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Guidebook for Wonga Beach

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Guidebook for Wonga Beach

Essentials
A large well stocked supermarket for groceries and necessities. Opened in April 2014. Of national standard.
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Woolworths Mossman
63 Front St
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A large well stocked supermarket for groceries and necessities. Opened in April 2014. Of national standard.
Entertainment & Activities
The only winery in Douglas Shire that deals with fermentation of organic tropical fruits. All except one are single fruit wines. Full of flavour and not sticky sweet. Cellar closed Wed.
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
417 Shannonvale Rd
The only winery in Douglas Shire that deals with fermentation of organic tropical fruits. All except one are single fruit wines. Full of flavour and not sticky sweet. Cellar closed Wed.
Unique surf above the trees on flying fox ziplines, stopping at 6 eco-friendly tree platforms. Spectacular bird's eye views. Human hamster wheel. Rare Bennett's Tree Kangaroo lives in rainforest.
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Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours and Jungle Adventures Nightwalks
24 Camelot Close
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Unique surf above the trees on flying fox ziplines, stopping at 6 eco-friendly tree platforms. Spectacular bird's eye views. Human hamster wheel. Rare Bennett's Tree Kangaroo lives in rainforest.
Holds Australian Stockman's Lunch Muster in traditional outback station shed, occasional bull riding, quad bike rides, barn dances. Coaches to/fr Wonga Beach Caltex station for Friday night shows.
Kingston Road
Holds Australian Stockman's Lunch Muster in traditional outback station shed, occasional bull riding, quad bike rides, barn dances. Coaches to/fr Wonga Beach Caltex station for Friday night shows.
Club offers 5,815 mtr, 18 hole course suited to both serious and casual golfer. Enjoy game in unique tropical surroundings. Reviewers say it's good value and greens are well kept.
Mossman Golf Club
Club offers 5,815 mtr, 18 hole course suited to both serious and casual golfer. Enjoy game in unique tropical surroundings. Reviewers say it's good value and greens are well kept.
GBR 19 kms away, takes only in 25 mins (usually 1.5-2 hrs fr other takeoff pts). Visit Mackay Reef with fabulous reef fishes, turtles, giant clams and soft coral gardens. Rare rainforest backdrop.
LOT 4 Cape Tribulation Rd
LOT 4 Cape Tribulation Rd
GBR 19 kms away, takes only in 25 mins (usually 1.5-2 hrs fr other takeoff pts). Visit Mackay Reef with fabulous reef fishes, turtles, giant clams and soft coral gardens. Rare rainforest backdrop.
Well known fish farm that has been supplying hand reared salt water barramundi for over a decade across the whole of Australia. Catch fish or buy fresh fillets from farm, at Wonga Beach.
LOT 3 Vixies Rd
LOT 3 Vixies Rd
Well known fish farm that has been supplying hand reared salt water barramundi for over a decade across the whole of Australia. Catch fish or buy fresh fillets from farm, at Wonga Beach.
Good infrastructure for reef boats going out to tour the Great Barrier Reef. See Agincourt Reefs.
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Port Douglas
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Good infrastructure for reef boats going out to tour the Great Barrier Reef. See Agincourt Reefs.
Beach horse trail rides at Ride The Beach Adventures. Spectacular views from Daintree in north to Port Douglas in south. Leisurely ride, splashing in shallow warm waters of private beach.
Rocky Point
Beach horse trail rides at Ride The Beach Adventures. Spectacular views from Daintree in north to Port Douglas in south. Leisurely ride, splashing in shallow warm waters of private beach.
5,000 acre reserve, with tropical savana woodland and beautiful lagoons attracting thousands of waterbirds. Wildlife include resident kangaroos, wallabies and goannas.
Mareeba Wetlands Visitor Centre
5,000 acre reserve, with tropical savana woodland and beautiful lagoons attracting thousands of waterbirds. Wildlife include resident kangaroos, wallabies and goannas.
A wildlife park of 10 acres where you'll meet a talking parrot at the door; feed a cassowary, kangaroo, glider, emu, dingo; and pet baby animals like emu, cassowary, dingo etc.
2054 Mossman-Daintree Rd
2054 Mossman-Daintree Rd
A wildlife park of 10 acres where you'll meet a talking parrot at the door; feed a cassowary, kangaroo, glider, emu, dingo; and pet baby animals like emu, cassowary, dingo etc.
Parks & Nature
Centre organises activities through the timeless Mossman Gorge within World Heritage listed park. Transport by coach. Enjoy ancient culture through Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk. Art Gallery on location.
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Mossman Gorge Centre
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Centre organises activities through the timeless Mossman Gorge within World Heritage listed park. Transport by coach. Enjoy ancient culture through Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk. Art Gallery on location.
Many interesting sights all along including beautiful creeks, board walks, remote beaches, fringing reefs, primitive plants etc. May even meet a Cassowary or 2. Road is sealed to Cape Trib Lookout.
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Cape Tribulation
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Many interesting sights all along including beautiful creeks, board walks, remote beaches, fringing reefs, primitive plants etc. May even meet a Cassowary or 2. Road is sealed to Cape Trib Lookout.
Join Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat tours to learn traditional beach food gathering - how to throw a spear, hunt whilst stalking, observing wildlife and country, how to track coastal resources.
Cooya Beach
Join Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat tours to learn traditional beach food gathering - how to throw a spear, hunt whilst stalking, observing wildlife and country, how to track coastal resources.
475 sqm catchment area feeds the gorge system. Go on tours to experience river drift snorkelling, stand-up paddling, tubing, river kayaking or simply swim in crystal clear upper river section, which is crocodile free.
Mossman River
475 sqm catchment area feeds the gorge system. Go on tours to experience river drift snorkelling, stand-up paddling, tubing, river kayaking or simply swim in crystal clear upper river section, which is crocodile free.
Estimated at over 150,000 years old, lush tropical rainforest with beautiful waterways, has scenic walks and picnic areas. Go self guided or with a tour to learn of its history & natural science.
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Daintree National Park
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Estimated at over 150,000 years old, lush tropical rainforest with beautiful waterways, has scenic walks and picnic areas. Go self guided or with a tour to learn of its history & natural science.
Go on a half day private charter and trek to Mount Emmett Fossil Falls, learning about endangered plants and wildlife in this 600 acre property with restored lowlands and mountainous rainforest areas.
Noah Valley Mountain Treks
Go on a half day private charter and trek to Mount Emmett Fossil Falls, learning about endangered plants and wildlife in this 600 acre property with restored lowlands and mountainous rainforest areas.
Home for orphaned spectacled flying foxes (listed as Vulnerable). Learn about life of bats and their interesting personalities. Entry fees fund work of Cape TribTropical Research Station (est 1988).
Bat House
LOT 2 Cape Tribulation Rd
Home for orphaned spectacled flying foxes (listed as Vulnerable). Learn about life of bats and their interesting personalities. Entry fees fund work of Cape TribTropical Research Station (est 1988).
This boardwalk is near to Dubuji Boardwalk, a leisurely walk of 1,200 metres. You may see rare peppermint stick insect amongst pandanus palms. Close to picnic and camping grounds.
Cape Tribulation Camping
LOT 11 Cape Tribulation Rd
This boardwalk is near to Dubuji Boardwalk, a leisurely walk of 1,200 metres. You may see rare peppermint stick insect amongst pandanus palms. Close to picnic and camping grounds.
A 7 km hike of 6-7 hour return, considered hard climb. Follow the ridge line and reach a spectacular view from a height of 680m. It is strenuous, but worth the effort to see rare flora and fauna.
Mount Sorrow
A 7 km hike of 6-7 hour return, considered hard climb. Follow the ridge line and reach a spectacular view from a height of 680m. It is strenuous, but worth the effort to see rare flora and fauna.
A 12 km walk of difficult grade (12-18 hours), some parts very steep and slippery. Leeches about, but you’ll discover unique vegetation of the lowland/upland rainforest and it is a birders' treat.
Devil's Thumb
A 12 km walk of difficult grade (12-18 hours), some parts very steep and slippery. Leeches about, but you’ll discover unique vegetation of the lowland/upland rainforest and it is a birders' treat.
Niau Falls are one of the few waterfalls in the Daintree open to the public. After a short walk, enjoy this terrific waterfall in a pristine rainforest ideal for a secluded swim or picnic lunch.
Upper Daintree Road
Niau Falls are one of the few waterfalls in the Daintree open to the public. After a short walk, enjoy this terrific waterfall in a pristine rainforest ideal for a secluded swim or picnic lunch.
Food Scene
Rainforest dining at its very best. Longest-established restaurant in the Daintree area, it has won Trip Advisor's Excellence Award. Open for lunch 7 days per week. Dinners have to be booked.
Daintree Teahouse Restaurant
3225 Mossman-Daintree Rd
Rainforest dining at its very best. Longest-established restaurant in the Daintree area, it has won Trip Advisor's Excellence Award. Open for lunch 7 days per week. Dinners have to be booked.
Serves freshest fish and chips besides usual kiosk cuisine. Convenient location next to Cape Trib Rd yet offers beachfront dining with panoramic sea views. Open 7 days 7.30 am to 7.30 pm.
LOT 90 Cape Tribulation Rd
LOT 90 Cape Tribulation Rd
Serves freshest fish and chips besides usual kiosk cuisine. Convenient location next to Cape Trib Rd yet offers beachfront dining with panoramic sea views. Open 7 days 7.30 am to 7.30 pm.
Julaymba Restaurant and Bar. Unique dining in rainforest setting. Popular combination of spa experience with lunch.
Daintree Ecolodge
20 Mossman-Daintree Rd
Julaymba Restaurant and Bar. Unique dining in rainforest setting. Popular combination of spa experience with lunch.
Beautiful setting with Treehouse Restaurant perched on Mossman River. Fresh local produce used for meals with fine Australian wines. Award winning spa also located here.
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Silky Oaks Lodge
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Beautiful setting with Treehouse Restaurant perched on Mossman River. Fresh local produce used for meals with fine Australian wines. Award winning spa also located here.
Sightseeing
Many tour boats and cruises occur along the Daintreee River. View exotic birds, animals and reptiles (esply crocs). Estuary fishing tours also along this river.
Daintree River
Many tour boats and cruises occur along the Daintreee River. View exotic birds, animals and reptiles (esply crocs). Estuary fishing tours also along this river.
Award-winning interpretive facility depicting vertical sections of the Daintree Rainforest. Multi-level tower enables easy views fr forest floor to top of canopy. Jindalba board walk nearby.
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Daintree Discovery Centre
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Award-winning interpretive facility depicting vertical sections of the Daintree Rainforest. Multi-level tower enables easy views fr forest floor to top of canopy. Jindalba board walk nearby.
4X4 drive to sacred Bloomfield Waterfall. Meet interesting indigenous consultants, and learn about history and cultural significance of area. Lovely art centre. Ideal for picnic, must be guided.
Wujal Wujal
4X4 drive to sacred Bloomfield Waterfall. Meet interesting indigenous consultants, and learn about history and cultural significance of area. Lovely art centre. Ideal for picnic, must be guided.
World class private collection of rare and local Butterflies, Moths and Beetles. Allows visitors a hands on experience to see and feel the wildlife of the Daintree Rainforest.
Daintree Entomological Museum
World class private collection of rare and local Butterflies, Moths and Beetles. Allows visitors a hands on experience to see and feel the wildlife of the Daintree Rainforest.
Iconic centre from where you can walk around the village. Also visit nearby Timber Gallery where artworks of exotic species of timber are on display. This area was once a major timber producer.
Daintree Village Hotel and General Store
1 Stewart St
Iconic centre from where you can walk around the village. Also visit nearby Timber Gallery where artworks of exotic species of timber are on display. This area was once a major timber producer.
Exotic fruit tasting and orchard tour everyday at 2.00pm. 10 different fruits on menu for tasting.
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm
Exotic fruit tasting and orchard tour everyday at 2.00pm. 10 different fruits on menu for tasting.
See magnificent fan palm galleries and learn about world's most primitive plants in this 165 acre property. Night tours bring views of flying foxes, micro bats, birds, bandicoots, frogs, insects etc.
Cooper Creek Wilderness Daintree Rainforest
See magnificent fan palm galleries and learn about world's most primitive plants in this 165 acre property. Night tours bring views of flying foxes, micro bats, birds, bandicoots, frogs, insects etc.
Beautiful remote beach on Daintree Coast. Also excellent launch point to kayak to Snapper Island.
Cape Kimberley
Beautiful remote beach on Daintree Coast. Also excellent launch point to kayak to Snapper Island.
More than 400 bird species are found in the Daintree each year. It is a birdwatchers' favourite area. You can self-drive there, however, birds are more reliably found through a guide.
Stewart Creek Rd
More than 400 bird species are found in the Daintree each year. It is a birdwatchers' favourite area. You can self-drive there, however, birds are more reliably found through a guide.
Visit a working cocoa and sugar cane farm and view processes from estate to plate. You'll also get to sample well known chocolate products.
Miallo Bamboo Creek Rd
Visit a working cocoa and sugar cane farm and view processes from estate to plate. You'll also get to sample well known chocolate products.
Cooler climate and very lush. Picturesque lakes, waterfall circuit, deep water courses and pockets of native rainforest. Habitat of a variety of wildlife/birds that are endemic only to this area.
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Atherton Tablelands
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Cooler climate and very lush. Picturesque lakes, waterfall circuit, deep water courses and pockets of native rainforest. Habitat of a variety of wildlife/birds that are endemic only to this area.
Kayak there or go via boat tour. Plenty of marine wildlife along the way. Birdwatching on the Island. Idyllic beaches surround. You can snorkel, view unspoilt coral reefs. Also great for SUP.
Snapper Island
Kayak there or go via boat tour. Plenty of marine wildlife along the way. Birdwatching on the Island. Idyllic beaches surround. You can snorkel, view unspoilt coral reefs. Also great for SUP.
Arts & Culture
Botanic artist Betty Hinton's ice cream factory uses biodynamic milk and Eco certified fruits to make amazing ice cream of 26 flavours. Her paintings capture exquisite tropical plant detail.
Floravilla Art Gallery Tea Gardens
LOT 1 Buchanan Creek Rd
Botanic artist Betty Hinton's ice cream factory uses biodynamic milk and Eco certified fruits to make amazing ice cream of 26 flavours. Her paintings capture exquisite tropical plant detail.
Tranquil "Jungle Studio" showcasing high quality work by world renown glass artists Ola Hoglund and Marie Simberg-Hoglund. Open Jun to Oct - 10am to 4pm (closed Wed/Thurs). Nestled in lush gardens.
Whyanbeel Road
Tranquil "Jungle Studio" showcasing high quality work by world renown glass artists Ola Hoglund and Marie Simberg-Hoglund. Open Jun to Oct - 10am to 4pm (closed Wed/Thurs). Nestled in lush gardens.
A Kuku Yalanji gallery where Artist in residence exhibits his artworks and also holds workshops teaching visitors to paint in the aboriginal dot style. Use canvas or wood and you get to keep your work. Interesting way to learn indigenous culture.
Janbal Gallery
5 Johnston Rd
A Kuku Yalanji gallery where Artist in residence exhibits his artworks and also holds workshops teaching visitors to paint in the aboriginal dot style. Use canvas or wood and you get to keep your work. Interesting way to learn indigenous culture.
Everything Else
Tropical fruit orchard & cane farm outside Mossman, on the way to Wonga Beach. Their roadside shop sells exotic fruit and local vegetables, just a little into the left, opp Mossman Golf Club.
Scomazzon Road
Tropical fruit orchard & cane farm outside Mossman, on the way to Wonga Beach. Their roadside shop sells exotic fruit and local vegetables, just a little into the left, opp Mossman Golf Club.
Visit Mossman Saturday markets under the enormous raintrees in the corner between the Capt Cook Hwy & Mossman St. Enjoy the sights of exotic local produce. Also visit the historic church nearby.
Mossman Street
Visit Mossman Saturday markets under the enormous raintrees in the corner between the Capt Cook Hwy & Mossman St. Enjoy the sights of exotic local produce. Also visit the historic church nearby.
Closest location to Outer GBR (shore distance fr northern coast). Most pristine marine ecosystem in GBRMPA catchment. Water visibility up to 30 kms. Massive marine life. Dwarf Minke Whales visit.
Agincourt Reefs
Closest location to Outer GBR (shore distance fr northern coast). Most pristine marine ecosystem in GBRMPA catchment. Water visibility up to 30 kms. Massive marine life. Dwarf Minke Whales visit.
Closest Great Barrier Reef point having tour boat visits in tropical North Queensland. See Ocean Safari.
Mackay Reef
Closest Great Barrier Reef point having tour boat visits in tropical North Queensland. See Ocean Safari.
Jewel of GBR, 55 acres of coral reefs surrounding 4 acre sand cay. Plenty of reef fishes, turtles, seagrass, some rays, enjoyable snorkelling. Wonderful to SUP. Sea birds, heritage walk on island.
Low Island
Jewel of GBR, 55 acres of coral reefs surrounding 4 acre sand cay. Plenty of reef fishes, turtles, seagrass, some rays, enjoyable snorkelling. Wonderful to SUP. Sea birds, heritage walk on island.