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Hamilton Island is situated in the middle of Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands and at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Here you’ll experience everything that is great about Australia…beautiful natural surrounds, calm waters, warm weather, fascinating coral reefs and diverse flora and fauna.

As the ultimate Great Barrier Reef holiday destination, Hamilton Island is the perfect getaway to explore the unique tropical environment of the Whitsundays. You’ll be spoiled for choice with enough activities on Hamilton Island to keep you entertained for weeks on end, including snorkelling the reef, sea kayaking and scenic helicopter flights. Or perhaps you’d prefer to do nothing at all and simply lay around one of six pools or on stunning Catseye Beach.

You’ll also find a wide range of accommodation on Hamilton Island, from free-standing bungalows to the amazing views of the Reef View Hotel, the absolute luxury of qualia, or if self-catering is more your style, choose one of their privately-owned Holiday Homes.

When it comes to food and wine Hamilton Island has almost as many dining options as you’d expect to find on the mainland, from gourmet pizzas by the marina to a long lunch at Sails Restaurant, or for something more casual select from a range of takeaway outlets and bars.

Yet another dimension has been added to the island experience with the Hamilton Island Golf Club, on adjacent Dent Island, and the Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Designed by five-time British Open winner, Peter Thomson, the 18-hole championship golf course is “on par” with Australia’s top golfing destinations for its design, location and facilities and features unparalleled views of the Whitsundays and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef.

Hamilton Island Yacht Club is an exclusive port of call for visitors docking in the Hamilton Island Marina. The state-of-the- art Yacht Club features recreational and business facilities and an inspiring central atrium space for events.

Whether you’re looking for plenty to do or nothing at all, Hamilton Island is the ultimate Great Barrier Reef getaway.

Palm Bungalows:

With fresh décor and modern amenities, the Palm Bungalows offer a newly-refurbished, sleek and modern accommodation choice for couples and small families looking to relax in comfort. Freestanding and set in tropical gardens, each bungalow is bright, airy and beautifully appointed with a King-sized bed plus a single divan, as well as air conditioning and a ceiling fan; a spacious, crisp white bathroom with new fittings, basin and walk-in shower; and, importantly, a smart, expanded kitchenette, complete with microwave, bar fridge, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities, for occasional in-room entertaining and meals.

Reef View Hotel:

The views of Catseye Bay from the Coral Sea View rooms in this hotel are amongst the best in the world. The Reef Hotel offers modern and extremely spacious rooms, all with private balconies and Catseye Beach is just a short stroll away. The hotel has its own swimming pool, lounge, restaurant and business centre, with Reef View guests gaining complimentary access to the sports club.

Beach Club:

The Beach Club offers a casual and elegant atmosphere that works in perfect harmony with its absolute beachside location. Facing directly onto Catseye Beach, each spacious Beach Club room opens onto a private furnished terrace or balcony with palm-fringed views of the Coral Sea. The newly refurbished Premium Rooms are the true essence of relaxed beachside luxury, featuring natural textures and tones to perfectly complement the views of lush tropical gardens and blue Coral Sea. With a choice of a king or twin single beds, the well-appointed rooms have an ensuite bathroom with a freestanding bath and dual vanity, separate shower and bathrobes. There’s everything you need to relax at your fingertips, from surround-sound TV and Ezystream connection to internet access, stereo and deluxe mini bar.

Yacht Club Villas:

Only a short stroll from the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, each 4 bedroom Villa, enjoys spectacular views and a unique balance between tranquil serenity and world-class facilities. Gracefully positioned on the Dent Passage waterfront within a lush tropical setting, the luxury Yacht Club Villas symbolise the new vision for Hamilton Island. Designed by renowned architect Walter Barda the Villas offer an unrivalled lifestyle.

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