Dunk Island Camping Transfers

Duration | 20 minutes
Mobile Ticket OK

The QuickCoast Dunk Island Ferry offers transfers for people staying overnight at the camp sites. Select your departue and return dates on our camping transfers booking form.
The Dunk Island transfer departs Mission Beach at 9am and returns to Mission Beach at 4.50pm. A one way trip takes around 15 minutes.

The transfer includes 1 x Hand luggage up to 5 kg & 1 x Checked Suitcase/Backpack up to 23kg, per ticket. 
Additional Checked-In Cargo: Suitcases/Trekking Backpacks/Eskys (Chill Boxes) can be added at the time of booking. 
It is cheaper to prebook any additional luggage. Price on the day is an additional $15 per item, on top of the prebooked rate. 

Booking your Camp Site
The Cassowary Coast Regional Council offers 8 beachfront camp sites on Dunk Island. Four family sites on the beachfront along each side of the spit equipped with picnic tables and tent space.  These sites cater for up to 8 people.

Camp Site facilities

  • Drinking Water (tap)
  • Flushing Toilets
  • Hot Showers
  • Picnic Tables on each site
  • Camp Site Surface - Sand
  • Telstra & Optus mobile reception
  • Open Fires allowed

Bookings are essential. visit www.dunkislandcamp.com.au to book your camp site online.

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.

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.

Dunk Island Ferry Transfers + Cairns Coach Option
You can include return coach Tranfers from Cairns to your Dunk Island camping transfers.
The transfer includes 1 x Hand luggage up to 5 kg & 1 x Checked Suitcase/Backpack up to 23kg.

Coach + Ferry from Cairns to Dunk Island
06.30am Coach departs Cairns Reef Fleet Fleet Terminal. Scenic southbound journey to the Cassowary Coast & Mission Beach.
08.30am Coach arrives Clump Point Marina Facility - QuickCoast Priority Boarding commences. Tea/Coffee, Juice & Muffins are served (B)
09.00am QuickCoast departs Clump Point Marina Facility
09.30am QuickCoast arrives Dunk Island

Ferry + Coach from Dunk Island to Cairns4.00pm | QuickCoast boarding at Dunk Island Jetty
4.30pm | QuickCoast departs Dunk Island
4:50pm | Disembark Clump Point 
7.00pm | Coach arrives in Cairns

Traveling with Children
Children between 4 and 14 years travel at half price.
Children under 4 travel at roughly 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

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.

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.