Licuala Lodge Bed & Breakfast

4 Star Australian AAA Rated

11 Mission Circle, Mission Beach, QLD, 4852


The Lodge is an award winning Queenslander pole home, set in World Heritage rainforest just one and a half kms from the beach. Guest accommodation, which is separate to the main house, is fully ensuite. We have a great swimming pool with a waterfall feature - it has just got to be the best in the area. The colourful grounds have a tropical feel to them - lots of native plants to attract scores of birds and butterflies, including the Ulysses. If you fancy a few cuttings from the garden just ask Mick (the head gardener, waiter, repair man etc..) - he will gladly oblige.

There is a large guest lounge - complete with TV, book swap library, games (Trivial Pursuit, chess, backgammon etc..) and brochures for all the tour operators in the area. Almost all the tour operators pick up and drop off for free at the Lodge.

We have a resident cassowary that visits the Lodge on a daily basis - so if you have not seen this magnificent and endangered bird in the wild - this is your chance. Other wildlife around the house include a pair of nesting Yellow Sunbirds and a very inquisitive Rusty Monitor.

Mission Beach is blessed with several excellent restaurants which are all close by. If you are a bit tired of eating out, we have cooking facilities and a couple of BBQs, and you are welcome to have your dinner on our upper verandah overlooking the floodlit garden.

Extreme sports are available here - white water rafting and Sky Diving - but most of all you will be knocked over by the tranquility and serenity of Mission Beach.

So what else do you get for your money Well, we serve the yummiest breakfast on offer in all Queensland (probably !!).

If you really insist, you can have a go on our ride-on mower - about two hours should do the trick. Laundry facilities are here, iron and ironing board (surely not on holiday ) and of course Wireless Internet.

It's all here at Licuala Lodge - why stay anywhere else

Please note that the Lodge is NOT suitable for children under the age of ten.

Room Descriptions

King Suite

Fully ensuite, a big shower with shower door. There is a separate TV lounge to the bedroom. The bedroom has a King bed, fridge, alarm, hairdryer, ceiling fan, fluffy towels and verandah that overlooks the award-winning tropical garden. The lounge has a sofa bed, TV/DVD player and verandah. The King Suite is ideally suited for two or three people. Great swimming pool with waterfall feature. Daily visits by the magnificent Sothern Cassowary. Tariff includes a wonderful breakfast.

Queen Room

Fully ensuite, a big shower with shower door (not one of those horrible clingy shower curtains) , fridge, alarm, hairdryer, ceiling fan, fluffy towels and verandah that overlooks the award-winning tropical garden. Great swimming pool with waterfall feature. Daily visits by the magnificent Southern Cassowary. Tariff includes a wonderful breakfast.

Business Facilities

Wireless Internet

Check In Instructions

Arrive and say Hello.

Check in can be as early as 1100 am. Just phone to see if we can oblige.

Check out is normally 1000 am. Late check out is possible.

Children and Extra Guests Details

All our Queen rooms sleep two people comfortably. An extra bed can be added to a Queen room, but it is a bit of a squeeze. But you must contact us either by email or phone to see if a third person can be accommodated in a Queen room, as we have a limited number of beds that can be added to the Queen rooms.The King Suite is a much better proposition for three people, as the bedding configuration for the King Suite is one King bed and one sofa bed.

Car Parking Details

Car Parking is under cover and FREE - and is directly beneath the guest units

Travel Directions

From Cairns

Travelling South along the Bruce Highway, it is a 90 minute drive through beautiful tropical North Queensland. After an hour (or less) of travelling you will arrive at the fairly large town of Innisfail. Keep on the Bruce Highway - there is a right turn to be made as you leave Innisfail (signposted Tully) in order to stay on the highway. After about 40 minutes or so, you should come across the township of El Arish, and there is a left turn for Mission Beach. Follow the road (for about 14 kms) and just before entering Mission Beach you will pass a Mitre 10 and an Auto Spares shop on the right. Immediately after the shops take a right (signposted Cassowary Drive, Wongaling Beach, South Mission Beach, Tully). About one km on the right is Mission Circle - which has one of those blue B&B Accommodation signs on the corner. Simple! If you get as far as the Woolworths roundabout, then turn back - you've gone too far.

From Townsville

A 2.5 hour drive North on the Bruce Highway, passing the spectactular Hinchinbrook Island. Just after the town of Tully there is a right turn for Mission Beach. Follow that road for approx 22 kms. You will come to the Woolworths roundabout. Head straight on - Mission Circle is the third left after you pass the roundabout - about 1 km. It has one of those blue B&B Accommodation signs on the corner and a big yellow road sign on the left corner. Too Easy!

Things To Do

Lots to do in Magical Mission Beach, both for the adventurous and not-so adventurous.

Enjoy 14 kms of uncrowded beach overlooking Dunk Island

Great Barrier Reef - snorkelling and scuba diving

White Water Rafting - a great day out

Visit Dunk Island for the day

Walking tracks through World Heritage Rainforest

Paronella Park

Atherton Tablelands - lots of natural beauty including the waterfall circuit


Sea Kayaking - half day and full day

Boat hire and Kayak hire

Sea Fishing and River Fishing

Golf at Tully or El Arish (and at Innisfail)

Mowing the Lawn - Ride-on mower provided. Free lessons.

Weeding and pruning the garden

  • BBQ Facilities
  • BBQ For Unit
  • BYO
  • Balcony
  • Barbeque
  • Bicycle hire nearby
  • Blankets
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast
  • Car Parking
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Clock Radio
  • Communal Microwave
  • Communal Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Communal Toaster
  • DVD Player
  • Doonas
  • Early check-in
  • Ensuite
  • Fan
  • Free parking
  • Golf nearby
  • Guest Laundry
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet access
  • Internet connection
  • King Bed
  • Kitchen/ette
  • Laundry
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited Cooking Facilities
  • Linen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Indoors
  • Non-smoking rooms/floors
  • Phone
  • Pool
  • Porterage
  • Public beach nearby
  • Queen Beds
  • Radio
  • Range of Books
  • Range of CD's
  • Range of DVD's
  • Recreation Room
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Iron & Board
  • Shared Washing Machine
  • Shop nearby
  • Showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • TV Room
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Television
  • Tennis nearby
  • Tour Desk
  • Towels
  • Transfers
  • Water sports nearby