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Activities and Things To Do on Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island has more than 60 activities to choose from, with sports, adventures, and experiences for every interest and energy level. 

Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef and nearby Whitehaven Beach, sail a yacht through the Whitsundays, play a round of golf on one of Australia’s premier courses, snorkel the reef ... or relax at a spa or by one of the many island pools and do nothing at all.

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Browse all Hamilton Island Activities

Couple on Stand Up Paddle BoardDo you already know what you are looking for? View Hamilton Island's entire activity and tour offering and choose from more than 60 activities and things to do during your Great Barrier Reef holiday to Hamilton Island.

Browse our A to Z listing on Hamilton Island holiday activities

Complimentary Activities

Catamarans on Catseye Beach

Guests staying at qualia, Beach Club, Reef View Hotel, Palm Bungalows and holiday rentals booked through Hamilton Island Real Estate enjoy a range of FREE activities. Read more about our FREE holiday activities


Hamilton Island Golf Club

Hamilton Island Golf Club is just a five-minute ferry ride away on neighbouring Dent Island. Challenge yourself to a round on the world class par 71, 18-hole championship course. Explore our course and find out more

Beauty and Wellness

A relaxing holiday destination in Australia

Relax and rejuvenate with a massage or pampering spa treatment at Spa wumurdaylin or Spa qualia or visit Island Hair and Beauty for a hair or nail treatment. Find out more about Hamilton Island's beauty and wellness offerings


Sailing and Boating in the Whitsundays

From a sunny day trip on the reef to a week-long luxury yacht charter, sailing is the best way to explore the Whitsunday’s 74 tranquil islands. Find out more about Boating activities on Hamilton Island


Watersport activities on Hamilton Island

With the Whitsundays just outside your front door, having fun and games in and on the water is what Hamilton Island is all about. Find out more about our water sports.

On the Land

ATV tours on Hamilton Island

Pulses race and adrenaline levels rise with Hamilton Island’s adventure activities. Race a go-kart like a Formula 1 driver or roar along bush trails on a quad bike. Explore our adrenaline pumping land-based activities

Relax and Unwind

Relax on Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island

Relax and unwind by one of the many island pools, enjoy the sun on Catseye Beach or partake in some shopping Whitsundays style. Find out the best ways to relax on Hamilton Island 

Sports and Fitness

Fitness and gym activities on Hamailton Island

It’s easy to keep up with your fitness regime on Hamilton Island. The Sports Club on Hamilton Island has a fully equipped gym, complete with weights and cardio gear. Find out how to keep fit on Hamilton Island

Family Fun

Practicing your swing at the aqautic golf driving range

Test your skills with a round of mini golf or put the family to the test with a game of aquatic golf. For those after more of a thrill, a visit to the Hamilton Island shooting range is a must. Browse these fun family activities

Tours and Cruises

Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef

Cruise or fly to the Great Barrier Reef or  spend the day on the world’s best beach at Whitehaven Beach, and experience the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands on a day-long cruise. Choose your tour or cruise

Free Audio Tours

Hamilton Island Audio Tours

These Self-guided Audio Tours are the best way to explore the island highlights at your own speed. You can either download the tours to your own device or borrow an iPod from the tour desk. Find out more about our Audio tours of Hamilton Island

Nature and Wildlife

Visit the Koala's at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park

Get back to nature on a island bush walk to one our the many secluded beaches or visit the Wild Life Hamilton Island and meet some of our unique Australian wildlife. Find out more about nature based activities on Hamilton Island

Our Recommended Family Holiday Activities

Take the family on a Dinghy ride around Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is the top location for Queensland family holidays, with all the fun of Great Barrier Reef swimming and snorkelling, boating, bushwalks, wildlife and outdoor family activities.

Whether you’re holidaying with youngsters, school-age kids or teenagers, there are independent activities and adventures for all the family to enjoy, guaranteeing you get the most out of your Queensland holiday on Hamilton Island. Read our recommended family holiday activities

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20% off Hamilton Island Hotels

Stay 5 nights for the price of 4 at the Reef View Hotel or Beach Club. That's 20% off. Limited time only. Learn more

Babymoon Package

4 nights including a la carte breakfast daily, his and hers massage and much more. From $2482 twin share. Learn more

Romantic Escape Package

Accommodation, twilight sail, romantic dinner at one of 3 restaurants and sparkling wine on arrival. From $1634 twin share Learn more

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

4 nights including breakfast and a full day exploring the Great Barrier Reef from $1624 twin share. Learn more

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