Join Tourism Town Wonga Beach!
Islands, beaches and boutique shopping - who could ask for more!
Posted: 10 Oct 2018
We've all been there....that undeniable feeling of doom and gloom as you return home after a fabulous vacation. Whether you have travelled near or far there is no denying the post-holiday blues exist, but never fear we have the cure! Say go...
Posted: 20 Dec 2016
Dates have been announced for the annual Port Douglas Carnivale from 26th - 28th May 2017.
Showcasing the best of Tropical North Queensland from local food and wines to talented musicians and friendly, family fun, Port Douglas Carnivale i...
Posted: 20 Dec 2016
Part of what makes Port Douglas and the Daintree so unique are the interesting creatures that call Tropical North Queensland 'home'. From wild crocs to croc feeding, kangaroos, and of course the ancient and elusive cassowary, here is your g...
Welcome to the official Port Douglas tourism site for Port Douglas, Daintree & Cape Tribulation, Australia. This site features travel information for your Port Douglas holiday including Port Douglas accommodation, Port Douglas resorts and Port Douglas weather information. Find tours, attractions...
About Wonga Beach
Wonga Beach is a small rural residential suburb located approx 17km north of Mossman Township. It has one of the longest stretches of sandy beach in the area, and is known among locals as “The Home of the Jumping Cod”, with excellent beach front fishing and access to nearby boat ramps for a day out on the Daintree River or Great Barrier Reef.
Behind the sand dunes at the northern end there is a Melaleuca forest beyond which the mangroves and wetlands of the Daintree River system begin. To the north to the north is Alexandra Range, named after a Danish princess who married the Prince of Wales. The rainforest clad mountain range located behind Wonga Beach is called Dagma Range, after Alexandra’s younger sister.
The Daintree River, Wonga Beach and the beach end of Alexandra Range form a natural funnel when the prevailing south-east trade winds are taken into account and explain why there are no sandflies at Wonga Beach and there are so many different species of mangroves in the Daintree.
Behind the coastal vegetation you will find an extraordinary array of architecture. From the quaint owner built holiday and fishing shacks of the 1930’s to the newer multi million dollar homes. Accommodation choices at Wonga include a budget resort, two camping grounds, cabins, beach house rentals and pool-side rooms at a wildlife sanctuary.