7 Nights on Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands

By Caris J · May 21, 2016

Airlie Beach
Hamilton Island
Main mode of transport
Cost per person
$2000 plus
Arthur and Rita hosted us in their Air BnB property...

Caris on Hamilton Island

Trip Summary

Couples trip to the amazing Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands

Best Bits


Worst Bits

We nearly missed our ferry - but that was our delay with the hire car. Nothing to fault.

Trip Dates and Comments on Timing

November — Hamilton Island weather is rarely bad!

Arrival Logistics

After some time traveling down the coast of Queensland we landed in Airlie beach to continue on to Hamilton Island, Whitsundays. Our overall holiday was a couple of weeks - and this was the highlight!

General Route

A day trip to the Great Barrier Reef and another day trip to Whitehaven beach - heaven on earth! Both guided tours with Explore Group. We recommend them. The other days were spent exploring the island: hiking, sunset chasing, water sports with a lot of eating, relaxing and cocktails by the pool too!

Caris on Hamilton Island

Main Activities

Yoga, watersports, bars, hiking, beaches, sailing, relaxing, sport and exercise, snorkelling.

Food and Drink Highlights

A Mexican place had recently opened up on the main strip. My partner and I also enjoyed an Italian dinner at Romano’s. Cocktails and oysters were great at Manta Ray - they’re popular for their pizzas. Beach Club is good for lunch. My man took me for a date at Coca Chu. Their food and view was a highlight.

Essential Packing for this Trip

We brought our own snorkel masks for the Great Barrier Reef - rather than hire out public mask! If you want to hike, some walking shoes - if you want to relax, thongs. Sunscreen and other beach items.

Our Experience

Caris on Hamilton Island

Caris on Hamilton Island

Made some cool videos :)

About The Traveller

Gender & Age Range
Female, 25 - 36

I’m from

Project Officer

My favourite trip as of late
Day hike up Mt. Santubong.

Travelling Style
Book the important stuff, but leave some flexibility in the schedule.

I like to go on the following types of trips
Beaches, Birthday Trips, Watersports.

It’s a dealbreaker when
It’s dangerous - crime.

Continent I know the best
Australasia / Oceania

First Last Name

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I’m from Perth, Western Australia

My favourite trip as of late is New Zealand, solo travel in lots of nature for a soul-refresher.

My travelling style is to Book the first night, then wing it from there!

It’s a dealbreaker when I’m stuck around large groups of package tourists.

Continent I know best is Asia.

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