Hamilton and Hayman Islands

Hamilton and Hayman Islands

Overview

With some of Australia’s most pristine white beaches, coral and marine life, Hamilton and Hayman Islands are the home of luxury in Australia.

With a much welcome no car rule, you'll find a style of laid back Australian island luxury unlike anywhere else. Surrounded by pristine white beaches and a beautiful array of coral and marine life, HamiltonOpens external site in a new window Island is 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.

Just off the Queensland coast, you can fly direct to Hamilton Island from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Cairns. 

Qantas loves Hamilton Island With direct Hamilton Island services from Brisbane and Sydney, this dreamy island escape just got even closer.

Flights to Hamilton Island

Don't miss

There's plenty to do including watersports, tours, cruises and scenic flights for a start.

Where to go

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.

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 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.

Quick facts

Currency

Currency

Australian Dollar (AU$)

Electricity

Electricity

220-240V / 50 Hz

Population

Population

1,500

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 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.

Getting you there

Your flight with Qantas

Book your flights to Hamilton Island from Sydney for Melbourne with the Qantas Walkabout Pass and you could save on the cost.

Complimentary meals, entertainment and baggage included on every Qantas flight.

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight, including news, TV, film, radio and more.

Complimentary meals, entertainment and baggage included on every Qantas flight.

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

Complimentary meals, entertainment and baggage included on every Qantas flight.

Enjoy larger portions and a greater menu variety on every flight when you fly with us.

The Qantas Price Promise means great deals when you book on qantas.com.

Book on qantas.com and enjoy the great deals on flights, car hire, activities, hotels and more.

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Important Information

Disclaimer: ‡ The Qantas Walkabout Pass must be booked and ticketed with a Qantas return international fare to Australia or New Zealand and it has the same validity as your international ticket. To include the Qantas Walkabout Pass choose the multi-city option when making your booking at qantas.com. Savings are based on a comparison with the year round fare. At times, there may be sale fares available which may be cheaper than the Qantas Walkabout Pass fare for that routing.

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.

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

~ Qantas activities are provided by Viator. Conditions apply.