Hamilton Island has so much to offer
The Hamilton Island Resort is one of the Whitsundays most well known. The resort itself is the largest in the group and offers an equally vast range of facilities and activities. Everyone can be catered for at Hamilton Island Resort with features including: fishing charters; dive shop; swimming pools; go-carts; rifle and pistol range; various clubs and taverns and many good eateries just to name a few.
The island also includes a fifty acre fauna park featuring kangaroos, koalas, goannas and plenty of other local wildlife. Hamilton has fringing reef coral with some of the best snorkelling at Catseye Beach.
It is also well known for having the broadest range of accommodation types. Rooms vary from three to five star in separate complex’s. The multi-story Reef View Hotel houses the most guests in Garden and Coral Sea View rooms starting from around $220.00 per night with multi-bedroom apartments available for families. Or for something a little more luxurious the Beach Club offers guests beachfront accommodation set amongst a private lap pool, library and the Club Lounge. No children are allowed in the Beach Club area, which makes it a perfect place for couples to really relax.
Whitsunday Tours to Hamilton Island
Transport to Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island is serviced by the largest island airport, which takes traffic from most major cities. This makes it a great spot to fly into if your hiring a bareboat, as most bareboat companies will relocate vessels to the area for a modest fee or you can charter from one of the Hamilton Island charter companies.
The shipyard at Hamilton Island is the most comprehensive in the area. In the harbour you have access to fuel, water, shipwright, electrical and engineering services and a large range of supplies. Although there are many berths for both large and smaller vessels in the harbour it is a good idea to contact the harbourmaster a few days in advance to reserve a berth. The cost would be $66.00 overnight or $5.50 per hour if your only staying through the day.
The Harbour is located on the Western side of Hamilton Island and is relatively easy to navigate. One thing to watch for is the airport runway, which runs NNW toward the harbour entrance. Stay 300 metres clear of each end of the runway (further if you have a very tall mast) and you will be clear of any approaching aircraft. The entrance to Hamilton Harbour is marked with port and starboard markers