Dent Island A short, 5-minute boat trip from Hamilton Island, Dent Island offers world-class golf, kayaking and much more. What you’ll love about Dent Island: Elevated, green, and pristine, Dent Island hosts the Hamilton Island Golf Club. Play a round at Australia’s only 18-hole championship golf course to be on its own island. Guarding the waters off central Queensland, Dent Island’s lighthouse has been a beacon for sailors since the 1870s. For many years Dent Island was visited only by grazing cattle and fishermen. Today, the island is a magnet for keen golfers. Paddle a kayak over Dent Island’s coral reefs, snorkel with schools of tropical fish or hire a dingy or while away the hours on a fishing expedition. Dent Island Ferry Ferries from Hamilton Island Marina depart every hour on the hour to Dent Island and return every hour on the half hour. The ferry transfer is included in your green fees and your ferry transfer will be scheduled at the time of your booking.