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.

P&O Cruise Sale: From $319 per person

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Valid for cruise on select dates. Destinations include Whitsundays, Melbourne, Sydney and more. T&C's apply.

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Free extra night with 4-night stays

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Valid for stays on select dates at Reef View Hotel on Hamilton Island. Includes great food, wine and lots of activities. T&C's apply.

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Up to 50% off romantic Australia hotels

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Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Whitsundays, Blue Mountains, Sydney, Hunter Valley, Sunshine Coast and more. T&C's apply.

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Up to 45% off Australia hotels

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Valid for stays on select dates. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, Whitsundays, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and more. Sample saving is for City Point Suite, Melbourne. T&C's apply.

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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 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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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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