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Hamilton IslandAustralia

Coming in at number one out of the Whitsundays’ 74 islands is Hamilton Island. The biggest and the best – Hamilton Island doesn’t make it a hard choice.

Unsurprisingly, plenty of native critters have made the island their home, too. Meet and greet koalas and kangaroos on wildlife-watching tours or hike through the rainforest to a hilltop peak and count neighbouring islands in the distance. Beaches plucked straight from a postcard and pristine coral cays provide the backdrop for snorkelling, yachting and kayaking adventures.

Top hotels in Hamilton Island

Whitsunday Apartments
Whitsunday Apartments
4 out of 5
14 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
The price is AU$355 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Offering direct access to the beach, this Hamilton Island aparthotel is in a national park and within a 15-minute walk of Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Marina. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,039 reviews)

"Great location, just across the road from Catseye Beach. The apartment was clean and tidy. The bed could do with a serious upgrade though, honestly the most uncomfortable mattress I have ever slept on!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Whitsunday Apartments
Reef View Hotel
Reef View Hotel
4 out of 5
12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
The price is AU$390 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in Hamilton Island, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Marina. Coral Cove and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Good location, spacious rooms, multiple elevators working (there’s a limit of 4 per elevator, so it helps to have all four elevators servicing all the floors). Staff are helpful. I like the arrival and departure lounge where you can take a shower before your afternoon flight. The only negative is ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2020

Reef View Hotel
Palm Bungalows
Palm Bungalows
3 out of 5
3 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
The price is AU$440 per night from 31 Oct. to 1 Nov.

This family-friendly Hamilton Island resort is located on the waterfront, just steps away from Catseye Beach and WILD LIFE Hamilton Island. Hamilton Island Marina ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (357 reviews)

"Really great little bungalow, perfect for us and 5 year old as they provided a rollout trundle bed. Close to facilities, no need to wait for lifts so we preferred this to our prev stay at the apartments."…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2020

Palm Bungalows
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Hamilton Island

Whitsunday Apartments
Whitsunday Apartments
4 out of 5
14 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
The price is AU$355 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Offering direct access to the beach, this Hamilton Island aparthotel is in a national park and within a 15-minute walk of Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Marina. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,039 reviews)

"Great location, just across the road from Catseye Beach. The apartment was clean and tidy. The bed could do with a serious upgrade though, honestly the most uncomfortable mattress I have ever slept on!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Whitsunday Apartments
Beach Lodges
Beach Lodges
3.5 out of 5
Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Marina. Coral Cove and ...

4/5Very Good! (20 reviews)

"Amazing ensuite great location great view. Comfortable experience from before the ferry had docked, during and right up until we stepped foot on our return ferry to depart."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020

Beach Lodges
The Edge
The Edge
4 out of 5
5 Acacia Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD

Situated near the beach, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Hamilton Island Marina and Catseye Beach. WILD LIFE Hamilton Island and Hamilton Island Golf ...

The Edge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Hamilton Island

Catseye Beach
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Catseye Beach

4.5/5(154 reviews)

Swim, stroll, try exciting watersports or simply recline under the shade of palm trees and enjoy the views from one of Hamilton Island’s main beaches.

WILD LIFE Hamilton Island
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WILD LIFE Hamilton Island

4/5(99 reviews)

Rise early and have breakfast with the koalas in this compact Australian wildlife park in the stunning Whitsunday Island region of Queensland.

Whitehaven Beach
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Whitehaven Beach

4.5/5(287 reviews)

Stroll along this famous beach on Whitsunday Island to experience its dazzling white sands and gently lapping waters in different hues of blue and green.

Airlie Beach Lagoon
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Airlie Beach Lagoon

4.5/5(328 reviews)

Spend the day with the family enjoying the sheltered waters of Airlie Beach’s own tropical oasis, surrounded by landscaped gardens and grassy picnic areas.

Port of Airlie
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Port of Airlie

4.5/5(307 reviews)

This sun-kissed marina is your gateway to the world-famous Whitsunday Islands. Sail or drive here to shop or dine with views over the glistering turquoise waters.

Coral Sea Marina
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Coral Sea Marina

4.5/5(246 reviews)

Whether you are stopping over on a Whitsundays sailing trip or simply enjoying the waterfront views, this Airlie Beach marina provides a vibrant portside experience.

Top activities in Hamilton Island

Whitsunday Island & Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruise
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Whitsunday Island & Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruise

AU$120
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld
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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

AU$182
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Whitsundays Sunset Sail including Drinks and Snacks
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Whitsundays Sunset Sail including Drinks and Snacks

AU$85
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Whitehaven & Chalkies Beach Sail & Snorkel
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Whitehaven & Chalkies Beach Sail & Snorkel

AU$190
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Hamilton Island Nature Escape
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Hamilton Island Nature Escape

AU$169
Per adult
Whitsunday Islands and Heart Reef Scenic Flight - 70 minutes
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Whitsunday Islands and Heart Reef Scenic Flight - 70 minutes

AU$272
Per adult

Reviews of Hamilton Island

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
132
5 - Excellent 74.15730337078652%
4 - Good
40
4 - Good 22.471910112359552%
3 - Okay
4
3 - Okay 2.247191011235955%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 0.5617977528089888%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.5617977528089888%

5/5 - Excellent

Jo

1 Apr. 2020

It was a credit to all the resort staff, retail staff and all employees on the island as to how professional and calm the environment was amidst the Covid 19 crisis. We would happily holiday there again.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

5 Mar. 2020

The place is very clean and environmentally friendly. It was fun going around the area by golf buggy. Everything is quite pricey compare to the mainland.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Mar. 2020

Beautiful location. Love the golf buggies for getting around. Depending on what you want I think 2 nights stay is enough

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Mar. 2020

It was a great trip everyone was very nice and helpful.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Feb. 2020

Walking distance to marina and beach. Free buses that go around the island

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Jan. 2020

Would go back.

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