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Hamilton Island is one of the Whitsunday Islands of Queensland, Australia. It is part of the Great Barrier Reef. The island has been developed as a popular holiday resort.

Understand

Hamilton Island is a resort island part of the Whitsunday Islands. Hamilton Island has the most places to stay, restaurants and shops of all the Whitsunday Islands. Whereas many of the Whitsunday Islands only feature a single resort, Hamilton Island features many different resorts and hotels. Infrastructure is on the north side of island. To the south, the island is untouched natural vegetation.

Get in

By plane

Hamilton Island features a small to medium sized airport. The airport futures one runway capable of supporting aircraft up to and including the Boeing 737. There is no aerobridge, passengers embark and disembark via unsheltered stairs. The two level terminal building services three depature gates and features a club lounge and a small cafe. Hamilton Island airport is served by Jetstar [1], Virgin Blue [2] and Qantas [3]. There are direct flights from many Australia cities, including Sydney and Brisbane.

By ferry

  • Fantasea, [4]. Fantasea operates ferries between Shute Harbour on mainland Australia. $41 adult one-way.
  • Blue Ferries, [5]. Blue Ferries operates ferries between Shute Harbour on mainland Australia. $29 adult one-way.

Get around

You can get around in Hamilton island by golf buggies, which have a daily hire fee. Cars are prohibited.

Free shuttle bus services operates on the island. One service operates continuously between the resort precinct and the marina, completing the loop every 15 minutes. Two other services run clockwise and counterclockwise on a circuit that covers a greater part of the island.

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