Wonga Beach is a 10.5 km long, east facing beach that runs in a sinuous curve from Rocky Point north to the mouth of the Daintree River. It occupies part of the wide Trinity Bay (named by Captain Cook on the day of the same name); he commented on its... Read more
Wonga Beach is a 10.5 km long, east facing beach that runs in a sinuous curve from Rocky Point north to the mouth of the Daintree River. It occupies part of the wide Trinity Bay (named by Captain Cook on the day of the same name); he commented on its shallow sea floor.The southern 4 km are backed by houses and a caravan park, all located on a 1 km wide sand plain (barrier) behind the beach. There is a beach boat ramp in front of the park. The beach is fringed by casuarina trees and has a moderately steep and narrow high tide beach, which at low tide is fronted by sand flats more than 100 m wide, particularly in the south. The Daintree runs behind the northern end of the beach, which is undeveloped and slowly curves around in lee of the Daintree River mouth shoals. The shoals extend up to 2 km east of the beach.
It is best to swim at high tide when there is deeper water over the bar. Stay clear of the Daintree mouth, owing to the strong tidal currents and possible presence of crocodiles.
Usually a low beach break; best at mid to low tide.
Best at high tide, in a boat over the reef off the beach, or in the river mouth.
A long, accessible beach with tourist and public facilities.Read less
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SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0692