Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia
Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia. The island is a popular tourist destination as well as host to the annual Hamilton Island Race Week yachting festival.
Hamilton Island features many resorts, restaurants and shops. There are over forty different activities to do on the island, including golf, sailing and boating, beach activities, bush walking, go-karting, snorkelling and diving. Or you can simply browse the upmarket boutiques or relax on the beach.
Over 70 per cent of Hamilton Island has been carefully preserved in its natural state so that visitors can also enjoy the pristine beauty of the island's fabulous beaches, unspoilt nature trails and secluded hideaways.
Things to see and do
* Scuba diving & Snorkelling
* Whitehaven Beach
* Great Barrier Reef
* Water sports
* Sailing & kayaking
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Land Area – 5 km²
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – Boats travelling to Hamilton Island depart from Shute Harbour on the mainland. Passengers disembark at the Hamilton Island Marina.
Travel Links – Hamilton Island has its own airport which is served by Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Qantas. There are direct flights from most Australian capital cities.
Fantasea and Blue Ferries operate ferries between Shute Harbour on the mainland to Hamilton Island.