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Hamilton Island's location off the Queensland coast

On the Edge of the Great Barrier Reef 

Talk about position! Hamilton Island is the premier resort destination in the Whitsundays, the gateway hub for diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. The Queensland coast is just 16 kilometres away, and direct holiday flights land at Hamilton Island’s airport from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns.

The holiday starts as soon as you arrive at Hamilton Island, the main entry point for the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. The reef’s spectacular diving, marine life and corals are an easy two-hour cruise from Hamilton Island, and pristine Whitehaven Beach is the perfect half-day excursion.

Queensland

Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island

Australia’s holiday state is a year-round destination for subtropical vacations. With its art galleries and packed events calendar, Brisbane is one of Australia’s cultural capitals. The Surfers Paradise theme parks are a huge hit with families, the coast is lined with beaches and laidback resorts, and just offshore lies the coral wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef aerial photo from helicopter charter

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with dolphins and angel fish as your guide, or scuba dive into coral canyons with rays and turtles. Bareboat sail from island to island, or see the Reef from above on a scenic flight. From above or below, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s true natural wonders.

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Whitsunday Islands

Yacht charter in the Whitsunday Island

With more than 70 islands to choose from, chances are you’ll find your perfect island paradise in the Whitsundays. Yachties sail from island to island, snorkellers dive the Great Barrier Reef and beach-lovers make a pilgrimage to picture-perfect Whitehaven Beach.

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Whitehaven Beach

Hills Inlet on Whitsunday Island

Discover the world’s most beautiful beach – Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven’s kilometres of pure white sand, sheltered azure water and pristine bushland are just 30 minutes from Hamilton Island by high-speed catamaran.

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Dent Island

Dent Island golf course

A day of golfing, fine-dining, fishing, kayaking or snorkelling is just minutes away from Hamilton Island on neighbouring Dent Island. Tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Course, Australia’s only championship island course, or relax over lunch in the Clubhouse.

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Airlie Beach

Ferry departure times

Spend the day on the Whitsunday coast at the Queensland holiday town of Airlie Beach. Swim with the family in the lifeguard patrolled lagoon, visit the Saturday-morning market, stroll through tropical rainforest or sit back and relax in Airlie Beach’s waterfront bars.

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 Holiday Packages

Golf & Spa in Paradise

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

Romantic Escape Package

Accommodation, twilight sail, romantic dinner at one of 3 restaurants and sparkling wine on arrival. From $1634 twin share Learn more

Unlimited Golf Getaway

Package includes 4 nights accommodation and unlimited golf from $2116 twin share. Learn more

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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