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What's Mission Beach like at Easter?

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What's Mission Beach like at Easter?

We're planning to stay a few days at Mission Beach (village area) at the start of Easter to break the trip from Cairns to Townsville. Just been at Port Douglas where quite a few shops and restaurants have been closed for February.

I'd assume for the school holidays, everything would be open?

How busy is it at this time of the year? Should we bother to book accommodation?

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1. Re: What's Mission Beach like at Easter?

Hi,

Easter is usually a busy time anywhere in Australia. I would book accommodation to avoid any disappointments.

Check on wotif for availability leading up to Easter. It usually gives you a good picture on what is happening.

Edited: 15 February 2013, 22:48
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2. Re: What's Mission Beach like at Easter?

I had a look at one of the local accommodation booking sites, and I was a bit surprised at how few places had any bookings over Feb, March and April. I guess everyone leaves their bookings to the last possible minute, especially during the wet season in FNQ.

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3. Re: What's Mission Beach like at Easter?

Easter and September holidays is when a lot of people go to north Qld, the weather is beautiful, much more comfortable without the humidity and the jellyfish. I would definitely think of pre-booking especially if you are talking about school holiday time, you'll avoid disappointment and be able to pick exactly where you want to stay, particulary if you are staying in the holiday/caravan parks

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4. Re: What's Mission Beach like at Easter?

Yep, I just had a look at Stayz, and there are a few places booked out now.

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