Hamilton Island 2022 News

Updated Mon 26 Sep 2022

Two women sitting around the pool at Hamilton Island, Whitsundays

Are you scrolling through your past holiday snaps or planning a well-deserved tropical getaway? Spring in the Whitsundays is well and truly underway, with dazzling September skies and horizons filled with catamarans in full swing!

As the new year approaches and Hamilton Island announces their recent refurbishments, it’s never been a better time to book a last-minute 2022 holiday to the islands! With regular flights departing from Australia’s major cities to the Hamilton Island Airport and daily ferry transfers from Airlie Beach, you could be sipping cocktails poolside within a few clicks!

Surely you’ve heard about the premier resort island that has won the hearts of holidaymakers worldwide, but we’re here to update you on everything Hamilton Island 2022 - from the Hamilton Island accommodation refurbishments, the popular upcoming events, and new Whitsunday Islands tours departing from Hamilton Island!

Yet to take your 2022 holiday break? Hamilton Island is your oyster!


Hamilton Island Accommodation

Couple hand in hand walking into a Hamilton Island Palm Bungalow accomodation

One of Australia’s most sought-after tropical destinations, Hamilton Island, is situated in the centre of the sprawling Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. As the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island offers boutique beachfront hotels, indulgent luxury resorts, and family-friendly accommodation packages. You’ll soon find that all Hamilton Island accommodation options are the perfect base for every reef adventure!

With international borders opened and outbound holidays in full action, Hamilton Island commenced their accommodation refurbishment program in 2020 to maintain the highest product quality for all guests. 

Check out the latest Hamilton Island accommodation refurbishments below!

New Garden View Rooms - Reef View Hotel

Reef View Hotel accomodation refurbishments

Located in the heart of Hamilton Island, the Reef View Hotel boasts unmatched views of Catseye Beach and offers modern spacious rooms for every group and budget! The 35-metre swimming pool and in-hour Pool Terrace Restaurant creates the ideal atmosphere for families, couples, and groups.

During late 2020, the Reef View Hotel opened its first newly renovated Garden View rooms. Located on Floors 1 - 4, these rooms include a new modern ensuite bathroom, new luxe furniture, and extremely spacious balconies.

New Reef View Lounge

Reef View Hotel Lounge refurbishments

Following the fresh upgrade of the Reef View Hotel’s Main Foyer and Reception area in 2020, the Reef View Lounge has been recently refurbished to suit the hotel’s tropical look and feel. Pre-dinner cocktails have never looked so good!

Did you know that Hamilton Island offers six different types of accommodation? Enjoy the Beach Club’s exclusive infinity-edge pool or holiday your way at the self-contained Palm Bungalows, there’s a perfect match for every Hamilton Island itinerary. Explore your Hamilton Island accommodation options here.


Hamilton Island Events 2022

Still buzzing from the 2022 Hamilton Island Race Week, Hamilton Island is thrilled to confirm the 2022 Hamilton Island Triathlon and Ocean Swim will return on November 19th and 20th, 2022. The best part? After swimming, biking, and running in the Great Barrier Reef you are your support crew can enjoy some well-earned R&R amongst island bliss!

2022 Hamilton Island Triathlon

Group of people competing in the Hamilton Island TriathlonImage: Hamilton Island

Held on Saturday the 19th of November, the 2022 Hamilton Island Triathlon draws in crowds from near and far for a spectacular day of competition and fitness challenges amongst pristine national park landscapes. The event consists of a 750-metre swim at Catseye Beach, a 20km cycle around the southern section of Hamilton Island (encompassing the airport runway), and a 5km run amongst the Hamilton Island marina and resorts.

Interested in signing up for the Whitsundays exclusive endurance test? Registrations close Tuesday, 1st November 2022.


2022 Hamilton Island Ocean Swim

Group of people competing in the Hamilton Island Ocean SwimImage: Hamilton Island

The fitness fun doesn't stop there! On Sunday the 20th of November, the 2022 Hamilton Island Ocean Swim takes place in the turquoise waters of Catseye Beach. Choose from a 2km or 750m ocean swim, suited for all fitness levels and abilities.

As one of Australia’s most picturesque ocean swims, we don’t blame those who want to take the swim with ease and enjoy the views! Registrations close Tuesday, 1st November 2022.


2022 Hamilton Island Icons Trail

Woman walking amongst the Whitsunday Islands national park

Eager to experience the sites of Hamilton Island’s iconic protected national park? Gather your hiking buddies and join the Hamilton Island Icons Trail this November. Held from the 19th to 20th November 2022, guests can partake in a free hike around the island’s walking trails to find four icons. Dependent on your walking style, the trail can be completed in two hours or two days - it’s in your control!

Prior registrations for the 2022 Hamilton Island Icons Trail are not required, however, Hamilton Island accommodation will need to be booked in advance. 

For the ultimate fitness holiday this November, live chat with our Whitsundays travel experts to explore the available Hamilton Island Accommodation Packages this November.


Whitsundays Tours Departing from Hamilton Island 

Situated at the doorstep of the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef a day tour amongst the Whitsunday Islands and Outer Reef is a must-do during your Hamilton Island stay! Explore the silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, experience the thrill of authentic sailing, and journey to an Outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon to discover unparalleled coral reefs!

Take a look at our new favourites, all departing from Hamilton Island!

Explore: Whitehaven, Sail and Snorkel from Hamilton Island

Explore catamaran, Whitsundays

Boasting small group charm and catamaran sailing, Explore has designed a sun-soaked day featuring the sparkling shorelines of Whitehaven Beach and the flourishing corals fringing off Chalkies Beach. Sailing from one famous island destination to the next, this day is packed with tropical fun!


CW: Whitehaven Beach Chill & Grill from Hamilton Island

Cruise Whitsundays vessel arriving at Whitehaven Beach

Ready to relax along Whitehaven Beach? Offering ample time to indulge, a guided walk to Hill Inlet Lookout, and time to explore both north and south Whitehaven Beach, the Chill & Grill Cruise is ideal for all beach lovers! Top your day off with a gourmet Aussie BBQ burger lunch on the beach - it doesn’t get much better!


Hamilton Island Air: Heart Reef & Whitehaven Express Scenic

Small plane flying over Hill Inlet, Whitsundays

Take to the skies and put the cherry on top of an unforgettable holiday with a Hamilton Island Air experience! Cruising blissfully over the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, guests can even spot the magical Heart Reef from above!

Hamilton Island Air also provides a Helicopter Journey to the Heart and Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tours.


Explore: Full Day Outer Reef from Hamilton Island

Explore vessel on the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Cruise with speed and comfort to Bait Reef, a teeming section of coral reef within the Outer Great Barrier Reef! Ideal for all types of adventure-seekers, guests can explore two pristine reef locations and try both snorkelling and scuba diving during their action-packed day!

Spring is already upon the Whitsundays! Whether a long weekend escape or cheeky day trip from Airlie Beach is on your mind, find out all you need to know about getting to the Whitsundays here.


Now is the perfect time to book a last-minute 2022 getaway or start locking in your Hamilton Island plans for the new year!

Live chat with a local travel expert or call us on +61 7 4914 2425 to explore your Hamilton Island accommodation packages!

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