Explore the Great Barrier Reef

Whether you want to snorkel, dive, sail or even visit by helicopter, we offer plenty of memorable ways to explore the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

Sail the Whitsundays Island activities

From romantic sunset sailing, to day-trips to Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island offers a whole range of ways to explore the Whitsunday Islands.

Plan before you leave Island activities

Make the most of your time on the island by pre-planning your stay.

Need help choosing your activities? Island activities

The Hamilton Island Tour Desk can suggest a range of activities and tours to suit you.

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.

Pack a picnic lunch

Explore secluded, sandy coves, scale the lookout for stunning views, or enjoy a peaceful bush picnic.

See all nature and wildlife

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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, kayaks, paddleboards, 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.