Dunk Island and Cairns – We Seek Travel Blog

To be sincere, I can’t consider it’s already the ninth week dwelling aboard Malaika. To say that point has flown can be an understatement.

This week on the Crusing Log, we departed the Hinchinbrook channel and set course for Dunk Island, situated roughly 11 nautical miles from the Northern finish of Hinchinbrook.

Scraggy Level

Our second anchorage in Hinchinbrook was additional to the northern finish, generally known as Scraggy Level.

This anchorage was pretty unremarkable by way of issues to do. Nevertheless, it supplied a relaxed place to put our heads and admire the untouched wilderness of Hinchinbrook Island. The mud was extraordinarily good holding, and the fishing even higher.


Resupplying on the Port of Hinchinbrook

We knew that we have been going to spend a good bit of time at Dunk Island earlier than reaching Cairns. So, we determined it was finest to restock our water and gasoline on the Port of Hinchinbrook.

Sadly, this lovely port has been uncared for of any dredging for a while. Actually, the precise channel dries as much as 50 centimeters above water degree at low tide!

In consequence, we stuffed up gasoline and water and motored it in with the tender. The homeowners of the Port of Name boating provides on the finish of the channel greeted me with typical North Queensland hospitality, and jokingly requested me to “inform the world!”. So right here’s me fulfilling his request.

Onward to Dunk Island

Creeks and rivers in North Queensland are lovely for crusing and anchoring. Nevertheless, there’s one thing in regards to the blue water that makes me miss it, even in rolling nights and howling wind.

So, after a few days within the Hinchinbrook Channel, we departed for Dunk Island.

The sail was calm and transient in mild winds. After arriving roughly two hours after hauling anchor, we grabbed one among three courtesy moorings and set off to discover Dunk Island!

Sailing and Cruising Dunk Island, Australian East Coast

Exploring Dunk Island

Dunk Island is a lovely slice of the Nice Barrier Reef Islands. Like most of the different islands that we had explored, there was a derelict and deserted luxurious resort.

Apart from the resort, there was lots for the crew to discover, together with snapping some photographs on the picturesque sandspit, a round-island hike via thick, tropical rainforest, non-public seashores, and better of all, free sizzling showers.

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