Family Group of Islands

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.

Island Camping

Camping is available on the rainforest clad Dunk and Coombe islands and Wheeler Island. Island transfers can be arranged to visit the island and walk the two popular walking tracks through QuickCoast Cruises, Great Barrier Reef Safaris or you can skipper your own boat from Mission Beach Boat Hire.

Dunk Island

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.

Dunk Island Camping

Book through the Dunk Island Camping Website

Features of the Dunk Island Camp Ground:

  • 9 sites
  • 8 private sites with table & chairs for singles, couples or a family
  • 9th site is large and can take up to 20 people
  • Min Charge $20 for 4pax
  • Additional charges apply for more than 4 pax @$5.00 per night per person
  • Family group is 2 adults and 6 children under 18 years
  • Adults – over 18 years
  • There are hot showers, 2 gas BBQ’s, Drinking Water but no other supplies
  • No emergency contact – call 000

There are many options for getting to Dunk Island go to getting to Dunk Island for all the information

Dunk Island Walking Tracks

Bookings for camping on Wheeler and Coombe Islands can be made on the Queensland Parks & Wildlife Services website.

Visitors can contact the Mission Beach Visitor Information Centre on ph 07 4068 7099 to arrange a return day trip.

Visitors to Dunk Island are advised to consider the following:

  • The Dunk Island Resort area is closed to all public access
  • Compliance with all directional and warning signage is required
  • Take drinking water and a mobile phone (Vodaphone has no reception)
  • Let someone know where you will be going and your expected return time

Please call the Mission Beach Visitor Information Centre on 07 4068 7099 for further information or call in to the centre when you arrive. We are at 55 Porter Promenade Mission Beach Village.