About Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island is nestled amongst the Whitsunday Islands, a group of 74 islands just off the Queensland coast at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Hamilton Island is one of the most popular Whitsunday islands offering an idyllic island experience.
Hamilton Island is easily accessible with direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns.
Hamilton Island lies on the same tropical latitude as Honolulu in the northern hemisphere and Mauritius in the south. It has a year round warm tropical climate with an average temperature of 27.4 degrees celsius. Its maximum summer temperatures (December, January and February) are around 30 degrees celsius, with maximum winter temperatures (June, July and August) around 23 degrees.
The Whitsunday Coast and Islands are a very special part of Australia. Centrally located on the Queensland Coast 150km north of Mackay and 300km south of Townsville yet right in the heart of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.
As the ultimate Great Barrier Reef holiday destination, Hamilton Island is the perfect gateway to explore the unique tropical environment of the Whitsunday’s like Whitehaven Beach or Heart Reef. You can snorkel, scuba dive or swim off the reef and witness one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders and its abundant array of ocean life.
Hamilton Island offers the promise of a tropical getaway where you’ll be spoiled for choice with plenty of opportunities to try something new. With over 40 different activities to choose from you can experience sea-kayaking, game fishing, day trips to Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef, scenic helicopter flights, or even have breakfast with the Koalas at the Koala Gallery.
Of course, you might simply want to concentrate on doing nothing at all, like laying around one of six pools, simply relaxing on the beach or in your luxury home.
Keep your appetite at bay by visiting one of the ten restaurants or six bars. Or dine at home by purchasing your supplies from the Hamilton Island Grocery Store. There is also a bottle shop, bakery, fish and chip shop, bank and post office. Hamilton Island is like a small village!
Whether you’re looking for plenty to do or nothing to do, Hamilton Island is perfect for both.