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Family Islands National Park - Cities, Towns and Localities
A small group of islands just of the coast of Mission Beach and Tully Heads including Dunk Island (4.5 km east of Mission Beach, is the largest and most northerly of the group), Wheeler, Combe, Smith, Bowden, Hudson and Purtaboi Islands (accessible by sea kayak, private boats, charter vessels and commercial ferry operators). To the north are two privately owned Islands which are part of the group Thorpe and Bedarra Island, the latter having a resort.

See the tourism information links below for details of transport operators to the islands.

Access to some islands is prohibited during the seabird breeding season from 1 October to 31 March. See Boating and Fishing for details.
 

Some other islands in the group are not national park. They include Thorpe and Bedarra Islands (privately-owned) and tiny Woln-Garin (Unallocated State Land).

Camping is by permit only on Dunk, Wheeler and Coombe Islands, Dunk Island has a resort and all visitor facilities such as freshwater, showers, camp stoves and more. The other Island are more basic. Access to the Islands can be by kayak for the more adventurous or private boat charter, and by air to Dunk Island the largest Island in the group.

Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit the QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Rainforest and Reef Centre
Bruce Highway
PO Box 74
CARDWELL QLD 4849
Ph: 07 4066 8601
Web: www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/family-islands/index.html
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Family Islands Other Links

• Family Islands Community/Local Government Links

Family Islands National Park
• Includes information on getting there, park features, camping and accommodation. Also Family Islands Map and Hinchinbrook Regional Map


• Family Islands Community Links
Marine StingersMarine Stingers
• There are many species of jellyfish found in the oceans of the world. In Australia 2 of these species, the Chironex Box Jellyfish and the Irukandji, are classed as dangerous tropical jellyfish (marine stingers). During the warmer months 'Marine Stingers' may be present in tropical waters, but by taking a few simple precautions you can minimise risks associated with these two types of potentially dangerous jellyfish.
 
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