Australia's number one tropical island destination
Explore Award winning Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island is one of the most popular of the 74 Whitsunday islands situated close to the Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland coastline of Australia.
On holiday at Hamilton Island expect to enjoy stunning ocean views of the Coral Sea surrounding nearby islands. Gently encompassed by calm turquoise ocean & fringing coral reefs. Pristine white beaches such as Whitehaven Beach and Chalkies are only a short boat ride away from the marina awaiting to be explored.
Choose from a range of activities provided on and off the water at Hamilton Island to suit every traveller needs as well as resort accommodation ranging from the luxurious and private Qualia through to Reef View Hotel rooms.
Hamilton Island is also well known for it’s game fishing. Best experienced with close friends and family via booking a sports fishing private charter with Topnotch Game Fishing.
How To Get To Hamilton Island By Air
If travelling to the Whitsundays from overseas, fly into Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney or Melbourne, and then book a domestic flight into one of the two airports in the Whitsundays. Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, offers the best range of connecting flights into the region. The following two airports service the Whitsundays daily.
Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island (HTI)
Located on Hamilton Island, the airport is serviced by Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas Link with daily flights from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and connection points beyond. Cruise Whitsundays operates ferries from Hamilton Island to transfer passengers to Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday Coast and other island resorts.
Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine (PPP)
Whitsunday Coast Airport is located near Proserpine, approximately 25 minutes from Airlie Beach. The airport is currently serviced by three domestic carriers Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tiger Airways.
Visiting Whitsundays By Road
The Bruce Highway is the major highway linking all Queensland's coastal towns and cities. This main road runs through Proserpine and Bowen, with Airlie Beach located approximately 20 minutes drive off the Bruce Highway at Proserpine. Just follow the signs to Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands along Shute Harbour Road.