Hamilton Island lies in the middle of the Whitsunday passage just of the central Queensland coast. It is the largest resort island in the Whitsundays region and also the most popular. It is now run by the Oatley family of Rosemount wines fame. Hamilton Island is the most convenient of the Whitsunday island resorts to get to. It has its own airport with regular flights from southern capitals and from Cairns in the north plus a regular ferry service operates from Shute Harbour on the mainland for those who drive, coach or rail into the Whitsunday region.
Hamilton Island Australia is kept up to the minute with new developments and refurbishment continually happening on the island. The new Qualia Resort on the northern end of the island is one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Its individual bures all command excellent water views and privacy has been of paramount importance. The new golf course on adjoining Dent Island is due to open in May 2009 and will become one of the best courses in Australia. It will be serviced by launch from the Hamilton Island Marina. Another new development coming on line in 2009 is the new Hamilton Island yacht club and it will also have a number of new Hamilton island accommodation units adjoining it. The magnificent Reef View Hotel has just completed a full refurbishment to maintain the standard of excellence that Hamilton Island always strives to produce. Other fabulous Hamilton Island accommodation on the island includes the Beach Club resort, The Luxury collections and a number of holiday homes and apartments, including the multi storey Whitsunday Holiday Apartments.
Hamilton Island is like a small town. Golf buggies replace cars and are used by everyone. There are also a number of great restaurants and cafes on Hammo and several excellent shopping boutiques. The marina is home to the Sunsail Yacht group so a bare Boat yacht charter is also an option from here. Day trips take customers to the Great Barrier Reef or Whitehaven Beach or even a fishing, diving or snorkeling expedition. There is so much to do on Hamilton Island you will need a few extra days to fit it all in. If you are taking the family to Hamilton Island the best accommodation to choose are the self catering apartments like the Whitsunday Holiday Apartments or some of the other apartments or holiday homes on the island.
If you are looking for a sensational island resort with the best in island accommodation,for your Australian holiday, then you must consider Hamilton Island.