Hamilton Island as transit or stop-over destination
The Whitsundays is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. Whether it’s for a cruise, boating or fishing expedition, a Great Barrier Reef sightseeing tour, or to simply enjoy the peace and quiet on a pristine beach or stylish resort, there are few places that combine the beauty and ambiance of Hamilton Island. Even if you’re here for a quick weekend getaway, there’s lots you can see and do in a short space of time.
While there are no cars on Hamilton Island, visitors can catch the free shuttle bus that operates on the island. If you care to head out on your own, golf buggies are available for rent. This breezy method of transport is the perfect way to see the island sights, while covering as much ground as possible. You may want to get off the beaten track on one of the many bush walks too. Enjoy the stunning vistas at Resort Lookout and Passage Peak or enjoy the hidden coves and sandy beaches on a coastal walk. But if its rest and relaxation you’re after, then the Hamilton Island resorts will not disappoint. Lounge poolside, enjoy the views or sample the fresh seafood and award winning wines at several top rated restaurants. Here’s just a short list of some of the top activities in and around Hamilton Island:
- Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef
- Snorkelling or diving tour
- Fishing expedition
- Day trip to Whitehaven Beach
- Massage and spa treatment