Catching the Dunk Island water taxi
You too can catch the Dunk Island water taxi…
Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi operates leaves from Wongaling Beach, the water taxi is a quick, easy way to get to and from Dunk Island in comfort in their custom designed 10 metre long vessel with seating for up 24 passengers.
The Dunk Island Water Taxi offers a daily service to one of Australia’s most beautiful tropical island destinations, Dunk Island.
Simply a short 10 minute ride in a fully enclosed 10 metre vessel, you zoom over azure blue waters of the Coral Sea and you can sink your feet into the sand and enjoy this remarkable island for the day.
On Dunk Island there is bushwalking, snorkelling, swimming, fishing, exploring and more.
This is your chance to explore Dunk Island with its terrific walking tracks.
The best trek is the 9 kilometre one which winds its way around half of the island, including Mt Kootaloo (271 m), a climb worth it for the views from its summit. With an area of 970 ha, the majority of the island is has been declared National Park.
Described by E.J.Banfield over 90 years ago in his book “Confessions of a Beachcomber” – ‘It has a superficial area of over three square miles. Its topography is diversified – hill and valley, forest and jungle, grassy combes and bare rocky shoulders, gloomy pockets and hollows, cliffs and precipice, bold promontories and bluffs, sandy beaches, quiet coves and mangrove flats’.
Dunk Island’s lush rainforest, dense flora and fauna offers a variety of wildlife, the blue Ulysses butterfly, mammals and about 150 species of birds, including rare and vulnerable seabirds. The spectacular island also offers a large variety of marine life in the reefs, including crabs, shellfish, sea turtles, fish, dugongs and colourful corals.
As well as magical walking tracks and secluded beaches, Dunk Island also offers toilet and shower amenities on the spit and fantastic campgrounds with BBQ facilities, so upon finishing your walks, you can unpack the picnic in the Day Use Area and spend the rest of the day relaxing under the shade of the palm trees.
The Sunset Bar Dunk Island is also open Friday, Saturday and Sunday with live music every Saturday!
Learn more about the Cassowary Coast Region and Mission Beach Dunk Island as both are part of The Cassowary Coast Region