Hamilton Island Activities


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 65 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 at the lovely Hamilton Island 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 Hamilton Island Wildlife experience and even go karting!

Recreation & Activities

Hamilton Island offers its guests a very extensive range of over 65 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


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

For the Kids

Kids Stay Free

On Hamilton Island, Kids Stay Free (0-12yrs) when sharing with parents and using existing bedding and Kids Eat Free (0-12yrs) when selecting special children`s menu and dining with parents in selected restaurants.


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

Kids Beach Fun

Kids Club

The Clownfish Club is an organised day care and child care activities located on the Resort side of the island near the main pool and Resort Centre. This facility offers high quality care and is operated by fully qualified childhood leaders. Caters to children aged between 6 months to 12 years.

What to bring:
Nappies and feeding bottles if applicable
Water Bottle
Change of clothes
Please apply sunscreen to your children before they attend

Bookings are essential. 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. Rates for all sessions are available on application, payable direct and subject to change.

Wild Life Hamilton Island Koala


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), Hamilton Island Wildlife (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.