Things To Do

Things To Do on Hamilton Island

There are a wide range of options waiting for you once you arrive in paradise. Check out the following list, it is definitely just the tip of the iceberg!

Hamilton Island Golf Club

Hamilton Island Golf Club is just a five-minute ferry ride away on neighbouring Dent Island. The world-class par 71, 18-hole championship course makes the most of the island’s valleys and ridges, with a challenging layout and 360 degree views of Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays. To celebrate that eagle or hole-in-one round, relax with a leisurely meal in the clubhouse restaurant and bar. 


Sailing and Boating

Spoil yourself with fine food and wine on Hamilton Island. Watch the sun set over the water at the superb Hamilton Island is the home of Whitsundays sailing and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. From a sunny day trip on the reef to a week-long luxury yacht charter, sailing is the best way to explore the Whitsunday’s 74 tranquil islands. With a choice of bareboat yachting, skippered catamaran cruising and fully crewed motor yacht charters, there’s a tailor-made boating experience to suit every sailor. 


Beach & Watersports

With the Whitsundays just outside your front door, having fun and games in and on the water is what Hamilton Island is all about. Snorkel the coral of the Great Barrier Reef, go diving with tropical fish, play beach games by the sea on a white sand playing field, fly across the water on a jet ski or slow down the pace and see nature up close on a sea kayak. 



Pulses race and adrenaline levels rise with Hamilton Island’s adventure activities. Race a go-kart like a Formula 1 driver or roar along bush trails on a quad bike. For a change of pace, put on your hiking shoes for a bushwalk with Whitsunday views, hire a dinghy for a day of on-water exploration or have fun getting around the island in a golf buggy. 


Relax & Rejuvenate

After enjoying the rush of sailing, bushwalking, snorkelling and diving, take time out to unwind and recharge on your island holiday. Check in for a soothing spa treatment, float in the cool of one of the many island pools or spread out your towel for a day on the sand at Catseye Beach. 



It’s easy to keep up with your fitness regime on Hamilton Island. The Sports Club on Hamilton Island has a fully equipped gym, complete with weights and cardio gear. qualia guests have exclusive access to superb facilities at the resort’s private fitness centre, and the island has several courts for games of tennis or squash. 


Fun & Games

Hamilton Island has over 40 different activities to choose from when holidaying in the Whitsundays. Test your skills with a round of mini golf or put the family to the test with a game of aquatic golf. For those after more of a thrill, a visit to the Hamilton Island shooting range is a must. Here you can put your eye and aim to the test as you take on this Olympic sport. 


Tours & Cruises

Fun day trips and exciting excursions depart from Hamilton Island for sights near and far. Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef or fly over the amazing natural wonder on a scenic flight. Spend the day on the world’s favourite sands at Whitehaven Beach, and experience the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands on a day-long cruise.