Bedarra Island is part of the Family Group of Islands (the entire group covering 100 hectares) and is located just off Mission Beach on the tropical North Queensland coast, midway between Townsville and Cairns and just south of neighbouring Dunk Island.
Bedarra Island is an amazing place on the Great Barrier Reef where time is measured only by the passage of the sun.
The reality of this stunning reef fringed island is even more enchanting than the fantasy. You can explore and discover the charm and the many attractions Bedarra Island has to offer.
Everywhere you look is a postcard view of tropical paradise. The island is accessible only by private launch from Dunk Island and its exclusivity means that you can do as you wish, when you wish.
As a romantic hideaway, you set your own pace. Beach picnics on any one of the private beaches are ideal for getting away during the day – the island often has more beaches than visitors, so you have the place to yourself.
Australia’s Bedarra Island is the ultimate tropical island vacation escape, catering to couples seeking romance, where you can rest and rediscover your senses in a tropical setting.
Since there are only a few places to stay, hidden in the lush tropical island rainforest, with magnificent exotic 180-degree views from everywhere including your bed, guests at Bedarra Island enjoy privacy and seclusion.
The privacy, beauty and seclusion and amenities make Bedarra Island one of the best honeymoon destinations in Australia.
From Bedarra, you can take a care free day out to it’s neighbour island – Dunk Island, to pamper yourselves in the Day Spa, or fill your day with aquatic action including jet skiing, water-skiing and Parasailing.
Bedarra Island is approximately 10 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide, with a total area of 18 square kilometers.
The island is home to a variety of birds, including the rose-crowned fruit dove, red-tailed tropic bird, sooty oystercatcher and great bowerbird. There are also a number of reptiles on the island, such as the green tree snake, yellow-spotted monitor and eastern brown snake.
The island’s vegetation is predominantly tropical rainforest, with species such as stinging tree, rhino tree and paperbark tree.
Bedarra Island is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming to enjoy the island’s secluded beaches, rainforest walks and snorkelling and diving opportunities.
How To Get To Bedarra Island
There are two ways to get to Bedarra Island – by boat and by helicopter.
Once you arrive at Mission Beach, a water taxi will can take you to your villa on Bedarra Island. You will typically be met on the beach where the local operators will take your luggage and show you to your villa.
There are two companies available to take you directly to Bedarra. Mission Beach Water Taxi departs from Wongaling Beach and is a fully enclosed, 10 metre vessel. Mission Beach Charters that departs from Clump Point.
Getting To Bedarra Island By Helicopter
The entire helicopter flight between Cairns and Bedarra Island Resort is around 45 minutes and gives you a bird’s eye view of the Great Barrier Reef, arriving directly on the helipad.
Bedarra Island Resort
The Bedarra Island Resort is located on the leeward side of the island facing a sheltered bay, with beautiful clear water and coral reefs. Bedarra Island Resort is a romantic luxury rainforest retreat, with an exclusive private hideaway where a fortunate few can savour the finer things in life.
It’s all here for your indulgence, from luxurious hotel style accommodation and a menu of mouth-watering cuisine to Bollinger champagne. There are many ways to fill the day but a barefoot beach picnic comes highly recommended.
You set off by boat with a hamper fit for royalty to discover one of the many secluded bays. Set your own agenda at Bedarra Island Resort.
There is also a saltwater pool/spa, tennis courts, catamarans, sailboards, snorkel and fishing equipment available.
Bedarra Island Resort provides quality accommodation and professional services to all travellers. Some of the famous attractions nearby are Paronella Park, Artropica Innisfail Studio Gallery and Clump Mountain National Park (a gorgeous spot located in North Mission Beach).
Bedarra Island is located 4 kilometres off the Tropical North Queensland coast, midway between Townsville and Cairns with easy access to Bedarra via Dunk Island. The villa accommodation at the resort can cater for intimate weddings of up to 20 guests (across 10 villas).
All the villa rooms at Bedarra Resort are well-appointed with modern amenities such as air conditioner, satellite TV, telephone and a hairdryer for guests’ convenience.
An open terrace restaurant overlooks the cascading pool in an intimate setting for a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner. The resort’s relaxed lounge features the well known self service open bar, where you can enjoy Australian and imported beers, along with a selection of Australian wines, spirits and liquors.
Bedarra Resort on the Great Barrier Reef has well-equipped meeting rooms for hosting various corporate events, sales presentation, conferences and social gatherings. Recreational facilities include a tennis court, gymnasium, swimming pool and spa. Additionally, there is a resourced library available on-site to help the guests to improve their knowledge or just relax with an interesting novel.
Bedarra Island Resort is adults only and does not cater for children under 16 years of age.
Bedarra Beach House
The Beach House experience creates a unique contrast for the modern day beachcomber. Offering the ultimate in privacy, the islands romantic natural beauty is highlighted by pure white beaches, turquoise waters, searing granite boulders and lush green rainforest.
Architect designed for the tropical climate and relaxed holiday living the pavilion style house nestles high in the trees with stunning Coral Sea views towards nearby Dunk Island. Thanks to a rare freehold title this exclusive island enclave is near two private beaches, shared with only a handful of other residences.
This location is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This natural paradise offers visitors entire views of the coral sea, luxury, privacy and relaxation. A visit to Bedarra Beach House is unlike any other, offering people the finest in tropical luxury.
The Bedarra Beach House experience offers total relaxation that is far removed from other commercialised Queensland resorts and over developed tourist towns. Spiritual in effect; the rare natural environment, privacy, seclusion and healthy living provide the ultimate tonic for modern life.
East Bedarra Island Retreat
Accommodation is available at East Bedarra Island Retreat, which offers guests the opportunity to experience true tropical living.
East Bedarra Island Retreat is the only absolute beach and water front property that oozes 100% privacy on Bedarra Island. This villa is for you and your partner as the retreat only ever has one couple staying at a time. The villa was designed for couples on romantic getaways, but a second studio bedroom also makes it suitable for children on a family getaway.
Picture sun drenched days, exotic 180-degree views from everywhere including your bed. The reality of this secluded reef fringed holiday island is even more enchanting than the fantasy. You can explore and discover the romance and the many attractions Bedarra Island has to offer. Everywhere you look is a postcard view of the coral sea and a tropical paradise.
There is something really romantic about being on a luxury island, just the two of you, with the charm of the original beach hut that artist Noel Wood used as his winter home has been lovingly restored and updated keeping with the original design.
It has an open plan kitchen with a fridge/freezer, gas cook top and gas oven, large bench space and the best part is the views! The queen size bedroom has a flat screen TV, cable and dvd player and library.
You are totally surrounded by the sounds of the ocean and there is nothing better than waking up and taking a refreshing swim in the clear waters. The beach hut also has a bathroom with toilet and shower, and a special outdoor shower with views of Dunk island. There is also laundry without a dryer as this entire retreat is eco friendly using only solar power and it also has both rain water and spring water.
Guests are welcomed with a bottle of chilled French champagne and your private hosts will be there to unpack all of your food provisions while you soak up the views of where you are. They will introduce you to the property and how everything works and then you are all alone unless you would like to see them.
The beach hut opens out onto a large expanding deck with a salt water plunge pool, an outdoor wood fire pizza oven, sun lounges, love lounge, and alfresco dining with a Webber BBQ.
East Bedarra Island Retreat are proud winners of the TTNQ Tourism awards for Most Unique Accommodation and Runners-up in the Qld Tourism Awards for the Steve Erwin Eco Tourism Award.
Thanks to its rare freehold title, East Bedarra Island Retreat is one of only a handful of properties on the island that offer absolute beachfront living. This unique property has a queen-size bed, open plan kitchen, large deck with saltwater plunge pool and outdoor wood fire pizza oven.
Guests can enjoy snorkelling, paddle skiing or fishing charters (at additional cost), or simply relax on the sun lounges and take in the stunning views. East Bedarra Island Retreat is the perfect place to go barefoot, unwind, relax and escape the pressures of modern life.
The closest mainland town to Bedarra Island is Mission Beach, a beautiful sandy beach holiday town located on the east coast of Australia.
The beach is approximately 14 kilometers long and is flanked by two townships, Mission Beach and Bingil Bay, both well worth a visit.
Mission Beach is a popular tourist holiday destination, with visitors coming to enjoy the family friendly beach, including its tropical climate, views of the islands, white sand beaches and coral sea and the nearby reefs.
This Queensland beach is also a popular spot for surfing, where waves can reach up to 3 meters in height.
There are many great accommodation options at Mission Beach, where you can find a great place to stay, that has a similar outlook to the islands offshore.