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Hamilton Island Events 

Special Events on Hamilton Island

The Major Events Capital of the Great Barrier Reef

On the water or on the land, from sporting highlights to cultural performances, Hamilton Island hosts a lively calendar of events throughout the year.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service

All are welcome to join residents, guests and dignitaries at the Outrigger Function Centre at 5:30am for a special ANZAC Day Memorial Service.

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Stamford Financial Hilly Half Marathon

The annual Hilly Half Marathon takes to Hamilton Island’s challenging hills every May, with prizes and a kids fun run.

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Mothers Day Classic

What better way to spoil your mum than to whisk her away to beautiful Hamilton Island for Mothers Day and participate in one of Australia’s best charity events – The Mothers Day Classic.

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Gatorade Clash of the Paddles


Formerly the annual Hamilton Cup, one of the world’s toughest outrigger canoe racing events, the Gatorade Clash of the Paddles is run over four exciting days, where competitive outriggers are joined by athletes from four other popular paddle disciplines; Surf Ski, Dragon Boating, Stand-Up Paddling and Board Paddling.

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The Great Whitehaven Beach Run

Take to the pristine sands of famous Whitehaven Beach for the inaugural Great Whitehaven Beach Run. Challenge yourself to a full half marathon, the 5.5km run from Hill Inlet along the length of Whitehaven Beach, or a shorter fun run. Team events and a junior run makes this sporting event one for the whole family.

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Away the Art of Photography


Whether amateur or professional, this workshop is for you! Spend time in the field, working hands on with two of Australia’s best known photographers and leading industry people in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, Hamilton Island.

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week


Every August, Hamilton Island Race Week draws yachts from around the globe to the Whitsundays. In addition to the excitement of offshore racing, a vibrant program of social events is held on land to celebrate Australia’s largest yachting regatta.

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The Australian Ballet – pas de deux in paradise


Go behind the scenes with The Australian Ballet, and attend an exclusive outdoor performance by this world-renowned dance company at qualia, Hamilton Island’s luxury resort.

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Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon & Ocean Swim


The Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim is held in some of the Whitsunday’s most iconic locations, with four challenging events held over 2 days.

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Babymoon Package

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

Golf & Spa in Paradise

Perfect for couples. Stay 4 nights with one round of golf and one massage. From $1532 twin share. Learn more

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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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