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.

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. The pontoon offers undercover seating and tables, sun decks, freshwater showers and changing rooms. 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. Optional activities are also available including onboard massage service, certified and introductory scuba diving and helicopter scenic flights (all optional activities at own expense). Enjoy lunch on board. Cruise concludes at approximately 5.00pm at Hamilton Island Marina.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out and your skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to the world famous Whitehaven Beach. Afternoon tea is included onboard. 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. Transfer back to Hamilton Island, where cruise concludes at approximately 5.00pm

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.

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.

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.

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.

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