Hamilton Island Activities

Snorkelling

Hamilton Island is the perfect place to relax, but also offers a great range of activities for the whole family to enjoy. You can choose to do as much or as little as you like, with over 60 activities available throughout the island. Cruise the Great Barrier Reef and snorkel or dive the crystal waters, laze in the shade of a palm tree, work on your tan on the pristine white sands of Whitehaven Beach or shop and dine on the lovely marina.

Hamilton Island is a haven for kids and families, with a number of programs, activities and kids clubs in place to provide supervised and safe fun for all ages. Enjoy visits to the beach, fishing, games, arts and crafts and more. There’s also a variety of water sports, an 18-hole championship golf course, the famous Wild Life Hamilton Island experience and even go karting!

Recreation & Activities

Hamilton Island offers its guests a very extensive range of over 40 activities on a daily basis. These include:

  • Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Cruises to Whitehaven Beach
  • Floodlit Tennis Courts
  • Gymnasium including aerobic classes
  • Yoga
  • Snorkelling
  • Quad biking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Game Fishing
  • Windsurfing
  • Koala Gallery
  • Catamaran and Yacht sailing
  • Tube rides
  • Wake Boarding
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Mini Golf
  • 18 hole Golf Course
  • Bushwalking
  • Target Sports
  • Jet Skis
  • Waterskiing
  • Parasailing
  • Safari Tours
  • Scenic joy flights
  • Dinghy Hire
  • Go-Karting
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Dinner cruises
  • Twilight Sailing
  • 9 Pin Bowling

Golf

Hamilton Island Golf Club's oceanfront links are just a five-minute ferry ride away on neighbouring Dent Island. The world-class par 71, 18-hole championship course makes the most of the island's valleys and ridges, with challenging dunes and 360-degree views of Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays. To celebrate that eagle or hole-in-one round, relax with a leisurely meal in the clubhouse restaurant and bar.

Hamilton Island Golf Course 14th hole

For the Kids

Kids Stay Free

On Hamilton Island, kids 0 to 12 years stay for free when sharing with parents and using existing bedding. The Kids Stay and Eat for free offer is not available to conference delegates.

Babysitting

In-room babysitting is available on request. Babysitting charges are available from Reception during your stay.

Kids Club

The Clown Fish Club is an organised day care and child care activities. This facility offers high quality care and is operated by fully qualified childhood leaders. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 8.30am to 5.00pm for children aged between 6 weeks and 14 years. During school holiday periods the Kids Club extends to Monday - Saturday. Choose from the following 3 sessions.

Morning Session 8.30am - 11.30am
Afternoon Session 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Half Day Session 8.30am - 1.30om OR 12.00pm - 5.00pm
Full Day Session 8.30am - 5.00pm

Bookings are essential, but not accepted prior to arrival. It is suggested that guests visit the Clownfish Club on arrival to Hamilton Island. Special rates are available for families with multiple children as are extended visitor passes for longer guests. Meals are not provided for small babies. Bottles and baby food must be supplied if required. Full and half days are available for parents participating in organised tours (conditions apply). Rates for all sessions are available on application and subject to change.

Wild Life

Restaurants

Hamilton Island has a range of restaurants catering for families. Apart from fish and chips on the Marina, Hamilton Island also has a number of restaurants that participate in the Kids Eat Free program. These restaurants include Pool Terrace Restaurant (lunch & dinner), Manta Ray Cafe (breakfast, lunch & dinner), Sails Steak & Seafood Grill (breakfast, lunch & dinner), Wild Life Hamilton Island (breakfast only), and coca chu (dinner only). Please note restaurants are subject to change where children 12 years and under eat free from the children's menu when dining with parents before 7.30pm.

WILD LIFE Hamilton Island

The Wildlife Park is currently closed. A date for when it will re-open is dependent on the extent of renovations required and will be advised soon. We’re pleased to share that all of the animals are safe. The koalas have been transferred to Australia Zoo due to the fact that we don’t have enough food for them at this time. We look forward to welcoming them back to Hamilton Island once we can ensure they will have an adequate food source. The other animals are able to continue to live safely at the Wildlife Park in the care of the Wildlife Keepers.