Less than 4km offshore, Dunk and the Family Group of islands make up Mission Beach’s aquatic playground.
The Family Group of islands include Dunk, Bedarra, Timana, Wheeler, Coombe, Smith, Bowden and Hudson Islands. Dunk Island is situated 4 kilometres off the mainland coast from Mission Beach and is within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage site. Mission Beach, the gateway to the Family Island Group, provides access to the islands by water taxi, charter or private boat.
Dunk Island, a beautiful rainforest island with a stunning tropical environment is 6kms long and 2kms wide covering an area of about 1000 hectares. The tropical verge of Dunk Island is wonderful for cool rainforest walks of which there are many, and a climb to the summit at Mount Kootaloo, the highest point on the island, will reward you with stunning views. Three quarters of the island is national park and the shoreline and surrounding waters are a designated marine park. Dunk Island is known for its tropical rainforest, sandy beaches, rocky shoreline and hilly terrain. The island is home to more than 90 bird species, mammals, reptiles and the stunning electric blue Ulysses butterfly, which is the island’s symbol.
Book through the Dunk Island website at dunk-island.com
Features of the Dunk Island Camp Ground: