What Happened to Dunk Island Resort?

Dunk Island Resort was a luxury resort located on Dunk Island, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The resort was originally built in 1953 and quickly became one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area.

It was known for its stunning views, beautiful beaches, and luxurious accommodations. Unfortunately, it all came to an abrupt end in 2011 when Cyclone Yasi devastated the resort.

The Category 5 cyclone destroyed almost everything on the island, including the resort’s buildings and infrastructure. The storm surge also wiped out much of the island’s vegetation, leaving behind a barren landscape. To make matters worse, much of the debris from the destruction ended up in nearby waterways, which caused further environmental damage.

In the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi, Dunk Island Resort closed its doors for good. The damage to the island was so severe that it would have been too costly to rebuild or repair anything. With no way to make a profit from running a resort on Dunk Island anymore, its owners simply had no choice but to shut it down.

Since then, there have been some attempts to revive Dunk Island Resort but nothing has come of them so far. In recent years there have been rumors of new investors coming in and plans for rebuilding the resort but nothing has materialized yet. For now at least, it seems as though Dunk Island Resort is gone for good.


What happened to Dunk Island Resort is truly tragic – it went from being one of Queensland’s top tourist destinations to being completely destroyed by Cyclone Yasi in 2011. Despite some attempts to revive it since then, nothing has come of them yet and it looks like Dunk Island Resort is gone for good.

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Chris Powell