Dunk Island, Australia

Everyone is busy in search of perfect escape. It is very difficult to find a hotspot that is filled with:

  • Adventure

  • Tranquility

  • Peace

 With the infinite visions of empty beaches and impassive natural that lets you bypass the mainstream holiday destinations. Below is the one of the most beautiful places around the world. Place that most people have only distant heard of, leaving an open and in fact soothing vacation.

Dunk Island:

It is a small island off the cost Australia that has a reputation for being a “Coonanglebah”, Aborigines for “the island of peace and plenty”. It is located right off the Great Barrier Reef.

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Dunk Island offers astonishing views and activities such as:

  • Water-skiing

  • Jet skis

  • Snorkeling

The island is surrounded by reefs and has a diverse population of birds. Aborigines once used the island as a source of food. Europeans first settled on the island in 1897.

Dunk Island was used by the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II. 

It is by far the largest island in the Family Islands National Park, all of which consist of granite rock.It covers 970 ha, of which 730 ha is national park and the rest is freehold. 

 Its topography varies, with sandy beaches and rocky shores, slightly undulating slopes, foothills and steeper semi-rugged terrain. Mount Kootaloo is the island’s highest point, at 271 m above sea level.

Dunk Island is located in the tropics and has an average year-round temperature of approximately 29 degrees Celsius (85 degrees Fahrenheit).

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There is also a camping ground available for visitors as part of the national park, although a permit is required for its use.[

There are over 100 species of birds on Dunk Island, including rare and vulnerable seabirds.

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