Dunk Island Day Tour from Cairns

Duration | 15 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

Explore Dunk Island and the Cassowary Coast in one day. Cairns hotel pickups start at 6am and you will return to Cairns at 9pm. Includes breakfast, 5 Hours on Dunk Island & Complimentary beach recliner chairs and umbrella for shade. 

Tour Features

  • Cairns City return coach transfers  
  • Quickcoast Dunk Island Ferry
  • Complimentary beach recliner chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas for shade.
  • Transfer to Porters Promenade
  • Light Continental Breakfast 

Your Day

06.00am | Coach pickups from Cairns 
08.30am | Coach arrives Clump Point Marina 
09.00am | QuickCoast departs Clump Point Marina
09.30am | QuickCoast arrives Dunk Island Jetty
12:30pm | BBQ Lunch is served on board 
02.45pm | QuickCoast boarding at Dunk Island Jetty
03.00pm | QuickCoast departs Dunk Island 
03:30pm | Disembark Clump Point | Free Time
05.45pm | Sunset beachfront BBQ dinner (Own Expense)
07:00pm | Coach departs Mission Beach
09:00pm |  Hotel drop off in Cairns 

Breakfast | Included
Enjoy a light Continental Breakfast (muffins & tropical fruits) with complimentary beverage coffee, tea & juice.

Optional BBQ Lunch | $29
Served onboard QuickCoast at the Dunk Island Jetty from 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Delicious Large Wraps & Tropical Fruits.
Includes Standard Beverage of Choice: Wine / Beer / Soft Drink / Juice
Please Note: Lunch must be booked before 4pm the day prior to travel unless we may not be able cater.
You owill be given the option to select lunch on the booking form.

Free Time in Mission Beach | Options
After disembarking at Clump Point we offer transfer to Kennedy Walking Track in South Mission Beach, The track cuts through a wide variety of coastal rainforests to get to beaches and rocky headlands. It offers great views of the Family Group of Islands and the chance to see cassowaries, wallabies and other rainforest animals. Peer down into the ocean from lookout points to spot turtles, dugongs and dolphins. You'll have over 1.5 hours  here to do the most sections of the track easy track but depending on your fitness level.

For those less energetic or prefer to relax, transfer to Porters Promenade, quaint village area with shops, bars and stunning beach. From here is a short (10min) easy walk along the beach or Ulysses Walking track to our stunning beachside sunset dinner venue.

Snorkeling & Watersports
Hire of snorkelling Paddleboarding & Kayaks available on the day.

Dunk Island Walks
Dunk Island is covered mostly in national park, the tropical island is a nature lover’s playground with beautiful walking trails and palm-fringed beaches.

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.

Circuit Track:  A round trip takes about 3-4 hours, passing through the Palm Valley before coming out at Coconut Beach.

Luggage allowance per ticket: 1 item of carry on luggage up to 5kg with a max linear dimension of 105cm.

What to Bring
Hand Luggage: (Backpack or over shoulder style - max- 5kg) with towel, hat, sunscreen, swimwear. 
EPTPOS as no cash is accepted onboard or for optional activities, bar or other incidentals.





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.


Andrew Arnett

Had a grate day out captain and crew are amazing. We will see you all again


Janie Beckhouse

We were well looked after on the ferry to Dunk Island and it is well worth spending the money to go to spend time on the island and enjoy the beautiful rain forrest and beaches. There is a great pop-up Mexican cafe on the island, too (Fri, Sat & Sun). The staff on the ferry were informative and friendly.



Friendly staff, well-equipped vessel.


Andre Danz

The view from mt.kootaloo is amazing

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Boarding commences at 8.45am at Clump Point Marine Facility, Mission Beach
9.00am QuickCoast departs Clump Point Marina Facility