QuickCoast | Dunk Island Ferry | 9am - 4.50pm

Duration | 7 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

The QuickCoast Dunk Island Ferry departs Mission Beach at 9am and returns at 3.30pm

Dunk Island is one of Australia’s most beautiful tropical island destinations and getting there on the ferry only takes 15 minutes. Travel from Mission Beach Clump Point over azure blue waters of the Coral Sea then sink your feet into the sand and enjoy this remarkable island for the day. Spend your day Bushwalking, snorkelling, swimming, or just relaxing under the Palm Trees.

Optional Picnic Lunch | $34 Per Person
Served onboard QuickCoast at the Jetty 12.30pm - 1.30pm
You will be presented with the lunch option when booking.

Luggage allowance per ticket: 1 item of carry on luggage up to 5kg with a max linear dimension of 105cm.

Dunk Island Facilities. (BYO Food and water)
Dunk Island has no shops where you can purchase food. If you are not purchasing the optional BBQ lunch please bring your own water and food.
There are toilets, showers and Barbeques at the camp sites.

Optional Beach Shade Umbrella & 2 adjustable beach chairs | $10 Per person
Yours for the day on Dunk island.
Crew sets up for you and then collects just before afternoon departure from Dunk Island.

Getting to Clump Point Marina
Walking - 30 Minutes walk from Mission Beach Visitor Centre
Driving - 5 Minutes drive from Mission Beach. Free parking available. 

About the Ferry
QuickCoast is a spacious and comfortable fast catamaran with a capacity of 85+ day passengers.

Traveling with Children
Children between 4 and 14 years travel at half price.
Children under 4 travel at roughky 30% of the cost of an adult.

The Quickcoast Dunk Island Ferry is currently operating 3-5 days a week (please check the booking form calendar).
Departs Mission Beach at 9am and returns at 4.50pm

  • 8.45am | QuickCoast boarding commences at Clump Point 
  • 9.00am | QuickCoast departs Clump Point 
  • 9.30am  | QuickCoast arrives Dunk Island
  • 4.00pm | QuickCoast boarding at Dunk Island Jetty
  • 4.30pm | QuickCoast departs Dunk Island
  • 4:50pm | Disembark Clump Point 

Dunk Island Attractions

The Sand Spit
The Sand Spit is a picturesque sand bar and one of the best places to swim on the island. The main pier at Brammo Bay is also a great place to swim and explore. The water is beautifully clear.

Muggy Muggy Beach
Take the winding track through the rainforest, coastal woodland, and mangroves to Muggy Muggy beach around the corner from the main resort beach on Brammo Bay. This is a quiet, secluded beach perfect for family swimming and snorkelling .

Circuit Walking Trail (3 Hours)
The three-hour Island Circuit trail. Starting at your beach-side drop off, hike up to the Mount Kootaloo summit (the top of the island) for panoramic views over the Family Islands. Continue on through Palm Valley and walk along Coconut Beach before going for a snorkel on the white sandy spit and coral reef around the main pier at Brammo Bay also a great place to swim and explore the jetty.

Mt Kootaloo
From the jetty, make a left and follow the beach until you reach the track signs leading to Muggy Muggy Beach and Mt Kootaloo.
The steep 7km-return track takes you through ancient fern forests and ironbark groves, past the rusty remains of a World War II radar station, to the island’s highest point with pinch-yourself panoramic views of the Family Group of Islands.

Mission Beach Accommodation Transfers | $16 per person
When booking you can choose the optional transfer for $16 per person. Please type in the name of the accommodation in the notes. Please be ready at the front of the property at least 10 minutes prior to pick up time.

  • 7.45am Tasman South Mission Beach
  • 8.00am Wongalinga Apartments 
  • 8.00am Mission Reef Resort 
  • 8.00am Dunk island View Caravan Park 
  • 8.05am Bali Hai 
  • 8.10am Mission Beach Resort 
  • 8.10am Tropical Hibiscus 
  • 8.10am Licuala Lodge 
  • 8.15am Castaways Resort & Spa 
  • 8.20am Mission Beach Post Office 
  • 8.20am Hideaway Village 
  • 8.25am Eco Village 

Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets
Check availability & book here to secure you spot. Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.



Samantha Anderson

Friendly, professional staff. Highly recommend a cocktail on the upper deck at the end of the trip. Delicious!


Craig Findlay

We scored a great day with only 7 on board, a whole day with the island pretty much to ourselves to explore and the ride over was great, the crew were very informative and welcoming, a well stocked bar if needed and an all round great experience. Will definitely go again


johannes kole

nice day out, friendly staff.
Island has nice walks and beaches, even hot showers.
Only minus; fly season.


Garry Sanders

Totally enjoyed the whole experience. The crew were excellent (plus). Lunch was good. Trip across and back was good.


David Muller

Best time, best value for money. Will be back.



The whole family had a fantastic trip to Dunk Island, would definitely recommend for families with young children not old enough to enjoy a day on the reef.
Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Overall a good experience and value for money. Definitely want to go back again as not enough time to explore in one day.

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The Dunk Island Ferry departs Clump Point Marina at 9am.
Please check in at 8.45am for a 9am departure.

Getting to Clump Point Marina
Walking - 30 Minutes walk from Mission Beach Visitor Centre
Driving - 5 Minutes drive from Mission Beach. Free parking available.