Green Island

Dunk Island, Qld

Located 4 km off the coast (off Mission Beach), Dunk Island is 160 km north of Townsville and 120 km south of Cairns. The island 6 km long and 2km wide tropical island with rainforest, beaches and wildlife. 730 ha. of National Park. Green-clad slopes rising gently from sea to 271 m Mt Koo-tal-oo.

Airlines fly from Cairns (45 minutes) to Dunk 3 - 4 times daily; regular ferry from Clump Point jetty (The Quickcat and the M.V. Kavanagh departing morning and returning afternoon taking approx 40 mins, costing $22 return adults, $11 return kids). Water taxi service from South Mission Beach (Coral Coaches operates a transfer service from Cairns which includes a coach trip to Mission Beach and launch transfer to the island - pick up either from accommodation or airport in Cairns).

The island is a careful mixture of tourism and national parkland. There is one resort and visitors spend their time inspecting the reef or wandering around the island's tracks, which include a fascinating path (which starts at the back of the resort) that crosses a suspension bridge

Dunk Island offers excellent access to the Great Barrier Reef. There are regular ferry services from Mission Beach. There is an area on the island for daytrippers. It has adequate facilities and a place called the Jetty Bar which serves food and drinks.

The Dunk Island Resort offers a range of facilities and activities such as swimming pools, skydiving, horseriding and Barrier Reef snorkelling and diving.

The National Parks camping area is adjacent the daytripper's area. Camping spots are limited and the maximum stay is three days for those with permits, tel: (07) 4068 8199.

Activities on the island Bush walking, horse riding, visit to artist's colony, visit to Coonanglebah bush farm.

Dunk Island has Deep Sea Fishing Charters, skydiving, water-skiing parasailing and jet skiing, boat hire and horse rides through rainforest and along the beach, bird watching tours, clay target shooting, kids pony rides

Dense vegetation rises to the summit of Mt Koo-tal-oo, 298m, a peak which can be reached along a track and has views of neighbouring islands and Hinchinbrooke Channel.

View accommodation for Dunk Island

Dining Out

The resort Cascades (international cuisine), Beachcomber Restaurant located in the Plantation House (Australian cuisine with local seafood), EJ's on the Deck (casual contemporary Australian and Asian), BB's on the Beach (Australian pub food), Plantation Bar has live entertainment.