Explore Hamilton Island

Part of the Whitsundays, and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most spectacular and sought-after holiday destinations. On a holiday to Hamilton Island, you’ll be surrounded by pristine white beaches, and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life. Hamilton Island is a perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and world-famous Whitehaven Beach.

There’s plenty to do during your Great Barrier Reef holiday on Hamilton Island. You can enjoy a wide selection of bars and restaurants, year-round cultural exhibitions and performances, an abundance of water sports and activities – and that’s just the start. For sailing enthusiasts, there’s the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, and for keen golfers, the Hamilton Island Golf Club is the only Australian 18-hole championship course on its own island. Plus, with six different levels of accommodation to choose from across the island – ranging from plush, couples’ suites, to family-friendly apartments and holiday homes, a holiday on Hamilton Island really does offer something for everyone.

Things To Do On Hamilton Island

On Hamilton Island, you’ll never find yourself short of things to do, with a huge number of daily activities and entertainment options. If you’re in the mood for relaxing, you can lounge by one of the many island pools, enjoy a massage or spa treatment, indulge in some renowned food and wine, browse some of the local boutiques, or simply explore the island in your golf buggy and enjoy the spectacular views at every turn. You can also explore the magnificent Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach in a way that suits you; via helicopter, seaplane or yacht, or one of our popular catamaran tours.

Bougainvillea Pool

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

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.

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 see 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.

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.

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.

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.

If you’re feeling more energetic, you can choose from over 60 exciting activities: explore some of the island’s walking trails, utilise the watersports equipment on Catseye Beach, go go-kart racing, play a round of golf on one of Australia’s premier courses, and much more. Or, you can get involved in one of exciting calendar of sporting events, which includes marathons, triathlons, family-friendly beach races, ocean swims and charity walks.

The Perfect Getaway

Hamilton Island caters for everyone from toddlers to grandparents. There’s enough to keep you busy for weeks on end: snorkelling the reef, sea kayaking and scenic helicopter flights. Or perhaps you’d just prefer to do nothing at all and simply laze around one of six pools or on relaxing Catseye Beach.

When it comes to food and wine, Hamilton Island has dining options for everyone. Everything from a gourmet pizza by the Marina to a long lunch at Sails Restaurant. Or just lay back on the grass with fish and chips and a bottle of wine and watch the sun sink below the horizon.

Whether you’re looking to do plenty, or absolutely nothing at all, Hamilton Island is the ultimate getaway.