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Enjoy some child-free time Family Fun

Leave your kids with the trusted and experienced carers at the island’s Clownfish Club, and enjoy some precious adult time.

Lots to choose from Family Fun

Enjoy a game at the bowling alley or mini golf course, explore Wild Life Hamilton Island, or perfect your swing at the Aquatic Driving Range.

Family Fun 

Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most renowned, family-friendly holiday destinations, with a huge selection of fun, inexpensive and memorable activities to suit all ages.

Take a ride on a go-kart, enjoy a game of mini golf, check the kids in to the Clownfish Club, or spend your day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, or Wild Life Hamilton Island. No matter what interests you and your family, there’s always something to do.

Ways to enjoy some family fun on Hamilton Island:

Take a tour

Hamilton Island offers a huge selection of tours that are suitable for the whole family - including day trips to Reefworld on the Great Barrier Reef, as well as to world-renowned Whitehaven Beach.  Ask at the Hamilton Island Tour Desk about which tours are the most suitable for your family.

Get involved in an organised activity

From art classes to sports activities, Hamilton Island regularly hosts a whole selection of kids’ activities and games, suitable for all ages.

Enjoy some child-free time

Make the most of the island’s Clownfish Club childcare facility, which is suitable for any children from 6 months to 12 years of age.

Visit one of the family-friendly attractions

Across the island, there are several popular attractions that are fun for both adults and kids - including a bowling alley, go-kart track, wildlife park, quad bikes, mini golf course and much more.

Enjoy some watersports

There are also plenty of child-friendly ways to enjoy the waters around Hamilton Island, including windsurfing, sea kayaking, snorkelling and more. 

Activity Superpass

Combine on-island family favourites, Mini-golf, Bowling and Hamilton Island Wildlife, with the Activity Superpass, only $165 for a family of 2 Adults and 2 Children (3-12 years).

Dinghy Hire

Explore the beautiful waters between Dent and Hamilton Islands at your own pace, by hiring your own dinghy for either a half-day or a 3/4 day adventure.

School Holidays on Hamilton Island

Allow yourself the time to relax while we give your kids a holiday they will truly remember.

Catamaran Hire

Enjoy some of the stunning, calm waters around Hamilton Island by cruising in your own catamaran - suitable for all skill levels.

Mini Golf

Mini Golf can be a great family activity - and the Hamilton Island Mini Golf course is a fantastic maze of plants and palms, with all kinds of fun challenges.

Turtle Discovery

Snorkel the fringing reefs around Hamilton Island, and sea turtles sculling above the pristine seabed, on a Turtle Discovery tour.

Art Classes

For a unique and unforgettable holiday activity, Hamilton Island offers year-round art classes, which are suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Hire

Explore the pristine waters around Hamilton Island at your own pace, by hiring a sea kayak or stand-up paddleboard from Hamilton Island Beach Sports.

Sports Club

In between rest and relaxation, the Hamilton Island Sports Club offers a whole range of fun ways to work up a sweat!


If you need to arrange a babysitter during your stay on Hamilton Island, you may like to contact one of the babysitters who have asked us to advertise their services on our website.

Snorkel Hire

Make the most of the underwater scenery around Hamilton Island by hiring snorkel equipment from Catseye Beach.

Tennis Court Hire

Enjoy a game of tennis on one of Hamilton Island’s six quality tennis courts. There’s no need to bring your racquet or balls as they can be hired on the island.

Bowling Alley

For a fun and unique holiday activity, why not try your hand at indoor bowling, at Hamilton Island’s bowling alley?


Enjoy the magnificent scenery around Hamilton Island, and have fun cruising across the waves, with a windsurfing adventure off Catseye Beach.

Buggy Hire

Make the most of holidaying in a car-free destination, and explore the island at your own pace, with a Hamilton Island golf buggy. (Subject to availability)

Bush & Walking Trails

Bushwalking on Hamilton Island is a great way to experience the hidden coves, beautiful views, and various picnic spots scattered throughout the bushland.

Clownfish Kids Club

Leave your little ones in experienced, trusted hands at the Clownfish Club, and enjoy some precious, child-free time on Hamilton Island.

Cruise Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Reefsleep Experience

Spend the night out on the Great Barrier Reef, see the sun set over the ocean, and watch the reef come alive after dark, with this unforgettable Great Barrier Reef Reefsleep Experience. Click here to find out more and book your tour online today.

Cruise Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach Half Day

Cruise in air-conditioned comfort and experience one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with this half-day trip to world-famous Whitehaven Beach. Click here to find out more and book your tour online today.

Explore’s Full Day Snorkel or Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Explore some of the most pristine and secluded sections of the Great Barrier Reef with this unforgettable and exclusive day trip from Hamilton Island.

Explore’s Sail & Snorkel Whitehaven & Chalkies Beach

Discover the spectacular beauty of the Whitsundays from above and below the water, with this sailing and snorkelling adventure.

Explore's Half Day Snorkel Whitsunday Islands

Experience the spectacular underwater scenery of the Whitsundays with this half-day snorkel tour from Hamilton Island.

Go-Kart Racing

Enjoy all the fun, excitement and speed of go-karting - on Hamilton Island’s purpose-built racetrack.

Golf Driving Range

Make the most of your golfing holiday by practicing your swing at the family-friendly, Golf Driving Range.

Hamilton Island Photography

Whether it’s for a special occasion, or simply as a way of remembering, Hamilton Island Photography offers a professional and customised photography service.

Hamilton Island Wildlife

Get up close to iconic Australian wildlife - including koalas, kangaroos and a crocodile, at Hamilton Island Wildlife.

HI Watersports Jetryder Tour

Fishtail, spin and twist on Hamilton Island’s adrenalin pumping jet boat! Take a 30 minute, thrilling ride on board Jetryder, in the protected waters around the island.

HI Watersports Reef Ryder Two in One

If you'd like to experience the pristine beauty of Whitehaven Beach, and the magnificent marine life around Chalkies Beach, the Reef Ryder 2 in 1 tour offers you the best of both worlds.

HI Watersports Wakeboarding and Tube Riding

Add adventure to your tropical island holiday, with some exciting waterskiing, wakeboarding, or a tube ride, in the calm waters surrounding Hamilton Island.

Jet Ski Tours

If you’re looking for some adventure on your Hamilton Island holiday, you can’t go past a thrilling jet ski tour of the Whitsundays.

Marina Daze

Late on selected afternoons, Hamilton Island hosts Marina Daze - a selection of live music performances on the lawns overlooking the Hamilton Island Marina.

Quad Bikes for Kids

If your kids have a love of adventure, Hamilton Island’s Quads for Kids will get their adrenalin flowing, in a controlled and safe setting.

Sea Kayak Sunset Paddle

For a truly romantic holiday experience, explore the waterways around Hamilton Island on a Sea Kayak Sunset Paddle tour.