Celebrate Australia Day The Hamilton Island Way

6th January 2016

Whitehaven Beach

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.

As the summer heat swelters parts of the country and thunderstorms and flooding rains thrash others, a long weekend is the perfect opportunity to get away from it all. Domestic travel appears to be high on the list for Australia Day celebrations, and Hamilton Island looks to be one of this summer's most sought-after holiday destinations.

Located in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is a beautifully relaxing escape that offers the perfect balance of plenty to do and nothing to do. Surrounded by the spectacular string of islands of the Whitsundays and World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island offers a great range of accommodation and attractions. With something to suit couples, young people, families, budget travellers and those who prefer a little luxury, you're sure to find something to please on Hamilton Island.

Boasting a picturesque marina and shoreline surrounded by rolling hills and national park, guests enjoy the best of both worlds where the forest meets the beach. Despite its many options, Hamilton Island accommodation enjoys a pleasantly surprising secluded feel with options ranging from hotel rooms and apartments to villas and holiday homes. With unprecedented access to the Great Barrier Reef and breathtaking Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island offers an excellent range of activities, day trips and tours.

Here you can do as much or as little as you like, with more relaxed activities like yoga, the koala gallery, scenic cruises and sailing, bushwalking, golf, safari tours, scenic joy flights, kayaking and ten pin bowling. If you're up for a little more adventure there's game fishing, quad biking, windsurfing, wake boarding, tube rides, water skiing, jet skiing, go karting, parasailing and more. Of course there's also some of the most fantastic snorkelling and scuba diving options right off the beach or on the incredible Great Barrier Reef.

There's no better way to celebrate Australia Day and this fantastic country of ours than to soak up life in the sunny tropics and visit one of our most internationally-acclaimed tourist attractions.

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