5 reasons you’ll love hiring a golf buggy on Hamilton Island Posted by Hamilton Island - 31 May 2017 New York has yellow taxis, Thailand has tuk-tuks, Italy has gondolas and Hamilton Island… we’ve got golf buggies! The humble golf buggy has become synonymous with a holiday to our little patch of paradise. Besides being a cute set of wheels there are plenty of reasons for loving them: 1) Have you ever been able to say your mode of transport was a golf buggy? These charismatic four-seaters aren’t your the run-of-the-mill everyday way of getting around. Jumping in one and heading off on a journey brings with it that holiday feeling. We dare you to try and not smile when you’re zipping around the island on one. Ease of parking on Front Street at Hamilton Island. Photo by Andrew Caitens. “Getting back to the mainland I missed Hamilton Island’s sunshine but I missed whizzing around in the golf buggy more!”- John. 2) Golf buggies are perfect for doing a self-guided tour of the island. See the island at your own pace and have an adventure taking in the wonderful lookouts and points of interest along the way. Taking a tour of the island has never been so easy! “We downloaded the App and used the map to head around the island with our buggy. First stop was the bakery where we grabbed a coffee and a muffin and then we went around the whole island finding little spots to stop and get photos.”- Katrina 3) Kids love them. Jumping in the golf buggy and being driven around the island is a special experience for your younger passengers. You’ll have them asking to come along for the ride, even if you’re just ducking down to the shops! Taking it for a spin when they visited in August. Image by The Blonde Nomads. “Golf buggies are available for hire, and are definitely a fun novelty for guests. Car seats are required by law so with our little ones safely buckled in we set off to explore in style – the kids happily waving to everyone as we [went] past”- The Blonde Nomads. 4) The golf buggies are electric powered and help reduce our impact on the natural surrounds. As the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday Islands, located at the gateway to the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, we’re committed to ensuring the destination is continually reducing its impact on the environment. Looking out to the Milky Way from One Tree hill at Hamilton Island. Image by @michaeldelore. “No trips to the petrol station. Just don’t forget to plug your buggy in to get it fully charged overnight!” – Jillian. 5) They are easy to drive and manoeuvre around the island. There is no driver training required and authorised drivers over 21 with a current drivers license are able to drive them (full terms and conditions)*. You can hire one for as little as one hour or book them for your entire stay. Drive with a view. Looking out over the Coral Sea. Image by Kara Rosenlund. “I’d prefer driving a golf buggy around the streets of Hamilton Island over a car in Sydney, any day of the week,” – Lucy. A getaway to Hamilton Island proves that golf buggies aren’t just for golfers! Checkout all the buggy action live from the island with our social media gallery below: About the Author Part of the Whitsundays, and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most spectacular and sought-after holiday destinations. On a holiday to Hamilton Island, you'll be surrounded by pristine white beaches, and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life.