With some of Australia’s most pristine white beaches, coral and marine life, Hamilton and Hayman Islands are the home of luxury in Australia. Don’t miss the incredible Whitehaven Beach, one of the country’s most famous stretches of sand, and enjoy the silence that comes with a much-welcome no car rule.
Surrounded by pristine white beaches, and a beautiful array of coral and marine life, HamiltonOpens external site in a new window and HaymanOpens external site Islands are a perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier ReefOpens external site in a new window and world-famous Whitehaven BeachOpens external site in a new window. Hamilton Island is just off the Queensland coast of Australia, amongst the 74 Whitsunday IslandsOpens external site in a new window. Hayman Island, is located at the northern end of the Whitsundays.
There's plenty to do including watersports, tours, cruises and scenic flights for a start.
- Visit world-famous Whitehaven BeachOpens external site in a new window or take a day trip and go diving or snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef
- Set sail through the surrounding islands with a range of bareboat and chartered sailing optionsOpens external site
- Witness the beauty of the region from above with a scenic flight by seaplaneOpens external site
- Improve your handicap, or take lessons with the resident pro, at the 18-hole championship Hamilton Island Golf ClubOpens external site in a new window
- Explore over 20km of bushwalking trailsOpens external site in a new window, including the climb Passage Peak for a 360-degree panorama of the Whitsundays
- Indulge at a variety of restaurants and bars on Hamilton Island with something for every taste.
- Truly relax and unwind with a visit to Spa wumurdaylinOpens external site in a new window or Spa qualiaOpens external site in a new window.
Hamilton Island is considered a must stay if visiting the Whitsunday's. The island offers resort style accommodation options set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea.
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 expect to 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 BeachOpens external site in a new window on the eastern side of the island. The highest point is Passage Peak at 239 metres 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 ClubOpens external site in a new window, located on its own private island, Dent Island - only a quick 10 minute ferry ride.
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 most accommodation bookings include free transfers to and from the Hamilton Island Airport. Visitors can also hire golf buggies for self-touring. Boat tours and cruises are available to visit other nearby destinations in the Whitsundays, including famous Whitehaven BeachOpens external site in a new window and the Great Barrier Reef.
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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.
In and around the islands
Hamilton Island is a car-free destination, with buggies the main mode of transport. There is a free shuttle serviceOpens external site in a new window 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 buggiesOpens external site in a new window for self-touring.
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