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Flights from Newcastle (Williamtown) (NTL) to Hamilton Island (HTI)

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Visiting Hamilton Island

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Hamilton Island travel information

With its magical location in the heart of the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is a perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and world-famous Whitehaven Beach. There is a huge selection of activities – from water based activities to hiking, and some striking contemporary landmarks, including the iconic Hamilton Island Yacht Club. With stunning sunsets, swaying palm trees and divine pools – it’s the perfect escape to Queensland.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Hamilton Island

With mild weather all year round, anytime is a great time to visit Hamilton Island. Plan your trip between January and March for hot 30 degree weather, although cyclones, humidity and afternoon showers are common at this time. April to June is the best time to visit with warm weather, less rain and crisp blue skies. July to September is popular for sailing, with hot sunny weather from October to December.

Flight information

Newcastle to Hamilton Island flight information

The approximate flight time for flights from Newcastle to Hamilton Island is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Departure information

Fly Newcastle to Hamilton Island

Once you’ve booked your flights from Newcastle to Hamilton Island, the following information will ensure a stress-free journey.

What is the main airport called?

Newcastle Airport. Newcastle AirportOpens external site in a new window (NTL) is 15 km (9.2 miles) north of Newcastle, New South Wales in Port Stephens. Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal. 

Baggage allowance

Customers on Qantas flights from Newcastle to Hamilton Island are allocated checked baggage. Additional luggage allowance can be purchased online before leaving.

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Newcastle to Hamilton Island can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the airport.

Arrival information

When your flight from Newcastle to Hamilton Island arrives, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Hamilton Island AirportOpens external site in a new window ready to get your holiday off to a great start. 

What is the main airport called?

Hamilton Island Airport. Located 1km from the town centre, Hamilton Island AirportOpens external site (HTI) is the main air hub for the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal. 

Arriving at Hamilton Island Airport

Once you collect your bags from the baggage area, there are a few easy transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Hamilton Island from Hamilton Island Airport

If you are staying at one of the main hotels on the island, airport transfers for guests are included ready to take you to your accommodation. Hamilton Island is a car-free, though buggy hire is available, a resort bus service runs frequently to take you around the island. 

Getting around Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is a car-free destination, with buggies the main mode of transport. It’s best to pre-book a buggy to ensure availability when you arrive. There is a free shuttle bus that follows three routes around the island and runs regularly and its easy to walk around the island with restaurants, pools and bars to discover.

Why Qantas

The reasons to fly Qantas

Fly from Newcastle to Hamilton Island with Qantas in comfort and arrive feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy the tropical island.

Seamless check-in

Get your trip to Hamilton Island off to the right start, with a number of check-in options designed to suit your needs. Visit a kiosk at Hamilton Island Airport or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing food, drink and baggage is included on your flight from Newcastle to Hamilton Island. Visit our baggage calculator for more information.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Newcastle to Hamilton Island due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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~ This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.