Helpful Hamilton Island Guest Information

We hope your stay whilst living on island time & fishing in paradise is topnotch! 

Here is some valuable information to make your holiday a breeze

Hamilton Island App 

Straight up, download the Hamilton Island App! This handy pocket guide has everything you need to know and do during your stay at Australia’s favourite resort destination right at your fingertips! Check out the What’s On for the daily island schedule. It is easily downloadable for your smartphone from the App Store & Google Play.

Hamilton Island App Information Link

Buggy Hire 

Make the most of holidaying in a car-free destination and explore the island at your own pace with a Hamilton Island golf buggy. (Subject to availability) We highly recommend booking ASAP if your accommodation does not come with one!

Buggy Hire Link


Once your accommodation and buggy hire is done next, we recommend booking your dinner reservations next! Unfortunately, not all the restaurants are open after covid, but hopefully, they are all soon when everything is back to normal. 

Restaurants Information Link

BYO Fish Requirements

Taste the island life! 

So you have had a great day on the water fishing with Topnotch Game Fishing & you would like one of the restaurants to cook up your catch of the day. And why not? After all, you are on holiday! We have found that all the restaurants on the island can cook up your catch for a small fee. We advise that you contact the restaurant of choice to find out all information required, and they will walk you through their process. Usually, the chefs recommend the fish to be dropped off at the restaurant by 5:00 pm & presented at a very cool temperature. They will also ask you to sign a waiver form as well. 

Cashless Island

This island is pretty much cashless now after the covid-19 event in 2020. The Westpac bank has currently closed down as of early December 2021 as well as the ATM too. Although, the Hamilton Island Marina Tavern still does accept cash in the gaming area upstairs only. You can roughly get cash out up to the value of $200.00. Note that there is nowhere on the island that allows you to buy food using cash as payment. If you arrive at the island with cash and wish to use it, you can always go to the Hamilton Island Post Office and obtain a gift Master Card. They cost approximately $6.00 & you can put $500.00 on the card to be used swiping for purchases.

*** Note that the Hamilton Island Post Office does not open on the weekends or public holidays.

Book Early To Avoid Disappointment!

Hamilton Island this year is set to have one of its busiest years to date! Topnotch highly recommends booking your fishing charter as soon as possible to avoid the disappointment of missing out on possible availability! You can’t book early enough for your favourite fishing charter!

Best To Book Directly With Topnotch Game Fishing

Call or email us directly for a quick response to a booking. Currently, the Hamilton Island Tour Desk is experiencing lengthy delays in responding to phone calls & emails requests (sometimes a 10-day wait)

Ask Questions – Facebook Group – Hamilton Island Visitors

Do you want to ask some more questions about the island & require some more general information? Please head to Facebook & look up a group called Hamilton Island Visitors. Here you can create posts to find out the information you are looking for.

Hamilton Island Luxury Accommodation

Topnotch Game Fishing highly recommends booking your holiday stay with:

Whitsunday Holidays


Whitsunday Holidays specialise in luxury Hamilton Island Accommodation. They have a large range of privately owned, self-contained apartments, villas and luxury houses available. All properties are vetted as to the quality, maintenance and of course – luxury. Their accommodation options range from self-contained luxury 1 bedroom apartments to impressive holiday homes and the most exclusive properties available on the island.



AQUILA is a private holiday home on Hamilton Island’s secluded northeastern end, enhanced by spectacular water views. Offering five-star luxury and service all within the secluded privacy of your own piece of island paradise.


AQUILA Hamilton Island, a luxury holiday house is harmoniously created to revitalise the mind, body and soul. At every turn, this Whitsundays accommodation presents an idyllic state of tranquillity, indulgence, and exclusivity with experiences tailored to match your every impulse.