Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is a private, 100% Australian-owned island resort located in the Whitsundays, which sits in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef (Australia). Over $500M has been invested in creating a world-class experience on Hamilton Island which now offers a range of hotel and self-catering accommodation options from modest to luxury, including the internationally acclaimed qualia resort, an 18-hole championship golf course, 20 casual and fine dining restaurant options, over 65 tours and activities, 2 spas and a 300+ berth marina. With its very own airport, you can fly direct to Hamilton Island from most Eastern Australian capital cities and be enjoying the year-round average temperature of 26 degrees in under 3 hours. 

There are over 65 tours and activities available on and from Hamilton Island. The top-rated experience for Hamilton Island guests is a visit the Great Barrier Reef by helicopter, seaplane or high-speed catamaran. No matter how you choose to experience it, you will leave with lifelong memories of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural wonder. For water-based activities, enjoy kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing and stand up paddleboarding off Catseye Beach or get the adrenaline going with off-road adventure ATVs, quad bikes, go karts and more. Some of the more romantic options include a sunset sail through the Whitsunday Islands, a seaplane picnic escape to Whitehaven Beach or a dawn nature walk up to Passage Peak, with 360 degree views of a spectacular Whitsunday sunrise. 

Hamilton Island boasts 20 casual and fine dining options from simple fare at Popeye’s Fish & Chips to premium dining at Mariners Seafood Restaurant in the marina, coca chu overlooking Catseye Beach and Bommie, the signature fine dining restaurant in the Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Breakfast options are numerous with two large restaurants within the resort as well as the popular Breakfast with the Koalas experience at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park. For lunch, guests often enjoy dining at the Clubhouse at the Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighbouring Dent Island, complete with stunning views over the surrounding Whitsunday Islands. For qualia guests, the Long Pavilion offers a bistro style menu while Pebble Beach restaurant offers a fine dining tasting menu in a romantic beachside setting.