While Hamilton Island is most definitely family friendly, it's also not of the screaming-babies-and-tantruming-toddlers-at-every-turn kind. Instead, we found the island to be incredibly relaxing. It attracts travellers of all ages, and has a natural and laid-back vibe that’s entirely conducive to a family holiday.
One of the things we loved the most was how easy it was to keep our two kids - aged five and two - entertained from dawn to dusk, while feeling we were also having our own relaxing, grown-up holiday. These days, that’s a rare feat.
Framed by tropical gardens and inviting deckchairs, Hamilton Island's main pool is a perfect spot to relax into holiday life.
Opening Hours: Open from sunrise to sunset.
Yacht Club Pool
The Yacht Club Villas guests enjoy the use of the huge lagoon pool with sandy beach exclusively for tenants and guests of the villas.
Make the most of holidaying in a car-free destination, and explore the island at your own pace, with a Hamilton Island golf buggy. (Subject to availability)
For booking request, please call 07 4946 8263.
Visit One Tree Hill at sunset
Legendary Whitsunday views for a lunchtime coffee or early evening cocktail at One Tree Hill, Hamilton Island's renowned hilltop lookout.
One of the main beaches on Hamilton Island, beautiful Catseye Beach is a perfect spot for relaxing, swimming, and enjoying a whole range of fun watersports. Catseye Beach is located on the resort side of the island.
Wakeboarding and Tube Riding
Add adventure to your tropical island holiday, with some exciting waterskiing, wakeboarding, or a tube ride, in the calm waters surrounding Hamilton Island.
Enjoy some of the stunning, calm waters around Hamilton Island by cruising in your own catamaran - suitable for all skill levels. Fun for the whole family. Both kids and adults will love the thrill and challenge of mastering a mini catamaran.
Explore the beautiful waters between Dent and Hamilton Islands at your own pace, by hiring your own dinghy for either a half-day or a full-day adventure.
The latest incarnation of Hamilton Island's concept restaurant on Front Street, TAKO brings a taste of regional cuisine from the four corners of Mexico, with a Japanese and Korean twist. Located on Front Street, Marina Village (directly above the General Store)
Gourmet pizzas are the order of the day at the laid-back Manta Ray, which overlooks the bobbing masts at the Hamilton Island Marina. Located at Front St, Hamilton Island QLD 4803, Australia. Phone:+61 7 4946 9999
At 5.30pm on selected afternoons, make your way down to the lawns overlooking the Hamilton Island Marina and enjoy some great live music, and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Located on the lawns near Manta Ray on the Marina.
WILD LIFE Hamilton Island
A great activity the whole family will love, WILD LIFE Hamilton Island gives you the opportunity to get up close to some iconic Australian wildlife. WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is located on the resort side of the island.
Go-Karts are located at Palm Valley Activities. Follow the road signs by buggy, or alternatively catch the complimentary orange or purple Shuttle Bus which departs regularly from all stops. All the family can join in, with kids riding as passengers in double go-karts.
Quad Bikes for Kids
If your kids have a love of adventure, Hamilton Island’s Quads for Kids will get their adrenalin flowing, in a controlled and safe setting. Tours start at Palm Valley Activities. Check in is 15 minutes prior to tour start.
Mini Golf can be a great family activity - and the Hamilton Island Mini Golf course is a fantastic maze of plants and palms, with all kinds of fun challenges. Mini Golf is located near the Sports Club, beside the Reef View Hotel.
For a unique and unforgettable holiday activity, Hamilton Island offers year-round art classes, which are suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Located upstairs in the Hamilton Island Art Gallery near the Pharmacy on Front Street in Marina Village.
For a fun and unique holiday activity, why not try your hand at indoor bowling, at Hamilton Island’s bowling alley? Located in the Resort Centre, near the Main Pool.
Leave your little ones in experienced, trusted hands at the Clownfish Club, and enjoy some precious, child-free time on Hamilton Island. Located on the Resort side of the island near the main pool and Resort Centre