Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island


Escape to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and discover the secrets of this magical piece of the Whitsunday Islands.

With a much-welcome no car rule, you'll find a style of laid back Australian luxury unlike anywhere else.

Surrounded by pristine white beaches and a beautiful array of coral and marine life, Hamilton Island is a perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and world-famous Whitehaven Beach.

Flights to Hamilton Island

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There's plenty to do with watersports, tours, cruises and scenic flights all on offer here.

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Where to go

Hamilton Island is considered the must-see of the Whitsundays. The island offers resort style accommodation set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea.

In and around Hamilton Island

In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of 74 islands that makes up the famous Whitsundays. Set foot on the island and be surrounded by pristine white sand beaches and a rainbow of coral and marine life. 

You'll find a wide selection of bars, restaurants, year-round cultural exhibitions and performances plus water sports and activities for all ages. By far the best swimming beach is Catseye Beach on the eastern side of the island.

The highest point of the island is Passage Peak and there are a series of walks on the island with great views over the Whitsundays. For keen golfers, it's worth playing a round on the Hamilton Island Golf Club located on its own private island.

Quick facts

Currency Currency

Australian Dollar (A$)

Electricity Electricity

230V / 50 Hz

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Seasons Seasons

Hamilton Island offers a gorgeous tropical climate with warm temperatures all year round. Average winter (June to September) highs are around 23°C with cooler evenings, while average high temperatures during the rest of the year are in the high 20s to low 30s.

Getting around

In and around the islands

Hamilton Island is a car-free destination, with buggies the main mode of transport. There is a free shuttle service that follows three routes around the island and all accommodation bookings include free transfers to and from the Hamilton Island Airport. Visitors can also hire golf buggies for self-touring.

Getting you there

Your flight with Qantas

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Pack more into your trip with complimentary checked baggage allowance on every flight.

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Enjoy complimentary meals or refreshments every time you fly with us. 

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Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ** Prices are per room, per night and vary depending on date of check in, length of stay and room type. Conditions apply.

Disclaimer: ~ Qantas activities are provided by Viator. Conditions apply.