Located on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, Hayman Island is the most northern of the Whitsundays group. Enjoying a balmy tropical climate, Hayman Island is a fantastic destination to visit all year round. With countless holiday activities and an abundance of natural beauty, a holiday to Hayman Island is truly unforgettable. When planning your tropical holiday to Hayman Island, it's vital to know when the best time is to visit. Holiday preferences such as weather, pricing and peak seasons can determine when the island is at its best. Consult our detailed guide to determine your optimal time to visit Hayman Island.
Characterised by a sub-tropical climate, Hayman Island enjoys beautiful year-round temperatures. The summer months from December to March are especially warm and sultry with January being the hottest month (28°C). This time of year also coincides with Hayman Island's rainy season, where an increase in temperature and humidity brings frequent showers to the area. February is the rainiest month of the year and is usually a quiet time to visit.
While the rest of Australia rugs up for winter, Hayman Island enjoys beautiful mild days, with endless tropical sunshine. A spectacular time of year to visit, June through to October brings cooler weather with temperatures sitting around 23°C, but the water is still lovely and warm and perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
Enjoying over 400 hectares of mountainous terrain, Hayman Island is bursting with nature and wildlife. The green tree frog breeding season begins in January and many of these fascinating creatures can be spotted throughout the island. April is a fantastic time for fishing as the waters are slightly cooler. Additionally, whales and dolphins can also be spotted from July until September.
On top of this, the spectacular Great Barrier Reef is abundant with tropical coral and marine life all year round. Green sea turtles, manta rays and reef sharks can be spotted along with 400 species of coral and tropical fish. Hayman Island operates snorkelling and diving tours to some of the best spots on the Great Barrier Reef, so you are guaranteed an unforgettable nature experience.
Boasting warm temperatures averaging at 28°C, August through December is a very popular time to visit Hayman Island. Like many other tropical destinations, Hayman Island is busy over the school holiday and Christmas period where many families flock to the island. Additionally, September is a popular month to visit and provides optimal conditions for exploring the beautiful landscapes. Off-peak season generally occurs between January and March where the island is less crowded and accommodation prices are cheaper.