Getting To Hayman Island

Located on the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef just 33km off the north Queensland coast, Hayman Island is a magnificent holiday destination that is bursting with natural beauty and attractions. Known for its effortless luxury and breathtaking island scenery, Hayman Island offers an unrivalled holiday experience that is all about relaxing in tropical paradise. Getting to Hayman Island is easy, thanks to a fantastic range of transport options including launch transfers, helicopters and sea planes. Read on to find your ideal mode of transport for getting to Hayman Island.

Snorkel Tour

The easiest way to get to Hayman Island is via transfer from the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island. All launch transfers, helicopters and sea planes connect with commercial flights and depart from here. Luggage transfers are arranged by a member of the Hayman team and will be delivered to your door.

Flying to The Great Barrier Reef Airport

Virgin Australia operates flights daily from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to the Great Barrier Reef Airport.

Virgin Australia also operates a daily flight to Proserpine Airport. A coach transfer then takes guests from Proserpine to Abell Point Marina followed by a boat transfer to Hayman Island.

Luxury Launch Transfer

A one-hour luxury launch transfer is an experience in itself, departing the Great Barrier Reef Airport and gliding through the water to and from your island paradise. The fleet of magnificent sleek white cruisers including the Sun Eagle, Sun Paradise and Sun Goddess are beautifully appointed to complete your Hayman experience. Refreshments are served on board and all check in formalities are taken care of enabling you to be personally escorted to your room directly on arrival.


Hayman Island can also be accessed directly by chartered helicopter from Hamilton Island, Proserpine Airport or Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour. Helicopter transfer costs from Hamilton Island, Proserpine Airport or Shute Harbour are available on application.


From either Hamilton Island, Proserpine or Shute Harbour flying time is approximately twenty minutes, maximum 4/5 persons. Prices are available on application.

Private Charter Flights

Air Whitsunday operates a fleet of private seaplanes providing transfers from the Great Barrier Reef Airport, Whitsunday Airport, Proserpine Airport, Mackay Airport and Townsville Airport. Transfers to and from Cairns Airport, Orpheus Island, Bedarra Island Airport, Dunk Island Airport and other ports are available on application.