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Dunk Island lies 4 km off the Australian east coast, opposite the town of Mission Beach. The island forms part of the Family Islands National Park and is in the larger Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The island is surrounded by reefs and has a diverse population of birds. Aboriginals once used the island as a source of food. Dunk Island is by far the largest island in the Family Islands National Park, all of which consist of granite rock. All of the islands were part of the mainland before the last sea level rise began 8,000 years ago. Dunk Island covers 970ha, of which 730 ha is national park and the rest is freehold.
Dunk Island is located in the tropics and has an average year-round temperature of approximately 29 degrees Celsius. History of cyclones affecting Dunk Island contained within Climatic Events section. The Dunk Island resort offers a number of free and paid activities for its guests, including day trips to other parts of the Great Barrier Reef. While those looking for some relaxing moments can head to the swimming pool or unwind at the Jacuzzi or sauna facilities. Room features include tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, iron and ironing board, safe deposit box, hairdryer, and TV.