Destination Guide - Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island is one of the drowned mountains of the Whitsunday Islands and offers a luxe getaway with activities to suit any pace – spas, sailing, golf, diving, relaxing on the beach or being pampered at a spa. Privately owned, but tastefully developed, recent large-scale projects include a yacht club, golf course and the five-star resort Qualia. While the island undoubtedly has a high-end appeal, it manages to maintain a laid-back and unpretentious vibe, primarily because there are no cars on the island. With a fringing coral reef, clear water and mangroves, Hamilton is a serene and picture-perfect island destination.
Things to know before you go
Hamilton Island has a gorgeous tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round, and without extreme humidity. Average winter (June to September) highs are around 23°C with cooler evenings while average high temperatures during the rest of the year in the high 20s to low 30s.
Getting there and around
Hamilton Island is a car-free destination. There is a free shuttle service that follows three routes around the island and all accommodation bookings include free transfers to and from the Hamilton Island Airport. Visitors can also hire golf buggies for self-touring. Boat tours and cruises are available to visit other nearby destinations in the Whitsundays.
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