About Hamilton Island, Facilities and Activities

Hamilton Island, part of the Whitsundays, a group of 74 islands, is just off the Queensland coast. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and with its idyllic tropical setting, Hamilton Island is the perfect island breakaway. Whether you have in mind a short breakaway from the city, a romantic setting for your dream wedding or a conference with an amazing view, you can find it here on Hamilton Island.

As a year round resort, Hamilton Island has something for everyone: whether you prefer to laze by the pool sipping strawberry daquiris, pamper yourself in the newly built Wumurdaylin Spa or enjoy the thrill of Jet-Boating, sailing, diving or snorkelling, the choice is entirely yours!

There are events throughout the year, to keep everyone entertained: from the Australian Ballet at beautiful ‘qualia’ resort to the excitement of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, there is always a spectacle. Take one of the daily cruises to the Great Barrier Reef with diving, snorkelling and for the non-swimmers: there’s even an underwater viewing chamber!

The entire Whitsunday Island group has gorgeous white sandy beaches and luscious natural bush-walks to explore or if you love sailing, great conditions and exquisite surrounds. With a year round tropical climate and only a two hour, direct flight from Sydney – it is the ideal tropical destination.

These amazing surrounds also make Hamilton Island the perfect setting for your tropical island wedding. From beautiful white sandy beaches such as Whitehaven, to the idyllic Hamilton Island Chapel and everything in between, Hamilton Island has a perfect setting for any wedding.

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Travelling to Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is easily accessible with direct flights from Sydney (two hours), Melbourne (three hours), Brisbane and Cairns (one hour) with easy connecting flights from all other capital cities. Both Virgin and Jetstar airlines fly directly in to Hamilton Island Airport. Qantas also fly directly to Hamilton Island, from Cairns only.

Coming by road is easy too: there are frequent ferries throughout the day, from Shute Harbour (just a 15 minute drive from Airlie Beach). We are 150kms north of Mackay and approximately 350kms south of Townsville.

Property and Island Facilities

• Bars
• BBQ Facilities at Properties
• Boat Ramp
• Car park
• Child Activities
• Communal Facilities
• Cots Available
• Courtesy transfer
• Foreign Currency Exchange
• Gas
• Gymnasium
• High Chair
• Ice
• Laundry at Properties
• Nightcall Button
   (at Whitsunday Apartments)
• Non Smoking Floor
• Outdoor furniture
• Restaurants
• Safety deposit box
• Spa
• Swimming Pool at Property
• Tennis Courts
• Tour Desk
• TV/Lounge Area


• Diving
• Fishing
• Golf
• Kayaking
• Swimming
• Snorkelling
• Sailing
• Tennis
• Water Sports

Child Care

There is a Kids’ Club open from 9.00 a.m. To 5.00 p.m. and private babysitting is also available.


There are facilities to cater for guests with a disabilities.


If you have any questions on the facilities available that are not covered here, please feel free to Email Us or call us on:

+61 403082879

Hamilton Island Activities

Set amidst the pristine surroundings of Hamilton Island,
there are a multitude of activities to participate in


Hamilton Island Golf Club is a short, five-minute ferry ride away on neighbouring Dent Island. The world-class par 71, 18-hole championship course makes the most of the island’s valleys and ridges, with a challenging layout and 360 degree views of Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays. To celebrate that eagle or hole-in-one round, relax with a leisurely meal in the clubhouse restaurant and bar.

Sailing and boating

Sailing is the best way to explore the Whitsunday’s 74 tranquil islands and beautiful beaches. With a choice of bareboat yachting, skippered catamaran cruising and fully crewed motor yacht charters, there’s a tailor-made boating experience to suit every sailor. If your preference is luxury cruising, then Alani ‘Sunseeker 82’ is for you.


Fun day trips and exciting overnight excursions depart frequently from Hamilton Island. Fly over the amazing natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef on a scenic flight and see Heart Reef, Hill Inlet. Spend the day on the world famous pure white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach.


Take a day cruise and dive on the Great Barrier Reef or choose an exciting sailing adventure.
Dine in comfort and style under the stars on board the traditional Denison Star – all are an experience to make your holiday on Hamilton Island memorable. There are plenty to choose from.


Hamilton Island is naturally all about the water: Swimming, snorkelling over the coral of the Great Barrier Reef, diving amongst tropical fish, you may see turtles and the occasional dolphin. Winter is ‘Whale watching’ season and throughout that time, there are daily cruises to watch these magnificent mammals at play. Off the water; there are plenty of games to play on a white sandy beach.


There are many adrenalin pumping adventure activities on Hamilton Island: Jet-boating, Go-kart racing, Quad bike excursions. For a more leisurely pace, put on your hiking shoes for a bushwalk to Passage Peak, take a sea-kayak tour or do some gentle fishing or exploring in a dinghy.


No need to lose your fitness on holiday! The Sports Club on Hamilton Island has a fully equipped gym, complete with weights and cardio gear. There are also several courts, if you fancy a game of tennis or squash. The sea-kayaking tours are also a great way to keep fit. Throughout the year, there are a growing number of events on Hamilton Island: Sailing regattas, running or swimming races and a triathlon.


Discover the island’s diverse flora and fauna along several different trail walks, including -for the more adventurous -a hill walk to Passage Peak. From here you will have sweeping views of the island and surrounding Coral Sea. Hamilton island really is a photographer’s paradise!


There are many restaurants to choose from on Hamilton Island. From elegant fine-dining at the Yacht Club or Beach Club’s romantic setting to qualia’s Pebble Beach restaurant.
For a more relaxed setting; try wood-fired pizzas from Manta Ray cafe or the Steak-house: there are restaurants to suit every taste!


Hamilton Island also has all the conveniences of a small town: Post Office, Bank, Pharmacy, General Store and Bottle Shop and a newsagency, all situated in the Marina Village. There are also various boutiques in the Resort area, souvenir and gift stores.