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Your guide to Dingo Beach

All About Dingo Beach

Dingo Beach is a small coastal town within Edgecumbe Bay on Cape Gloucester, in the Whitsunday region of Queensland. It’s known for its laid-back atmosphere — including beachfront pubs, some of which offer live music — and beautiful natural surroundings. Bordered in the north by the Coral Sea and to the south by the Dryander Forest Reserve, Dingo Beach provides access to secluded beaches and native brush paths.

The calm waters of the main beach are protected from the elements and therefore are popular spots for kayaking and canoeing, while miles of reef-fringed, crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkeling. Local bush walks offer opportunities for wildlife sightings and a chorus of birdsong with more than 50 species of birds nesting here.

To explore further the surrounding waters, take a boat or passenger ferry to the northern waters of the Whitsunday Islands, which are known for big game fishing, snorkeling, and seasonal sightings of migrating whales, turtles, dolphins, and manta rays.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Dingo Beach

Dingo Beach enjoys tropical weather and moderate winds leading to calm waters all year round. The winter months are the best time for watching the humpback whales migrate south. Sailors fans flock to the area for the annual racing weeks in August. As temperatures begin to rise in spring, light winds make for a relaxing day at the beach or exploring the national parks of Queensland. Dingo Beach summers are hot, humid, and rainy, but the storms pass quickly, and the ocean breeze makes for enjoyable swimming. The sun is intense in Queensland, so make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and a spray jacket.

Top things to do in Dingo Beach

Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands are an archipelago comprising 74 islands known for their beautiful white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and access to the Great Barrier Reef. Clear, protected waters around the island’s hidden bays are ideal for snorkeling, sailing, and diving. Take a boat to nearby Gloucester Island or ride the passenger ferry at Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island and walk barefoot along the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Cape Edgecumbe Walking Trail

The Cape Edgecumbe Walking Trail’s many elevation changes offer beautiful views across McCranes Bay and the Coral Sea. The trail starts at Horseshoe Bay, traversing Murray Bay before ending at Rose Bay, providing the opportunity to see native fauna and wildlife with a picturesque backdrop of the surrounding beaches and islands. You can choose to walk the entire five-kilometre circuit or just a section of it, with multiple entry points in Horseshoe Bay, Murray Bay, and Rose Bay.

North Head Lighthouse

The heritage-listed North Head Lighthouse on North Head Island is only one of two in Queensland intact on its original site. The lighthouse is the perfect location to watch the sunset and islands change colors. You can walk to the island from the mainland across a sand split, admiring giant red starfish, feather stars, and green sea turtles during the lowest tides. Every winter, the community has an annual Walk to the Lighthouse day that coincides with the lowest tide.

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