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Dunk Island

Address: Dunk Island

Neighborhood: Family Islands National Park

City: Dunk Island

Phone: 011-61-2-8296-8010

Website: www.dunk-island.com

Expert Review

Just three miles off the coast, 12-square-mile Dunk Island combines more-affordable Barrier Reef lodging with an array of activities in a beautifully lush natural setting. There are coves of soft golden sand, some quiet and clandestine, others buzzing with watersports. Snorkeling over bommies (Aussie slang for reefs) at Muggy Muggy Beach, several miles of rainforest trails, kayaking, and a nine-hole golf course top the list of activities; for divers, it’s a 65-minute cruise from Dunk to the outer reef. The island is accessed by a 45-minute flight from Cairns, or a 2.5-hour bus/boat transfer from Cairns, via Mission Beach. Rates include breakast.

Tags: moderate | great value

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