Hamilton Island is the second largest inhabited island in the Whitsunday group and one of the region's star attractions. It's the largest island resort in the South Pacific and boasts an exciting mix of things to see and do. Seven pools, boutiques, galleries, bars, a number of restaurants, over 40 optional activities, walking trails and a koala and wildlife gallery are just a few of its features.
Those Whitsunday-white beaches may lure you to do not much more than pick up a book or a cocktail, but if you're in the mood for something more active there's plenty to keep you busy. Snorkel, jetski, play beach games, sail, play golf, sea kayak, race go karts or even do an art class.
This is high-end relaxation of the golf club and yacht club type, and a visit here won't ever be exactly cheap, but there are enough options on this something-for-everyone island to allow you to tailor your trip.
There is an airport on the island and flights direct from Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney and Melbourne, or you can catch a ferry from the mainland.
Tours & Tickets
Location: Shute Harbour, Whitsundays, Australia
Duration: 2 days
Location: Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Australia
Duration: 9 hours