Hamilton Island is located in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands just off the Queensland coast and at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Hamilton Island is one of the most popular Whitsunday islands offering an idyllic island experience. It is a place to experience everything tropical and coral fringed beaches provide the backdrop for an relaxing tropical holiday.
The island itself lies on the same latitude as Honolulu in the northern hemisphere and Mauritius in the south giving it a year round warm tropical climate averaging 27.4 degrees celsius. Its maximum summer temperatures are around 30 degrees celsius, with a maximum of 23 degrees in the wintertime.
As part of The Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other. It is one of the most popular Great Barrier Reef holiday destinations, where you can explore the unique tropical environment of the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach or the beautiful Heart Reef are two must see experiences. Snorkeling and scuba diving is a great way to explore one of the World’s natural wonders.
Hamilton Island offers more than 50 different activities to choose from including sea-kayaking, game fishing and day trips to surrounding beaches. Helicopter scenic flights are very popular, as are the nature tours where you can feed Koalas in their natural habitat.
Hamilton Island is the only island in the Whitsundays that accommodates large commercial aircraft, and so is used as a springboard to the surrounding islands. You can also reach the island by ferry. Mainland cars are not permitted on the island, and the preferred mode of transport is the golf buggy.
Hamilton Island Resort
Located near Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island’s hotel strip includes the Palm Terrace and Palm Bungalows; the 5 star Beach Club.the Whitsunday Holiday Apartments; and the Reef View Hotel. The only island marina in the Whitsundays can be found on Hamilton Island, and it comes with its own yacht club where guests can enjoy a relaxed outdoor bar with tropical cocktails.
From the traveler on a shoestring to the discerning seeker of luxury, everyone is catered for on Hamilton Island. You have the luxurious beachfront setting of the Beach Club but if you want more privacy you can choose a the Polynesian style Palm Bungalow or a Palm Terrace which are both ideal for families.You may also be interested in beaches, great barrier reef, islands, whitsundays