Browse all Holiday Activities and Tours on Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef and The Whitsundays

With a choice of over 65 different activities available on and around Hamilton Island, there’s something to appeal to holiday makers of all ages and interests. Whether you’re joining us to relax by the pool or to explore the Whitsundays - or a bit of both - we are here to help you plan your holiday, your way.
Choose from a range of activities, including beach sports, kid’s activities, group fitness classes, evening entertainment and more! You can also see our daily activity guide for times and location. 

Alani Charters

Explore the vibrancy and beauty of the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef at your own pace, and in your own style, by chartering a luxury motor yacht from Alani Charters.

All Saints Chapel

Perched on the hillside overlooking Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island’s quaint All Saints Chapel is the perfect spot for a romantic island wedding.

Bougainvillea Pool

Offering a truly tropical experience, the Bougainvillea Pool - hidden behind Catseye Beach - is the perfect spot for family fun, and holiday relaxation.

Catamaran Hire

Enjoy some of the stunning, calm waters around Hamilton Island by cruising in your own catamaran - suitable for all skill levels.

Mini Golf

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.

Art Classes

For a unique and unforgettable holiday activity, Hamilton Island offers year-round art classes, which are suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

Deep Water Turtle Discovery

Snorkel the fringing reefs around Hamilton Island, and see turtles sculling above the pristine seabed, on a Deep Water Turtle Discovery tour.

Resort Centre

Located in the heart of the resort, the Hamilton Island Resort Centre is home to a range of key island attractions - including renowned restaurants, a bar, boutique shops, the Main Pool, the Hamilton Island Tour Desk, and more.

Sports Club

In between rest and relaxation, the Hamilton Island Sports Club offers a whole range of fun ways to work up a sweat!

AWOL Luxury Charters

Relax and unwind in the serene environment surrounded by nature’s finest white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise water.


Bushwalking on Hamilton Island is a great way to experience the hidden coves, beautiful views, and various picnic spots scattered throughout the bushland.

Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Hire

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.

Tennis Court Hire

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.

Catseye Beach

The long, picturesque curve of Catseye Beach is an ideal spot for relaxing and enjoying a whole range of watersports on Hamilton Island.

Snorkel Hire

Make the most of the underwater scenery around Hamilton Island by hiring snorkel equipment from Catseye Beach.

Bowling Alley

For a fun and unique holiday activity, why not try your hand at indoor bowling, at Hamilton Island’s bowling alley?

Main Pool

Enjoy a drink from the swim-up bar, and relax in tropical surroundings, at the island’s large, free-form main pool.


Enjoy the magnificent scenery around Hamilton Island, and have fun cruising across the waves, with a windsurfing adventure off Catseye Beach.

Buggy Hire

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)

Sails Pool

Located alongside the renowned Sails restaurant, the Sails Pool is a popular spot to while away the hours on Hamilton Island.

Clownfish Club

Leave your little ones in experienced, trusted hands at the Clownfish Club, and enjoy some precious, child-free time on Hamilton Island.

Reef View Hotel Pool

Exclusive to guests staying at Hamilton Island’s largest hotel, and situated alongside lovely tropical gardens, the Reef View Pool is a tranquil spot for relaxing into island life.

Cruise Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Adventures

Discover all the colour, diversity and vibrancy of the Great Barrier Reef with this family-friendly day trip from Hamilton Island.

Cruise Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Reefsleep Experience

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.

Cruise Whitsundays Picnic on Whitehaven Part Day Cruise

Experience a scenic cruise through the Whitsunday Islands National Park and enjoy a picnic lunch on the world famous Whitehaven Beach.

Cruise Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island Full Day

On this unforgettable, family-friendly day trip, you will cruise to the pristine Whitehaven Beach, and to nearby Daydream Island on a comfortable and fully-equipped catamaran.

Cruise Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach Half Day

Cruise in air-conditioned comfort and experience one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with this half-day trip to world-famous Whitehaven Beach.

Cruise Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach Hill Inlet & Lookout Full Day

Enjoy a day spent exploring the world famous Whitehaven Beach and beautiful surrounds.

Dinghy Hire

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’s Full Day Snorkel or Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Explore some of the most pristine and secluded sections of the Great Barrier Reef with this unforgettable and exclusive day trip from Hamilton Island.

Explore’s Half Day Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach

Discover beautiful Hill Inlet and Betty's Beach on this half-day tour. Travelling by high-speed catamaran, you can either take a guided hike, or relax and enjoy the crystal clear water.

Explore’s Sail & Snorkel Whitehaven & Chalkies Beach

Discover the spectacular beauty of the Whitsundays from above and below the water, with this sailing and snorkelling adventure.

Explore’s Sail & Swim at Whitehaven Beach

Discover the magnificent and world-famous Whitehaven Beach, with this family-friendly Sail and Swim at Whitehaven Beach experience.

Explore's Afternoon Cruise & Unwind

Join us for a relaxing afternoon cruise through the picturesque Whitsunday Islands on board Explore's Hamilton Star.

Explore's Half Day Snorkel & Dive Whitsunday Islands

Experience the spectacular underwater scenery of the Whitsundays with this half-day dive and snorkel tour from Hamilton Island.

Explore's Ricochet Luxury Sailing Catamaran

Ricochet is a unique 47ft state of the art Carbon-fibre Catamaran that offers an exhilarating sail without compromising on comfort and sophistication.

Explore's Sunset Cruise and Dine

Embark on the ultimate dining experience on board M.V. Hamilton Star. Relax, unwind and indulge your senses.

Explore's Sunset Sail Whitsunday Islands

Experience the spectacular sight of the sun setting over the Whitsundays, from aboard Hamilton Island’s On the Edge catamaran.

Go-Kart Racing

Enjoy all the fun, excitement and speed of go-karting - on Hamilton Island’s purpose-built racetrack.

Golf Driving Range

Make the most of your golfing holiday by practicing your swing at the family-friendly, Golf Driving Range.

Grand Prix Yachting

Imagine exploring the Whitsundays as part of a small group on one of our two Volvo 60 ocean racers, Merit and Spirit.

Hamilton Island Air Best of Both Worlds by Helicopter

Experience the unforgettable beauty and colour of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays - from the air and below the water - with this Best of Both Worlds tour from Hamilton Island.

Hamilton Island Air Fly/Cruise to Reefworld

Experience the Great Barrier Reef from helicopter and catamaran - and snorkel or dive to your heart’s content - with this fly and cruise trip to Reefworld on Hardy Reef.

Hamilton Island Air Hamilton Highlight by Helicopter

See Hamilton Island and the surrounding waterways from the air, with a ten-minute helicopter ride.

Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Express Scenic Flight by Aeroplane

Discover the iconic Heart Reef and spectacular Whitehaven Beach from above, with this unforgettable, one-hour scenic aeroplane flight.

Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Scenic Flight by Helicopter

A scenic non-stop helicopter flight over the stunning Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hook Passage.

Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Stopover by Helicopter

Explore the Whitsundays by helicopter! Fly over the iconic Heart Reef, and spend an hour relaxing on the incredibly beautiful Whitehaven Beach.

Hamilton Island Air Reef and Beach Explorer by Seaplane

Take to the skies over the Great Barrier Reef and see the amazing Heart Reef from above, before experiencing a water landing alongside Whitehaven Beach.

Hamilton Island Air Reef Comber by Seaplane

Get the best of both worlds - with an incredible scenic seaplane flight over the Whitsundays, and a chance to snorkel at the magnificent Coral Gardens dive site.

Hamilton Island Air Reef Discovery Fly Both Ways by Helicopter

Experience the Great Barrier Reef from the air - and the water - with this sensational return helicopter tour to Reefworld on Hardy Reef.

Hamilton Island Air Whitehaven Beach Getaway

Fly by helicopter to Whitehaven Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and enjoy breathtaking views over the Whitsunday Islands.

Hamilton Island Air Whitehaven Express Scenic Flight by Aeroplane

Circumnavigate the spectacular Whitsunday Island with this half-hour scenic aeroplane flight. See for yourself why Whitehaven Beach was named number one beach in Australia*.

Hamilton Island Air Whitehaven Funseeker by Seaplane

Explore one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and enjoy a spectacular seaplane flight over the Whitsundays with this Whitehaven Funseeker by Seaplane experience.

Hamilton Island Air Whitehaven Photo Scenic Flight by Helicopter

Take a stunning helicopter ride over one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia.

Hamilton Island Golf Club

The Hamilton Island Golf Club features one of the world’s most spectacular golf courses, and a contemporary Clubhouse that’s perfect for long, relaxed lunches.

Hamilton Island Photography

Whether it’s for a special occasion, or simply as a way of remembering, Hamilton Island Photography offers a professional and customised photography service.

HI Watersports Jetryder Tour

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.

HI Watersports Parasailing

If you’re looking for a unique holiday activity, parasailing offers a thrilling and spectacular way to see Hamilton Island - from above!

HI Watersports Predator Fishing

Teaming with fish and marine life, the waterways surrounding the Whitsunday Islands are an angler’s paradise. Try your hand at predator fishing with this half-day fishing charter.

HI Watersports Reef Ryder Dash

Perfect for those short on time and wanting to enjoy a quick visit to the spectacular Whitehaven Beach.

HI Watersports Reef Ryder Two in One

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.

HI Watersports Reef Ryder Whitsunday Explorer

Enjoy a full day cruise, exploring Whitehaven Beach and snorkelling at Chalkies Beach.

HI Watersports Wakeboarding and Tube Riding

Add adventure to your tropical island holiday, with some exciting waterskiing, wakeboarding, or a tube ride, in the calm waters surrounding Hamilton Island.

Island Hair and Beauty

Island Hair and Beauty offers a professional team, that provides a selection of treatments and services for men, women and children.

Jet Ski Tours

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.

Laser Tag

Ready to test your skills? Hamilton Island’s Laser tag is the perfect activity. Navigate past the enemy and through the inflatable obstacle course.

Learn to Dive

Having an accredited PADI training centre on Hamilton Island we can offer visitors and locals the opportunity to learn to dive or improve their PADI qualifications while on Hamilton island.

Marina Daze

Late on selected afternoons, Hamilton Island hosts Marina Daze - a selection of live music performances on the lawns overlooking the Hamilton Island Marina.

Offroad Adventure Tours

For a fun, adventurous and unique holiday experience, why not take an Off Road Tour on an all-terrain vehicle, or ATV?

Quad Bikes for Kids

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.

Renegade Fishing Charters

Enjoy a truly memorable fishing charter around Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays with a half day or full day tour with Renegade Fishing Charters.

Sea Kayak Adventure Paddle

For a tranquil, close-to-nature experience on the water, join a Sea Kayaking tour over the Whitsundays’ magnificent coral reefs.

Sea Kayak Sunset Paddle

For a truly romantic holiday experience, explore the waterways around Hamilton Island on a Sea Kayak Sunset Paddle tour.

Self Guided Audio Tours

Explore Hamilton Island at your own pace, and with a guided commentary - by taking one of our free audio tours.

Shuttle Bus

The Island Shuttle service is a very convenient, free and easy way to get around the island. The service runs every day, along three selected routes and shuttles run every 15-40 minutes.

Sir Thomas Sopwith

Explore the Whitsunday Islands in pure style, by chartering Hamilton Island’s 72-foot luxury yacht, Sir Thomas Sopwith.

Spa qualia

Perfectly perched at the highest point of the resort to catch the soft sea breezes, Spa qualia offers the ultimate in sensory indulgence. Choose from a selection of unique treatments that use beautiful, natural Australian products.

Spa wumurdaylin

Warm and relaxed, and with a focus on capturing the natural beauty and essence of the Whitsundays, Spa wumurdaylin offers a soothing, organic and tranquil spa experience.

Sunsail Sailing School

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.

Sunsail Yacht Charters

Explore the magnificent Whitsunday Islands at your own pace, and in relaxed comfort, on a Sunsail Yacht Charter.

WILD LIFE Hamilton Island

Get up close to iconic Australian wildlife - including koalas, kangaroos and a crocodile, at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island.