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.

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.




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 Day Tour from Cairns departs Cairns City at 6am and returns a 9pm.