Island Works

Hamilton Island is continually working to improve our infrastructure and guest experience. Each year we invest millions of dollars to upgrade facilities or to create exciting new concepts.

Current Projects

Airport upgrade - scheduled to be completed by 30 January 2018

Hamilton Island airport is one of the most memorable and arguably most picturesque landing locations in Australia. Originally built in the mid 80’s, regular investment in airport facilities have been made to cater for an increasing number of visitors wishing to explore the Great Barrier Reef.
Construction has commenced on building a new arrivals hall for guests. This includes a new enclosed baggage collection area for guests with a high pitched roof, two automated baggage carousels and greater space for guest comfort. There will be new check-in counters for Holiday Homes, Reef View Hotel and Cruise Whitsunday Ferries. The new layout will also provide operational efficiencies for airline staff and improved flow for guests.
The existing departure halls will receive new carpet, tiles and louvered windows. Airline staff will enjoy new boarding gate counters and the ceiling will be re-sheeted, plastered and painted.
Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of January 2018.

Artist impression of the new Hamilton Island airport arrivals hall currently under construction

Artist impression of the new Hamilton Island airport arrivals hall currently under construction

Baggage Claim

The airport baggage claim area is currently undergoing necessary refurbishment to improve the collection facility, including the introduction of mechanical carousels and replacing the roof structure. These works are due to be completed by mid-January 2018. In the interim, guests arriving to Hamilton Island airport may experience some congestion and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Staff will be on hand to ensure guests experience a quick transition from the airport to your accommodation.

Artist impression of the new baggage carousel under construction


Recently completed work