Dunk Island Camping

Private Campground - Queensland


Dunk Island, a beautiful rainforest island with a stunning tropical environment is 6kms long and 2kms wide covering an area of about 970 hectares. The tropical verge of Dunk Island is wonderful for cool rainforest walks of which there are many, and a climb to the summit at Mount Kootaloo, the highest point on the island at 271m, will reward you with stunning views. Three quarters of the island is national park and the shoreline and surrounding waters are a designated marine park. Dunk Island is known for its tropical rainforest, sandy beaches, rocky shoreline and hilly terrain. The island is home to more than 90 bird species, mammals, reptiles and the stunning electric blue Ulysses butterfly, which is the island’s symbol.

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


Camping for a few nights is a great way to explore Dunk Island, true campers will love the untouched feel you get on Dunk Island. With the bare essentials covered – flushing toilets, hot showers and drinking water – plus a few luxuries (mobile reception), there’s little more than you, a few fellow campers and Mother Nature. You’ll have to bring your own food, drinks and BBQ lighter, as there are no restaurants or shops on the island. 

Dunk Island has nine standard campsites (approximately 10 x 6m in area) which can accommodate a maximum of eight people per campsite.  Each site has its own picnic table & seats, with toilets and showers only a short walk away. Please note, camping is only permitted within the designated campsites and a three-week maximum stay applies. Extensions may be granted on application. 

Camping Information

  •     Drinking Water (tap)
  •     Flushing Toilets
  •     Hot Showers
  •     Gas Barbecues (BYO BBQ lighter)
  •     Picnic Tables on each site
  •     Camp Site Surface – Sand
  •     Telstra & Optus mobile reception
  •     Pets – PROHIBITED
  •     Campfires are permitted within your campsite only
  •     Generators – PROHIBITED
  •     REMOVE ALL OF YOUR RUBBISH either on your own vessel or on the ferry – help keep our National Parks perfect.


  • Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi office
  •     info@missionbeachwatertaxi.com
  •     +61 (7) 4068 8310

Mission Beach Charters

  •     info@missionbeachcharters.com.au
  •     +61 475 885 205

Please note: There are no medical services available on the island. In an emergency please call 000 and ask for the ambulance service.

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Camping Fee - Adult $6.15
Per adult, per night - from