tour will be fun, very much “hands on” and hugely informative.Throughout your tour you will take a look at the fascinating 3,800 year history of cocoa, visit the tree nursery and a mature cocoa tree plantation, see the tiny orchid like flowers and ripe cocoa pods.Next, look at age old fermentation and drying techniques followed by a visual as you see the cocoa pod being opened and a tasting of the cocoa nibs.You'll also take part in some of the steps of making actual chocolate including a sampling and tasting session. The chocolate is Australian grown and made premium chocolate featuring several Pacific Island region varieties.Next you'll enjoy an Aussie farm lunch featuring local grass fed beef burgers BBQ’d to perfection and served with caramelized onion and a choice of condiments. (Vegetarian or gluten free option is available but MUST be pre-ordered at time of booking). Soft drinks and spring water are available to purchase on the day. Please note, while on tour kids must be supervised at all times and no smoking is permitted. All walking is on level or very slightly sloping gravel or grass. Minimal fitness is all that is required.Charley’s is an all weather tour, at times this may mean slightly muddy conditions underfoot. However, this also means you can visit Charley’s when other tours may not be available.
Dunk Island Round-Trip Water Taxi Transfer from Mission Beach
Book a round-trip transfer by water taxi to visit Dunk Island from Mission Beach. When you arrive on Dunk Island, located between Townsville and Cairns, you are free to enjoy it however you wish at your leisure; perhaps explore the rainforest walking tracks, go snorkeling or fishing, or just find your own slice of paradise and relax. The water taxi ride is just 10 minutes each way by fully enclosed 33-foot (10-meter) vessel, which whisks you across the azure waters of the Coral Sea. When booking, select from three options to suit your preferences for departure time and amount of time on the island.The Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi departs from the beachfront, where you’ll walk through knee-high water to board the Island Spirit. After a 10-minute boat ride, arrive at the Dunk Island jetty. On the island, you have the morning, afternoon, or full day to explore and relax at your leisure, depending on option selected when booking. Dunk Island is home to walking tracks, natural scenery, snorkeling facilities, and the Sunset Bar, which is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, long weekends, and all school holidays from 10am onward, providing a place to have a bite to eat and a cold drink with the sand between your toes (food, drinks, and any activities are at your own expense). Choose from three different walks, if you wish: a short walk to snorkel at Muggy Muggy Beach, a 2-hour round-trip journey to the top of Mt Kootaloo with views down to the family group of islands and back to Mission Beach, or continue on the Island Circuit Track for about 5.5 miles (9 km) to check out the Valley of the Palms and Coconut Beach. When your time on the island is up, board the ferry for the quick trip back to the mainland, where the crew will hose the sand off your feet before saying goodbye.
Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Mission Beach
After departing from Wongaling Beach (in Mission Beach) via a water taxi, you'll visit the Outer Great Barrier Reef to enjoy and experience this amazing place in its natural state away from the crowds. Travel aboard the 'Reef Goddess' and head to the reef with your small group of friends, family and PADI professional diving guide, creating a fun-filled and educational experience that will stay with you forever. Receive a complimentary buffet lunch, snacks and drinks during your 8-hour cruise.Enjoy your day on-board 'Reef Goddess' and cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef!8.30am & 9am - You will begin your adventure to the Great Barrier Reef from Wongaling Beach (Mission Beach) where you will board the Island Spirit. Wear your swimmers. You have to walk through water, which reaches your knees, to board!A quick 10-minute transfer will land you onto beautiful Dunk Island where you will board 'MV Reef Goddess'. 'Island Spirit' is a fully enclosed custom built passenger transfer vessel designed specifically for a beach landing.9.30am - After introductions and safety briefing from your captain, depart from Brammo Bay at Dunk Island and head off to the east, sitting on 18 knots reaching your first reef location in under 1 to 1/2 hours.11am - In the water at your first Outer Great Barrier Reef location (Locations are determined on the day to suit weather conditions). You will have an hour to explore untouched reefs with the crew/guide on-hand to assist with your gear. The free snorkel briefing will cover what to do and what not to do to ensure your safety and enjoyment at the reef.12pm - Depart for a 1/2 hour cruise to the second snorkel location and lunch preparation.12.30pm - Arrive at the second location where the ships captain will cook your BBQ lunch served alongside fresh prawns, salads and fresh tropical fruit. After your well-earned lunch, onto the second snorkel and dive explorations. Enjoy another hour of learning, seeing and exper
Blencoe Falls overnight Camping 4 x 4 Adventure
The Tour begins along the stunning Kirama Range Road, one of our most beautiful scenic drives, through World Heritage rainforest's and providing spectacular views along the way, including to Hinchinbrook Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine park and Australia’s largest island National park .We reach the lookout which provide expansive views over Blencoe falls, the gorge and the vast landscape. Almost too grand for photos to do it justice, Blencoe falls need to be viewed in person to appreciate fully; Plunging 90 metres to the pool below, before cascading a further 230 metres through tiers of cliff faces to the bottom of the Gorge. We set up camp on the banks of Blencoe creek, relax, swim & explore while we prepare your Aussie campefire dinner under the stars listening to Dingoes howl with your favourite drink in hand. In the morning, wake to a full campfire breakfast, a swim & more exploring before beginning our scenic trek home. Enjoy a complimentary hotel pick-up from your accommodation in Cairns or Mission Beach.Cairns Departure time is 7am. Arrive Mission Beach approx. 8.45am, enjoy a free coffee in Mission Beach, then 3 hours free time to swim, shop and/or explore. Take an early lunch (not included) before departing Mission Beach 12.00pmWe begin the 2 hour scenic trek to Blencoe Falls, via the Highway to the stunning Kirama range Road where we begin our off road trek through 411 million year old rainforests passing giant Kauri trees, King ferns and a diversity of North Queensland’s iconic Flora on its fringes. An entertaining and informative commentary is provided by our friendly bus driver who will make every effort to ensure your adventure is a happy authentic Australian experience with exceptional customer service.We reach the spectacular Blencoe falls around 3pm where we relax and enjoy various lookouts and photo opportunities. Lookouts are an easy short trek from the carpark.From here we drive upstream of the B
Beach Skydive from up to 15000ft over Mission Beach
If you’re looking for the best location to Skydive at East Coast - Australia, do it in Mission Beach! Offering Australia’s highest jump paired with the idyllic beach landing, adrenalin rush and the spectacular views. Without a doubt Australia’s best drop zone and experience of your lifetime.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Mission Beach, Queensland AustraliaSee Mission Beach from the best vantage point in the sky!Stop At: Skydive Mission Beach, 39 Porter Promenade, Mission Beach QLD 4852, AustraliaIf you’re looking for the best location to Skydive, do it in Mission Beach with Skydive Mission Beach! Offering Australia’s highest jump (up to 15,000ft), paired with warm tropical climate all year round, the most idyllic landing on shimmering sands of Mission Beach, it is adrenaline packed with the views of the Great Barrier Reef, tropical Islands and unspoiled Rainforest. Without a doubt Australia’s best drop zone, best value skydive and the unforgettable experience of your lifetime.Our ultimate up to 15,000ft skydive now includes also Free Breakfast or Lunch at Sealevel Beachfront Restaurant & Bar! Skydive menu: Choice of Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian Burger & chips plus Tea/Coffee or Soft Drink + Free WiFi + Fox Sports + you can watch your skydive on the large plasma screen! + lounge around in the Beer Garden overlooking the beach + Free bike hire for 1 hour + Plenty of time to take a dip in a cooling ocean. So bring your swimmers too! Feel like a celebratory drink? Beers and Wine at special skydive rate $5 per glass available to all skydivers!Let us show you THE BEST LOCATION to skydive IN QUEENSLAND!Duration: 24 minutes