It is no secret that Marty and I lived in North Queensland, Townsville to be precise for 60 years, and that we love all things beachy – boating, fishing, swimming, sandcastles, picnics, beach-combing and relaxing Wongaling Beach Style.
- Wongaling Beach, near Mission Beach North Queensland
- How to get to Wongaling Beach
- Wongaling Beach Road Trip (from Townsville)
Wongaling Beach, near Mission Beach North Queensland[pinit]
On a RECENT MINI-BREAK at
Mission Wongaling Beach we enjoyed our favourite beachy pursuit – beach walking. Those long morning and afternoon strolls, gave us time to notice Wongaling Beach Style.
A lot of the beach houses were just that – houses on the beach – in real estate terms – absolute beach frontage.
Like this cosy Blue number.
Or my personal favourite – the white house.
Do you ever wonder about living so close to the beach? I know I do.
I wonder if these lucky beach dwellers become ho-hum about the whole beach thing and watch television instead of sunsets?
By the amount of tables and chairs milling around on the beach front, I’m thinking the reply to that question would be in the Negative .
Who wants to lug a chair down to the beach every day for the obligatory Sundowner? Pulleeez. No, it makes sense just to leave it right there for the next day.
The houses above had wonderful verandah views so I can understand their owners not getting their toes sandy, but the houses set way back among the trees?
They definitely needed beach furniture closer to the action.
Like this romantic table for two.
For when friends drop by.
Or a hammock for when sitting upright becomes too difficult.
Or for this beach party host – Mrs. Coconut Head.
Or a swing for when sitting is too tame. Wheee!
This frame took beach furniture to new heights and palm fronds, from the stack behind, could be thrown on top to provide shade at a minute’s notice.
Are you a beach person?
How to get to Wongaling Beach
Fly to Townsville or Cairns.
Townsville Airport is serviced by Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Airlines from the south or Cairns to the north. Jetstar and Virgin Airlines fly direct Townsville. Rent a vehicle in either Cairns or Townsville.
Drive from Townsville or Cairns.
Wongaling Beach Road Trip (from Townsville)
North Queensland Road Trip Stops from Townsville
Frosty Mango –
Buy exotic tropical fruits and walk through the orchard, ice-cream, coffee.
Paluma Range –
Rainforest with swimming opportunities at Paradise Lagoon and water slides (Lower Crystal Creek) and halfway up the range at the historic bridge, Upper Crystal Creek.
Tyto’s Wetland Centre –
On the left as you drive into Ingham from Townsville.
Lees Hotel, Ingham –
Home of Slim Dusty’s Pub with No Beer – straight ahead of the T Junction at the entrance to Ingham.
Wallaman Falls –
Turn left at the T Junction at Ingham for the tallest single drop waterfall in Australia.
Longest Service Jetty in the Southern Hemisphere – Turn right after Ingham.
Check out the fabulous 40 Milliion Dollar fore-shore restoration (after Cyclone Yasi destroyed it in 2011). Look for the Pie Van on the fore-shore. Don’t play with the crocodiles on the foreshore.
The wettest place in Australia and home to Tully River white water rafting. Look for the Pie Van when turning left the Tully Township.
Turn right after Tully. Breathe deeply, sigh, relax… Wongaling Beach Style.
Would you enjoy some Relaxing Wongaling Beach Style?