Eyeing a trip to tropical Hamilton Island? Here’s when you should go to make your holiday shine.
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: 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
|Free extra night with 4-night stays||
|Valid for stays select dates until 9 September 2018 at Reef View Hotel on Hamilton Island. Plus get free breakfast, airport shuttles, Wi-Fi and earn 3,000 bonus Velocity points. T&Cs apply.||
|Hamilton Island 5-day family stay from $468||
|Valid for travel between 1 April - 20 December 2018 and 6 January - 31 March 2019. Package includes 5 nights accommodation at Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel, daily breakfast, kids stay and eat for free plus unlimited use of resort shuttle and more. T&Cs apply.||
|Hamilton Island stays + breakfast, transfers from $390||Valid on stays until 31 March 2018. Sample price is based on a 4-night stay at Palm Bungalows.||
|Hamilton island stays from just $150 per night||Valid for local Queensland residence living as far north as Port Douglas and as far south as Gladstone. Price includes transfers from Airlie Beach, Wi-Fi access, shuttle service and use of some water and sports equipment.||
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