There are so many beautiful creatures that call Mission Beach and surrounds home, make sure you take the time to explore and say hi to all of them!

Nature lovers will be amazed by the pure abundance of wildlife in and around Mission Beach. Look out for the brilliant blue Ulysses butterfly and listen to the rich melodic calls of tropical birds from the rainforest.  If you’re interested in wildlife with more of a ‘bite’, try going on a guided crocodile-spotting tour.

Mission Beach is also home to the rare and endangered Southern Cassowary. Many of these flightless two-metre tall birds can be found wandering in the rainforest (and crossing roads) – but don’t get too close, they’re bad tempered with dagger-like claws on each foot!