Hamilton Island - Do & See
Great Barrier Reef
A world heritage listed marine park, the Great Barrier Reef extends for 2,300 km along the North Eastern coast of Australia. It’s the world’s largest coral reef system, comprising a network of about 2,900 individual reefs and is home to nearly 2,000 species of fish.
Whether taking a scenic flight, cruising, diving, snorkelling or simply experiencing the wonder through an underwater viewing chamber, it’s one of the most magical experiences on the planet, and Hamilton Island is best placed to provide a wide variety of ways that you can share it.
Famous Whitehaven Beach with its stunning white silica sand rests just a mere 20 minute boat ride from Hamilton Island. The beach is so breathtaking, the BBC voted it the number one beach to see before you die.
Heart Reef, located in Hardy Reef, is an amazing composition of coral shaped by nature into a heart. Heart Reef can best be experienced from the sky by helicopter or seaplane from Hamilton Island.
More than 70 percent of Hamilton Island is pristine natural bushland, which offers over 20 km of scenic bushwalking trails. Take a bushwalk up to Passage Peak, the highest point on the island for the most breathtaking view of the Coral Sea and surrounding islands.
Hamilton Island Wild Life Park
The wild-life park on Hamilton Island allows you to get up close and personal with a large collection of native animals including koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles, wombats and frill-necked lizards.
Exploring the Whitsundays
Hamilton Island is a fantastic base from which to explore the local waterways and surrounding islands. Enjoy leisurely day sails, sea kayaking, dinghy hire, cruises and scenic flights.
If you prefer to keep busy, Hamilton Island offers a range of activities to choose from: yacht charters, buggy hire, golf driving range, grand prix, go karts, mini golf, sports club, target sports, wire flyer, catamarans, jet and paddle skis, parasailing, deep sea fishing, learn to sail and learn to dive courses, speed boat adventures, tube rides, wakeboarding, waterpolo, waterskiing and windsurfing... just to name a few.
If relaxing is more your thing, indulge in a range of beauty therapies, massages, a long lazy lunch at the Beach House, stroll through the boutique shops, learn to paint, or simply lazy by one of the many pools or on Catseye Beach.