About Hamilton Island
Welcome to the new Hamilton Island directory! We’re working hard to provide you with all the info on every place, thing and cool activity you could dream of on Hamilton Island. If you’re after accommodation instead of information, then make sure you check out our Hamilton Island Accommodation page and of course, our Accommodation Specials section!
Festive Season Information
If you are planning to spend Christmas or New Year’s Eve on Hamilton Island, here’s what you really need to know. Book Hamilton Island accommodation ahead of time. Its busy on Hamilton Island over the Christmas & New Year’s period. Book ahead so you aren’t disappointed.
Restaurants and Dining
When accommodation is booked out, so too are the restaurants here on Hamilton Island. Make sure you check out the Hamilton Island Bars & Restaurants section for more information on special deals, gourmet menus and other specialties for the festive season. You need to prebook your lunch and dinner reservations on Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Contact the Hamilton Island Food and Beverage Co-ordinator on (07) 4946 5836.
Organising Groceries and Alcohol
The IGA and Bottle Shop on Hamilton Island are really well stocked. You can also pre order seafood and platters with Fishi (www.fishi.com.au)! Be well prepared for your Hamilton Island holiday over the popular festive period!
Driving to Hamilton Island
Driving to Hamilton Island from South
- Brisbane to the Whitsundays – 1092km 13.5hrs
- Rockhampton to the Whitsundays – 498km 6.5hrs
- Mackay to the Whitsundays – 150km 1.5hrs
Driving to Hamilton Island from North
- 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, and Brisbane 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.
Whitsunday Taxi – Call 131 008
Whitsunday Transit – 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 – Call (07) 4948 3085