About Hamilton Island, Whitsundays

The world-famous Hamilton Island is in a league of its own when it comes to a tropical island getaway in the Whitsundays. With approximately 1,000 permanent residents who live on the island, Hamilton Island has established itself as a functioning township based within the Whitsunday Islands.

Hamilton Island has also mastered the lure of attracting travellers from around the world with its resort-style accommodation, an incredible array of over 60 activities, a world-class PGA championship golf course and home of the awarding-winning qualia.

This tropical getaway is just a short ferry ride away from the Airlie Beach mainland, or you may yourself lucky enough to get a direct flight into the Hamilton Island airport itself. Upon arriving at the island, it is easy to see that it is a hive of activity with locals and tourists alike using the main point of transportation by buggy!

In terms of things to see and do, Hamilton Island really does have it all – from golf, bowling, tennis, a variety of pools, watersports including parasailing, a 4-wheel drive adventure course and more. Children to adults will enjoy a walk through Hamilton’s Wild Life park which features resident koalas, crocodiles, wombats, dingos, snakes, birds and reptiles of all sorts. Hamilton Island's featured Catseye Beach is a great place to enjoy some snorkelling, stand up paddleboarding or kayaking in the Coral Sea. Of course, there are also a plethora of day tours departing Hamilton Island, which we've outlined here.

But it doesn’t stop there with the food on the island being just as a great as the activities. The island is home to some award-winning restaurants and there are not just one, but a huge variety of eateries to choose from, including a Japanese-Mexican inspired restaurant, gourmet takeaway pizzas you can get delivered to your room, fine dining seafood and more!

The accommodation on the island is another huge factor of what makes Hamilton a glorified holiday destination for families, right through to honeymooners and large groups. There are up to 6 different accommodation types to choose from, to suit all budgets and each one is breathtaking in their own way. A special mention must be made about the celebrity-attraction qualia which has been elegantly designed to offer nothing but luxury, privacy, romance on top of a five-star experience.

Qualia continues to receive accolades and has been voted as the best resort in the world in the past.

Want to read more about what you can expect to experience on Hamilton Island? Read more here, or chat to us live to check availability to book overnight!

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