Things to do
Hamilton Island abounds with activities for an adventure holiday, romantic getaway, family vacation or the ultimate tropical island escape.
Whether relaxing by the pool gazing out to the sparkling tropical seas or discovering the endless activities below, Hamilton Island can indulge your desires.
Discover The Great Barrier Reef. One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
Hamilton Island's beautiful harbour is a regular departure point for a range of craft taking adventure lovers out to discover the wonders of The Great Barrier Reef.
Imagine skimming over the sparkling aqua seas on a high speed cruiser, relaxing in a comfortable lounge or hanging over the rails watching giant turtles swim slowly by. The Reef's stunning beauty presents colourful tropical fish, a myriad of sea life and amazing corals in every colour of the rainbow.
Getting out on the water is easy from your own home away from home on Hamilton Island.
Hamilton Island provides so many ways to explore the Whitsundays;
- Sea kayaking
- Twilight sailing
- Scuba diving
- Jet skiing
- Para sailing
- Hiring a private dinghy or yacht
- A scenic flight
- And many more possibilities
Explore the Ancient Beauty of Whitsunday Island
This large beautiful island is an almost mystical place which calls to you from across the water when viewed from Hamilton. Draped in the wonderful deep green of Whitsunday Island's Hoop Pines, with its many peaks sometimes shrouded in mist or dramatically reaching skywards against the deep rich blue skies of the reef.
A Natural Adventure
Sit and eat at the Koolah Cafe and discover Australia's wildlife, spot a giant lizard roaming free. Wallabies and wild goats while rare are still spotted in the bush and scrub.
Bush walking is popular for the active locals with a 45min hike to Passage Peak.
The tropical sunrises are spectacular and the amazing views of the surrounding waters and islands will make you fall in love with this island paradise.
Something different? You can hire a quad bike to explore further afield, kids and adults all welcome.
To get a up close and personal with the reef fish Sports Fishing Charters and you'll be surprised at what might jump on your hook! Bait balls, sharks and delicious fish are almost guaranteed!
Fun if you've had too much sun, try:
Bowling Alley. 7 Lane bowling alley featuring a variety of games to play, so you aim for a certain number of pins and not just the most knocked down. Also includes an amusement arcade and licensed bar.
Wumurdaylin (which means Dragon Fly in traditional aboriginal language) is the new Day Spa to open on Hamilton Island. It boasts several treatment rooms and revitalising wet rooms with an assortment of treatments from body wraps to algae treatments or simply unwind with a massage, a perfect way to cap off a relaxing afternoon.
Teeing off on a premier golf course right here in the Whitsundays makes for a day you'll never forget. Situated on the adjacent Dent Island. Our golf course was designed by British Open Winner Peter Thomson and it's par 71, 18-hole course may inspire weekend golfers or professionals alike.
If you'd like to have a hit before tackling the course Hamo also has an aquatic golf driving range. Mini golf for the whole family or to practise your putting. Lessons and equipment hire is also available.
If exploring the Whitsundays leaves you with energy still to burn, try Tennis, Squash or an aerobics workout to get the blood pumping. The gym is located next the Reef View Towers and is fully equipped with weights, machines and cardio options, everything you may need to keep you fit and trim in paradise.
After your meal take a tropical evening stroll through the Art Gallery, Foots Art Sculptures or indulge in a Ice cream.
You can find 2 walls of brochures of things to do at the main Tour Desk and a weekly events brochure can point you to trivia, live music and much more!
Photo Gallery - Around Hamilton Island