The rainforest around Mission Beach was flattened by the cyclone.
Today, what were once separate villages have now grown such that they are considered one town, Mission Beach.
Mission Beach is now a thriving tourist town that has been able to maintain its small town feel.
Dunk Island is an easy day trip from Mission Beach.
Mission Beach spans nearly two miles of ocean front.
There is also a beach area on the lake, called Mission Beach, and a nature reserve next door.
Mission Beach is a good place to see the cassowary, an endangered flightless bird.
Mission Beach is a locality within the summer village.
Mission Beach has plenty of activities on offer, from near-death experiences to more sedate options.
A 3.6m storm surge was experienced to the south at Mission Beach.