Family Holiday Destinations

  • Hamilton Island
    Hamilton Island
  • Hamilton Island Sunrise
    Hamilton Island Sunrise
  • Sailing Hamilton Island
    Sailing Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island with the kids

Hamilton Island is situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef right  amongst Queensland’s 74 Whitsunday Islands. Hamilton Island offers a great experience for families wanting a tropical island holiday experience  like no other: the weather glorious weather is perfect for families seeking warmth, the blue azure waters are spectactular, there are plenty of brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs to explore, amzing trails showcasing the fascinating flora and fauna on the island, fine food and wines, and plenty of familyactivities almost too numerous to mention. Did we mention that its also a great spot to watch whales!

Hamilton Island offers world-class facilities for families, with plenty of activities to keep little people entertain and parents smiling.  There is range of new or refurbished hotels and resorts that set the standard for Great Barrier Reef accommodation. Also the new Hamilton Island Golf course is worth a swing if Mum or Dad are into Golf!

We have listed to recommendations for family accommodation below plus be sure to check out deals for family focused Hamilton Island specials and holiday packages 


Families Will Love

  • Family friendly beachesThe long sandy curve of Catseye Beach is the focus for seaside fun and relaxation on Hamilton Island. Sit back with a good book, play in the sand or enjoy some watersports
  • Resort Swimming PoolsHamilton Island offers a variety of pools in which to cool down and where you can really relax and unwind with the family. 
  • Barrier Reef Tours with the family -  Explore with Great Barrier Reef tours its the ideal way to see the Great Barrier Reef with children. Your family can come face to face with tropical fish, see amazing coral formations or take a guided snorkelling tour.
  • Location of Airport - One of the great things about Hamilton Island is that the Airport is on the Island. Which means you can be on the beach in minutes from arriving!
  • Helicopter tours - Do something special the kids will not forget take a helicopter tour tour and explore the reef and the islands from the above, you may even spot whales!
  • Discover Whitehaven Beach - Take a tour and enjoy lunch on Whithaven beach. Voted as one of the best beaches in the world. The beach is perfect for families with no waves!
  • Hamilton Island Bakery - Had to sneak this one into the list, the chocolate brownies are world class best! Yum - No Calories on Holidays!

Facts for Families


Main Airports: Hamilton Island
Time Zones: GMT +10
Peak Travel Periods: May to Sept
Off Peak Travel Periods: November to Feb
Vaccines Required: None
Weather: Tropical Climate year round
Currency: Australian Dollar



 Family Accommodation Hamilton Island with the kids

  • Hamilton Island Holiday Homes

    Hamilton Island Holiday Homes

    Selection of holiday homes and apartments throughout Hamilton Island. With kitchen and laundry facilities, and most have Whitsunday water views.

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  • Whitsunday Apartmetns

    Whitsunday Apartmetns

    Located opposite Catseye Beach, Whitsunday Apartments each feature a private balcony overlooking the Coral Sea or lovely tropical gardens.

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