Planning your perfect  trip to Hamilton Island

Planning your perfect  trip to Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island really does have something for everyone- whether you feel more comfortable swimming and snorkelling or taking in the beautiful surroundings as you sip a cocktail at a sunset bar- you will be spoilt for choice. The team at Exclusive Getaway have put together a list of some of the best things you can include to make your holiday an absolute dream.

Stay at the luxurious Qualia Resort

Hamilton Island’s grandest resort is without a doubt the beautiful Qualia. This stunning wonderland is located on the secluded northern tip of the island and surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to stay in one of the 60 individual pavilion- suites with views of the clear-blue waters and the lush bushland. 

Indulge in some fun water activities

If snorkelling, sailing or kayaking are your cup of tea, then you’re in for an absolute treat. The curving bay of Catseye Beach is your ideal go-to spot that facilitates an impressive array of water sports. Choose from guided snorkelling tours, relaxing kayaking or for the more adrenaline seeking guests, jet-skiing and parasailing. Hamilton Island Beach Sports can rent you everything you need to ensure a fun day in the water.

Explore the wild

While Hamilton Island is well known for its magnificent resorts and holiday atmosphere, most of Hamilton is comprised of virgin rainforest, best explored on one of the many walking trails on offer. Get your heart rate up and uncover some of the best forestry in the world. For those wanting a challenge, head to Passage Peak to the northeast of the island. Start your adventure on the Scenic Trail then connect with the Saddle Trail to reach the summit of the peak and a spectacular view of the Whitsundays.

Get adventurous with a private helicopter tour

Take an incredible helicopter tour over the Great Barrier Reef. You will be amazed at the marvellous marine life that you’ll see in the crystal clear waters. The team at Exclusive Getaway can assist with planning your perfect helicopter experience from start to finish. For further details please get in contact with us today! 

Take a swing at golf

Hamilton Island Golf Club presents a paradise for those that love to indulge in some golf. The beautiful course is located on nearby Dent Island, but it’s easily reached by ferry and will provide an opportunity for an active and scenic day.

Plan a stranded island experience

The Whitsundays is made up of 74 immaculate islands, most of which are uninhabited national park islands. Hire a luxury yacht for the day and head on over to an island or two. You will experience a new level of serenity and there is no better or more satisfying way to recharge your batteries and unwind. If you are interested in hiring a vessel for this experience, please get in contact with us today and we will walk you through everything needed to make your day a truly special one.

Meet and greet with the oldies

The Great Barrier Reef homes some of the world’s most incredible marine life, including venerable sea turtles. Take a Deep Water Turtle Discovery tour to meet some of the reef’s turtles, as well as other species that have become accustomed to human interaction. Some species of sea turtles are the oldest and largest in the world!

Get that island glow

Head to Spa Wumurdaylin where you will be pampered and treated like royalty. The spa uses Waterlily cold-pressed plant oils and the LI’TYA range that integrates Indigenous traditions and native plants. The treatment list includes facials and massages, three-hour full-body packages and specialty couple treatments.

If you are looking for something anti-ageing and dextofying, Spa Qualia is the place for you. The immaculate sanctuary features lush greenery, water arrangements and warm wooden features to soothe the soul and revitalise you.Try the Bularri Yarrui hot stone massage, which employs 300-million-year-old stones. Definitely an indulgent experience you will treasure.

Check out the local restaurants

Hamilton Island has some beautiful restaurant selections with a little (or a lot) of something everyone will enjoy. The infamous Bommie Restaurant serves fresh local seafood such as Mooloolaba bugs and reef fish. It also offers an impressive tasting menu devised by head chef Trent Dawson.

The popular Coca Chu is quickly becoming an island hot-spot, serving up Asian-style dishes with an Australian twist, such as caramelised lamb shoulder with sweet fish sauce and roasted red curry coral trout. If you are a guest at Qualia, head to the Long Pavilion where an array of delicious and complex degustations are on offer.

Do Cocktail Hour the right way

Late each afternoon a sunset bar is set up at One Tree Hill, one of the highest and most impressive points on the island. Make your own way there or get the island bus to the summit just in time for some of the best cocktail and wine selections around.