Island Day Trips from Airlie Beach

With 74 islands in our backyard, from protected National Park to developed 5 star resorts, there is a lot to see! From Airlie Beach you can easily visit one or more of the islands for the day and have a good look around.

 

Hamilton Island Nature Escape

Australian bush and wildlife is so different to anywhere else in the world. This day cruise let's you go wild on Hamilton Island, taking in lovely sea vistas as you explore. Cruise azure waters of the Whitsundays, check out true Aussie bush and wildlife, and enjoy spectacular vistas! This day cruise is great for all ages and the whole family!

Hamilton Island is known the world over as fun tropical holiday spot with sandy coves and underwater treasures to explore. Not so widely appreciated is that seventy percent of the island is untouched native bushland with pristine views, bush trails and fascinating wildlife. Hamilton Island is home to wallabies and goannas, sea eagles, kites, ospreys, sulphur-crested cockatoos and kookaburras.  

Your day starts with cruising through the scenically splendid Whitsunday Islands, taking the Whitsunday Passage to Daydream Island, and then you head on past North and South Molle Islands to Hamilton. Upon arriving at Hamilton Island you can have breakfast at the Koala Cafe and hug a Koala, followed by a bushwalk and then free time to explore!

Details
- 8.45am – 3.30pm
- Picnic lunch - Adults $155, Children $85
- Tavern lunch - Adults $170, Children $90
- Return transfers to Hamilton Island
- Breakfast at the Koala Cafe, opportunity to hug a Koala
- Choice of one of the three main bushwalks on Hamilton Island
- Buffet breakfast
- Packed picnic lunch for your bushwalk OR
- Marina Tavern lunch
- Free time for the rest of the day

Optional
- Entry to the wildlife park or any other attractions on the island
- Coach transfers to Port of Airlie - Adults $10.30, Children $5.15

 

 

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Daydream Island Escape

For a fun-filled, action-packed day, visit Daydream Island Resort and Spa, one of the iconic Whitsunday Islands. Daydream Village at the southern end of the island has been especially developed with day visitors in mind. It has all the facilities of an island resort and then some! Set around the swimming pool is a bakery, watersports, shop and souvenir boutique. There are tennis courts, a children's playground and the fantastic 'Living Reef' Coral Lagoon filled with colourful coral and fish life. Look out for the fantastic Marine Biologist presentation at shark and stingray feeding time!

There's lots of room to laze away the day pool side, on the lawns or adjacent beach. Take a swim, stroll along Sunset Beach or see wallabies and endless bird-life on the rainforest walk. The 'Around Australia' mini-golf course has to be the best in the world - definitely not just for the kids! Once upon the island, the day is yours to choose to do whatever takes your fancy! They will return to Daydream Island again later in the day to pick you up and return you to the mainland.

Details
- 7.00am - 6.00pm
- Boathouse Bakery lunch - Adults $108, Children $102
- Mermaids lunch - Adults $149, Children $125
- Return transfers to Daydream Island
- Full day relaxing on the resort island

Optional
- Add breakfast for an additional cost
- Coach transfers to Port of Airlie - Adults $10.30, Children $5.15

 

 

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Twin Island Escape 

First stop is at Daydream Island Resort and Spa, a wonderful stop for couples and families alike. If you choose to do the breakfast cruise you will enjoy a buffet breakfast at Waterfalls Restaurant upon arrival. Here you can enjoy one of the most unique attractions in Queensland, the 'Living Reef' Coral Lagoon - a miniature Great Barrier Reef. Wander around the resort or take a dip in the pool before watching the sharks and stingrays!

Then enjoy a 30-minute cruise to Hamilton Island for a delicious lunch at Marina Tavern. After lunch, feel free to explore the island using the Shuttle Bus service. Perhaps a visit to Hamilton Wildlife Park to see some of Australia's most loved, feared and unique animals, stroll around the shops, visit the galleries or try the bowling alley!

Our staff at the Marina office on Hamilton will provide you with information and assist with any optional attractions such as jet boat rides and the Wildlife Park. On the cruise home sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer on the top deck and take in the beautiful scenery.

Details
- 8.30am - 6.05pm 
- Adults $175, Children $105
- Full use of island resort facilities
- Return transfers to Airlie Beach via Daydream & Hamilton Islands
- Delicious lunch at Hamilton Island

Optional
- Add breakfast for an additional $30 and begin your day at 7.00am
- Coach transfers to Port of Airlie - Adults $10.30, Children $5.15

 

 

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Island Hopper Pass

Explore the Whitsundays at your leisure. Our high speed vessels cruise around the Whitsunday islands all day transferring guests and day trippers between the mainland and Daydream and Hamilton Islands. If you would like to do your own thing then arm yourself with a pass, timetable and map then set out exploring the Whitsunday islands on your very own itinerary.

Details
- travel at your own leisure between the mainland and 2 islands
- Adults $125, Children $65
- Full use of island resort facilities

Optional
- Coach transfers to Port of Airlie - Adults $10.30, Children $5.15

To see the timetable click here.

 

 

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Hamilton Island Family Day

Start the day with a cruise into Hamilton Island Marina where our staff will meet you and direct you to the Hamilton Explorer Shuttle buses. On board the bus, there's no better way to see the island's highlights and get your bearings from the spectacular scenic lookout points. 

First stop is where the real fun begins with a visit to WILD LIFE Hamilton Island. Enjoy the guided tour at 10:00am and 4:00pm daily, or wander through the unique Australian sanctuary at your leisure and be introduced to the local koalas, kangaroos, birds, creepy-crawlies, snakes and lizards and even the giant resident crocodile. On the guided tours you will learn all about the creatures you meet. Fancy a photograph holding a koala or python?

Enjoy Fish 'N' Chips for lunch and then wander down to the Hamilton Island Resort Centre for an hour of Island Bowling. Kegel 9 pin bowling is great fun for all of the family with up to six players participating.

For the afternoon you can choose from the many activities on offer or just laze beside the pool or on Catseye Beach. Grab the Shuttle back to the Marina Village where you'll have time to wander the waterfront taking in the sights and doing some shopping. We're pretty sure the kids will be up for ice cream!

Details
- 8.00am - 3.40pm or 5.55pm
- Adults $185, Children $98
- Full use of island resort facilities
- Return transfers to Hamilton Island
- Delicious fish & chips for lunch
- Entry to WILDLIFE animal park
- 1 hour at the island bowling alley
- Delicious fish & chips for lunch
- Explore the island on a shuttle bus

Optional
- Activities in the afternoon, go karting, jetryder, quad bikes - at own expense
- Coach transfers to Port of Airlie - Adults $10.30, Children $5.15

 

 

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Three Island Guided Tour

Visit iconic Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, colourful Daydream Island Resort and Spa and famous Hamilton Island. An amazing day cruising the Whitsundays!

Explore the Whitsundays on a full day guided tour. Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands National Park seeing the more remote bays, islands and beaches and step ashore at two of the region's best resorts as well as the magnificent Whitehaven Beach.

The day starts with a short cruise to Daydream Island Resort and Spa‚ a wonderful stop for couples and families alike. Here you can enjoy one of the most unique attractions in Queensland, the 'Living Reef' Coral Lagoon - a miniature Great Barrier Reef. See the Shark and Stingray feeding at 10am. Wander around the resort or take a dip in the pool.

From Daydream Island it's a 30 minute cruise to Hamilton Island. Soak up the atmosphere with a wander along Hamilton Island's famous Front Street with its boutiques, galleries and cafes overlooking the luxury vessels at home in the Marina.

From Hamilton we cruise through the picturesque Solway Passage to Whitehaven Beach - a must-see in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sand stretch for over seven kilometres. It is Mother Nature at her best - the most photographed beach in Australia and repeatedly named Queensland's Most Beautiful Beach. Join in the beach cricket, or find your own secluded spot and laze the day away or cool off in the azure waters.

Details
- 8.30am - 6.20pm
- Adults $215, Children $95
- Cruise the wonderful Whitsunday Islands
- Daydream Island's Living Reef lagoon
- Lunch at Marina Tavern Hamilton Island
- Informative commentary
- Sink into the white sand at Whitehaven Beach
- Explore 3 islands, cruise past many more

Optional
- Coach transfers to Port of Airlie - Adults $10.30, Children $5.15

 

 

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Hamilton Island Adrenalin

Get your adrenalin pumping and enjoy two awesome activities, both included in your ticket price.

First up, test your skill on the Palm Valley Go Kart racetrack. This challenging 9 turn track uses the latest in computer controller lap timing allowing you to race your mates and race the clock. There are tandem karts available for families.

After screaming around the race track, experience a 30 minute thrill ride on Jetryder - a hulking jet boat that twists, turns and fishtails with amazing power.

 

Details
- 8.00am - 5.55pm
- Adults $265, Children $265
- Cruise the wonderful Whitsunday Islands
- Return transfers to Hamilton Island
- Lunch at Marina Tavern Hamilton Island
- Go karting
- Jetryder
- Free time in the afternoon, access to resort facilities

Optional
- Coach transfers to Port of Airlie - Adults $10.30, Children $5.15
- Scenic helicopter flights (2 person minimum) $125pp
- 9 pin bowling $59 for 1 hour (up to 6 people) 20% discount with ticket

 

 

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Hamilton Island Freestyle

There is so much to see and do on Hamilton Island and this day cruise allows you to choose your own activities. If you enjoy having the freedom to explore at your own pace, Hamilton Island Freestyle is the perfect choice it allows you to go where you want to go, when you want to go. Hamilton Island has a multitude of activities and is a delight to wander around. Stroll the Marina Village main street, visit the boutiques and galleries. Visit WILD LIFE Hamilton Island and get up close and cuddly with a koala, lounge beside the pools or relax on Catseye Beach. Or, get active and enjoy bowling, mini-golf or a go-kart challenge!

Details
- 8.00am - 3.40pm or 5.55pm
- Adults $140, Children $75
- Cruise the wonderful Whitsunday Islands
- Return transfers to Hamilton Island
- Unlimited use of shuttle bus 
- Access to resort facilities, pools, beaches etc.
- An entire day to explore Hamilton Island

Optional
- Coach transfers to Port of Airlie - Adults $10.30, Children $5.15
- Any activites on Hamilton Island, go karting, jetryder etc.

 

 

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Hamilton Island Golf

Enjoy a round of 18 holes at the championship golf course on Dent Island. The views from the course are simply breathtaking! 

A day trip out to the island for a round of golf is a must! The photographs say it all - 360° breathtaking views stretching across the Whitsundays from nearly every hole on the course! Enjoy the scenic cruise across to Hamilton Island and then catch the Links transfer vessel for the 10 minute hop across to one of the most stunning golf courses in Australia, on Dent Island. Green fees for 18 holes include the use of an electric golf buggy fitted with a GPS rangefinder.

After the round enjoy a few drinks, snacks or a long lunch in the superbly located Clubhouse with its magnificent views out over the Whitsundays. The stunning Chris Beckingham designed Clubhouse is ideally perched to catch the soft sea breeze and to take in the stunning views of Passage Peak and the sparkling Coral Sea. After your long lunch, we'll transfer you back to the mainland.

Details
- 7.15am - 6.55pm
- Adults $205
- Cruise the wonderful Whitsunday Islands
- Return transfers to Hamilton Island & Dent Island golf course
- A round of 18 holes of golf on the spectacular golf course
- Use of electric golf buggy

Optional
- Coach transfers to Port of Airlie - Adults $10.30, Children $5.15
- Lunch and drinks at the Clubhouse

 

 

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