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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.

Need help choosing your activities? Island activities

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

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Limited Activities Availability

We are experiencing high demand for Activities at present and spaces are limited.
Please call our Tour Desk ahead of your stay on 07 4946 8305 to book your preferred Activity day and time.

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There’s plenty to do while you are here on holiday, including tours to the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding Whitsunday Islands, fishing tours and water sports, scenic flights, walking trails and a range of family-friendly, adventure based activities.

Plan ahead

As our guest numbers increase, we are seeing high demand for restaurants, spas, buggies and tours yet we are still required to comply with Queensland Health customer density and physical distancing rules. This means we have limited availability on some of our tours and activities. We recommend doing a little planning now and pre-booking some of your experiences ahead of your stay.

Tour Desk response times

Due to the increased number of guests visiting Hamilton Island and wanting to book tours and activities, we are experiencing a high number of calls right now. If your booking request is for a date that is more than two months from now, please submit an online booking request– and we will respond to you within five (5) working days.  
Your enquiry is very important to us. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to Hamilton Island.

Weekly Activity Guide

To get a feel for What’s On when you visit, take a look at our Weekly Activity Guide. It will vary from week to week and activities are subject to availability, but you will be able to get an idea of what is on offer and also an idea of the free activities that don’t need pre-booking.

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Holiday Homes Stay 7, Pay 6

Book 6 nights in a Hamilton Island Holiday Home and stay a little longer with a complimentary additional night*.

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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.