El Arish

Just off the Bruce Highway in the Mission Beach hinterland is the World War 1 soldier settlement village of El Arish. The town is named after a major battleground in Palestine where the light horsemen defeated the Turks. It has strong historical links with streets named after Generals and battle sites, and one of the region’s largest Anzac day services is held at the cenotaph.

The old railway station has been relocated and converted to the El Arish History Station and the original canecutters hotel, built in 1927, now a tavern, has memorabilia on display. There is a small caravan park, popular golf course and country club. A creek at the southern end of village on Old Tully Road is ideal for a picnic or swim.

Upcoming Events

Mission Beach Markets

Around Mission Beach
2nd Apr 17 - 16th Dec 18

The Mission Beach Markets are local community markets run by Rotary Mission Beach. The Mission Beac…


Mission Beach Monster Market

Around Mission Beach
16th Apr 17 - 25th Nov 18

The Mission Beach Monster market is a local community market run by Rotary Mission Beach. Tradition…


The Feast of the Three Saints

Around Tully
7th May 17 - 6th May 18

The Feast of the Three Saints is held at St Johns Parish School in Silkwood every year. Silkwood is …