Dunk Island

Dunk  is an island within the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. The island lies 4 km off the Australian east coast, opposite the town of Mission Beach. The island  is by far the largest island in  the Family Islands National Park .

Terns found on Dunk Island

It is surrounded by reefs and has a diverse population of birds.  There are over 100 species of birds on Dunk Island, including rare and vulnerable seabirds.  During the summer months  terns and noddies come to breed. The lack of predators, along with a plentiful supply of food from the surrounding reef waters, make it an ideal nesting site. Dunk Island is also home to reptiles the island’s  reefs and surrounding waters are home to an array of marine life such as sea turtles, dugongs, corals and crabs.

The Dunk Island Spit camp ground, day use area and Family Islands National Park are open for public use.  All other areas including the resort, airport, pools & farm are private property and off limits, see the map below for more details.

Dunk Island Resort       Dunk Island Cafe

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