Perfectly situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, nestled among the 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other.
Getting there is easy with direct flights from Sydney (2hrs), Melbourne (3hrs), Brisbane (1hr) and Cairns (1hr), or connecting flights from all other major Australian cities. By boat, you can take a quick 30 minute transfer to Hamilton Island from Shute Harbour.
In this quintessential aquatic wonderland, you can revel in the very best of everything that is great about Australia: glorious warm weather, azure waters, brilliant white beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, 20km of bushwalking trails, fine food and wines, laid back luxury, unpretentious service, and activities almost too numerous to mention.
Explore one of the wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef, home to some of the most amazing coral formations and marine life ever seen. Whether taking a scenic flight, cruising, diving, snorkelling or simply experiencing the wonder through an underwater viewing chamber, it is truly one of the most exhilarating and magical experiences on the planet.
You can also take a scenic flight to explore the 74 Whitsunday Islands from the air, or sail to famous Whitehaven Beach on a 60ft luxury yacht for a walk through the whitest sand in the world. Get up close and personal with a large collection of native animals including koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles, wombats and frill-necked lizards, then head off on a sunset sea kayaking tour and marvel at the spectacular skies. Or you could simply lounge by one of the many island pools or on beautiful Catseye Beach.
Keep your appetite at bay with a range of restaurants to tempt your tastebuds. From fish and chips by the Marina, to a long lazy lunch at the Beach House, there’s variety in abundance on Hamilton Island. Experience a different cuisine every night if you wish, including Italian, Modern Australian, Asian, serious steaks, wood-fired pizza and, of course, the freshest of seafood. And it’s all fine enough to rival any big city restaurant.
On Hamilton Island, there’s a range of hotels to suit everyone from couples and honeymooners to families and groups of friends. Choose from 3 star island-style garden bungalows, extremely spacious 4 star hotel rooms with amazing views, luxurious and intimate 5 star beachfront rooms, or if you are after a little more independence, choose from a range of self-catering star holiday properties spread throughout the island.
Whether you’re looking for action, relaxation, romance or a fun family getaway, it’s all here, with new experiences and adventures waiting around every corner.
With its absolute beachfront location, the Beach Club offers an intimate experience that is perfect for couples. Set in landscaped gardens, all rooms in this boutique hotel face directly onto Catseye Beach, each with their own private courtyard or balcony.
THE REEF VIEW HOTEL
The Reef View Hotel features extremely spacious, well-appointed rooms all with private balconies overlooking either tropical gardens or the breathtaking vista of the Coal Sea. The upper most floors boast a range of newly refurbished and luxuriously appointed suites. All rooms face the sea complete with outdoor furniture to experience the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
WHITSUNDAY HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
These one bedroom hotel-style serviced apartments located opposite Catseye Beach are ideal for families or holiday-makers that prefer a little independence in thier holiday by combining the convenience of hotel facilities such as mini bar and housekeeping with the flexibility of self-catering features such as a full kitchen.
The Palm Bungalows are a delightful free standing accomodation situated in a palm fringed tropical garden setting, each with its own balcony and outdoor furniture. This is the perfect option for those who want a romantic, affordable island holiday with the added privacy that a garden bungalow provides.
qualia is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. It’s a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. Inside this resort, feel time unravel in exquisitely appointed pavilions that sit in perfect harmony with the rare, natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.
- Bush Walking - over 20Km of trails
- Go Karts
- Golf Driving Range
- Mini Golf
- Target Sports
- Safari tour to Coral Cove
- Relexation Centre
- Sports Club & Gym
- Tennis & Squash
In The Air
- Helicopter, fixed wing & seaplane flights available over the Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef
- Wire Flyer
On The Water
- Full day trips to the Great Barrier Reef
- Half day trips to Whitehaven Beach
- Bareboat & Charter sailing
- Twilight and dinner cruises
- Sea kayaking
- Game fishing
- Dingy hire
- Jetski tours
- Whale watching (July-October)
In The Water
- Scuba diving
- Wakeboarding and water-skiing
- Various island pools
- 10 Restaurants, 6 bars and 1 night club
- 7 pools (beach towels are supplied in your room & at each hotel reception)
- General Store, newsagent, video shop
- Hairdresser and beautician
- Medical Centre, National Australia Bank and ATM's
- Post Office, Pharmacy, Frorist, Chapel
Hamilton Island Map
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- Hamilton Island Golf
- Marina Village
- Catseye Beach
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