Nearby Locations Located in one of the most photographed and iconic regions in the world, Hamilton Island is surrounded by spectacular natural attractions and popular destinations. Why not combine your Hamilton Island holiday with a visit to some of Queensland’s other incredible attractions? Encounter the world heritage Great Barrier Reef Encounter the world heritage Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef: a fragile ecosystem home to the most diverse plant and animal life on the planet. Read more Dent Island Dent Island Dent Island is just a short, five minute boat ride from Hamilton Island, and hosts the Hamilton Island Golf Course Read more Airlie Beach Airlie Beach Ideal for a fun day-trip of shopping, dining and entertainment. Read more A slice of paradise Whitehaven Beach A slice of paradise Whitehaven Beach With its warm, turquoise-hued water and soft, impeccably white sand, Whitehaven Beach is simply heaven on earth. Read more Queensland Queensland Great weather, friendly locals and some of the world’s most jaw-dropping natural scenery. Read more Whitsunday Islands Whitsunday Islands The Whitsundays has been voted one of the world’s most beautiful sailing destinations. Read more Some of Hamilton island’s nearby locations and attractions include: The Queensland coast Just 16 kilometres away, with its laid-back surfing lifestyle and iconic, white sandy beaches. The Great Barrier Reef With its spectacular diving, marine life and incredible coral formations. Whitehaven Beach One of the most photographed beaches in the world, renowned for its white silica sand, and magnificent turquoise water. From Hamilton Island, it’s a perfect half-day excursion (by boat). Airlie Beach A festive Queensland holiday town, with palm-fringed beaches, a family-friendly swimming lagoon, sea kayaking and parasailing.