Brampton Island is one of the best family island resorts on the east coast of Australia. It is situated in the Whitsunday islands region just off the town of Airlie Beach. Brampton Island is operated by the Voyages group which has a fantastic reputation for running a quality resort with fine food and accommodation. The same company operates fantastic resorts at Ayres Rock, Lizard Island and Heron Island as well as several others. Brampton Island is in the southern Whitsundays region. It can be accessed from Mackay on the mainland by ferry or air or from Hamilton Island. The islands airstrip provides easy access for all visitors. Many graziers with their own planes come to Brampton on a regular basis for their holidays.
The resort itself is located on the northern side of the island and the accommodation is clustered around the restaurant and shopping area and a magnificent rock swimming pool that is located right on the ocean front. The Whitsunday region is subject to very large tidal variations and at low tide you can walk through a beautiful estuary that runs alongside the resort. The island is also great for bushwalking and some of the tracks will take you to beautiful bays and beaches that are totally secluded and great for a picnic. There are plenty of activities to enjoy with sailing catamarans, canoes, jet skis and windsurfers available. The jetski safari around the island is great fun.
Brampton Island is a National Park so all the wild life there is fully protected. There are twelve beaches within the park and all are accessible from the resort. There are day trips available to visit the Great Barrier Reef and go diving or snorkeling and there are also fishing trips available so you can go out and catch something really nice for your dinner. Voyages resorts are noted for the quality of their meals and meal packages are available when you make your booking. This helps to keep the cost of meals down especially when you have children in the group.
If you are planning a family holiday to Australia, Brampton Island is an ideal place to spend a few days.