Hamilton Island is the most well-known island in the Whitsundays in North Queensland. It has its own world class marina and a domestic airport with services arriving and departing daily.
By Air
The Whitsundays are serviced by two domestic airports – Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island) and Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine).
International flights arriving into Australia’s major cities can connect with domestic flights to the Whitsundays.
The Great Barrier Reef Airport is located on Hamilton Island, with daily direct services from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns with Jetstar, Virgin, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Qantas and Etihad. Alternatively, air transfers by helicopter, seaplane or light aircraft are available between Hamilton Island Airport and Airlie Beach.
View flight information for Great Barrier Reef Airport here.
The Whitsunday Coast Airport is located in Proserpine, with daily direct services from Brisbane, twice weekly flights from Sydney and Melbourne and connecting flights from all major Australian cities with Jetstar, Tiger Air and Virgin Australia. From the Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) it is just a short 30 minute drive into Airlie Beach where you can connect with the ferry service to take you directly to Hamilton Island.
View flight information for Whitsunday Coast Airport here.
By Sea
When travelling from the mainland, you can easily board a ferry at Airlie Beach and arrive at Hamilton Island marina within the hour. The ferry also services neighbouring islands Daydream and Long Island.
If you are fortunate enough to have your own boat transportation, you can organise a berth in the marina and arrive in style.