All you can hear is the trickle of water cascading down the rocks from the adjoining lagoon style pool, and the sound of local bird life. You are lazing on your king size bed in your private, self service (1 or 2 bedroom) cottage (possibly with spa bath). There is TV and unlimited Wi-Fi if you need it - but we hope you won't. You should be too busy relaxing and you might be waiting for that in room massage you booked. Early morning and dusk, you sit on the rear deck area and wait for the endangered Southern Cassowary to wander past.

There is nothing to be done. Perhaps a dip in the lagoon style salt water pool then read a book on the sun lounge, or a wander across to the 14 kilometres of golden sandy beach. Take a taxi into town for dinner at a restaurant, wander down for fish and chips or maybe a BBQ in that private courtyard, with a tasty side dish prepared in the well equipped kitchen (fridge, microwave and coffee machine).

Tomorrow you might have a look through town for a little shopping, or hit one of the markets on the weekend.

When you start to build up some energy, you could embark on a bucket list adventure tours that you have always dreamed of including Skydiving with a beach landing, white water rafting, hire a boat/jetski or jump on to a fishing charter. There is a beautiful island tour available to see the Family Island Group which includes Dunk Island.

Or you can do your own exploration of the Casowary Coast by taking a drive with the family to the beautiful water falls and local swimming holes or perhaps tour the local chocolate farm or sugar mill.

The children will enjoy the free splash pad, skate park and basketball facilities just down the road.

And you can bring the dogs!

Cassawong Cottages are just a click away.

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Located at Wongaling Beach/Mission Beach, between Cairns and Townsville. Travelling time by car from Cairns is under two hours, or from Townsville, under three hours.. Buses run daily to Mission Beach from Cairns and Townsville.