Do you like your sport outdoors and travelling to exotic locations to compete? Enjoy being a spectator of the sport and a partaker of the festival and celebrations that surround it? Here’s how picture perfect Hamilton Island takes sporting events, health and fitness to next level.
With no shortage of elite professional, amateur and enthusiasts events on and around the island, there’s always something to plan for or get involved in, whatever your sporting prowess or level of fitness.
The island is a walking mecca. Boating, kayaking, snorkelling, diving and fishing are everyday ‘things to do’ with one of the most picturesque places on the planet to motivate you. The tropical destination, along with its accommodation, dining and entertainment options elevates every sporting event and activity to ‘extraordinary’.
So do we! While accommodating some of the biggest events on the international sporting calendar keeps us busy, it’s the atmosphere that the big events generate that we love most. Athletes, teams and entourages converge on the island for several days of world-class competition and recovery, with followers joining in the fun. Here are some of our favourites:
Hamilton Island sends competitors (elite runners and fun runners) up the hill for a scenic race in stunning weather. Relay teams of 3 can run 7km each (like our Founding Director Kristie Kaighin did) and the juniors are not forgotten either, with races over 750m, 1500m, and 15-3000m giving youngsters to teens the opportunity to enjoy the day and some healthy competition.
One of the biggest yachting events on the globe sails into Hamilton Island in August, with an amazing calendar of events including Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta. Come and see some of the world’s best sporting yachts competing at an international event. Such an exciting time to be on the island.
Run on a pristine beach and swim in the crystal coral waters of Whitehaven Beach. Line up for the Hamilton Island Triathlon, covering some of the island’s most breathtaking scenery. Our Reservations Manager Clare has competed in the swim and run leg.
A must-do, the Championship Final on Hamilton’s Dent Island. Be early to book a spot in the Amateur Stableford Event, including a Pro-Am and 36-hole competition open to men and women, with more than $5,000 in prizes to be won.
Start your Saturday morning with a scenic 5km timed run in the glorious morning air and spectacular scenery of Hamilton Island.
Run or walk the front 9 (approx. 4.5kms), the back 9 (approx. 5.5kms) or the complete 18-hole course (approx. 10 kms).
Catch the ferry to Dent Island and assemble on the top near the helipad for yoga bathed in the tropical island sunrise, a perfect start to the day.
Sound like the kind of experience you’d like to have on Hamilton Island? Want to book it at the same time as your accommodation?
Sound like the kind of experience you’d like to have on Hamilton Island? Want to book it at the same time as your accommodation? Call one of the friendly team on 1300 653 997 – we’re available 7 days a week.
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