Travel at your own pace Buggy Hire

Take a self-drive tour, or hire a golf buggy to go between your accommodation and points of interest across the island.

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Opening hours
Airport Buggy Hire - Open daily from 9.00am - 3.30pm.

Resort Side Buggy Hire - Open daily from 8.00am - 5.30pm.

$59 – 2 Hour
$69 – 4 Hour
$70 – Overnight 3:00pm to 9:00am
$87 – Per 24 Hours

Child restraints
Child restraints for buggies are provided at a cost of $4 per seat, per day to all Hamilton Island Hotel guests. Guests staying in a privately owned accommodation may hire child restraints at a cost of $15 per day and will be charged to a maximum of 4 days and subject to availability. We do not take any bookings for this so please ask our buggy hire staff at our front desk when you arrive on island and we can have this installed to your buggy. For example, if you hire the seat for 7 days, the most you will have to pay is $60 (4-day hire)

Please Note: We do not offer any discounts on long term rentals or refunds for early returns.

Damage Waiver
There is also an optional $12.00 per day damage waiver that protects against any accidental damage while the buggy is in your possession. This can be added to your booking at time of pick-up

Relocation Service Now Available
From 1st September 2015, you may choose different pick up and drop off locations. A $10 service fee will apply. If returning to the Airport Buggy hire, please return between 8.30am and 2.00pm.
Sights and highlights
4-seater buggies available 

Easy to drive - no training required.

All buggies have a canopy for shade, headlights for night driving, and drink-holders for refreshments.
What to bring
Valid driver's licence.
Credit card required for security deposit.
Booking information
Bookings essential, subject to availability: Please complete our online booking request form (click here) and the buggy hire team will respond to your request via email.
Terms and Conditions

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads have set out the following condition for use for all buggies operating on Hamilton Island:

  • Authorized drivers must be a minimum age of 21 years old and hold a current drivers license to drive the vehicle.
  • A passenger less than six months old must be restrained in a rearward facing infant restraint, located in the front seat and secured to an engineered anchor point and fitted seatbelt.
  • A passenger at least six months old, but less than four years old must be restrained in an approved forward facing child restraint and secured to an engineered anchor point and fitted seat belt.
  • Children are not permitted to travel on the lap of another passenger.
  • A passenger at least four years old, but less than seven years old must be restrained in an approved forward facing child restraint or by a seatbelt.
  • A passenger four years old and above must not occupy the front passenger seating position if there is another passenger who is less than four years old.
The information above should be used as a guide only. Activity/tour details, prices and timings are subject to change at any time.