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Whitsunday Holidays

Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef. QLD


Hamilton Island, Queensland
Situated in the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is the one of 74 islands located in the Whitsundays, off the coast of Queensland. Hamilton is the only Queensland Island with a modern jet airport.

The island is a popular tourist destination and offers an abundance of sights and activities. There are around one hundred and fifty species of birds and eucalypt bush walks to mountain peaks of 360 degree island views. Brilliant beaches awe inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, parasailing, helicopter rides, tennis, squash, and reef and inter island trips, fine food and wines.

Hamilton Island has a fringing coral reef, with the best snorkelling and diving at Catseye Beach. You can also visit the Outer Reef by high speed catamaran or helicopter. Hardy Reef is a particularly popular spot for diving or reef viewing. The Island has its own dive shop and registered diving school. Luxury dive cruises are available.

Average Climate for Hamilton Island Region
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min C 25 25 24 23 21 19 18 18 20 22 23 24
Max C 30 30 29 27 25 23 22 23 25 28 29 30
Rain mm 15 332 262 242 159 100 80 59 23 52 89 215

(all photo's courtesy of Tourism Queensland)

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Hamilton Island has its own airport Direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.


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Things to do in The Hamilton Island
Fauna park, shopping, marina, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, parasailing, helicopter rides, tennis

Other places to visit in region
Daydrea, Island, Hayman Island, Hook Island, South Molle Island, Whitsunday Island, Brampton Island, Lindeman Island, Long Island, Airlie Beach

Best times of year to visit Hamilton Island
May - Nov

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