Private Island on the Great Barrier Reef

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef between Cairns and the Whitsundays, Bedarra Island is paradise without the people.

Bedarra Island is a private island 4 km off the coast of Mission Beach halfway between Townsville and Cairns, which both have airports. Bedarra Island provides a more secluded alternative to the busier Whitsundays accommodation to the south and Cairns accommodation to the north.

Bedarra Island has no roads, no cars, no day-trippers, and a strictly limited number of guests. 

East Bedarra Island Retreat is situated at the opposite end of the island from Bedarra Island Resort, ensuring honeymooners and romantics have the entire private retreat for themselves and watch the sunsets over the mainland of far north QLD Australia.

Temperatures are normally warm year round making Bedarra Island a perfect winter escape.

How to Get to Bedarra Island

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By Limousine

Enjoy the scenic 2hr drive from Cairns Ariport to the picturesque coastal town of Mission Beach.

By Helicopter

Bedarra Island is a scenic 45 minute helicopter ride direct from Cairns airport or marina. We are happy to arrange this transfer for you.

By Car

You can pick up a rental car upon arriving at Cairns International Airport (CNS) or Townsville and enjoy the scenic 2hr drive to the picturesque coastal town of Mission Beach. From here you will meet your private water taxi transfer to deliver you to your island paradise.

Water taxi

Once you arrive in Mission Beach by car or limousine, a water taxi will transfer you 4km across the beautiful Coral Sea right to the door of East Bedarra Island Retreat.

We hope to welcome you to Bedarra Island, and share in the natural beauty of one of the most romantic islands in Australia.