Helpful Hamilton Island Guest Information

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

Here is some useful information to make your holiday a breeze

Hamilton Island App 

Straight up, download the Hamilton Island App! This handy pocket guide to everything there is to see and do during your stay at Australia’s favourite resort destination. 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 & buggy hire is sorted, we highly recommend booking your dinner reservations! Unfortunately, not all the restaurants are open after covid, but hopefully, they are all soon in the new year 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 do 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 being dropped off at the restaurant by 5:00 pm & presented at a very cold 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 from 2020. The Westpac bank has now closed down as of early December as with it the ATM as well. Although, the Hamilton Island Marina Tavern still does accept cash in the gaming area upstairs only. Up there, you can get cash out up to the value of $200.00. Note there is nowhere on the island that allows you to buy food using cash as payment. If you happen to 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 the Hamilton Island Post Office does not open on the weekends. 

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.