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Things to do on Hamilton Island

We want you to enjoy your holiday, your way. It’s why we offer all sorts of options for both relaxation and adventure. In fact, there are over 60 great ways to enjoy Hamilton Island, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Whitsundays. 

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

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Things to see and do on Hamilton Island:

Put your feet up

With the beautiful Catseye beach, and several pools, sun decks, landscaped gardens and incredible views, Hamilton Island makes it incredibly easy to while away the hours with nothing more than a good book and drink in hand.

Sail the Whitsundays

Take one of our tours around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, and visit the world-famous Whitehaven Beach.

Visit the Great Barrier Reef

Whether you want to sail, snorkel, dive or even tour by helicopter, Hamilton Island is the perfect base from which to explore this natural wonder.  

Play a round of golf

Hamilton Island Golf Club is the only Australian 18-hole championship course on its own island. 


If you’re feeling active, you can take advantage of the island’s complimentary catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment.

Enjoy great bars and restaurants  

Sample fresh, regional produce, or relax with a drink in hand, at Hamilton Island’s many renowned restaurants and bars. 

Take a class at the Art Gallery

The Hamilton Island Art Gallery is the perfect setting to unleash your inner creativity and learn from our resident artist, using the beautiful Whitsunday Islands as your inspiration.  

Hamilton Island

In the heart of the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is the perfect base for exploring Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: one of the natural wonders of the world.