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Spend your days sailing, snorkelling or diving around the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands.
Choose from a rotating calendar of popular cultural and sporting events, including outdoor ballet performances, masterclasses with visiting chefs, sailing regattas, ocean swims and more.
Whether it’s lounging by the pool, snorkelling around the reef, or sailing around the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island offers all kinds of ways to relax and unwind.
Sample some of the region’s finest produce, indulge in superb international cuisine or watch the sun setting over the Whitsundays, drink in hand.
With pristine beaches, turquoise water, a selection of bars and restaurants and a whole world of entertainment and activities, Hamilton Island is the ultimate Australian getaway.
Plan your trip based on your personal holiday style. We have a lot on offer, whether you are bringing the kids, holidaying with friends, or in search of romantic island vibes.
Holiday in style
With fresh, contemporary style and VIP service, the recently renovated Beach Club Premium Rooms represent true Australian luxury.
Impressed with the range of food on offer, and the ability to make healthy choices particularly at breakfast.
I loved the privacy of the rooms but also the connection with staff when needed. Also the rooms were just beautiful.
Tanya & Mana Shaw
Spacious and good to have the buggy inclusive. Quiet and relaxing.
Reef View Hotel
The Reef View Hotel staff were very friendly, obliging and courteous whenever we needed anything. The breakfast buffet was very good. Amazing views.
Terence & Lynette Burden
Staff very friendly and helpful. The room was excellent with an amazing view. Very well located.
William & Selvana Younis
The hotel staff; exceptional service, polite, friendly, very helpful and well trained.
It was the most beautiful room I had ever stayed in. The view is amazing!
Yacht Club Villas
The view was excellent, great location being central to main street as well as the resort center. Able to watch both sunrise and sunset.
Lovely and peaceful surroundings. Beautifully presented and well equipped.
Derek & Geraldine McDonough
Staff were amazing friendly helpful and unobtrusive. Bungalow well equipped clean and close to all facilities in a great setting.
Private, spacious, good location.
Everything from the staff, to the facilities to the food was fantastic. We couldn't have been happier.
Steven & Marcy Morris
qualia - World Class Luxury
Elegant, secluded and with breathtaking views, it’s easy to see why qualia is consistently rated one of the best resorts in the world.
Ideal family escape
Large, well-appointed hotel rooms for a truly relaxing island getaway.
Breezy, modern, coastal style
With a tropical vibe and fresh, modern interiors, the Palm Bungalows are the perfect, relaxed Hamilton Island escape.
These spacious, open-plan four bedroom villas offer breathtaking views, and the ultimate in island luxury for families or groups of friends.
qualia - Reef Dive Experience
Discover the incredible natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with this luxurious qualia package.
Closer than you think
2h 30m from Sydney
4h 25m from Canberra
3h from Melbourne
1h 45m from Brisbane
5h 35m from Hobart
5h from Adelaide
37m from Shute Harbour
37m from Airlie Beach
1h 25m from Cairns
Hamilton Island Airport is the gateway to your Whitsundays holiday. The quaint Great Barrier Reef airport handles direct flights daily from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns, operated by Virgin, Jetstar and Qantas.
Passenger ferry services arrive and depart regularly from the Hamilton Island Marina, making it easy to access the mainland and Whitsunday Islands while on your Great Barrier Reef holiday.
Hamilton Island runs a continuous complimentary Island Shuttle service for all island guests. Or, if you prefer to travel at your own pace, you can hire your own buggy to get around Hamilton Island.
Glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.
Bommie Deck, the all-day outdoor bar at the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, is the perfect place for late-afternoon drinks, served with jaw-dropping waterfront views.
Great Barrier Reef
Discover all the colour, diversity and vibrancy of the Great Barrier Reef with this family-friendly day trip from Hamilton Island.
Pack a picnic lunch
Explore secluded, sandy coves, scale the lookout for stunning views, or enjoy a peaceful bush picnic.
10 ways to spoil someone
on Hamilton Island
Special milestones in life deserve a celebration. Here are 10 ways people have marked an occasion, said “I love you” or simply treated someone special while staying on Hamilton Island.
Snorkel or dive
Explore some of the most pristine and secluded sections of the Great Barrier Reef with this unforgettable and exclusive day trip from Hamilton Island.
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