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Top Things to do on Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island in The Whitsundays is one of Australia's most spectacular and sought-after holiday destinations. You will be surrounded by pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life. Hamilton Island is a perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and world-famous Whitehaven Beach. The largest of the Whitsunday Island resorts, Hamilton Island offers plenty to do. Here are our Top 5 Things to do on Hamilton Island.

  • Relax & Rejuvenate
  • Beaches
  • Where to Eat
  • Golf on Dent Island
  • Hamilton Island Events

Relax & Rejuvenate

Surrender your mind and body to a deeper state of wellness and treat yourself to a day at the spa! Take a moment, or maybe more to relax in these perfect surroundings, experience one-of-a-kind treatments and give way to the delights of a spa experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to master the rest of your Whitsundays holiday.

Beaches & Water Activities

One of the main beaches on Hamilton Island is the beautiful Catseye Beach! A perfect spot for relaxing, swimming or enjoying a wide range of watersports! Close to most of the island's accommodation you are just a free shuttle ride away from snorkelling, paddle-boarding, kayaking or trying your hand at a Hobie catamaran.

At low tide, take a stroll out on to the sand flats and see the island from a different perspective. Don’t forget your camera!

Wine & Dine

Sophisticated. Award-winning. Laid Back. Inviting. These are just a few of the words you will hear about dining on Hamilton Island. Whether you’re looking for a memorable meal, a bar with a view, relaxed dining, or even some delicious takeaway, with a mix of cuisines and dining experiences on offer Hamilton Island offers a world of choice.

Be sure to head to One Tree Hill and enjoy the dramatic hues as the sun sets over the Whitsunday Islands with a cocktail in hand! 

Golf on Dent Island

Design by five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson this par 71, 18-hole championship golf course provides an exciting challenge for professionals and resort golfers alike. And surrounded by the stunning views of the Whitsunday Islands, there is no better place to tee off! Be sure to check out the spectacular clubhouse (or the 19th Hole) for incredible views, great food, and a few refreshing drinks after a game.

No golf clubs? No worries! Equipment is available for hire at the Pro Shop where the friendly staff are on hand to help you find the right equipment to make the most out of your golfing experience.

Hamilton Island Events

Whether you want to test your fitness, refine your golf game, or enjoy some inspiring art and culture, you can be confident that Hamilton Island will have an event to suit you. Every August, spectators and yachties from around the globe sail to Hamilton Island for Hamilton Island Race Week - Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta.

Or check out the Hamilton Island Endurance series! Spanning four endurance events from May through to November. The Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon, Great Whitehaven Beach Run, Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim will test athletes on every level. Plus, they have introduced an exciting new event called the Hamilton Island Icons Trail.

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