Driving to Hamilton Island
- Brisbane to the Whitsundays - 1092km 13.5hrs
- Rockhampton to the Whitsundays - 498km 6.5hrs
- Mackay to the Whitsundays - 150km 1.5hrs
- Bowen to the Whitsundays - 91km 1hr
- Townsville to the Whitsundays -314km 3hrs
- Cairns to the Whitsundays - 633km 8hrs
Secure Car Parking
07 4946 9666
Shute Harbour has a security car parking station where you can leave your car for a small daily cost. We recommend calling Secure Parking in advance to make a car parking booking as parking is limited - particularly in school holiday periods.
Car Hire in the Whitsundays
- Avis: 07 4946 6318
- Hertz: 133 039
- Tropic Car Hire: 07 4946 5216
Ferry to Hamilton Island
Visit Cruise Whitsundays for timetable and costs.
Flying to Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island is the only Whitsundays Island with its own commercial airport. Hamilton Island is the ideal destination as it is so easy to get to!
There are direct flights onto the island daily from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns with Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Qantas.
Regional charter flights
Regional charter flights can also be organised from Mackay, Proserpine and Airlie Beach. There are flights also into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast). You will then need to get from Proserpine to Shute Harbour ferrterminal. This will take approximately 50 minutes.
Call 131 008
Call 07 4946 1800
Meets all arriving & departing aircraft at Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine. For pick-up from your designated departure point phone 24 hours prior to departure.
Airlie Car Service
07 4948 3085