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

"I have never been more relaxed and content in my life. This has been my absolute dream paradise." Recent testimonials.

How to Get to Bedarra Island

By Helicopter or limousine

Bedarra Island is a scenic 45 minute helicopter ride direct from Cairns airport or marina. Mission Beach is a two hour picturesque limousine ride. We are happy to arrange these transfers 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.

Sugarland car rentals operate from both Cairns and Mission Beach.

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. There are two transfer options for you to choose from:

  • The Mission Beach Water taxi departs from Wongaling Beach to Bedarra Island. The fare for 1- 4 people is $500 return.
  • Mission Beach Charters depart from Clump Point boat ramp to Bedarra Island. The fare for two people is $380 return.
    You can pay your chosen transfer company directly by credit card or cash on the day of your transfer.

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