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Queensland’s aquatic playground Island Activities

With over 60 activities available on Hamilton Island, you’ll never find yourself short of things to see and do.

Browse all Holiday Activities and Tours on Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef and The Whitsundays

With a choice of over 60 different activities available on and around Hamilton Island, there’s something to appeal to holiday makers of all ages and interests. Whether you’re joining us to relax by the pool or to explore the Whitsundays - or a bit of both - we are here to help you plan your holiday, your way.
Choose from a range of activities, including beach sports, kid’s activities, group fitness classes, evening entertainment and more! You can also see our daily activity guide for times and location. 


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.

Cruise Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Reefsuites

Spend a magical night underwater with a front row seat to the Great Barrier Reef.

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.

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.

Cruise Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Adventures

Discover all the colour, diversity and vibrancy of the Great Barrier Reef with this family-friendly day trip from Hamilton Island.

Cruise Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach Chill and Grill

Spend the day swimming, hiking or simply soaking up the beauty of this magnificent wonder, before enjoying a gourmet barbeque on the beach.

Explore's Sunset Sail Whitsunday Islands

Experience the spectacular sight of the sun setting over the Whitsundays, from aboard Hamilton Island’s On the Edge catamaran.

Explore's BBQ Dinner Cruise

For a dining experience like no other step on board Ocean Explorer and indulge all your senses.

Explore's Half Day Snorkel Whitsunday Islands

Experience the spectacular underwater scenery of the Whitsundays with this half-day snorkel tour 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 Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach

Discover beautiful Hill Inlet and Betty's Beach on this half-day tour. Travelling by high-speed catamaran, you can either take a guided hike, or relax and enjoy the crystal clear water.

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 Underwater Adventure

Explore the vibrant reef, corals, and marine wildlife of Hamilton Island on this family friendly 1.5 hour cruise on a glass bottom semi-sub.

Freedom Charters

Freedoms Exclusive Charters are perfect for individuals, couples and small groups looking to experience an intimate and once on a life time adventure.

Hamilton Island Air Whitehaven Photo Scenic Flight by Helicopter

Take a stunning helicopter ride over one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia.

Hamilton Island Air Whitehaven Beach Getaway

Fly by helicopter to Whitehaven Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and enjoy breathtaking views over the Whitsunday Islands.

Hamilton Island Air Reef Discovery Fly Both Ways by Helicopter

Experience the Great Barrier Reef from the air - and the water - with this sensational return helicopter tour to Reefworld on Hardy Reef.

Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Stopover by Helicopter

Explore the Whitsundays by helicopter! Fly over the iconic Heart Reef, and spend an hour relaxing on the incredibly beautiful Whitehaven Beach.

Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Scenic Flight by Helicopter

A scenic non-stop helicopter flight over the stunning Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hook Passage.

Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Express Scenic Flight by Aeroplane

Discover the iconic Heart Reef and spectacular Whitehaven Beach from above, with this unforgettable, one-hour scenic aeroplane flight.

Hamilton Island Air Fly/Cruise to Reefworld

Experience the Great Barrier Reef from helicopter and catamaran - and snorkel or dive to your heart’s content - with this fly and cruise trip to Reefworld on Hardy Reef.

Hamilton Island Air Best of Both Worlds by Helicopter

Experience the unforgettable beauty and colour of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays - from the air and below the water - with this Best of Both Worlds tour from Hamilton Island.

Hamilton Island Air Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Express

Experience a non-stop scenic aeroplane flight, circumnavigating Whitsunday Island.

Hamilton Island Icons Trail

Grab your walking buddies and hike to the four iconic Hamilton Island landmarks, where you will be rewarded with spectacular views.

Journey to the Heart Tour - Heart Reef Experience

Take a 30 minute scenic helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet then the stunning Heart Reef where you will land on the private Heart Island helipad where you will have two hours to explore the lagoon.

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.

HI Watersports Reef Ryder Whitsunday Explorer

Enjoy a full day cruise, exploring Whitehaven Beach and snorkelling at Chalkies Beach.

HI Watersports Reef Ryder Dash

Perfect for those short on time and wanting to enjoy a quick visit to the spectacular Whitehaven Beach.

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 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 Predator Fishing

Teaming with fish and marine life, the waterways surrounding the Whitsunday Islands are an angler’s paradise. Try your hand at predator fishing with this half-day fishing charter.

Ricochet Sunset Sail

Ricochet is a unique 47ft state of the art Carbon-fibre Catamaran that offers an exhilarating sail without compromising on comfort and sophistication.

Ricochet Part Day

Ricochet is a unique 47ft state of the art Carbon-fibre Catamaran that offers an exhilarating sail without compromising on comfort and sophistication.

Ricochet Luxury Sailing Catamaran Private Charter

Ricochet is a unique 47ft state of the art Carbon-fibre Catamaran that offers an exhilarating sail without compromising on comfort and sophistication.

Ricochet Full Day and Sunset

Ricochet is a unique 47ft state of the art Carbon-fibre Catamaran that offers an exhilarating sail without compromising on comfort and sophistication.


Experience a 30-45 minute presentation on the current night sky constellations, planets, shooting stars, basic science, Greek mythology, indigenous Australian astronomy and Dreamtime stories.

Spa wumurdaylin

Warm and relaxed, and with a focus on capturing the natural beauty and essence of the Whitsundays, Spa wumurdaylin offers a soothing, organic and tranquil spa experience.

Spa qualia

Perfectly perched at the highest point of the resort to catch the soft sea breezes, Spa qualia offers the ultimate in sensory indulgence. Choose from a selection of unique treatments that use beautiful, natural Australian products.

Sea Kayak Sunset Paddle

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

Alani Charters

Explore the vibrancy and beauty of the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef at your own pace, and in your own style, by chartering a luxury motor yacht from Alani Charters.

La Mar Luxury Charters

Relax and unwind in the serene environment surrounded by nature’s finest white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise water.

Palm Beach Luxury Charters

Explore nearby beaches and waterways, including famous Whitehaven Beach and Snorkeling on local Reefs in luxury.

Topnotch Game Fishing

Enjoy a truly memorable fishing charter around Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays with a half day or full day tour with Topnotch Game Fishing.

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.

Reef View Hotel Pool

Exclusive to guests staying at Hamilton Island’s largest hotel, and situated alongside lovely tropical gardens, the Reef View Pool is a tranquil spot for relaxing into island life.

Bougainvillea Pool

Offering a truly tropical experience, the Bougainvillea Pool - hidden behind Catseye Beach - is the perfect spot for family fun, and holiday relaxation.

Main Pool

Enjoy a drink from the swim-up bar, and relax in tropical surroundings, at the island’s large, free-form main pool.

Dolphin Pool

Located alongside the renowned Sails restaurant, the Dolphin Pool is a popular spot to while away the hours on Hamilton Island.

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)

Buggy Rally

This is a great family fun activity, as well as a fantastic way for you to explore the islands’ shops, restaurants, pools and general areas that you may not have visited yet.

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.

Offroad Adventure Tours

For a fun, adventurous and unique holiday experience, why not take an Off Road Tour on an all-terrain vehicle, or ATV?

Go-Kart Racing

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

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.

Bowling Alley

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

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.

Golf Driving Range

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

Hamilton Island Golf Club

The Hamilton Island Golf Club features one of the world’s most spectacular golf courses, and a contemporary Clubhouse that’s perfect for long, relaxed lunches.

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.

Sports Club

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

Learn to Dive

Having an accredited PADI training centre on Hamilton Island we can offer visitors and locals the opportunity to learn to dive or improve their PADI qualifications while on Hamilton island.

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.

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.

School Holidays on Hamilton Island

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

Hamilton Island Wildlife

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

Resort Centre

Located in the heart of the resort, the Hamilton Island Resort Centre is home to a range of key island attractions - including renowned restaurants, a bar, boutique shops, the Main Pool, the Hamilton Island Tour Desk, and more.

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.

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.

Island Hair and Beauty

Island Hair and Beauty offers a professional team, that provides a selection of treatments and services for men, women and children.

All Saints Chapel

Perched on the hillside overlooking Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island’s quaint All Saints Chapel is the perfect spot for a romantic island wedding.

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.

Free Island Shuttle

To make sure you can get around the island easily during your stay, a convenient free 'Island Shuttle' service operates each day from 6.50am to 11.00pm.

Catseye Beach

The long, picturesque curve of Catseye Beach is an ideal spot for relaxing and enjoying a whole range of watersports on Hamilton Island.


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

Snorkel Hire

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

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.

Turtle Discovery

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

Catamaran Hire

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

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).

M.Y. NISI Private Charters

An extraordinary bespoke Luxury Motor Yacht M.Y. NISI PRIVATE CHARTERS Explore the beauty and magic of The Whitsundays at your own pace