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With its idyllic location in the heart of the Whitsundays and mild weather all year-round, Hamilton Island is a perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach. It also boasts renowned bars and restaurants, a wide range of accommodation options and a huge selection of activities. You can even get up close to iconic Australian wildlife - including koalas, kangaroos and a crocodile, at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island.

Unlike many other islands in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is more than a popular tourist destination. It’s also a thriving community, with a population of around 1,000 permanent residents and an interesting history. After long-standing Aboriginal habitation, the island was sighted by Captain Cook in 1770, and became a popular destination for visitors in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, continual investments are made in Hamilton Island’s infrastructure and facilities to ensure it continues to be a world-class holiday destination.
The entire island is refreshingly car-free, and guests can explore the island on foot, via the Island’s shuttle service, or via a golf buggy. The island boasts a range of facilities and services to ensure a relaxing holiday, including a medical centre, several boutiques, a hairdresser, post office and general store.

Getting there

Hamilton Island has its own domestic airport with multiple direct daily flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. 

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