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What's the Best Time of Year to Visit Hamilton Island?

Family enjoying the sun on Hamilton Island
Family enjoying the Hamilton Island weather

January to March

With school holidays in January, we have lots of fun activities on-island created especially for families and kids – but if you are a couple looking for some time out, or even if you have kids under school age, February and March are a good time to visit and enjoy some post-Christmas peace and quiet.  It’s very tropical this time of year in Queensland and not uncommon to have some rain showers during the day, but most days turn out to be sunny and hot. Great time for getting out and making the most of all the many tours and activities available on and in the water. Average temperature 30C.

Picturesque Whitehaven Beach near Hamilton Island
Postcard perfect weather

April to June

A stunning time of year – people who live on Hamilton Island say it’s the best time to visit. The weather ranges from mild to warm with less daily rain showers and lots of days with crisp, clear blue skies. These are our favourite months for sending film and photography crews to the island as we have more predictable good weather days as a rule. School Holidays and Easter fall into this period, so once again during these particular times the island sets up to provide for some great family fun. May and June is a particularly nice time for couples, honeymooners, special occasion groups, conferences and weddings as the day-to-day weather temperatures are less variable. June is an official Winter month (as Winter as it gets in Queensland!), so evenings are cooler and there can be rain and strong breezes as you’d expect, but days are often clear and blue – it’s not like the Winter you get in the Southern states. Average temperature 24C. 

Sailing at Hamilton Island Race Week
Yachts at Hamilton Island Race Week

July to September

With School Holidays in July, it’s a busy but fun month and weather is mild to warm with some rain showers. Spring starts early in Queensland and by August, we have beautiful warm breezy weather with clear blue skies. It’s a great time for sailing which is why this is the month we hold our famous annual offshore sailing regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Toward the end of this period as we approach the Summer months, it gets warm and very sunny, but never too hot. Another great time for special occasions groups, conferences and weddings to enjoy the island due to more predictable weather days. Average temperature 23C.

Family holiday fun on Hamilton Island
Kids enjoying the sun on Hamilton Island

October to December

This is the most popular time of year to visit for both couples and families, as it’s the fun end of the year approaching holidays and Christmas. The weather is that typical hot, sunny Queensland weather. These pre-Christmas months are very warm but less tropical than the post-Christmas months – that said as soon as the warmer weather hits in Queensland, the chances of rain showers during the day can increase. But they’re usually short and quick making way for clear, sunny skies – it’s definitely another great time to make the most of getting out and about to see what the region has to offer. December is a fun month with a good mix of island celebrations planned for both couples and families over the Christmas and New Year period. Average temperature 28C.

Year Round Temperature Guide

Average minimum temperatures on Hamilton Island (C°)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
24.9 24.9 24.0 22.6 20.8 18.4 17.6 18.1 19.8 21.8 23.3 24.4
Average maximum temperatures on Hamilton Island (C°)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
30.4 30.1 28.8 27.1 24.8 22.4 21.9 22.9 25.4 27.6 29.1 30.0

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