Would really appreciate your advice.
We are spending a week around Queensland. We are booked into a resort up near Port Douglas for 5 nights but i wanted to do a small bit of travelling so i persuated new husband to be that we should go south for 2 days. We'll be over there in Mid november.
So my question. I picked mission beach as it is only a couple of hours from Cairns (flying into Cairns and picking up rental car).
It also has the sky-diving which i was going to book as a surprise.
We were recommended to stay in Castaways. But i was hoping to stay away from the typical resort hotel for the two days but i'm really unsure about standards in Aus so wondering should i play it ssafe and go for Castaways since we have recommendation.
Don't need luxury but want clean and friendly. Also even though we have car, we like to be able to walk out for dinner / drinks in the eevening. Would also like to be near to beach to go for walks.
Is there anything else in the area that we should see while down here. Think the sky dive can be done in a morning so should have the rest of the day. Can also stop on way down and up from Cairns.
Alternatively, shoudl be go somewhere else south of cairns instead of mission beach and just drive to MB for the skydive?
Sorry, a few questions burried in there but any help would be appreciated.