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Top 10 Hamilton Island Must Do's

Updated: 09-Oct-2014

Snorkel, Sail, Kayak, Trek, Fish, Scuba Dive. There are enough activities on Hamilton Island to keep you entertained for weeks...

Here is a list of 10 great things to do compiled by the people in the know - the locals

01 Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef

No Great Barrier Reef experience is complete without a visit to Hardy Reef.  Fantasea's Reefworld is a permanent floating platform in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, ride the semi sub and take in the sights from the underwater observatory. Direct tours to Fantasea Reefworld operates daily and includes morning & afternoon tea as well as a buffet lunch.

02 Take a scenic flight over the Great Barrier

The best views of the Great Barrier Reef aren't just from under water - try 500 feet above it. Hamilton Island Aviation offers scenic flights for a breathtaking birds-eye view of the reef. Its an unforgettable experience.

03 Set Sail

Sail a yacht or catamaran to a secluded beach. The on-island charter company, Sunsail provides luxury crewed cruises or yacht charters - along with local knowledge.

04 Visit Whitehaven Beach

With 6km of some of the whitest silica sand in the world, Whitehave Beach is a Whitsundays icon and easily reached from Hamilton Island by boat. Fantasea, Watersports and H2O Sportz offers trips to Whitehaven.

05 Kayaking around the Island

Sea Kayaking is a unique way to explore the area's many secluded bays, coves and islands. Depending on the time of year, expect to see turtles, dolphins and eagles in their natural state - not to mention whales in winter months.

06 Trek up to passage peak

There are more than 20km of walking trails to be explored on Hamilton Island. A guided walk to the highest point on the island, Passage Peak, will give you a fauna and flora lesson along the way you'll be rewarded with amazing 360-degree views of surrounding isl;ands at the peak.

07 Catch your own fish for dinner

Renegade Sports & Fishing Charters offers full and half-day private or share charters. All bait and tackle is supplied and the crew will even clean and prepare your catch ready to eat that night.

08 Go scuba diving

This is the perfect chance to try scuba diving. H2O Sportz Dive Centre specialise in scuba diving and snorkelling. they offer the PADI dive program for absolute beginners as well as cert courses and advanced diver courses. Free snorkel and scuba lessons are also held in the Main Pool everyday.

09 Witness a spectacular sunset

Experience sun set atop One Tree Hill. Enjoy panoramic views of the Whitsunday Passage and neighbouring islands - cocktail in hand.

10 Challenge someone to a contest

Get into the spirit of some friendly competition and challenge friends or family to a Hamilton Island sporting contest. The Range has go-karting, target shooting, quad bike adventure tours and an aquatic golf driving range.


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