About Hamilton Island

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most spectacular and sought-after holiday destinations. With pristine white sand beaches and an abundance of marine life, Hamilton Island is a perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and world-famous Whitehaven Beach.

With its idyllic island location, variety of accommodation, array of dining options and over 60 different activities, Hamilton Island offers a world of choice.

Throughout the year, Hamilton Island hosts several exciting and diverse cultural and sporting events including the Hamilton Island Endurance Series. Spanning four endurance events including the Stamford Financial Hilly Marathon, Great Whitehaven Beach Run, Fujifilm Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim, Hamilton Island is the perfect place to push yourself in paradise.

 

 
Residents
1,000
Timezone
UTC+10

Getting There

With direct flights daily from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Cairns to Hamilton Island flying Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar, you can be pool side before lunch time.

Passenger ferries also service Hamilton Island from Airlie Beach; the 60-minute ride is a scenic journey through the turquoise Whitsunday waters with more than a dozen trips daily.

 

Accommodation and Things to Do

With six different styles of accommodation available, Hamilton Island offers the ultimate in Australian luxury to family-friendly apartments and holiday homes.

Aside from watersports and recreational activities, Hamilton Island offers a wide array of bars and restaurants, and holds cultural exhibitions and performances year-round. The Hamilton Island Golf Club is the only Australian 18-hole championship course on its own island