Whitehaven beach is protected by the Whitsunday Islands National Park, and is in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Voted the world’s top Eco-friendly, and Queensland's cleanest beach. It stretches for 7 kilometres, and is washed by swirls of turquoise, blue and green water. The sand is 98% Silica, which gives it a brilliant near luminescent colour. The Shallows of Whitehaven beach are often visited by various species of turtles, and other marine life, including dolphins. Tour operators are offering excursions to THE REEF, Whitehaven and other Islands, also depart from Hamilton island Marina.
Golf: Spectacular 18 hole par 71 championship course. With club house and great restaurant | Spa | Mini golf | Golf driving range | 10 pin bowling alley | Laser Tag | Go Carting | Health club | Tennis | Quad bikes for kids | Snorkelling and Diving | Diving Lessons | Dinghy hire | Kayaking | Off road adventures | Jet Ski hire and tours
There are many exciting things to do and see when staying on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays. Here you can find all the exciting adventurous or relaxing activities that are available to you to make your stay more pleasurable.
Hamilton Island beaches
One beach that you have to visit would be the beautiful sandy curvy beach of Catseye Beach. Catseye beach is the focus for seaside fun and relaxation on Hamilton Island. Enjoy your favorite novels on a beach side pool lounge, or play in the sand or and enjoy the many available water sports made available for hire.
You can hire kayaks, jet skis, catamarans, paddle skis and paddle boards, windsurfing and snorkeling equipment also available.
Golfing in Hamilton Island
This par 71 course is located a short boat ride from Hamilton Island on nearby Dent Island. The course measures 6,120 metres (6692 yards) and is the only championship island golf course in Australia.
The course has been designed by champion golfer, Peter Thomson, to challenge all levels of golf enthusiasts, from resort guests to professional golfers.
The course may only be accessed via ferry from Hamilton Island Marina and bookings are essential. Please Note: There is a Dress Code for the Hamilton Island Golf Club.
Prices (subject to change): 9 holes - $100 (includes GPS-fitted golf cart and return Hamilton Island transfers) 18 holes - $150 (includes GPS-fitted golf cart and return Hamilton Island transfers)
For more information please visit Hamilton Island Golf Club at www.hamiltonislandgolfclub.com.au
Flights - Hamilton Island Air Tours Whitehaven Beach - Great Barrier Reef
The Heart of the Great Barrier Reef Hamilton Island Air provides guests with an exceptional range of helicopter and seaplane tours from Hamilton Island, encompassing the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Our most popular destinations are the iconic Whitehaven Beach and the world famous Heart Reef.
We operate a fleet of modern luxury helicopters and seaplanes to provide the ultimate 'once in a lifetime' experience
Take a chopper flight over the reef and islands or fly in a sea plane and land inside Hardy Lagoon or on Whitehaven Beach, where you snorkel or picnic.
Adrenalin junkies can get the best view of all, hurtling to earth on a tandem sky dive.
For more information please visit www.hamiltonislandair.com
Great Barrier Reef & Surrounding Reefs
The reef is World Heritage-listed, visible from outer space and home to the greatest variety of species found in any one location on the planet.
So go on, take the plunge, it’s the only way you’ll ever know what it is to be amongst dazzling fish and coral, a true wonder of the world!
Viewing the reef formations can also be done from glass-bottomed boats.
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Dining out Hamilton Island
There are over 10 popular restaurants, takeaways, a bakery and a supermarket on the island.
BEACH CLUB RESTAURANT - Beach Clubs intimate restaurant woos diners with subtle mood lighting and a majestic beachfront setting. Settle with pre-dinner cocktails for an alfresco poolside dining, and enjoy exquisitely prepared Modern Australia cuisine featuring seasonal and locally sourced produce.
The Beach Club restaurant is open to Beach Club guests and other on island guests over 18 years of age by reservation.
To book or make enquiries please contact Catseye Beach, Beach Club Resort on
(07) 4946 8000 or ext 58000
BOMMIE RESTAURANT - The Bommie restaurant takes its name from the shallow, isolated and colourful reef patches found in the waters surrounding Hamilton Island. Short for the Australian Aboriginal word 'bombora', these 'bommies' provide a haven for tropical fish to feed and play, but also present a challenge to yachtsmen, who must remain vigilant to their presence.
For bookings or enquiries please contact Hamilton Island Yacht Club on
HAMILTON ISLAND GOLF CLUB HOUSE - With stunning views of Passage Peak and the sparking Coral Sea, the stylishly relaxed restaurant and bar is perfect for a laid back long lunch, or morning or afternoon snack and refreshing drink.
Featuring a menu which draws on the beauty of seasonal produce and a relaxed approach to cuisine you may opt to take advantage of the expansive indoor outdoor areas of the clubhouse or take advantage of the on course refreshment cart which services the course daily.
Booking essential Contact the Hamilton Island Golf Club house - A ferry is available to take you to the Golf Club House
SAILS STEAK, SEAFOOD & GRILL - Sails Steak and Seafood Grill overlooks the Dolphin Pool and beyond out to Catseye Beach - so breakfast, lunch and dinner come with a side-serving of idyllic views. An extensive buffet breakfast is on offer in the morning, with lunch and dinner serving a variety of fresh seafood along with well-represented Australian premium beef.
For bookings or enquiries please contact the resort centre, CatseyeBeach, Hamilton Island on
MARINERS RESTAURANT - Where better to sample the famous seafood of the Whitsunday's than overlooking the marina on the deck at Mariners, in the heart of Hamilton Island’s Marina Village. A seafood lovers dream; fresh fish fillets, local prawns, oysters, generous platters and other bounties from the sea.
For bookings or enquiries please contact Marina Side, Front Street
ROMANOS RESTAURANT - Romano’s offers modern Australian food prepared with an Italian influence. Book early to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere & delicious meals prepared with love & flair. With tables on both levels overlooking the marina, Romanos is the perfect venue for an atmospheric romantic dinner or a family celebration.
For bookings or enquiries please see Marina Side, Front Street or call
Take a day trip fishing in paradise. Most charters include use of rods, tackle, bait, morning and afternoon tea, a spectacular lunch and air-conditioned courtesy coach transfers from your apartment.
Day Spas - Relaxation & Rejuvenation
Whether you’re in need of a de-stress or simply some ‘me-time’, visit the nearby Day Spa for some serious pampering. The Day Spa is the perfect setting to relax and revitalise your senses.