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About Hamilton Island Location

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most idyllic golfing holiday destinations.

About Hamilton Island

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most popular and idyllic golfing holiday destinations. Enjoy mild weather all year round, renowned food and wine, incredible scenery, and a whole selection of activities and events for all ages. 


One of 74 islands in the Coral Sea, Hamilton is the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays, and is positioned nearly halfway between the coastline of Brisbane and Cairns. Here, you’ll experience everything that is great about Australia – beautiful natural surrounds, calm waters, secluded beaches, warm weather, fascinating coral reefs and diverse flora and fauna.

There’s also a local population on Hamilton Island, and around 1,000 people live here permanently - giving the island a very warm and authentic feel.  

Things to do

As well as golf, there are more than 60 fantastic activities available on Hamilton Island, ranging from mini golf and an aquatic diving range, to bushwalking, sunset kayaking, diving and snorkelling. Daily tours to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands also operate from Hamilton Island and can be organised via the Hamilton Island Tour Desk. 

The island also hosts a whole selection of events and programs throughout the year - ranging from sporting carnivals, to performances by the Australian Ballet. 

Easy to get to

Hamilton Island is the only island in the Great Barrier Reef with its own airport, and flights arrive daily via Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. 


There are several accommodation options to choose from on Hamilton Island - ranging from family-friendly apartments, to the, luxurious and secluded qualia resort.  

Food and wine

Hamilton Island also offers a selection of renowned bars, restaurants and cafes where you can unwind and indulge after a day on the golf course.