Cruise Whitsundays - Hamilton Island Nature Escape

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Destination Hamilton Island
Departure Location Airlie Beach - Abell Point Marina
Departure Days Everyday
Departure Time 7.00am
Return Time 6.10pm
Trip Length Full Day
Season Rates Valid for travel between 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020
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Here's why you will love exploring Hamilton Island with this Nature Escape Day Tour

Hamilton Island boasts an array of natural beauty from its incredible ocean views, beautiful wildlife, and unique bushwalks- this day out is sure to be an amazing one for the whole family!

Australian wildlife is so unique, and Hamilton Island is no different. As you walk the stunning nature trails keep a look out for the many wallabies, goannas, sea eagles, kites, ospreys, sulphur-crested cockatoos, kookaburras and koalas that roam the area.

This tour is best enjoyed on foot and at your own pace but some of the features are:

  • 1. Breakfast with koalas at the Koala Café;
  • 2. Picnic lunch at one of the island’s scenic picnic locations;
  • 3. Exquisite natural beauty; and
  • 4. Secluded swimming and relaxation spots.

We recommend the following hiking trails for varying levels of fitness and awesome Whitsunday views:

Passage Peak
A challenging but rewarding climb, Passage Peak begins on the Scenic Trail towards Saddle Trail and is approximately 2,650m of bush track. There are points to pause on your way- each also offering impressive views across the Coral Sea. The biggest treat though is at the top- a dazzling panoramic view leaving you breathless (and not just from the climb!). If you download the Hamilton Island app you will be able to enjoy a detailed audio guide on your 90 minute round trip.

South East Head Trail
Starting at the Scenic Trail entrance at the east end of Catseye Beach, follow the trail to Saddle Junction and up the trail toward Passage Peak where you will see the sign for South East Head. The first section of trail winds to a lookout which casts over the Resort and Catseye Beach.

From this point, continue until you reach a steep hill and follow signs to the right to avoid the rocky outcrop. The signage will lead you on an easy 600m walk to Cabbage Tree Junction and the final section. You can enjoy water views the entire way down to South East Head and a forest of stunning native grass trees.

One Tree Hill
Just 20 minutes uphill from Hamilton Island Marina, One Tree Hill has incredible panoramic views across the Whitsunday Passage and back towards the mainland.

Please consider weather conditions including your levels of hydration and sun-protection.
The hiking trails do not have toilets.
Fires are strictly prohibited on the island.
Rubbish is to be taken with you- please bring a plastic bag or consider rubbish free snacks.

*Please note: meals are not provided for infants and entry into WILDLIFE Hamilton Island is not included. Please pre-book if you wish to include this as part of your tour.

Cruise Whitsundays - Hamilton Island Nature Escape Tour Plan

1. Cruise through the amazing crystal-clear waters of the Whitsunday Islands past North and South Molle Islands towards Hamilton. Your friendly crew will greet you on the island and transfer you to WILDLIFE Hamilton Island’s Koala Café for breakfast.

2. If you wish for more koala time- stay at WILDLIFE for a cuddle or to get close with a range of other Australian creatures. Entry to the main part of the park is not included in you tour price.

3. Next take the hike to either Passage Peak, Southeast Head Trail, or the famous One Tree Hill! All options boast incredible views as rewards for your efforts. If uphill hikes aren’t your thing you may choose to stroll across Catseye Beach and enjoy a swim in the ocean or Hamilton Island resort pool.

4. Hamilton Island offers free courtesy buses to take you around the island. At the end of the day, make your way back to the Cruise Whitsundays terminal for your return to Airlie Beach.

Please Note: This is a sample tour plan; your itinerary is based on the weather and tidal conditions experienced at the time of travel.

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Cruise Whitsundays - Hamilton Island Nature Escape

  • Packed lunch with a view or at the Marina Tavern
  • Cruise around the island on shuttle buses
  • Full use of pool and beach areas

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All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices valid for travel from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 where stated.Child fares are for children aged between the ages of 4 to 14 inclusive.Infants under 4 travel FOC but must be advised at time of booking. With the exception of Great Barrier Reef Adventures and Camira Sailing Adventure infant meals are not included on Day Cruises.All inclusions are as indicated on the websites at time of travel. If not stated as included the item/s are at guests own cost.Cruise Whitsundays reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.All cruises are subject to sea and weather conditions particularly in the interest of passenger safety.Should the company be forced to cancel a cruise our liability is limited to offering an alternative cruise or appropriate refund no greater than the fare paid.Cruise Whitsundays cannot be held responsible for missed flights or consequent costs due to late arrival at airline check-in counter whatever the cause.Travel insurance is recommended for all bookings.The company shall not be held responsible for any property loss or damage and/or any claim resulting from personal injury or death arising whilst travelling with the company, participating in activities, on the vessel or pontoon or other company property. This disclaimer applies irrespective of the cause.Where another company or persons operate the service such as transfers, diving and helicopter flights, Cruise Whitsundays is acting only as a Sales Agent. Responsibility and liability for the operation lies with that operator.Payment and Cancellation fees:Day Cruises: No show and 24 hours or less notice cancellation is 100% of fare. 24 hours - 48 hours 50% of fare. Transfer to another Cruise Whitsundays cruise with more than 48 hours’ notice incurs no fee and is subject to availability. Transfer to another Cruise Whitsundays cruise with less than 48 hours’ notice is subject to availability and if new fare is less then no refund will be made and if new fare is higher payment of the difference is required.

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