Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Hayman Island (HIS)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Hayman Island

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Hayman Island is nestled in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, close to the Great Barrier Reef, off Australia's north Queensland coast. The stunning resort is the only accomodation on the island, located by a long sandy beach and surrounded by lush tropical gardens and birdlife. There are plenty of water activities, dine on Australian seafood or relax in the the refreshing swimming pools. It's a stunning holiday destination.

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Flight information

Fly Melbourne to Hayman Island (MEL to HIS)

The approximate time for a flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island is 2 hours, then you can take a boat transfer to Hayman Island Resort.

When to visit

Hayman Island has a tropical climate and enjoys balmy temperatures year-round, with May to October averaging around 25°C and Novemberthrough April, around 30°C. The wet season is from January to March, so its best to visit outside of these months. June through to September are popular times to visit to enjoy warm days by the pool, explore the reef and dine outdoors.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Hayman Island (HIS) airport is the closest airport and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Arriving in Hayman Island

Once you land arrive on Hamilton Island, there are a few options to get to Hayman Island resort. 

Getting to Hayman Island from Hamilton Island Airport

From Hamilton Island airport, choose a one-hour luxury boat transfer, 15-minute scenic helicopter flight or private yacht.

Getting around Hayman Island

The best way to get around Hayman Island is on foot, as the resort is the only accomodation option. You may also like to rent a bike, hike one of the trails, join a tour or for a bit of luxury book a sunset sail to watch the sunset or a day trip to see the Great Barrier Reef. Get out on the water in a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or try sailing.

Departure information

Fly from Melbourne

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

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