Explore the Great Barrier Reef

Whether you want to snorkel, dive, sail or even visit by helicopter, we offer plenty of memorable ways to explore the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

Sail the Whitsundays Island activities

From romantic sunset sailing, to day-trips to Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island offers a whole range of ways to explore the Whitsunday Islands.

Plan before you leave Island activities

Make the most of your time on the island by pre-planning your stay.

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The Hamilton Island Tour Desk can suggest a range of activities and tours to suit you.

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Things to do on Hamilton Island

On Hamilton Island, you’ll never find yourself short of things to do, with a huge number of daily activities and entertainment options. If you’re in the mood for relaxing, you can lounge by one of the many island pools, enjoy a massage or spa treatment, indulge in some renowned food and wine, browse some of the local boutiques, or simply explore the island in your golf buggy and enjoy the spectacular views at every turn. You can also explore the magnificent Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach in a way that suits you; via helicopter, seaplane or yacht, or one of our popular catamaran tours.   
If you’re feeling more energetic, you can choose from over 60 exciting activities: explore some of the island’s walking trails, utilise the watersports equipment on Catseye Beach, go go-kart racing, play a round of golf on one of Australia’s premier courses, and much more. Or, you can get involved in one of our exciting calendar of sporting events, which includes marathons, triathlons, family-friendly beach races, ocean swims and charity walks.
During your visit, the Hamilton Island app offers daily activity and entertainment options. Keep in mind that a range of extra family-friendly activities are available during school holidays. 

Free Guest Activities

Hamilton Island offers a variety of free activities, suitable for guests of all ages. Make a splash at any of the three resort pools. Get competitive on Catseye Beach with a variety of games led by our Activities Team including the popular Kids Fun Zone. Challenge yourself to a round of Trivia or Family Feud, or if you’re looking for a more physical challenge, explore Hamilton Island by foot with a range of scenic walking trails. There’s also evening entertainment including Moonlight Movies or live music by the marina. For specific times and days, take a look at the weekly activity guide for all there is to see and do on Hamilton Island.

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Save up to 35% off accommodation

During the Hamilton Island Escape Sale, enjoy up to 35% off accommodation at the Palm Bungalows, Reef View Hotel and Beach Club.

Hurry, sale ends 4pm AEDT on Monday 22 October, 2018.

Airfare and Accommodation Packages

Packages start from $599 per person, twin share* including three nights' accommodation staying at the Reef View Hotel, breakfast daily and return economy airfares flying direct with Virgin... Australia.

Hurry, sale ends 4pm AEDT on Monday 22 October, 2018.

Save 10% on Holiday Homes

During the Hamilton Island Escape Sale, enjoy 10% off select Holidays Homes when staying 3 or more nights.

Hurry, sale ends 4pm AEDT on Monday 22 October, 2018.

qualia Retreat Offer

Experience four nights in world-class luxury, with one complimentary night of accommodation included. This exclusive offer includes $150 complimentary resort credit to use during your stay... and more.

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Things to see and do on Hamilton Island:

Put your feet up

With the beautiful Catseye beach, and several pools, sun decks, landscaped gardens and incredible views, Hamilton Island makes it incredibly easy to while away the hours with nothing more than a good book and drink in hand.

Sail the Whitsundays

Take one of our tours around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, and visit the world-famous Whitehaven Beach.

Visit the Great Barrier Reef

Whether you want to sail, snorkel, dive or even tour by helicopter, Hamilton Island is the perfect base from which to explore this natural wonder.  

Play a round of golf

Hamilton Island Golf Club is the only Australian 18-hole championship course on its own island. 


If you’re feeling active, you can take advantage of the island’s complimentary catamarans, kayaks, paddleboards, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment.

Enjoy great bars and restaurants  

Sample fresh, regional produce, or relax with a drink in hand, at Hamilton Island’s many renowned restaurants and bars. 

Take a class at the Art Gallery

The Hamilton Island Art Gallery is the perfect setting to unleash your inner creativity and learn from our resident artist, using the beautiful Whitsunday Islands as your inspiration.  

Hamilton Island

In the heart of the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is the perfect base for exploring Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: one of the natural wonders of the world.