Tropical Coast Top Ten #3 - Adventure Holidays

Come to the Tropical Coast for your Adventure Holiday and you'll be spoilt for choice.
Adventure in Paradise

If it's adventure you are seeking, you've come to the right place.
Whatever your taste in adrenaline-fuelled activity, the Tropical Coast has you covered:

  • Skydive onto the golden sands of Mission Beach
  • White Water Raft down the Tully River
  • Sail along Mission Beach in a Blokart
  • Explore the Coral Sea coastline or a Rainforest creek in a kayak
  • Cycle challenging rainforest Mountain Bike tracks
  • Hike the world-famous Thorsborne Trail

Skydiving at Mission Beach is an exhilarating, adrenaline pumping, unforgettable adventure that will leave you feeling high (14,000ft high!) – even after your feet have touched the ground! Skydive Mission Beach's professional and qualified tandem skydive masters will guide you on a tandem skydive above some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

When you decide to Raft the Tully River, you can opt for an unforgettable experience of fun, adrenaline and laughter as you navigate through grade 2 and 3 rapids in your own Sports Raft with Wildside Adventures, or take on the grade 3 and 4 rapids in a 7-person raft steered by a highly trained Raging Thunder river guide who teaches you the correct techniques during the day and who will share with you the history and wonders of this magnificent landscape which few get to see.

Experience the thrill of a high speed blast down the beach on one of the Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi Blokarts - at low tide with a bit of breeze, you will be grinning from ear to ear in no time!

Whether you are an experienced sea kayaker looking for a new exciting adventure or someone who is not really sure what sea kayaking is all about, Coral Sea Kayaking promise that you find lots to interest you.
If fresh water is more your thing, you can kayak down the Bulgan Creek with Ingan Tours.  Join your Aboriginal guide today and kayak down beautifully created creek tunnels; a chance to dive in and say hello to the local freshwater fish who make this natural eco-system their home.  You will sense, feel, touch and connect to nature like never before.

For the Mountain Biking enthusiast, there is the MISSION BEACH MTB PARK - including a Skills Area, Pump Track and 3.4km of single track. It is an easy switchback ride up from the gate. Anticlockwise is best.
Contact the folk at the Cassowary Coast Multisports Club to find out what events they have that will coincide with your Adventure Holiday.

The Thorsborne Trail is a challenging hike across the world's largest Island National Park, Hinchinbrook Island.
From Queensland National Parks:
"The 32 kilometre Thorsborne Trail, along Hinchinbrook Island's east coast, is named after the late Arthur Thorsborne. Arthur and his wife, Margaret, shared a lifelong interest in nature conservation that included monitoring pied (Torresian) imperial-pigeons Ducula bicolor, which migrate to nest on local islands in summer.
The trail is not a graded or hardened walking track and, in some areas, is rough and difficult to traverse. It is managed under the minimal impact bushwalking and no-trace camping ethics. To help minimise impact and to maintain the wilderness setting, permits are issued for a maximum of 40 people on the trail at any one time. The largest group size is six."

To experience this amazing trek, get in touch with either Absolute North Charters or Hinchinbrook Island Cruises who will arrange your transfers to and from Hinchinbrok island.

This is just a sample of what the Tropical Coast has to offer the Adventure Tourist - the whole region is chock full of amazing experiences sure to delight the most adventurous souls.

Tully River - Pony Tail Falls
Photo Courtesy of Raging Thunder