Hamilton Island is situated at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, near Airlie Beach and Whitehaven Beach and is ideal launching pad for the many day trips on offer. The island is a great day trip experience, has many things to offer to island, sea and beach lovers, and you will stay entertained throughout your day trips. Let’s know more about the best day trips on offer on Hamilton Island, and the fun things you can do here.
You will get sunshine almost all year round on Hamilton Island. But if you want to experience the best weather on this island, which will be less crowded, and perfect for water sports, you can visit this place from December to February. Now, let’s look at the top things you can do here on this Australian island.
This is the biggest coral reef in the world, and this is the prime reason you are visiting this beautiful island. Hamilton Island is part of the famous Whitsundays Islands, and you can take a boat and sail over the crystal clear water on the reef.
You will find lots of fun activities to do here, and you can start by dipping your toes in the clear water of the reef. Go snorkeling and meet the colorful fishes, and find out about the world of beautiful reefs under the water. If you don’t like wetting your clothes, then just go on the submarine safari and enjoy the underwater scenery.
Head Out To Whitehaven Beach
You will find Whitehaven Beach located in Queensland, Australia. Here you will find a lot of things to do. You can take a thirty-minute ride in a catamaran to reach Whitehaven Beach, which is one of the most popular attractions of the Whitsundays islands.
The iconic water here has the color of precious jewels and has a pristine white sand beach. You’ll want to take lots of photos to post on your Instagram feed.
You can opt for several day trips from Hamilton Island, which will take you on a cruise and you can go on a trip to the nearby Hill Inlet. Also, if you want to explore in style, you can hire a private yacht and travel the beach area.
Sail in the waters of the Whitsunday Islands
While you are at Hamilton, you must visit the Whitsunday Islands, and go on a sailing day trip. You can also swim in the azure water, and enjoy the water and the sunlight while partying in the catamaran. You will have every refreshments, and fun during the sailing trip.
Visit heart reef
You can hire a helicopter to fly over the beautiful Heart reef. The name comes from its heart like shape, and when you are visiting Whitsundays Islands, you must add this day trip to your list.
The helicopter can accommodate six people for a thirty-minute ride of the heart reef, Hill Inlet, and Whitehaven Beach. When you finally reach the helipad after the helicopter tour, you can stay there for ninety minutes. Go on snorkeling, drink wine, or sunbathe.
If you love fishing or want to try out this activity, you can do it in the Whitsunday Islands. You can take a half-day off from the Hamilton Island, and try out fishing. You can hire a fishing charter from Hamilton, and it will take you to the remote areas of Whitsunday waters.
Go on a hike
This is another day trip experience you can do while you are on Hamilton Island. If you are not a fan of watersports, then hike to Passage Peak. The top is two thirty-four meters high from sea level, and you will then hike adventurous and fun.
Once you are up there, you will get a panoramic view of Hamilton Beach, and you can spot Whitehaven Beach and the Hill Inlet from the top. However, if you are going to the top, make sure to wear good hiking boots.
There are so many side day trips to take while staying on Hamilton Island. You can go snorkeling, helicopter riding over the reef, sail on the turquoise water and many more. So, why wait? Pack your bags and arrange the trip now!