Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays

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Where soft-white sands meet 1,000 shades of blue, this group of islands is home to one of the world's greatest beaches - Whitehaven - and countless more.

Relax at a luxury resort, sail from island to island, dive into the blue, or find a secluded cove - the opportunities are endless around Hamilton Island and the rest of the Whitsundays.

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Whitsunday: 5 nights + flights from $690

Valid for travel from August 2018 - March 2019. Includes accommodation, return economy airfare, transfers and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 30% off Great Airlie Beach packages

Valid for travel from 15 July - 20 December 2018 and 13 January - 31 March 2019. Includes accommodation, breakfast, transfers and more.

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Airlie Beach: 4-night mini holiday + flights from $690

Valid for travel until 31 March 2019. Package includes 4 nights hotel accommodation at Mantra Club Croc, return airfare, airport transfers, daily buffet breakfast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Airlie Beach: 5-nights resort accommodation + flights from $990

Valid for travel between 2 August - 19 December 2018 and 11 January - 31 March 2019. Package includes 5 nights accommodation at Peppers Airlie Beach, daily breakfast, return airfare, return airport transfers plus $1,000 bonus value and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $800 OBC on Princess cruises

Valid on 17 February 2019 and departs from Brisbane. Destinations include Airlie Beach, Port Douglas and Willis Island. T&Cs apply.

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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.

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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.

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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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Hamilton Island packages from $1,908

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Fast facts about Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays

Where is it? Off the coast of Queensland, about half-way up the state. Airlie Beach is the closest mainland town, and where sailing trips and ferries depart from. Mackay is the nearest main city, just under two hours away.

How do I get there? There's an airport on Hamilton Island (Great Barrier Reef Airport), which is serviced by Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar. Whitsunday Coast Airport, in Proserpine on the mainland, also offers commercial flights from Jetstar, Virgin and Tigerair. Read more...

When should I go? April to November are the best times to go, as they're outside of the busy tourist and rainy seasons. Read more...

What should I do? Sailing around the islands, diving and snorkelling on the nearby Great Barrier Reef, swim at picturesque beaches like Whitehaven. Read more...


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