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Accommodation booking and facilities

To book, use the online Dilli Village accommodation booking form, email or telephone the Dilli Village on-site caretakers direct on 0429 640 591.

UniSC staff and students wishing to stay at Dilli Village for research/course-related activities should view the Dilli Village pages on MyUniSC.

The K'gari Research and Learning Centre at Dilli Village has comfortable bunk rooms, self-contained cabins and an open grassed area for camping. The entire site is surrounded by a dingo-proof fence with three covered picnic areas with BBQs for use by guests. There is also a fresh water swimming hole just outside the grounds, complimented by a foot bridge for easy access to the beach.

Full payment is required at time of confirmation of booking.


The cabins are perfect for families, groups or individuals looking for a comfortable place to stay while exploring the island.

There are six cabins, each of which has a double bed in one bedroom, with a single bunkbed with trundle in the other bedroom, in total sleeping up to five people.

Cabins are self-contained and include a toilet and shower, as well as a small kitchenette with sink, fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave, and crockery and cutlery provided.

Environmentally friendly soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided in the cabins and the amenities block.

Bed linen sets including sheets, pillowcases and bath towels are provided as part of the accommodation costs in the cabins and bunk rooms. If you require extra sets of bed linen, these can be hired for A$15 per set.

  • 2 bedroom cabin (maximum five persons): Off Peak: A$160 per night, Peak: A$200 per night (price includes linen for four persons)
Bunk rooms

There are two single beds in each bunk room. Total capacity is 40 people. Bunk rooms are not suitable for children under 12 years.

  • Per room (maximum two persons): A$70 per night (price includes linen for two persons)
  • Discounts are available for bookings of four or more bunkrooms.

Dilli Village's grounds are undulating and grassed which makes them ideal for camping and sites have been thoughtfully set out to accommodate a variety of guests.

Currently there are 15 family sites (9 powered, 6 unpowered), designed to fit larger tents/gazebos, campervans/trailers, caravans and multiple vehicles. Also there are 9 smaller sites (unpowered), designed to accommodate guests doing the Great Walk or only have a swag or 2-man tent.

All sites are allocated based on guest requirements and the availability of sites. Dilli Village is ideal for larger family groups and wherever possible, groups travelling together will be accommodated in one area. Bookings for such occasions are essential.

  • Minimum charge for 1 adult: $25 per night
  • Additional adults: A$15 per person, per night
  • Children 6–12 years: A$8 per person, per night
  • Children under 6 years: free of charge
  • Powered sites are A$5 extra per site per night (please note that these are 10amp outlets suitable only for lighting, fridges and charging phones)
  • Extra vehicles are $10 extra per site per night (please note that ability to bring more than one vehicle per site may not be available during peak times)

Peak rate periods are within the QLD and NSW school holidays. Outside of these times, Off Peak rates apply.

Dilli Village is one of the few places on K'gari that permits campfires, providing there is not a total fire ban in place on the island. However it is a requirement that all guests and day visitors, when booking in, obtain permission to light a fire during their stay. Should weather conditions deteriorate during your stay, the on-site caretakers will notify all guests of the impact on fires.

The K'gari Research and Learning Centre has a range of facilities with options for campers, researchers and school groups.

Modern toilet and shower facilities, covered barbeque areas, powered camping sites and cabins are all within the safety of a dingo-proof fence.

A dining area with kitchen facilities is available for self-catering and use by large groups. Please contact the on-site caretakers for kitchen hire costs.

Researchers and students have access to an open classroom for lessons or lectures.


The cabins are partially self-contained (microwave but no oven). Additionally, a number of barbecues are available, free-of-charge, for guest use.

Groups may hire the kitchen and dining hall for self-catering purposes. Please contact our on-site caretakers for kitchen hire costs.

Amenities for bunk room and campsite stays

The female and male amenities blocks provide toilets and showers for campsite and bunk room users.

Day-use of the site

Picnic and barbecue areas, a lawn area, picnic tables, toilets and hot showers are available for day-use by visitors. All visitors however must check-in at the site office upon arrival and be given a site briefing.

  • Vehicle charge: A$15 per vehicle up to four people then A$2.50 per person for each additional person
Policy on rubbish

K'gari is a World Heritage-listed site and all rubbish brought to the island by users must be taken off the island. This is the responsibility of each hirer/group and includes day visitors. Please do not leave any rubbish in the amenities block.

Check in/check out

Dilli Village operates principally as an environmental education camp. As such, we aim to remain as flexible as possible with your check in and check out times.

However, when there is another group arriving on the day of your departure, the standard departure time is 10am.