Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island carries the tagline “Where in the world would you rather be?” for good reason… Situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island enjoys idyllic weather, sapphire waters, beautiful beaches, captivating coral reefs and unique flora and fauna.

A long-time favourite for holiday makers looking for the perfect island escape, the island experiences year-round sunshine, and boasts a huge variety of activities covering everything from golfing to snorkelling and deep sea fishing to sunset charters.

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Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
Hamilton Island
Population Largely influenced by Tourism
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Heart Reef, Great Barrier Reef
Time Zone GMT +10
Heavenly Heron Island
The Whitsunday Islands
Languages English (official)
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Hamilton Island
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
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Dining

Hamilton Island hosts more than a dozen restaurants and cafés, catering for every occasion. Families are specifically looked after with the Kids Stay and Eat Free program, where children aged up to 12 eat for free when dining with their parents at a range of restaurants that feature kids’ menus.

Located smack bang in the middle of the world’s most famous coral reef, it comes as no surprise that seafood is the island’s crowning culinary glory. Three restaurants – of varying dining experiences – control most of the island’s trade. Mariners Seafood Restaurant serves seafood platters, salt and pepper calamari, chilli prawns and pan-seared fish fillets overlooking the marina. Popeye’s is a local fish and chips institution, also serving a renowned fisherman’s basket, brimming with scallops, prawns and squid. While the Beach Club Restaurant features an a la carte menu as well as a degustation, with wide selections of seafood entrees and mains.

Mediterranean cuisine is also done well on the island. Wood-fired gourmet pizzas are the order of the day at the laid-back Manta Ray Cafe, overlooking the marina's bobbing masts. Romano’s Italian Restaurant features an ever changing menu of fresh seafood prepared with Italian flair.

After a day of adventure seeking, there’s nothing more appealing than a satisfying meal of modern Australian favourites. The Steakhouse serves Australia's finest premium-quality meat grilled to order in the open kitchen. Marina Tavern by the harbour is a great place to unwind with a refreshing ale or twilight cocktail and a meal of steak and salad. Located in the heart of Hamilton Island's resort hub at Catseye Beach, the family-friendly Sails Restaurant has a choice of casual poolside and beachfront dining, with international bistro-style meals served throughout the day and into the night. While Hamilton Island's signature restaurant, Bommie – located in the Hamilton Island Yacht Club – celebrates inspired meals with a vista of the Marina and Dent Passage.

Soak up the holiday vibe with healthy sandwiches and snacks, indulge in fish and chips by the sea, or relax with a latte; Hamilton Island also has a variety of casual and takeaway dining options.

Shopping

Hamilton Island’s shopping scene is mainly focused at the Marina Village and Resort Centre, where local art, fashion and jewellery are on display at 20 boutiques and specialty stores. Breeze Resort Wear stocks a large range of fashion, jewellery and footwear, from labels like Ladakh, Minkpink and Jendi. Hamilton Island Resort Boutique stocks luxury brands such as Ralph Lauren and Collette Dinnigan, as well as an extensive range of swimwear and beachwear. The Gallery is the island’s go-to for arts and crafts from the local area, along with jewellery from unique and hard-to-find designers. Embrace Queensland’s beach culture at Offshore – a surf shop with a boutique feel that offers casual ware from notable names.

Guests staying at qualia – a Condé Nast Traveller recognised resort – have exclusive access to the qualia boutique, which stocks a wide range of premium labels including John Galliano, Just Cavalli and Camilla – the boutique is so special that Collette Dinnigan produced a bikini especially for it.

Pick up souvenirs to take home from specialty stores or stock up on holiday essentials at the island’s general store.

Hamilton Island Holidays 
Daydream Island Resort and Spa
4 stars
Flights Accommodation
4 nights from $ 195 pp twin share* earn from 585 Points^
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Minimum 4 night stay

full buffet breakfast daily,
FREE mocktail on arrival
FREE WIFI
FREE Holiday Portrait during your stay,
Over 20 FREE guest activities including kayaks, catamarans, stand-up paddle boards, stingray & shark feeding show, open air cinema, rainforest walk, gym, and much more.

Travel dates
20/02/2017 to 13/04/2017
18/04/2017 to 15/09/2017
09/10/2017 to 08/12/2017
On sale until
12/03/2017
Hamilton Island - Reef View Hotel
4 stars
Flights Accommodation
3 nights from $ 390 pp twin share* earn from 1170 Points^
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3 nights at the Reef View Hotel in a Garden View room

Return airport/marina transfers

Use of catamarans, windsurfers, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and snorkelling equipment

Use of Island Shuttle Use of gym, spa, sauna & tennis court hire

Kids Stay and Eat Free

FREE wireless internet

Travel dates
01/05/2017 to 05/05/2017
On sale until
12/03/2017
Daydream Island Resort and Spa
4 stars
Flights Accommodation
4 nights from $ 753 pp twin share* earn from 2259 Points^
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return airfares

checked baggage

4 nights accommodation

Daily buffet breakfast

Return airport/marina transfers

FREE mocktail on arrival

FREE WIFI

FREE Holiday Portrait during your stay

Over 20 FREE guest activities including kayaks, catamarans, stand-up paddle boards, stingray & shark feeding show, open air cinema, rainforest walk, gym, and much more.

Travel dates
20/02/2017 to 13/04/2017
18/04/2017 to 15/09/2017
09/10/2017 to 08/12/2017
On sale until
10/03/2017