Great Barrier Reef Holidays on Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island is the perfect destination for your next Great Barrier Reef Holiday
Situated on the edge of Queensland's iconic Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is the leading island holiday destination within Australia. With direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Cairns, getting to Hamilton Island is a breeze.
Set amongst Queensland's 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers a holiday experience like no other: fine food and wine, beautiful weather, brilliant beaches and activities; almost too many to mention. Your Great Barrier Reef holiday starts upon landing at Hamilton Island Airport where you are whisked away to your accommodation aboard our complimentary air-conditioned shuttle buses. Once in your hotel you will have full access to our resort facilities including numerous pools, water sports, golf course, walking tracks and pristine beaches.
Hamilton Island is the gateway for Great Barrier Reef tours, your launching pad for cruises and flights to the world’s largest coral reef. The fragile ecosystem is home to the world’s most diverse plant and animal life, with soft and hard corals, hundreds of species of fish, turtles and visiting dolphins and whales.
Hotels, Resorts and Accommodation on Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island has a range of accommodation styles specifically designed to match your holiday needs and budget. Whether you are looking to completely indulge at qualia, one of Australia's most luxurious hotels and resorts or enjoy a family holiday at one of the many holiday homes or apartments on the island, Hamilton Island has something for everyone.
Your accommodation options on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef include the following hotels, resorts and holiday rentals.
- qualia - Hamilton Island's luxuriously appointed resort on the northern most tip of the island
- Beach Club - a adults only retreat perfectly suited to romantic getaways. Privately located overlooking Catseye Beach
- Reef View Hotel - 4 star accommodation overlooking Catseye Beach
- Palm Bungalows - free standing tropical island bungalows. Affordable accommodation in a romantic setting
- Holiday Rentals – 1 - 4 bedroom holiday rentals scattered across the island
Dive and Snorkel around the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Queensland, Australia is home to over 3000 reef systems and an amazing array of marine life. Hamilton Island tour desk offers holiday guests a range of snorkelling and diving tours and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef and neighbouring Whitsunday Islands. Whether you’re a certified diver or a learner, you can enjoy face-to-face encounters with over 400 types of coral, more than 1500 species of tropical fish, sea turtles, molluscs, dolphins and century-old giant clams. Hamilton Island offers snorkeling and dive tours to Reefworld with Fantasea Cruises. Reefworld tours are fully supervised with all equipment provided and are great for guests of all skill levels.
Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights
The Great Barrier Reef is just as beautiful from above the water. Zoom over the jewel-coloured reef in a sightseeing helicopter, or fly to Reefworld to go Whitsunday diving and snorkelling over the corals. Viewing the Great Barrier Reef from the air is the only way to appreciate the reef’s huge scale, and you’ll run out of words to describe the colour blue as you fly over the sparkling lagoons and cays of the Whitsundays.
The Bare Essentials
It would be almost impossible to do everything on even an extended visit to Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef, but for those wanting to get a good 'feel' for the area, below are some essential elements to any Great Barrier Reef holiday on Hamilton Island.
Fly by helicopter over one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Find out more about pricing and availability.
Spend a day snorkelling and exploring the reef aboard Reefworld. Read more about pricing and departure times