Mission Beach is an interesting combination of the almost-suburban and the environmentally conscious. I went for a pleasant walk along part of the Ulysses Trail, a walking track in the bush along the foreshore. There were a number of signs referring to the environmental significance of the area. Additionally, the region is known for the local cassowaries, and there a number of national parks around. Yet there’s also a significant amount of cleared land and “suburbia”, and even a rather ugly shopping complex just along at Wongaling Beach.
All part of the complexities of the modern-day world, I suppose.
Perhaps related to the type of people attracted here, there are a lot of activities on offer, including rafting (inland) and sky-diving. A group of the latter all landed neatly (with their “passengers’) on the beach notwithstanding the windy conditions.