Perfectly positioned in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Queensland’s premier tourist destinations. The ultimate playground for sailing enthusiasts, honeymooners, and adventure seekers, Hamilton Island is also the ideal location for the perfect family holiday.
Children of all ages are well-catered for across Hamilton Island, with an abundance of family friendly activities and accommodation options in close proximity, all designed to showcase the best of the Whitsundays. Choose from a range of excursions, outings, experiences and tours with options to suit every family’s budget (including many free). Highlights include:
- A half or full day excursion to beautiful Whitehaven Beach by high speed catamaran.
- Snorkel the stunning Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef and home to hundreds of species of coral and marine life.
- Have breakfast with koalas at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island and meet kangaroos, crocodiles and other Australian wildlife.
- Take the family bush walking on one of the Island’s many walking tracks. Venture to secluded beaches and coves, or take the Passage Peak challenge and be rewarded with breathtaking views.
- Relax with a book on Catseye Beach, join in a game of beach volleyball, or take a kayak or paddle board out across the bay’s crystal waters.
- Book in for some family fun with go-kart racing, bowling, mini golf, jet skiing, or dinghy hire.
- Take a picnic and experience an unforgettable sunset from One Tree Hill lookout.
Clare Rushby, Reservations and Charter Manager at Whitsunday Holidays – The Hamilton Island and Whitsunday Holiday specialists – has intimate knowledge of all Hamilton Island has to offer, having lived there for seven years. These days, with two children, she resides on the Mainland, but recently returned for a family holiday with her husband, son (3 years) and daughter (1 year).
Clare’s holiday experience as a mother of two toddlers has given greater insight as to why Hamilton Island is the perfect family holiday destination, describing her recent trip as one of the best family holiday’s she’d ever had.
“Everything was just so easy,” explains Clare. “You can fly directly to the Island, be collected from the airport, and you’re less than five minutes from your accommodation.” Opting for the convenience and freedom of a self-contained apartment rather than a hotel, Clare and her family stayed at a property from Whitsunday Holidays’ own portfolio – a two bedroom, two bathroom luxury apartment – located directly opposite the beach.
“Being fully self-contained was the best option for our family,” says Clare. “We pre-ordered all our groceries and supplies online from Coles, so everything was there for us on arrival. You can feed the kids straight away, and don’t have to worry about lugging nappies and other baby supplies with you.”
Clare took full advantage of Hamilton Island’s well spaced facilities and amenities. “We had everything at our fingertips. We were directly opposite the beach and had a choice of five nearby swimming pools, so we could coordinate nap times with ease. The complimentary golf buggy (a feature of every Whitsunday Holidays’ property) was great for running down to the Marina precinct for a bite to eat at one of the restaurants, or to do a bit of shopping.”
“I highly recommend Hamilton Island as a safe, family-friendly holiday destination. I didn’t think my husband and I would be so relaxed with two little ones, but it was all too easy.”
Whitsunday Holidays have an established reputation as the leading Hamilton Island accommodation agents and holiday specialists. They oversee a portfolio of sixty luxury properties geared to accommodate families of all sizes and budgets, from one and two bedroom apartments to three bedroom villas, and spacious luxury holiday homes, ideal for combined family groups. All come fully equipped with everything a family needs to relax and enjoy their holiday, including stunning water views.
Whitsunday Holidays understand every family has unique requirements and can advise the best fit for your holiday needs. They are open seven days a week, making their service prompt, reliable and accessible. Contact Whitsunday Holidays to make an enquiry about your next Hamilton Island Family Holiday or Whitsunday accommodation, call one of the friendly team on 1300 653 997.