Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most renowned, family-friendly holiday destinations, with a huge selection of fun, inexpensive and memorable activities to suit all ages.
Take a ride on a go-kart, enjoy a game of mini golf, check the kids in to the Clownfish Club, or spend your day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, or Wild Life Hamilton Island. No matter what interests you and your family, there’s always something to do.
Enjoy some of the stunning, calm waters around Hamilton Island by cruising in your own catamaran - suitable for all skill levels.
Snorkel the fringing reefs around Hamilton Island, and see turtles sculling above the pristine seabed, on a Deep Water Turtle Discovery tour.
Mini Golf can be a great family activity - and the Hamilton Island Mini Golf course is a fantastic maze of plants and palms, with all kinds of fun challenges.
Bushwalking on Hamilton Island is a great way to experience the hidden coves, beautiful views, and various picnic spots scattered throughout the bushland.
Explore the pristine waters around Hamilton Island at your own pace, by hiring a sea kayak or stand-up paddleboard from Hamilton Island Beach Sports.
In between rest and relaxation, the Hamilton Island Sports Club offers a whole range of fun ways to work up a sweat!
Make the most of the underwater scenery around Hamilton Island by hiring snorkel equipment from Catseye Beach.
Enjoy a game of tennis on one of Hamilton Island’s six quality tennis courts. There’s no need to bring your racquet or balls as they can be hired on the island.
For a unique and unforgettable holiday activity, Hamilton Island offers year-round art classes, which are suitable for all ages and levels of experience.
Enjoy the magnificent scenery around Hamilton Island, and have fun cruising across the waves, with a windsurfing adventure off Catseye Beach.
For a fun and unique holiday activity, why not try your hand at indoor bowling, at Hamilton Island’s bowling alley?
Make the most of holidaying in a car-free destination, and explore the island at your own pace, with a Hamilton Island golf buggy. (Subject to availability)
Leave your little ones in experienced, trusted hands at the Clownfish Club, and enjoy some precious, child-free time on Hamilton Island.
Discover all the colour, diversity and vibrancy of the Great Barrier Reef with this family-friendly day trip from Hamilton Island.
Spend the night out on the Great Barrier Reef, see the sun set over the ocean, and watch the reef come alive after dark, with this unforgettable Great Barrier Reef Reefsleep Experience.
Explore the beautiful waters between Dent and Hamilton Islands at your own pace, by hiring your own dinghy for either a half-day or a full-day adventure.
Explore some of the most pristine and secluded sections of the Great Barrier Reef with this unforgettable and exclusive day trip from Hamilton Island.
Discover the spectacular beauty of the Whitsundays from above and below the water, with this sailing and snorkelling adventure.
Discover the magnificent and world-famous Whitehaven Beach, with this family-friendly Sail and Swim at Whitehaven Beach experience.
Experience the spectacular underwater scenery of the Whitsundays with this half-day dive and snorkel tour from Hamilton Island.
Enjoy all the fun, excitement and speed of go-karting - on Hamilton Island’s purpose-built racetrack.
Make the most of your golfing holiday by practicing your swing at the family-friendly, Golf Driving Range.
Whether it’s for a special occasion, or simply as a way of remembering, Hamilton Island Photography offers a professional and customised photography service.
Fishtail, spin and twist on Hamilton Island’s adrenalin pumping jet boat! Take a 30 minute, thrilling ride on board Jetryder, in the protected waters around the island.
If you’re looking for a unique holiday activity, parasailing offers a thrilling and spectacular way to see Hamilton Island - from above!
If you'd like to experience the pristine beauty of Whitehaven Beach, and the magnificent marine life around Chalkies Beach, the Reef Ryder 2 in 1 tour offers you the best of both worlds.
Add adventure to your tropical island holiday, with some exciting waterskiing, wakeboarding, or a tube ride, in the calm waters surrounding Hamilton Island.
If you’re looking for some adventure on your Hamilton Island holiday, you can’t go past a thrilling jet ski tour of the Whitsundays.
Late on selected afternoons, Hamilton Island hosts Marina Daze - a selection of live music performances on the lawns overlooking the Hamilton Island Marina.
If your kids have a love of adventure, Hamilton Island’s Quads for Kids will get their adrenalin flowing, in a controlled and safe setting.
For a tranquil, close-to-nature experience on the water, join a Sea Kayaking tour over the Whitsundays’ magnificent coral reefs.
There isn’t a more perfect destination in the world to learn how to sail than the Whitsundays. Hamilton Island is home to Sunsail Whitsundays Sailing School, which offers both novice and intermediate learn to sail courses.
Get up close to iconic Australian wildlife - including koalas, kangaroos and a crocodile, at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island.
Ways to enjoy some family fun on Hamilton Island:
Take a tour
Hamilton Island offers a huge selection of tours that are suitable for the whole family - including day trips to Reefworld on the Great Barrier Reef, as well as to world-renowned Whitehaven Beach. Ask at the Hamilton Island Tour Desk about which tours are the most suitable for your family.
Get involved in an organised activity
From art classes to sports activities, Hamilton Island regularly hosts a whole selection of kids’ activities and games, suitable for all ages.
Enjoy some child-free time
Make the most of the island’s Clownfish Club childcare facility, which is suitable for any children from 6 weeks to 14 years of age.
Visit one of the family-friendly attractions
Across the island, there are several popular attractions that are fun for both adults and kids - including a bowling alley, go-kart track, wildlife park, aquatic diving range, mini golf course and much more.
Enjoy some watersports
There are also plenty of child-friendly ways to enjoy the waters around Hamilton Island, including windsurfing, sea kayaking, snorkelling and more.