Hello all. We will be up north in early October, staying 9 days at the Shangri La in Cairns, then 2 days with friends at the Newport on Macrossan (PD) before they head home. I asked around on this forum a month or so ago about somewhere different to try for our last 4 days and after all the help, have decided we want to see Mission Beach. I have read through a number of posts, plus Ellemay's go list and my conundrum is where to stay?
The Sejala Beach Huts that EM mentions sound great, as does Elandra Mission Beach. As well as these two options there are a number of B&B's that sound like great value as well. We will probably hire a car it sounds like it is best to have one but happy to hear any thoughts or ideas we haven't thought of.
Our time there will consist of some recovery (playing footy in Cairns), walking in water, wading, etc. Just on that, I am a bit confused on the stingers, will the 2nd week of October be ok for wading?
Would love to sea kayak and also do a trip out to Dunk Island.
Possibly even white water rafting, although I have heard that October isn't a great time for it, due to the water levels.
And not having to drive to dinner would be good, so that we can relax and enjoy a bottle of wine without having to worry about driving.
One of the other posts also mentions a trip to the reef in a small boat that picks you up from the beach...did I read that right? Thanks in advance.