Wonga - Beach in Wonga Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Wonga

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

Usually a low beach break; best at mid to low tide.

Fishing

Best at high tide, in a boat over the reef off the beach, or in the river mouth.

General

A long, accessible beach with tourist and public facilities.

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Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
Crocodiles
Crocodiles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Camping
Toilets
Caravan park
Drinking water
Boat ramp
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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.


Wonga, QLD 4873
Length: 10.5km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0692