HAMILTON ISLAND

Award winning sailing, diving and luxury resorts.

Who says you have to park yourself on a beach chair with a book for it to be a beach holiday? Hamilton is the ultimate get-out-there beach experience, packed full of enticing water sports and stunning coastal landscapes waiting to be explored. Make your way around the perfect summer destination on a seaplane, jetski, ATV, or come in from above on a Tandem Skydive. It is also near the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most beautiful marine landscapes in the world, where people visit from all around the world to scuba dive and snorkel. For a truly authentic Australian beach holiday, Hamilton is the perfect place to visit.  

TOP THINGS TO DO IN HAMILTON ISLAND

These are popular activities to do in Hamilton Island. We can help you choose.

Passage Peak: The Peak will put you to work on this lengthy hike, especially during the infamously difficult last kilometer. However, at the top, you are rewarded with a breathtaking 360-degree view of Hamilton island and the surrounding islands.

Hiking

Great Barrier Reef Adventure: Board your Cruise Whitsundays Reef vessel at Hamilton Island Marina to commence a full day Great Barrier Reef Adventure. Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands enroute to Hardy Reef where you spend over 3 hours on the reef pontoon. There are a range of activities available including an underwater viewing chamber, semi-submersible rides for coral viewing and full use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, as well as presentations by reef experts.

Great Barrier Reef

Catseye Beach: Staying in a nearby resort will grant you free access to all the summer beach essentials at Catseye Beach- canoeing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and more. Catseye Beach is truly an authentic Australian Summer experience, with plenty of activities for you to choose from.

Beach activities

WILD LIFE Hamilton Island: The WILD LIFE zoo allows you to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most iconic animals- including a cuddling session with your very own koala! Get a free guided tour (with admission) around the park and make the most out of your visit by learning about the wildlife that makes Australia so special.

Koala

Whitehaven Beach Raft Tour: Take a day tour out to the secluded and summery Whitehaven beach. Upon arrival, how you spend the day is your choice- head inland for a hike or chill out on the beach and snorkel. Either way you’re sure to enjoy your time on the uncrowded slice of beach.

Whitehaven Beach

Seaplane Tour: Catch a bird’s eye view of Whitehaven beach and the Great Barrier Reef, coupled with an informative commentary from your pilot on an enticing Seaplane Tour around Whitsundays!

Seaplane

ATV Tour: What better way to tour the island than on a speedy ATV or 4WD adventure! From ages 8 and up, you and your friends can drive up to secluded lookout points and beaches with a guided tour of the island.

ATV

½ Day Tour to Whitehaven Beach: Board your Cruise Whitsundays vessel at Hamilton Island Marina to commence an afternoon Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach cruise. Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to the world famous Whitehaven Beach. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sand stretch for over seven kilometers along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Enjoy time to wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or swim in the azure waters.

Whitehaven Beach

Sunset Sail: This is a one and a half hour sunset tour on a custom designed, spacious sailing catamaran. Relax and unwind with complimentary beverages and light nibbles whilst enjoying a spectacular sunset over the Whitsunday Islands.

Sunset

Sail and Swim on Catamaran:This is a part day tour on a custom designed, spacious sailing catamaran. Travel time each way is around one to one and a half hours allowing you to enjoy the spectacular Whitsunday Islands. You will spend two hours on the southern end of world famous Whitehaven Beach, with time to appreciate the crystal clear water and pristine silica sand.

Sail on a catamaran

Jetski Tour: From Airlie Beach hop on a jet ski tour of the Whitsunday Islands for an unforgettable experience of this tropical paradise. Zip past picturesque coves and beaches as you learn from your expert guide about the region. The three tour options suit beginning and experienced riders: take a shorter morning or afternoon tour around Pioneer Bay; or upgrade to a longer two island jet ski adventure that visits the natural scenic waterways of South Molle and Daydream Islands. Numbers are limited to 20 people for a small-group experience.

Jetski

Tandem Skydive: Experience the thrill of falling at over 136 miles (220 kilometers) per hour for up to 60 seconds, before floating for 5-7 minutes above the turquoise waters and pretty coastlines of the Whitsunday Islands. If you’re concerned about safety, relax knowing that the team at Airlie Beach Tandem Skydive includes Australian and world-champion skydivers. Skydiving will always be a memorable experience; make it even better by skydiving in this beautiful location.

Tandem skydive
Whitehaven Beach

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