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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Languages English (official)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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Time Zone GMT +10
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Population Largely influenced by Tourism
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 
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4.5 stars
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3 nights from $ 1,775 pp twin share* earn from 5325 Points^
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3 nights accommodation

Travel dates
28/01/2020 to 02/04/2020
28/04/2020 to 17/06/2020
14/07/2020 to 17/09/2020
On sale until
31/03/2020
Windward Pavilion
5 stars
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4 nights from $ 8,299 pp twin share* earn from 24897 Points^
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4 nights accommodation in a Windward Pavilion, including breakfast. qualia’s spacious one-bedroom Windward Pavilions provide spacious suite accommodation, with a separate living room, ocean-facing bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

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Includes $30 phone booking fee

Travel dates
28/01/2020 to 02/04/2020
28/04/2020 to 21/05/2020
25/05/2020 to 14/08/2020
23/08/2020 to 21/12/2020
10/01/2021 to 31/03/2021
On sale until
31/03/2020
Beach House
5 stars
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4 nights from $ 18,999 pp twin share* earn from 56997 Points^
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4 nights accommodation in a Beach House, breakfast included. Tucked away in a secluded location, qualia’s Beach House pavilion is the essence of privacy and luxury on Hamilton Island’s northernmost point.

Call 13 15 16 for a quote or to book

Includes $30 phone booking fee

Travel dates
28/01/2020 to 02/04/2020
28/04/2020 to 21/05/2020
25/05/2020 to 14/08/2020
23/08/2020 to 21/12/2020
10/01/2021 to 31/03/2021
On sale until
31/03/2020