Wonga Beach, a beach and resort town, is 15 km north of Mossman, overlooked by the Daintree National Park.

The town is flanked by both beach and wetlands, and is a popular tourist and recreational fishing destination, its economy bolstered by aquaculture industries. The beach is best for walking: stingers and box jellyfish populate the waters, and crocodiles can be found in the approach to the mouth of the Daintree River.

Wonga Beach has a declining number of pre-World War II beach shacks and about 400 houses which are unsewered and likely to remain so in the near term. Nevertheless, the scenery and the location have drawn considerable interest, with the development of numerous spacious new houses, the Daintree Palms Hotel and resort and the Pinnacle Village holiday park. Wonga Beach also has a State primary school (1939), a convenience store and a shire caravan park.

Wonga Beach's census populations have been:

Census DatePopulation
1991364
1996607
2001799
2006748
2011994