Bedarra Beachcombers is one of only 7 private homes situated on Bedarra Island. It is the perfect escape for people looking for the alternative to crowded holiday destinations. Enjoy the beautiful sandy beach on Dorilla Bay. Laze on the beach with a good book, snorkel in the beautiful clear waters, throw in a fishing line, or for the more energetic, canoe around the island (when the weather permits). This is the place to do as much or as little as you feel like. Unwind and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you.
Power and Water
The property is run solely on solar power, and our water comes from the natural spring on the island or from our rain water tanks. It is great water and safe to drink.
Guests to pack all waste in sturdy garbage bags for removal from the island. Disposal of garbage is included in your water taxi fare.
Accommodation and Supplies
The property consists of 3 seperate pavillions, set among the granite boulders and
tropical plants, with views to Dunk Island and the Family Group of Islands
The main house has a fully equipped kitchen (including ice maker fridge),
large lounge and dining area, plus a seperate TV lounge. There is an ipod docking station and a blu ray DVD for you to play your own music. There is a laundry and bathroom ( including an outside shower). There is also a large bar-b-que and a full size wood pizza oven.
There is one king size bedroom pavillion, it has its own ensuite, big balcony, small fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, TV and blue ray DVD player. The second pavillion is queen size, has it own ensuite and a large balcony.
There are no shops on Bedarra so you will have to buy your supplies to take with you on
the boat. This can be done at Woolworths in Mission Beach, or before you leave Cairns or Townsville. The house is stocked with your every day needs eg salt ,pepper, tea, sauces, coffee, cooking oil, cling wrap, alfoil, garbage bags, toilet rolls, washing up liquid, washing powder. It is advisable to bring any special coffee or tea that you may drink.
Caretakers live on the island and are available if an emergency arises.
Getting to Bedarra Island
Bedarra Island is located approximately six kilometers off the coast of Mission
Beach, which is a 2 hour drive south of Cairns (Sugarland Car Rental offer a one way
hire) and 3 1/2 hour drive north of Townsville. Mission Beach Charters run
a water taxi service to the island. (they also do 1/2 day and 1day charters) As you will be stepping off onto the beach at Bedarra it is advisable to wear footwear that is easily removed.
Arrival and Departure
On arrival you will be met by the house manager who will convey you, your luggage and your groceries to the house and provide an orientation tour of the house and the island.
On your departure they will assist you with your luggage and waste down to the water taxi.
Mobile Phone and internet
Telstra Mobile phones work very well at the property- some others have difficulty.
Minimum 5 nights