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The Whitsundays, Queensland.
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The Whitsundays is located in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, along Queensland's central coast in north-eastern Australia. The Whitsundays region includes 74 magnificent islands, with five islands, home to incredible holiday resorts – Camp Island Lodge, Daydream Island Resort, Elysian Retreat, Hamilton Island, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, and Palm Bay Resort. The adjacent coastline and hinterland are home to the thriving resort town of Airlie Beach, and the charming country towns of Bowen, Collinsville and Proserpine.

The Whitsundays boasts some of the most incredible scenery in Australia! Nestled in the protective waters of the Coral Sea, surrounded by 74 islands with beautiful sandy beaches, The Whitsundays year round warm tropical climate has many of our southern neighbours in Sydney and New South Wales eager to book their Hamilton Island getaway.

Access to this spectacular region has never been easier. The Whitsundays is serviced daily by two airports Great Barrier Reef Airport - Hamilton Island and Whitsunday Coast Airport - Proserpine. Both airports have direct flights from Sydney (as well as direct flights from Brisbane and Melbourne).

The Great Barrier Reef Airport situated on Hamilton Island offers direct flights from Sydney in to Hamilton Island in the Heart of The Whitsundays. 

The Whitsundays weather is sub-tropical, which means a tropical climate of hot summers, warm winters and bright spring and autumn days are experienced each year. Average daily temperatures range from around 22 to 23 degrees Celsius in the winter months of June and July, and up to 29 to 30 degrees Celsius December and January - the height of summer. 

FAQs

Q: How many airports are there on Hamilton Island

A: Hamilton Island has one airport which services Hamilton Island and the surrounding Whitsunday region.

Q: What is the best price for a return flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island?

A: Flight prices vary throughout the year, keep an eye out for deals!

Q: What is the flight time from Sydney to Hamilton Island

A: The flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island is approx 2 ½ hrs.

Q: How many airlines fly direct from Sydney to Hamilton Island

A: Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar all have direct flights to Hamilton Island from Sydney

Q: Is there a time difference between Sydney and Hamilton Island

A: Hamilton Island is situated in Queensland which does not observe Daylight Savings (it’s always sunny here!) upon arriving to Hamilton Island during Daylight Savings you’ll have to wind your clocks back 1 hr.

Q: What’s the weather like at Hamilton Island

A: Glorious! Hamilton Island, located in The Whitsundays is sub-tropical, which means a tropical climate of hot summers, warm winters and bright spring and autumn days are experienced each year. Average daily temperatures range from around 22 to 23 degrees Celsius in the winter months of June and July, and up to 29 to 30 degrees Celsius December and January - the height of summer.

Q: Can you stay on Hamilton Island?

A: There is a wide range of accommodation available on Hamilton Island. The Hamilton Island reservations team will be the best to talk through the different options available.

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