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About Dunk Island Ferry

Dunk Island Ferry

Dunk Island from Mission Beach

Book a round-trip transfer to visit Dunk Island from Mission Beach. When you arrive on Dunk Island you are free to enjoy it however you wish at your leisure. Explore the rainforest walking tracks, go snorkeling or fishing, or just find your own slice of paradise and relax.

Quickcoast Ferry
Large Catamaran offering comfortable seating. 

  • Departs Mission Beach at 9am
  • Returns to Mission Beach at 3:30pm

Get Dunked
Rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with a maximum of 10 guests.

  • Departs Mission Beach Clump Point Boat ramp at 8am
  • Returns to Mission Beach at 12pm

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

Dunk Island Walks

Dunk Island Walks

Muggy Muggy Beach

Approx. 3 km return (40 mins) 
Grade: Easy​

From the spit, walk to the north-east end of the beach to the start of the walking tracks. This pleasant walk winds through rainforest, coastal woodland, and mangroves before arriving at Muggy Muggy Beach. At this picturesque sandy cove, sheltered behind a rainforest clad headland, enjoy a swim and snorkel before returning along the same track. Access to this walking track may be affected by tidal influences at certain times.

Mt Kootaloo

Approx. 7 km return (2 hrs)
Grade: Moderate
From the spit, walk to the north-east end of the beach to the start of the walking tracks. This more strenuous walk winds up a steep track to the 271 m summit. Cyclone-damaged rainforest on the lower slopes allows glimpses over the island and reefs as the track ascends. On the upper slopes, the forest opens out and eucalypts emerge through the canopy. Near the summit, a short branching track leads to a lookout, which offers spectacular views over the Family Islands and nearby mainland. Near the lookout, the remains of No. 27 Radar Station, built during World War II, are slowly being reclaimed by the rainforest. The track continues around the summit, rejoining the main track and returning to the beach. Access to this walking track may be affected by tidal influences at certain times.

Dunk Island Circuit Track

Approx. 9.2 km (3.5-4 hrs) 
Grade: Moderate
From the spit, walk to the north-east end of the beach to the start of the walking tracks. Mt Kootaloo, you’ll pass through the magical Palm Valley and then onto Coconut Beach. Not for the faint hearted, this challenging walk will introduce you to Dunk Island’s lush green rainforest where you are likely to encounter the many different species of birdlife.
The islands support many species of birds, insects, reptiles and mammals. The brilliant blue Ulysses butterfly has become a symbol for Dunk Island. The fringing reefs surrounding each of the islands are home to a diversity of reef life. Extensive seagrass beds lie between the islands providing important feeding grounds for sea turtles and dugong.

Family Acitivites Ideas​

Family Acitivites Ideas​
  • Find a bird eating spider on the walks.
  • Take an esky with a BBQ and beers – we have a beach cricket set and soccer ball to borrow.
  • Snorkel at Muggy Muggy Beach.
  • Sit and eat oysters off of the rocks on Coconut Beach.
  • Continue on the circuit track and duck into Coconut Beach before returning to the spit.
  • Take some fishing gear and catch a big one.
  • Crack a coconut - PINA COLADAS!

News By Dunk Island Ferry

Dunk Island Camping Update

View through the trees of the ocean at Dunk Island

By Dunk Island Ferry

13 Feb 2024

Camping Season: July - September 2024
Campsites on The Spit at Dunk Island will open for bookings soon, with the camping season set for July through September 2024. Keep an eye out for the booking launch as the date approaches.

Campsite Features:

  • Eight available sites, accommodating up to 8 people per site.
  • Each site comes with picnic tables and ample space for your tents.

Day Use: All Year Round
Even outside the camping season, day visitors are welcome to explore Dunk Island's natural beauty. Make use of the national park walking trails and enjoy facilities at The Spit BBQ & Amenities area.

 

Dunk Island Ferry Available from the 2nd of April 2024

Dunk Island

By Dunk Island Ferry

20 Jan 2024

We're thrilled to announce that the Dunk Island Adventures ferry service will resume operations starting April 2, 2024! Get ready to embark on a breathtaking journey to one of Australia's most stunning tropical island destinations.

Ferry Schedule:
Operating Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
Departure from Mission Beach: 9:00 AM
Return from Dunk Island: 3:30 PM

Quick and Scenic Journey:
Our ferry ride is a swift 15-minute journey from Mission Beach Clump Point, cruising over the mesmerizing azure blue waters of the Coral Sea. It's not just a trip; it's an experience that starts the moment you board!

Discover Dunk Island:
Dunk Island is a paradise waiting for you. Whether you're an adventurer or a relaxation seeker, the island has something for everyone:
Bushwalking: Explore the lush trails and discover the island's natural beauty.
Snorkeling: Dive into the clear waters and be mesmerized by the vibrant marine life.
Swimming: Enjoy the warm, crystal-clear waters that surround this tropical haven.
Relaxing: Unwind under the shade of palm trees, letting the island's tranquility rejuvenate you.

Make the Most of Your Day:
With our convenient ferry times, you have a full day to immerse yourself in the island's beauty. Pack your day with activities or simply relax and soak in the serene atmosphere.

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Dunk Island Ferry Reviews

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Sarah Brown

Fantastic service across to the island Lovely friendly company who let you know where all the best bits of the island are! Come across on a weekend when the Spit Bar is open, come anytime to enjoy the stunning hike on the Island. S+R Fun Fit Adventure

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Sandra Harris

Thank you Nancy & team for a magical day on Dunk Island! It couldn't have been better, a calm crossing, a brisk walk to the top of Mt Kootaloo with stunning views of the Family Group followed by a refreshing swim at Muggy Muggy Beach. Paradise at our doorstep.

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Dunk Island Ferry

Meet the Long Boat at Clump Point Boat Ramp 15 minutes prior to 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.


Direct Contact Info

Hours: 9am - 3pm Monday to Friday | 9am -12pm Weekends

Address:
TRAVSTAR PTY LTD
ABN: 21 095 692 925
PO Box 6918
Cairns
QLD 4870
Australia