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Post Famil 3 – Get Dunk’d

October 20, 2019 - October 22, 2019

- Free


3 days, 2 nights

Your Mission (Beach) if you choose to accept it, is to Get Dunk’d this famil. This three-day, two-night itinerary heads south of Cairns to Mission Beach, past Queensland’s tallest mountain and arguably Queensland’s best natural waterslide, Josephine Falls. We’ll swap the mainland for island time with a sunset paddle and prawns at Dunk Island, before casting away at Mission Beach for the night. You’ll have time in the morning to catch sunrise over one of Mission Beach’s four villages – South Mission Beach, Wongaling Beach, North Mission Beach and Bingil Bay, before we travel back to Cairns.

Sunday 20th of October

AM: Mission Beach accepted

It’s normally two shakes of a cassowary’s tail (or really, 140km) to drive from Cairns to the Cassowary Coast aka Mission Beach, but today we’ll be breaking up the journey, because, #famil. After a mid-morning arrival and smooth pickup from Cairns, our first stop is a natural theme park (read: waterfall) at the base of Queensland’s tallest peak, Mount Bartle Frere. At Josephine Falls you’ll find three-tiers of waterfall, whose smooth granite boulders make for a waterslide that’s always open for business.

PM: Go to new heights

See the rainforest from new heights with Mamu Tropical Skywalk, before swapping aerial encounters for something at ground level, Paronella Park. At Paronella Park, we’ll discover the vision of Jose Paronella and what drove him to build a spanish castle for his wife in the middle of the tropics, before driving with a vision of our own, to reach Mission Beach by sundowners.

Overnight: Castaways Resort and Spa, Mission Beach

Monday 21st of October

AM: Discover another Charley’s chocolate factory

You won’t find oompa loompas here, but this Charley’s Chocolate factory is just as delicious – and today you’ll be doing a tour of the factory. This isn’t just any old chocolate, this is the award-winning kind, with multiple gongs for Best Chocolate at the Australian Food Awards over the past five years. On this famil, we’ll let you be the judge.

PM: It’s time to get Dunked

After lunch at Bingil Bay Café (Mission Beach), we’ll wave goodbye to the mainland for a few hours as we go island hopping with Mission Beach Water Taxi. Our tour will conclude like any good tour should, with sundowners and prawns at Dunk Island’s sunset bar and jetty, which sits 4km off the coast of Mission Beach. Since Dunk Island is more of a camping paradise than luxury island resort, we’ll return to the mainland for a sophisticated stay at Castaways Resort & Spa for the night.

Overnight: Castaways Resort and Spa, Mission Beach

Tuesday 22nd of October

AM: Time to say goodbye

There’s time for breakfast at your accommodation, before checking out and departing Cairns on your connecting flight (if required).


October 20, 2019
October 22, 2019
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