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Expires 31 Mar 2018
| From $ 15Come and Enjoy a Monday Night Roast!
Expires 31 Mar 2018
We will rotate between lamb and pork and each meal comes with roast potatoes, pumpkin, cauliflower with cheese sauce, carrots, peas and gravy along with... More
We will rotate between lamb and pork and each meal comes with roast potatoes, pumpkin, cauliflower with cheese sauce, carrots, peas and gravy along with either mint sauce for lamb or apple sauce for pork.
BYO wine and we will supply the glasses.
We will also have dessert available to purchase separately.
Come and sit outside in the balmy weather and enjoy your meal. We also offer takeaway roast dinners.
The price is $15 for adults and $8 for children 5 to 15 years old. Under 5 is FOC.
Book a table or order takeaway by calling 4068 8248 or leave details at reception.
About Dunk Island View Caravan Park
We offer affordable accommodation for all guests with free wifi, a fully equipped kitchen including fridge-freezer, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and TV. For those who prefer more homely comforts, we have eight fully-furnished and self-contained units / cabins with en suite bathrooms and split system air conditioning. We are in the perfect location for caravans and camping, for grey nomads and backpackers, with prices you and your dog will love.
Our pool is a lovely way to relax. You can cook a BBQ while the family are taking a dip, or just chill out and read. There is a general amenities block with washers, dryers and clothes lines, and other laundry equipment on request. As Mission Beach has yet to be discovered by many Australian and overseas tourists you will find this one of the most uncrowded, quiet and relaxing places to visit on the east coast of Australia. We can also accommodation large groups, including school students. Please see our Group Bookings page for further information.
Our caravan park is recently upgraded and we are pleased to offer all our guests free wifi and large caravan sites, as well as clean and comfortable facilities. We are a pet friendly caravan bark and our helpful staff will try to make your stay as magical as possible. If there is anything you need then just call at reception and we will see what we can do. The only thing we can't control is the weather... the tides... and the stunning views over to Dunk Island you'll wake up to every morning.
Choose from the following accommodation options:
- 6 x one bedroom fully-fitted units
- 2 x two bedroom fully-fitted units
- 70 x powered caravan sites
- 50 x with concrete slabs
Here at Dunk View Island Caravan Park we are proud to offer:
- Brand new dump point
- Large camping area
- Ladies and gents shower & toilet block
- Laundry block with five brand new washers & dryers
- Swimming pool with sun lounges and tables
- Camp kitchen with TV, barbecues and cooking & cleaning equipment
- Reception area with fish & chips café and shop
- Tropical, white, sandy beach (less than 50m walk)
- Kids playground (less than 100m walk)
- Numerous restaurants and bars in close proximity including Millers (25m), Scotty's (100m) and Nana Thai (100m)
- Woolworths supermarket (less than 1km)
- Boat ramps for fishing (several within 5 minutes drive)
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Facts About Australian Cassowaries
By Dunk Island View Caravan Park
22 Feb 2018In evolutionary terms, the flightless birds, or ratites, were some of the earliest types of birds to develop. Some still exist today including the emu, rheas, kiwis and the ostrich. But several have become extinct in recent times including the Moas of New Zealand and the Elephant Bird of Madagascar. Some of these primitive birds are recognised as such because they have feathers which are not structured for aerodynamic flight. One of the most striking features about the cassowary is its long and unusual black feathers. Cassowary feathers differ from other birds in that they have a quill that splits in two.
Cassowaries are Gondwanan in origin and were concentrated in the small part of the super continent that later broke apart and became the present areas of Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and some of the eastern island groups of Indonesia.
Two separate populations of Australian cassowary exist - one in the Wet Tropics area from Mt Halifax/Paluma through to Cooktown and the other on Cape York Peninsula in the McIlwraith and Iron Ranges, Jardine River area and the Eastern Dunes. The Australian cassowary is called the Southern Cassowary or sometimes the Double-wattled Cassowary. Once you realise that this species is also found in Papua New Guinea along with two more species and several subspecies, then it becomes clear why ours is called the Southern Cassowary.
A Cassowary is a solitary animal and when it is a sub-adult, it is banished from the home range of its father. The young animal wanders off to find its own future patch of habitat. It finds a part of the forest where it can coexist with the resident adult cassowaries and starts learning its way around.
This is a vulnerable time for the maturing Cassowary.
Dogs can easily chase it down and kill it; an adult Cassowary already resident in that forest can attack it and perhaps the young Cassowary may not be able to find sufficient food in a foreign area where it is disoriented.
Once the Cassowary has established its home range, it moves regularly through that range which can be quite large. Some of the Daintree animals have a home range of roughly 7 square km. The shape and area of the range changes depending on food and the annual breeding season (courting starts in May/June). Home ranges are not necessarily clearly defined and defended territories - they can overlap. Females tend to have overlapping ranges with several males.
On the Tablelands where the habitat is mainly rainforest, the ranges are larger. This increased range leads to fewer interactions between birds.
The female Cassowary has turned the tables on what is mostly a maternal social structure in the animal world. The males incubate the eggs and raise the chicks. Once a clutch of eggs is laid, the female will seek out other males with which to mate. For each male that she finds, she will provide a clutch of eggs (usually 3 to 5) for him to nurture.
Beautiful Bingil Bay on the Cassowary Coast
By Dunk Island View Caravan Park
06 Jun 2017Bingil Bay is a small community just north of Mission Beach and you do get a sense that the rainforest really does meet the sea in this area. The following is information from Wikipedia about the history of this beautiful location.
The name Bingil is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning a good camping ground given to the area by Frederick Cutten, a pioneer settler in the area. In 1884, the Cutten brothers (Frederick, Leonard, Sydney and James) established the first commercial tea plantation in Australia on their Bicton estate at Bingil Bay, also growing coffee, mangoes, bananas, pineapples and other tropical fruit. At that time, Bingil Bay was only accessible by boat. Most of the Bicton estate was destroyed by a cyclone in 1918 and although the homestead was rebuilt the remainder of the estate was never restored. The descendants of the original tea plants were rediscovered in the rain-forest by Dr Alan Maruff in 1958 and seedlings from these plants formed the basis for the Nerada tea plantations.
In 1921, an overland connection was created from El Arish (a distance of 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away) but it was only usable by a dray and the journey took most of the day.
The area was formerly known as Clump Point (the name of a nearby headland) until 1929 when a post office called Bingal Bay was established.
On 9 July 1936, the road from El Arish to Bingil Bay was finally completed, reducing the travel time to 30 minutes. It was officially opened by Percy Pease, the Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Herbert.
The Bingil Bay Lifesaving Club opened in 1936.
Around 1966, then Prime Minister of Australia, Harold Holt and his wife Zara Holt, owned a holiday cottage they called "The Shack" at Bingil Bay. It sat high on the hill with views as far as Dunk Island. The couple were keen spearfishers. The cottage did not have a telephone.
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