6th December 2019
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is (almost) here and Hamilton Island is preparing for the biggest one yet. The annual Hamilton Island Summer festival is underway, with plenty of holiday fun on offer for the whole family. If you’re heading to Hamilton Island this summer, read on to discover the major events and activities happening around the island this Christmas.
11th June 2019
Don’t get me wrong, we love winter. We love the sheets of afternoon rain, the crisp blue mornings and the excusable weight gain. Nevertheless, a few weeks in and there’s not much we wouldn’t give for a brief reprieve. Our solution? Heavenly Hamilton Island, less than two hours from Brisbane and somehow blessed with eternal sunshine.
21st January 2019
The perfect place to watch the sun go down, One Tree Hill is Hamilton Islands renowned hilltop lookout. Offering a huge selection of tropical cocktails, fine wine, premium spirits and ice cold beers, One Tree Hill enjoys some of the best views in the Whitsundays.
10th October 2018
Boasting 274 days of sunshine a year, Hamilton Island showcases some of the most glorious tropical scenery in the world. From the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular marine life to the coral fringed coastline & iconic Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island is Australia's tropical heaven. Here are 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Hamilton Island.
14th September 2018
Renowned for its spectacular natural landscapes and tropical turquoise waters, Hamilton Island is the ideal holiday destination. Perfect for couples, families and singles, this spectacular island has something for everyone. If you’re on the hunt for somewhere to stay, then look no further than these amazing Hamilton Island Resorts.
30th August 2018
Over seven glorious days in the Australian tropics, 233 boats and almost 2000 sailors from across the international yachting community come together to celebrate Hamilton Island Race Week.
A six-day tussle between the TP52 division saw team Hooligan (of Marcus Blackmore) seize the IRC Division 1 award from the Ichi Ban team with just a day remaining.
17th August 2018
Hamilton Island race week kicks off tomorrow and we’ve got the full line up of on shore entertainment here to guarantee you seven days of pure island pleasure and leisure. Hamilton Island race week kicks off tomorrow and we’ve got the full line up of on shore entertainment here to guarantee you seven days of pure island pleasure and leisure.
3rd August 2018
Nearly two years on from Cyclone Debbie’s devastating impact in March 2017, Hayman Island is set to reopen early next year.
Following the announcement of a landmark management deal between IHG and Mulpha Group, the luxury resort will be reopened at ‘Hayman Island, by InterContinental’.
19th July 2018
A 47-year-old recent arrival to the Whitsundays region has been found alive after floating adrift at sea for nearly 20 hours overnight late last week.
Last spotted departing from Whitsunday Island’s Cid Harbour at 8pm last Thursday, the man was chartering a grey inflatable tender, three metres in length.
5th July 2018
Wellness is a bit of a buzzword these days. With Wellness Centres opening up on every block and wellness programs introduced into workplaces in a quick and easy effort to reflect concern for staff, the wellness trend seems to be heaping more pressure on us to look and feel ‘better’ than ever before.
22nd May 2018
Following Saturday’s lavish royal affair, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex were widely expected to soon depart on their honeymoon. Rather, the official honeymoon destination remains a secret and the newlyweds have announced a one night mini-moon to Ireland in July ahead of an extended honeymoon at a later date. Will they fly onwards to Hamilton Island?
14th May 2018
Coming in at the lightning speed of 3.45.31, Blue Mountains local Celia Sullohern out ran the men as she claimed first in the gruelling race.
Facing a difficult track change this year, the marathon followed fire trails, road and walking tracks up and over undulating terrain. Winding through the spectacular Hamilton Island region, Celia Sullohern reflected on the awe she felt while racing.
27th April 2018
Mothers Day 2018 is fast approaching and this year we promise to do something really special for mum - she deserves it. We’ve put together this special list of awe-inspiring Hamilton Island activities for mum as we thank her for all she does; this will be a Mothers Day to remember.
16th April 2018
Between June 22 and 25 this year, Australian celebrities including Celeste Barber, Megan Washington, Ian Thorpe, Paul de Gelder, Jessica Rowe, Dr Kate Baecher, Vanessa Stoykov, Stephanie Somebody and Krystle Wright will help island guests face the ultimate bravery challenge in the Hamilton Islands debut BRAVE Weekend Workshop.
31st January 2018
Seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams has been spotted holidaying on Hamilton Island after a shock exit from the Australian Open. The tennis star was forced out of the competition in the opening round after losing to Swiss player Belinda Bencic. However the loss didn’t appear to bother the sports star as she was spotted making a rare appearance with her new millionaire boyfriend Nicholas Hammond.
3rd January 2018
The Whitsundays are a popular holiday destination for thousands of holidaymakers from across Australia and indeed the world. Each year, the crystal clear waters, soft white sand beaches, glorious sunny weather and World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef draw thousands of visitors to this tropical Queensland paradise. Honeymooners, families and those just looking for a break flock to the Whitsundays to swim, snorkel and sail the famous island group however many fail to witness the best view of the Whitsundays – from the air.
20th December 2017
A recent list of the world’s 50 best beaches released by Canada’s largest online travel website has ranked the Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach at number two. Out of a total of 1,800 beaches, Whitehaven Beach just missed out on the top honours, placing second on the list. Judged by hundreds of leading professionals in the travel industry, a visit to Whitehaven Beach is one of the most popular Hamilton Island activities.
29th November 2017
Paris Jackson, the daughter of the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson has taken time out on Hamilton Island during her visit to Australia. The 19-year-old was a celebrity guest at the 2017 Melbourne Cup where she caused a stir by licking a window in a display for the paparazzi. Although the move drew criticism from the mainstream media, punters and fans seemed unruffled by the performance, with many just happy to grab a selfie with the model, actress and activist.
8th November 2017
Hamilton Island holidays are shaping up to be the hot favourite this summer, with an airfare war seeing flight prices plummet to just $105 each way. Both Virgin Australia and Qantas have dropped their fares in a sale that appears to be ‘keeping up with the Jones’ when it comes to airfares to the popular Queensland Island. But who has the cheaper fare?
18th October 2017
Rugby star Benji Marshall and his wife Zoe were recently spotted enjoying a luxurious holiday on Hamilton Island after announcing they are expecting their first child. Showing off the beginnings of her baby bump in a bikini, TV personality and radio host Zoe Marshall shared some holiday happy snaps on Instagram. The images showed her and husband Benji enjoying a babymoon, smiling onboard a boat as they sailed around beautiful Hamilton Island.
27th September 2017
For years Natalie Tuck had dreamed about taking her 8 year old son out of school and hitting the road. One day she decided to do just that and has recently returned from what she described as an epic road trip. Taking a break from work (and school) the Tuck family travelled around Australia in their vintage camper trailer. Although the idea of taking her son out of school was scary, Natalie and her partner decided life on the road would also be an educational experience for the 8 year old.
13th September 2017
One of the most popular Hamilton Island activities and attractions was given the green light to reopen this week after being severely damaged in Cyclone Debbie earlier in the year. The popular wildlife attraction on Hamilton Island had been closed temporarily while the damage was fixed, with its usual residents Jeddah, Bobby, Tallow and Billy the koalas spend some quality time with the team of carers at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast.
23rd August 2017
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is underway in the Whitsundays and last weekend received a royal welcome as Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark arrived for a quick visit to Queensland. While there had been speculation that his Australian wife, Crown Princess Mary was to be a VIP guest at the event, her husband Prince Frederik was quick to clear things up.
2nd August 2017
Eagle eyed fare shoppers would have last week bagged a bargain thanks to Australia’s top 3 airlines dropping prices on airfares to Hamilton Island. It seems Queensland is the place to be according to Australia’s biggest airlines and Hamilton Island holidays last week got cheaper with Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar sending flyers to the Whitsundays for less.
12th July 2017
Promising to be an unforgettable experience for all involved, the tourism industry’s night of nights will be held in the Whitsundays on Hamilton Island. The gala event is scheduled to be held on Saturday 30 September and will see tourism operators from all over the region converge on Hamilton Island in a celebration of excellence.
28th June 2017
The Today show is this week celebrating its 35th birthday, celebrating with a week-long trip around Australia that kick off in the Whitsundays on Monday 26 June. A little over a year since the entire show was broadcast from the foreshore of Airlie Beach, the popular morning show returned to live broadcast from Hamilton Island in celebration of 35 years on the air.
14th June 2017
The upcoming Audi Hamilton Island Race Week will see two of the best known supermaxis in offshore sailing vie for top honours. After spending almost a decade racing on opposite sides of the world, this year’s race week will see them compete under Australian colours for the very first time.
3rd May 2017
While many Whitsunday islands are still reeling from the impact of Cyclone Debbie, Hamilton Island is already regenerating new life. Just as green shoots are beginning to appear on the branches of trees stripped by the wild weather, Hamilton Island staff have gone above and beyond to restore the island to its former glory.
12th April 2017
Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsunday region hard and unfortunately Hamilton Island was not spared from her destructive force. However, due to the resorts’ construction to the highest cyclone safety ratings, her impact on the island has been fairly minimal. The main damage has been to the vegetation and façade of the island, with no significant structural damage to any of the hotels or resorts. Following a concerted clean-up effort, Hamilton Island is looking forward to welcoming its guests back. With the gardens team already planting new greenery all across the island, Hamilton assures guests that the sun is still shining, the island is still beautiful and you will still enjoy a wonderful holiday on Hamilton.
29th March 2017
The recently held Super League Triathlon not only attracted some of the world’s fittest athletes to the shores of Hamilton Island, it also attracted the attention of the world. Thanks to global television coverage of the event, the world was introduced to the beautiful Whitsundays and Hamilton Island chief executive officer Glenn Bourke couldn't have been happier.
15th March 2017
Hamilton Island workers Kayne Kerr and Ben Errikson noticed that many people visited the Queensland Island paradise to escape their problems. Now, the two friends have embarked on a road trip down Australia’s east coast to raise money for mental health non-profit organisation Beyond Blue.
22nd February 2017
Back in 2009 you may recall a competition that was run, offering the opportunity to become the caretaker of Hamilton Island. 34,000 applicants entered themselves in the running for the dream job which would see them swap their office for an island paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. 42 year old Ben Southall from Petersfield, Hampshire in England landed the caretaker job on Hamilton Island and eight years on, he's just gone and bagged himself an even dreamier job.
8th February 2017
Hamilton Island holidays are known for many things - rest, relaxation, soft white sand beaches, beautiful azure waters and the famous Great Barrier Reef. However the island holiday resort is also known for its world-class golfing. With a par 71, 18-hole championship oceanfront links course just minutes away on Dent Island, it's certainly one of Australia's most unique and beautiful golfing destinations. With an aquatic driving range and mini-golf course, Hamilton Island golf holidays offer fun for the whole family.
18th January 2017
Hamilton Island is back in a big way and although it never really went away, tourism and investment on the island is at its best for some years. Tourism on the island is booming, so much so that occupancy is at the 660 hotel rooms on the island is at capacity. In fact, some visitors love it so much that they're choosing to buy on the island, snapping up holiday homes that will allow them to come back and enjoy the island as many times as they like throughout the year.
28th December 2016
Christmas - it's the most wonderful time of the year...right? It can be, but it can also be known for exorbitant expenditure that puts families under stress. Thanks to the competitive low-cost travel market, Christmas came early with a number of December deals that have helped travellers save on their next holiday.
16th November 2016
Just weeks ago Hamilton Island Golf Club played host to the 2016 PGA Professionals Championship where South Australian Chris Duke took out the title, qualifying for the Australian PGA Championship to be held in December, alongside runner-up and defending champion Mathew Docking.
2nd November 2016
The 72nd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is just 8 weeks away and Australia's first family of yacht racing has their sights firmly set on bringing home a win. Robert Oatley and his family are a household name in Australia and their yacht Wild Oats XI is the unprecedented eight-time winner of the famously gruelling Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. However this year will be the first year the Oatley family have undertaken the famous race without their beloved patriarch after Bob Oatley passed away in January of this year.
12th October 2016
A sight usually reserved for some of the most revered stages in the world, four Australian ballet dancers prance and preen to the classical sounds of Swan Lake on Hamilton Island's Pebble Beach. The crowd of 150 audience members are in their black tie finery, despite being perched on the sand, transfixed on the outdoor stage that is fringed by the Coral Sea.
21st September 2016
It may not be quite as exotic as Monte Carlo or St Tropez, but Queensland's luxury locations made famous by celebrities like Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey are seeing Aussie 'staycations' on the rise. Even if don't consider yourself a high roller, you can still enjoy luxury experiences, lavish resorts and private islands without venturing too far from home.
31st August 2016
Having just wrapped up on location filming in Brisbane city for the latest instalment in the Thor film franchise, Hollywood mega star Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataki have enjoyed some downtime on beautiful Hamilton Island. The couple flew to the popular Queensland Island onboard a private jet accompanied by New Zealand director Taika Waititi.
10th August 2016
If you've been thinking about booking a Hamilton Island holiday there's no time to delay. With the island recording record occupancy rates within the last financial year, this major tourist resort is filling up fast. This comes off the back of a recent $25 million make over which has seen a rise in occupancy rates of between 8 to 11 per cent.
20th July 2016
Hollywood actress Teresa Palmer, best known for her starring role in the 2015 Point Break remake, has shown off her blossoming baby belly on a recent babymoon on Hamilton Island. Famous for her open and honest approach to pregnancy, the Los Angeles-based lifestyle blogger beamed as you soaked up the sun with husband Mark Webber and son Bodhi Rain.
6th July 2016
The rumour mill is still in overdrive over the marriage of Ginia Rinehart on Hamilton Island, despite the nuptials taking place more than two weeks ago. Daughter of mining magnate Gina Rinehart and heiress to the family fortune, Ginia Rinehart set tongues wagging when she wed Simon Robinson in a ceremony on Hamilton Island on Saturday 18 June.
22nd June 2016
This Sunday, four-time Olympian and marathon legend Steve Moneghetti will return to the Whitsundays for the Great Whitehaven Beach Run, the latest instalment of the Hamilton Island Endurance Series. As part of his participation of the event, he'll also be hosting a free running technique session and an informal Q&A session.
1st June 2016
From Friday 6 May to Monday 9 May, two Olympic stars, Eloise Wellings and Libby Trickett, visited Hamilton Island for the annual Mother's Day Classis and Active Women's weekend. Joining a raft of presenters on the popular Queensland island, Trickett and Wellings were part of an exciting weekend that aimed to encourage women of all ages to lead an active lifestyle while raising much-needed funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
27th April 2016
A Hamilton Island couple have piqued interest in the southern states, after finishing 18th in the Targa Tasmania TSD Trophy category in one of Australia's most famous tarmac-based rally driving events. The second time the couple has raced in the event, wife Gail was comfortable as co-driver, providing pace notes to driver and husband Bruce during the six day challenge.
6th April 2016
For the fourth consecutive year, the PGA Professionals Championship will be returning to Hamilton Island in 2016. The most prestigious title for PGA Professionals, the championship will be played out from 1-3 November this year. Considered one of the world's most spectacular golfing venues, the tournament has seen overwhelming success since its move to Hamilton Island.
23rd March 2016
Entries are now open for the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 and already entrants are flooding in. If the initial burst is any indicator of what to expect, it appears this year's regatta will be rather special. In fact, almost 40 yachts representative of the sport's diverse cross section have already nominated for the 33rd staging of the series. If this momentum continues, entries will soon surge well beyond 50, a milestone which would suggest a final fleet of approximately 200 is likely for the event.
9th March 2016
Although Hamilton Island is a family friendly holiday destination, you won't find screaming babies and toddler tantrums here. In fact, the island is wonderfully relaxing and has a friendly, laidback vibe that's perfect for a family holiday. It's so easy to keep the kids entertained all day while still enjoying some relaxing time for the grown-ups. There are huge range of family friendly activities to choose from on Hamilton Island, however here are the top 10 things to do with kids.
17th February 2016
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is always a massive affair on Hamilton Island, this year along with hosting the Australian Yachting Championships for Grand Prix level offshore keelboats, the sailing festival will also be the venue for the first Australian Yachting Championship for multihulls. The move is the first time that Yachting Australia, the sport's governing body, has coordinated a large multihull major championship.
27th January 2016
Although it should already rank pretty highly, get ready to move the Great Barrier Reef to the top of your bucket list. Following a remarkable endorsement from Sir David Attenborough, the most famous naturalist in the world has said the reef is the most memorable place he's been. The renowned English broadcaster is 89, so he's seen plenty in his time, yet Attenborough chose to make the reef the subject of a new BBC series, having first visited the reef almost 60 years ago.
6th January 2016
Have the back to work blues got a firm hold on you? After all the craziness of the Christmas and New Year break as well as the school holidays, we don't blame you for looking for the next opportunity for a day off. Luckily, Australia Day is just a few weeks away and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy this great country of ours? With our national day of celebration falling on a Tuesday this year, why not skip off work on the Monday as well and really live it up.
4th November 2015
Exciting news this week as hit radio station Nova announce an intimate night with pop star heavyweight Taylor Swift on stunning Hamilton Island. In conjunction with Qantas, the exclusive performance is part of Nova's Red Room concerts and promises to be the biggest in the series to date.
19th May 2015
When it comes to winter, most people prefer to stay rugged up inside rather than venture out into the cold. The lucky ones specifically plan a holiday around avoiding the plummeting temperatures and jet off to chase the sun somewhere where it's always warm and the sun is shining. However you don't have to journey somewhere far flung to warm up during the colder months, all it takes is a little trip north of Brisbane to de-stress and defrost.
19th March 2015
It's still 5 months away, but preparations have already begun for the 2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Opening on August 15, organisers have announced a super band set to hit the shores of Hamilton Island for all the Race Week festivities. Making the party scene that surrounds the regatta as much a part of the event as the race itself, organisers are seeing an inspiring rate of growth year upon year.
10th February 2015
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and rather than scrambling for the usual gift ideas like roses and chocolates, why not step things up a notch? After all, what guy is going to be keen on flowers? But what do you get a male for Valentine's Day? How about a romantic, relaxing getaway in the sun-kissed Whitsundays? Spend this Valentine's Day in the luxurious surrounds of Hamilton Island's signature 5 star resort and enjoy some quality time together.
21st January 2015
Although Hamilton Island has a well established reputation as a tropical island paradise, it's also well known as a food lover's haven. One of many Whitsunday Islands situated on the shores of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton enjoys the relaxed, laid back atmosphere of a secluded holiday destination while offering the wide variety of restaurants and dining options you'd come to expect of a bustling town.
16th September 2014
Just like us Aussies, Hamilton Island is one but it is many. Just one of the 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island offers a great range of accommodation options and a wide variety of leisure and recreation activities. In fact, there are more than 40 things to see and do on a daily basis, so whether you're after a romantic date or fun for the whole family, Hamilton Island has plenty to choose from.
6th August 2014
Whether you are looking for lots to fill your days or would rather do nothing at all, Hamilton Island holidays offer the perfect mix of both. Unlike many of the other Whitsunday Islands that only offer a limited range of accommodation, there is an impressive range of Hamilton Island accommodation to choose from meaning that no matter what your budget and interests are, there's something here for you.
8th July 2014
The Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is fast approaching and as the largest offshore keelboat regatta in Australia, the annual event is sure to attract thousands of yachties and spectators when it comes to town from 16 to 23 August. A firm fixture on the international sailing calendar, Hamilton Island Race Week is one of the most popular yachting events in Australia.