FAQ

Enquire with Contemporary Hotels: Bedarra Island Beach House

 

Can I visit any restaurants on Bedarra Island?

No, you need to self cater. We suggest buying all groceries for your trip at the Woolworths at Mission Beach, before the water taxi over to Bedarra Island. The caretakers will meet you at the beach and help you with ll your luggage and groceries.

Is it possible to do a reef tour from Bedarra Island?

Yes, this can be co-ordinated through Jason at Mission Beach Charters, they can also do fishing tours. He offers private charters away from the crowds, we are more than happy to arrange this for you if you wish.

 

How do you get to Bedarra Island?

Detailed directions on how to get to the island will be provided at the time of booking. The popular option is to fly to Cairns Airport and then take the scenic 2 hour drive to Mission Beach where you can catch a water taxi striaght to the island and your door step.

 

Can I have a boat there?

There are no mooring facilities so a boat would require anchoring at your own risk and also the permission of other owners (Body Corporate).

 

Is there mobile phone reception?

This is not always reliable and can not be guaranteed, however if you take a short walk to the western side of the island we have found reception is available for most providers.

 

Is there a TV/ DVD player/cable/telephone?

Yes bothe the Studio and Villa have televisions and DVD players, they also receive Austar. There is also a telephone in both the Villa and Studio.

 

Are there any shops on Bedarra Island?

There are no shops on Bedarra Island, we suggest buying groceries or any other necessities in Mission Beach. You can then transport these to the island by Water Taxi where the caretakers can help you unload your groceries and luggage.

 

Is there a hairdryer in the Villa?

No. Both houses are powered by environmentally friendly solar panels and a back-up generator. High voltage appliances need to be left at home.

 

What activities can I do on the island?

There is a common area joining all properties and a beautiful lookout – plus two beaches. We have kayaks, snorkelling equipment and basic fishing gear (experts bring your own). Swimming on Bedarra is heavenly!

 

Will there be other people on the island?

We have our caretakers to assist you while you are there but you will very rarely see other owners as the Villa and Studio are on a 1.5 acre property.

 

How far is the closest beach?

Fortunately the Villa is on one of the most beautiful beaches on Bedarra known as Doorilla Bay. The second beach is only 200 metres away across the island and is great for snorkelling. Both beaches are utilised by a few property owners but it is rare to see anyone else on the beaches.

 

How many guests does the Villa hold?

The Villa is the main house and it has 2 bedrooms with king sized beds. The studio has 1 bedroom with a king sized bed + a queen sized day bed.

 

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes we highly recommend you that take out travel insurance.

 

Are there ‘stingers’ on Bedarra Island?

Stinger season is from November to April each year. Stingers hug the mainland shores as the water out to the Islands is often too deep and cold for the stingers. As yet, there has not been any stings on Bedarra Island but caution is advised.

 

When is the best time of the year to go to Far North Queensland?

Australian Winter (May to November) is the best time to be in sunny Far North Queensland, however it is warm all year round