This precious land protected for future generations, Dunk Island waters and beaches are classified as a Marine Park, while the land itself is a National Park. This means that all of the flora and fauna is protected, and we ask you to refrain from touching any wildlife or collecting any ‘mementos’ of this enchanting island - including shells and coral (whether dead or alive) as they are important to the formation of our beaches. It’s also important that you do not feed any wildlife, as some human foods can cause illness, boost animal populations to unsustainable levels, and cause a dependency upon humans for survival. It also alters the animal’s behaviour, meaning some can become reliant if fed.
For the casual observer or the committed zoologist alike, Dunk Island is home to a multitude of birds, some elusive mammals, incredible reptiles and beautiful butterflies. Much of the wildlife can be seen in the gardens throughout the resort, however, we recommend you spend some quiet moments in the unspoilt tropical rainforest, listening to the bird and insect calls, and hopefully getting ‘up close and personal’ with some native animals. Fortunately, all of our resident creatures are non-aggressive and harmless if left undisturbed. To gain a deeper understanding and an appreciation for the island’s sensitive and pristine environment, join a guided walk. Our nature guides will uncover nature’s secrets of the island ecosystems, geographical features and flora and fauna.
PLEASE NOTE: Purtaboi Island (the small island directly out from Dunk Island) is closed and inaccessible for guests from October through to April each year due to the crested terns nesting on the island.