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Dunk Island view from Mission Beach
Dunk Island offshore from Mission Beach
Camping Coombe Island, Family Islands
Map of Dunk Island
4.5 kilometres offshore from Mission Beach
Mission Beach
Queensland 4852 Australia

Dunk Island
Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area

Free Entry

13 7468


This park features a chain of scenic continental islands, close to the Wet Tropics coast near Mission Beach. Clad in lush rainforest and woodlands and surrounded by coral reefs, tidal flats and sandy beaches, the islands were home to the original 'beachcomber', E.J. Banfield. The islands are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. The most accessible of the Family Islands is Dunk Island.

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On Dunk Island, take an easy stroll through the rainforest to a secluded beach or embark on a climb to the summit of Mount Kootaloo for scenic reef and mainland views. Near the lookout, discover the remains of a World War II radar station. Continue on the Island circuit walk and stop to relax at Coconut Beach under the shade of the calophyllum trees. Go birdwatching and butterfly spotting along the walking tracks. Don mask and snorkel to explore the fringing reef from Muggy Muggy beach. Camp in the popular Dunk Island Spit camping area or get away from it all and bush camp on the more secluded Wheeler or Coombe island.

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Property Details


  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Other Information

Children are welcome.

How To Get There

Dunk Island is 4.5 kilometres east of Mission Beach or 36 kilometres north of Cardwell. Travel by water taxi, ferry or aeroplane. Wheeler and Coombe Islands are accessible by private boat.

Free Entry

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