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Hamilton Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island

1. Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island

Your day begins with a cruise to Whitehaven Beach, where you can wander along the 4 mile (7km) shoreline – beachcombing, bushwalking and wading in warm, crystal-clear water. Then cruise to Daydream Island, where you’ll enjoy a two-course lunch. The afternoon is yours to explore the island or relax by the pool. Make time to experience the Living Reef, one of the most unique attractions in Queensland, with a stop at the Living Reef Centre to learn more about tropical marine life.

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Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Islands Hopper Pass

2. Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Islands Hopper Pass

Hop between Airlie Beach, Daydream Island, and Hamilton Island using the Island Hopper Pass, which gives you unlimited 1-day access to the islands’ passenger ferries. Enjoy the flexibility to explore each location on your own time, stop for a swim, lunch or just relax; the choice is yours. Get complimentary use of Hamilton Island’s resort areas and pools and their shuttle bus service. See the live fish-feeding show at 10 AM daily at Daydream Island’s Living Reef and also get complimentary access to the island’s resort areas and pools. Remember: unless you’ve got your accommodation booked, don’t miss the last boat.

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From Airlie Beach: Twin Island Day Trip

3. From Airlie Beach: Twin Island Day Trip

Enjoy a day exploring the Whitsunday Islands, featuring Hamilton Island and the Daydream Island. The first stop on your island-hopping adventure is Daydream Island, where you can enjoy one of the most unique attractions in Queensland, the Living Reef coral lagoon. Wander around the resort or take a dip in the pool before watching the sharks and stingrays in action at the fish feeding show. After spending time on Daydream Island, enjoy a short cruise to Hamilton Island for a delicious lunch at Marina Tavern. Enjoy great food and sweeping views of the marina. After lunch, explore the island by foot or with the complimentary Island Shuttle service. Try and visit One Tree Hill to catch some incredible views of the Whitsunday Islands. Cool off in the resort pool afterwards, complete with a swim-up bar and ocean outlook, or take a walk along famous Catseye Beach.

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Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour with Whitehaven Landing

4. Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour with Whitehaven Landing

When you see it from the air it’s easy to understand why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. The amazing array of colors is something that’s best experienced on a helicopter tour. This 2.5-hour program begins with a scenic helicopter flight, taking you to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll also have fantastic views of the Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach. In addition to seeing it all from above, you’ll land at Whitehaven Beach, where you’ll have 90 minutes to explore Australia's finest beach at your leisure. Sights you’ll see during the tour include Shute Harbour, Hamilton Island, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, Hook Reef, Hayman Island, Hook Island and Daydream Island.

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What people are saying about Hamilton Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 52 reviews

From start to finish this was a truly fantastic experience. My friend Elise and I had a great flight and morning out on Whitehaven as a part of my birthday trip to Airlie Beach. On top of that our pilot Chris was brilliant and simply second to none All in all can’t recommend this flight option enough as it’s one of those lifetime experiences you don’t want to miss!

Worth the day trip! Daydream Island was gorgeous I wish we stayed there longer at Lovers Cove and did some snorkelling. Hamilton Island was much busier so if u want a gold cart u need to book in advance.

whitehaven lives up to it's high reputation. a must for those visiting area. Daydream Island provided a very good 4 hour visit. Excellent lunch and faculties.

Awesome day! Great lunch especially the tuna salad. Big thanks for all your help with my injured ankle.

Can’t recommend highly enough. Kids and I had the most amazing time