Getting To Hamilton Island

Located in the beautiful Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is an outstanding holiday escape that has become of Australia's most frequently visited destinations. Getting to Hamilton Island is easy thanks to a great range of flights in partnership with a variety of trusted airlines.

Virgin Australia offers direct flights to Hamilton Island from Brisbane and Sydney with connecting flights from Melbourne. Virgin Australia also fly to the Proserpine and Mackay Airports. From here there are transfers available to and from either Shute Harbour or the Port of Airlie to meet launch transfers which operate to Hamilton Island. Many of Hamilton Islands fantastic hotels offer airport transfers included in your stay, just be sure to confirm at the time of booking.

Flight Times
Sydney 2 hours and 25 minutes.
Melbourne 3 hours and 25 minutes.
Brisbane 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Cairns 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Plane over Whitehaven

Getting Around The Island

Hamilton Island Resorts offer complimentary shuttle services to 80% of the island and buggy hire is also available. Hire prices start from $85 per day and a driver's licence must be held and drivers must be 21 years or older in order to operate a buggy on the island. Some properties offer complimentary buggy hire included in your stay – just be sure to check at time of booking.

Tips for travelling to Hamilton Island

The check-in time for Hamilton Island Resorts is at 2.00 pm. If your flight arrives prior to this we recommend you carry a day bag with swimming costumes etc and use the change and shower facilities in the hospitality lounge at the Reef View Hotel.

Cockatoos are natural island inhabitants, please do not feed these birds as this interferes with their digestive system. Please keep all doors and windows closed to reduce the likelihood of these birds accessing in room items.

If scuba diving is on your agenda, please bring along a medical certificate as well as a advanced proof of diving certificate if you have one.

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