Nature and wildlife Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, and surrounded by a spectacular marine playground, Hamilton Island is a nature lover’s paradise. As well as offering pristine scenery and underwater treasures not found anywhere else in the world, Hamilton Island is home to an array of Australian wildlife - including wallabies, goannas, sea eagles, kites, ospreys, sulphur-crested cockatoos and kookaburras. Hamilton Island Wildlife Get up close to iconic Australian wildlife - including koalas, kangaroos and a crocodile, at Hamilton Island Wildlife. 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. Turtle Discovery Snorkel the fringing reefs around Hamilton Island, and see turtles sculling above the pristine seabed, on a Turtle Discovery tour. What you’ll love about Hamilton Island’s nature and wildlife: Take a leisurely bushwalk to one of the island’s many secluded beaches and coves, or to the top of Passage Peak, for some of the best views in the Whitsundays. Spend your days soaking up the stunning, unspoiled natural environment. Safely get up close to wildlife with a visit to Wild Life Hamilton Island, located near the Resort Centre (you can even have your photo taken holding one of the many resident koalas).