Dunk Island Honeymoon Travel Guide

The inspiration for E. J. Banfield's book Confessions of a Beachcomber, Dunk Island offers all the ingredients you need for the perfect honeymoon holiday or romantic getaway.


Dunk Island
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What to do and see on Dunk Island

Indulge yourselves in sailing, kayaking, snorkelling and swimming from white-sand beaches that shelve into the clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Sunbathe on the long, picture-perfect crescent of white sand or stroll out to the pretty sand spit on the northwest corner of the island.

Follow bush trails through the park’s 730ha of bushland and tropical rainforest, looking out along the way for the island’s famous electric-blue Ulysses butterflies.

Try the challenging 9.2km-long circuit hike, enjoy panoramic views from the top of Mount Kootaloo (271m) and perhaps visit the alternative lifestyle of Bruce Arthur’s Artists Colony, where you can browse original paintings.

Along the way try to spot monitor lizards, skinks, pythons and tree snakes as terns and noddies soar overhead.

Dunk Island Accommodation

Discover this idyllic honeymoon holiday island on a day trip from nearby Mission Beach or stay longer at the 4-star Voyages Dunk Island where you can be pampered with a range of creature comforts.

Special Note: Unfortunately due to substantial damage caused by Cyclone Yasi in 2012, Dunk Island Resort remains closed until further notice. However, visitors are still welcome to come on a day trip or camp out in the campground.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about these hotels near Dunk Island at TripAdvisor.

Getting to Dunk Island

Dunk Island is located in the waters of tropical North Queensland just 4km offshore from Mission Beach, an easy 10-minure boat ride from Wongaling Beach or slightly longer from Clump Point Jetty at the northern end of Mission Beach.

Latest update Dunk Island honeymoon destination: 8 March, 2017

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