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.