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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.

Why?

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.


Overview

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

P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Up to $200 onboard credit on last-minute cruises

Valid for travel from July 2020 onward. Destinations include Moreton Island, Noumea, Hamilton Island, Vanuatu, Brisbane, Sydney and more. Cruises start from $315 per person for 3-night comedy cruises. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Hamilton Island flights from $200 return

Available on select dates from March - November 2020. Sample fare is Brisbane-Hamilton Island with Virgin Australia. Other flights depart from Sydney, Melbourne and more.

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Directferries.com Directferries.com

Ferry cruises in Australia from $996 return

Available for travel on select departure dates. Sample fare is for a cruise from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island with Cruise Whitsundays. Destinations include Fiji, Devonport, Rottnest Island, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Directferries.com Directferries.com

Ferry cruises in Australia from $996 return

Available for travel on select departure dates. Sample fare is for a cruise from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island with Cruise Whitsundays. Destinations include Fiji, Devonport, Rottnest Island, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hamilton Island Hamilton Island

3-night getaway from $765

Available on stay dates from 1 May - 30 June 2020. Package includes accommodation, breakfast, transfers, two 18-hole rounds of golf and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hamilton Island Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island stays from just $150 per person, 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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