No Lemons, Only Lemonade On Hamilton Island

3 May 2016
Read Time: 1.8 mins

Situated in the Whitsundays, just a 30-minute ferry ride away from Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island is just one of the Great Barrier Reef’s 74 stunning islands, but many vouch for its unsurpassable tranquillity.

A haven for getting in touch with nature and relaxing in style, on Hamilton you can enjoy escapism at its best – with a cocktail in one hand and a snorkel in the other.

You can fly direct into the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island, or head to the Whitsunday Coast Airport in Proserpine and connect to the island via ferry.

Hamilton Island aerial You're not that far from paradise (Image: Getty)

Bathe In Beauty & Wellness

The ultimate place to indulge in a spa treatment, you’re encouraged to make the most of your Hamilton Island high by taking care of your wellbeing with a relaxing massage or spa treatment.

Sensory experiences abound as you recharge your mind, body and soul at the luxurious Spa Qualia, Spa Wumurdaylin, or freshen up your look at the Island Hair and Beauty salon.

Prefer to sweat it out? There’s a gym, tennis courts and squash courts to get the heart racing. Those who consider golf to be a state-of-mind will find their own nirvana on the island’s world-class 18-hole course.

A Wide World Of Watersports

Water as far as the eye can see creates endless options for water sports and adventure from kayaking along the region’s secluded bays and coves, to spotting turtles and dolphins whilst exploring the vibrant reef. Hire a Jetski, windsurf, parasail, steer a catamaran or glide along on a stand-up paddle board.

On Catseye Beach you can join in on a game of beach volleyball or simply find a palm tree to nestle under with a good book and a post-card view.

Take a daytrip to Whitehaven – one of the world’s best beaches with a six-kilometre stretch of what is possibly the whitest silica sand in the world – easily reached from Hamilton Island in 30 minutes via high-speed catamaran.

Jetskis on Whitehaven Beach Take a Jetski ride out to Whitehaven Beach (Image: Getty)

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Get Hitched On Hamilton

With 10 ceremony locations and 15 unique reception venues, from the luxurious qualia resort to a classic ceremony in the All Saints Chapel, there’s a venue to suit every taste, style and budget.

Whether it’s just the two of you barefoot on the beach or a full-scale event with 200 of your nearest and dearest, Hamilton Island makes for a destination wedding (or honeymoon) to remember.

Woman relaxing at pool over looking ocean At the end of the day Hamilton Island is all about relaxation (Image: Getty)

Explore Nature Beyond The Beach

There are over 20-kilometres of walking trails to be uncovered on Hamilton Island. Ascend Passage Peak and be rewarded with an incredible 360-degree view of the reef and surrounding islands.

On foot, you’ll get up close with the local flora and fauna and find your own slice of bush island paradise. Let’s not forget the koalas! You can hang out with these cuddly folk over breakfast at the island’s very own Wildlife Park.

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