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What are the best things to do on Hamilton Island?

Catseye Beach

There are multiple scenic beaches to have on your radar after booking Hamilton Island holiday packages, and Catseye Beach is one of the best. It’s centrally located within walking distance of the island’s main resort area. The crescent-shaped Catseye Beach overlooks the forests of nearby Whitsunday Island and features the bright blue water that’s a signature of the Whitsundays. Catseye Beach’s water activities make it especially popular among travellers holidaying on Hamilton Island packages. Hire snorkel gear to view the coral gardens just off-shore or enjoy swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, or windsurfing at Catseye Beach.

Passage Peak

The Passage Peak trail is one of the best hikes to try while holidaying on Hamilton Island accommodation and flight packages. It begins at the Scenic Trail entrance on the eastern end of Catseye Beach, then continues for 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) to Passage Peak in the northeastern corner of the island. Passage Peak is the island’s highest point and is home to one of the best viewpoints you’ll come across while visiting the Whitsundays with Hamilton Island packages. It looks out across the bright blue water of the Whitsundays and several nearby islands.

Coral Cove

Coral Cove is a small, secluded beach to visit while holidaying on Hamilton Island packages. Make your way there on a golf buggy or by hiking along a 3.1-kilometre (1.9 mile) trail that begins on the eastern side of Catseye Beach. Relax on the beach and enjoy views of Lindeman Island in the distance. There’s also a Bali-style wooden swing on the beach at Coral Cove – a fun photo-op for those visiting the Whitsundays on Hamilton Island holiday packages.

 

What is the best way to get around Hamilton Island?

Hamilton Island doesn’t have any cars, which adds to the peacefulness and charm you’ll enjoy while holidaying on Hamilton Island packages. It’s possible to get around on foot, but there are also a couple of transport options for travellers who book Hamilton Island holiday packages.

A complimentary shuttle bus loops between the Resort Centre and Marina Village, stopping at several hotels and accommodation on Hamilton Island along the way. The shuttle operates between 7.30am and 10.45pm with about 10 minutes between each bus.

Golf buggies are also available, and they’re the transport of choice for many travellers visiting the Whitsundays on Hamilton Island packages. Guests staying on the island can book 2- or 4-seat golf buggies to travel around Hamilton Island in style. Buggies can be rented for anywhere from a couple hours to several days at a time.

 

What is the cost of visiting Hamilton Island?

The nightly rates for hotels and accommodation on Hamilton Island range from about $300 to $500 NZD, based on location and luxury level. Bundle your hotel and airfare with Webjet’s Hamilton Island accommodation and flight packages for additional savings.

The Hamilton Island shuttle bus is free to ride, and you can also rent a golf buggy to explore the island. The longer you rent, the better value for money. Buggies cost $59 AUD ($62.60 NZD) for two hours, $69 AUD ($73.20 NZD) for four hours, $70 AUD ($74.25 NZD) overnight, and $87 AUD ($92.30 NZD) for a 24-hour period.

There’s an endless list of things to do while holidaying on Hamilton Island accommodation and flight packages. A round of golf at the Hamilton Island Golf Club costs $110 AUD ($116.70 NZD) for nine holes and $160 AUD ($169.75 NZD) for 18 holes. Club hire is also available for $45 AUD ($47.75 NZD). Snorkelling is another popular on-island activity for travellers on Hamilton Island packages. Some hotels and accommodation on Hamilton Island offer free snorkelling gear to guests – otherwise a set of snorkelling gear can be rented for about $20 AUD ($21.20 NZD).

There’s great snorkelling available on the Hamilton Island beaches, but a guided snorkelling tour of the Whitsundays offers access to the best of the best. Half day snorkelling tours cost around $145 AUD ($153.80 NZD), and full day tours start from about $200 AUD ($212.15 NZD). Whitehaven Beach and scenic flights over the islands are other must-do activities for many travellers who book Hamilton Island holiday packages. Cruises to Whitehaven Beach start from about $100 AUD ($106.10 NZD), and scenic flights over Whitehaven Beach start around $230 AUD ($244 NZD).