I am in the midst of planning a trip to Australia with my wife and two kids (then 9 and 10) for next August. Our current plans include Hayman Island but I had some specific questions as compared to Lady Elliot Island and Heron Island. Yes, I am aware that these islands are much further south and are not part of the Whitsundays, but bear with me. :)
I am aware that Hayman is certainly much more luxurious. What I am curious about is wildlife. How does Hayman compare in terms of
- Above ground wildlife (birds and interesting insects - mammals if common)
- Snorkeling experiences within walking distance from the resort
The main reason I ask is I love wildlife photography and am curious. Also, is there another island in the Whitsundays (or elsewhere around the GBR) that offers better above ground wildlife + snorkeling experiences with decent accomodations?
Thank you for your time.