The Hamilton Island Lifestyle
As Australia’s premier tropical island destination for homeowners, investors and guests alike, Hamilton Island needs little by way of introduction.
In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and nestled among Queensland’s 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island is a short direct flight from most major Australian cities. With pristine white beaches, a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life, tranquil waters and year round warm weather, Hamilton Island is the jewel in the Whitsunday region’s crown. Described by many as the best place to live for the ultimate Australian island lifestyle.
Surrounded by Natural Wonders
A nature lover’s paradise, Hamilton Island is surrounded by a marine playground and home to diverse Australian wildlife. It is also the perfect base for exploring two of the region’s most famous and renowned attractions: the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and the pristine Whitehaven Beach.
The World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the world’s largest expanse of coral reef with spectacular formations and hundreds of fish species. Choose to sail, snorkel, dive or even view this natural wonder from the air – the Great Barrier Reef is a truly unforgettable experience.
World-famous Whitehaven Beach, with its warm, clear waters and impeccably white sand, was named the number one beach in Australia by Tripadvisor*. A short 30 minute boat ride from Hamilton Island, it is a must-do Whitsundays experience.
Things to See and Do
Hamilton Island offers an abundance of activities for all ages and interests with more than 60 activities and entertainment options to choose from.
Explore the island’s walking trails, take a scenic flight over the iconic heart reef, utilise the water sports equipment on Catseye Beach, race around the go-kart track or challenge yourself to a round of golf on one of Australia’s premier courses; to name a few. With a variety of tours and activities, Hamilton Island has something for everyone.
Dining on Hamilton Island
With sophisticated, award-winning restaurants, laid-back cafes and takeaway options, and a selection of inviting bars, there are plenty of ways to relax and unwind with a refreshing drink or delicious meal on Hamilton Island.
The Kids Stay and Eat Free program is also a great initiative for guests travelling with children 12 years or under, whereby kids dine for free at selected restaurants across the island.
World Class Special Events
Hamilton Island has built a reputation for a growing number of internationally renowned sporting and cultural events held throughout the year.
For the yachting enthusiast, the Hamilton Island Race Week is a highlight on the sailing calendar. Every August, spectators and crews from around the world embark on Hamilton Island for a week of festivity both on the water and at the on shore events.
The Hamilton Island Endurance Series is an annual event spanning five endurance events from May to November. The Hamilton Island Hilly Marathon, Great Whitehaven Beach Run, Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim will test athletes on every level.
For those looking for a cultural experience, qualia has proudly partnered with The Australian Ballet to present ‘pas de deux in paradise’. The intimate and exclusive weekend invites guests to immerse themselves with a rare insight in life behind the scenes of The Australian Ballet, concluding with a performance set against one of Australia’s most idyllic backdrops, the Whitsundays and the Coral Sea.
A Golfer’s Paradise
The 18-hole, par 71 Hamilton Island Golf Course is said to be one of the most challenging in the world. Designed by five time British Open winner Peter Thomson, and taking full advantage of Mother Nature’s work, the course is strung along the spectacular ridges and steep valleys of Dent Island. Plus, with spectacular views of the surrounding Whitsunday Islands and Coral Sea, the contemporary Clubhouse is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a meal after your unforgettable golfing experience.
Sail the Whitsundays
Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is the finest base for exploring one of the world’s great sailing regions. Whether you are new to sailing, or an experienced sailor, Hamilton Island offers plenty of ways to enjoy this magnificent part of the world.
The Hamilton Island Marina is known for its world-class standards making it the perfect location to keep your vessel to cruise and explore hidden bays, iconic beaches and discover your own piece of the Great Barrier Reef. With 216 berths and 11 moorings that can presently accommodate vessels up to 42 metres, it is also home to the Hamilton Island Yacht Club which is a celebration of the local marine lifestyle and offers sensational views over Dent Passage.