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When is the best time to go to Hamilton Island?

Eyeing a trip to tropical Hamilton Island? Here’s when you should go to make your holiday shine.


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With pristine weather all year round, you really can’t go wrong with a trip to Hamilton Island at any time.

However, if you’re looking to bag a bargain and you want the place practically to yourself, we’ve done the research on when to arrive for great deals and minimal crowds.

The best time to go to Hamilton Island

Any time of the year, excluding race week and Australian school holiday dates.


Hamilton Island boasts warm, beach-worthy weather year round, so it’s low and high seasons are based around events rather than the weather. The peak seasons occur during the school holidays (Easter, winter, spring and Christmas holidays) as well as race week (typically in August). For better deals and uninflated prices, travel outside of these dates.


Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsundays. It boasts a pristine climate of mild temperatures ranging from 23-30℃ throughout the year. January to March are the rainiest months.

Hamilton Island is a popular destination for Australian honeymooners and families so steer clear of school holiday dates to cash in on low season deals.

Weather and prices

The best time to go to Hamilton Island, weatherwise: While Hamilton Island is good to visit all year round, the months from April to September are ideal as they're the coolest months with the least amount of rainfall.

The cheapest time to go to Hamilton Island: Search for deals outside of the school holidays in autumn (late-April to late-June) and spring (mid-October to mid-December).

The best time to visit Hamilton Island for…

  • Your honeymoon: Or a romantic getaway perhaps? Avoid the crowds and families and book your honeymoon for dates outside of the school holidays.
  • Snorkelling and diving: Snorkelling and diving is good all year round with tours and excursions available to suit all skill levels.
  • Sailing: Sailing is good all year round with plenty of catamaran hires and sailing tours available daily.
  • Golfing: Golfing opportunities are available all year round at the Hamilton Island Golf Club.

Hot Hamilton Island travel deals

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Queensland flights from $85 each way with Virgin Australia

Available on select dates from August 2020 - March 2021 to Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast, Hamilton Island and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney.

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Get free night + $150 credit on Hamilton Island getaway

Available on select dates from July 2020 - March 2021. Package includes accommodation, breakfast, transfers and more. T&Cs apply.

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Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6

Available for select stay dates from 15 June 2020 - 31 March 2021 on select properties. T&Cs apply.

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Hamilton Island stays from $135/night

Available on select 2020 dates. Sample accommodation is at Yuengee Villas. T&Cs apply.

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Stay for 5 nights, pay for 4

Available for select stay dates from July 2020 - 31 March 2021. Package includes breakfast, airport and marine transfers and more. Plus receive $150 Resort Credit per room during select travel dates. T&Cs apply.

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Sign up to receive latest offers

Subscribe to receive the latest Hamilton Island eNewsletters and exclusive marketing offers. T&Cs apply.

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