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Heron Island or Dunk Island - Which is best

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Heron Island or Dunk Island - Which is best

We are planning a big trip next year, part of which we would like to go to one of the island off the barrier reef.

We are after advice on which island we should go to? We (Me, my husband and 13 year old daughter) would like to be able to snorkel off the beach as well as on boat trips. We thought Dunk Island might be best but on checking TA Heron Island looks good too - we want to makethe right decision, any advice or tips would be most welcome.

Sarah - Derby, England.

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Hi there - would love to hear from your friends if they have fixed up the food problem they had from last January.

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No competition Derby Rah, Heron Island wins hands down. It is a truely magical little place. We've been twice and can't wait for the time we can go back again. We last went in December 2009, soon after the new owners took over. Yes there were a few teething problems back then, but we couldn't fault the staff or the food. Getting there is easy - flight from Brisbane (if you're coming from Sydney or Cairns then you'll have to pitstop Brisbane as there are no direct flights), when you arrive in Gladstone, you'll be met by the coach (all organised) which will take you to the Marina. Once at the marina, you check in at the desk, your bags are taken away and you'll see them again in your room. I can't even begin to tell you how special this little island is. And if you're going in turtle season, even better !!!

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