Hamilton Island Activities and Dining

Things to do in Hamilton Island Australia

If you're interested in Hamilton Island holiday and looking for the best things to do in Hamilton Island, Australia then here is the Hamilton Island activities guide.

Grocery Delivery

The secret to having a REAL holiday is to Pre-order your food and drinks prior to arriving on the Island. It's something Whitsunday Provisioning has been doing for holidaymakers to the Whitsundays for over 30 years bringing their local knowledge and experience to the table to give you a REAL holiday.

Whitsunday Provisioning is a one-stop, online shop, where you can pre-purchase all your food and beverages. They also supply cleverly-designed meal plans that take the time and stress out of the decision-making when pre-planning the food for your holiday. They deliver by Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, 7 days a week and they do it at mainland prices.

Visit Whitsunday Provisioning to start shopping.

Clownfish Club Hamilton Island

Clownfish Club Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island Kids Club and Childcare Centre

The Clownfish Club Hamilton Island is a childcare centre catering for children aged 6 weeks to 14 years of age. Super friendly and professional staff make your holiday a memorable and relaxing one.

Clownfish Club Junior Childminding Centre - 6 weeks to 4 years
Clownfish Club Senior Adventure Room - 5 years to 14 years

Clownfish Club Hamilton Island offers high-quality care and is operated by fully qualified early childhood leaders.

What to Bring:

Please bring nappies, bottles, hats, spare clothes etc.
Please sunscreen children before attending.

Sessions Available

  • Morning Session - 8:30am to 11:30am
  • Afternoon Session - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Half Day Session - 8:30am to 1:30pm or 12:pm to 5:pm
  • Full Day Session - 8:30am to 5:pm

NOTE: The Clownfish Club is closed Sundays & Mondays (open Mondays during school holidays).

Bookings are essential - Phone 07 4946 8941

Quad Bike Adventures for Kids

For kids with a taste of adventure, the Quads for Kids provide enough power to get the adrenaline flowing whilst in a controlled, setting.

Operator: Hamilton Island

Operating From 10:00am - 12:30pm, 15 minutes sessions. Allow time for safety briefing

The information above should be used as a guide only. Activity/tour details, prices and timings are subject to change at any time.

Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Whitehaven Shuttle by Seaplane

The ultimate way to experience the Whitsundays is from a seaplane. Jump on a direct flight to Whitehaven Beach and spend some time swimming, relaxing and taking in an experience you will never forget.

Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise

Picturesque Whitehaven Beach is one of the premier natural attractions in the Whitsundays.

Cruise to Whitehaven Beach in air-conditioned comfort whilst cruising to one of the top 10 beaches in the world. At Whitehaven, take a relaxing stroll along the white sand, join other guests for beach activities or enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear waters.

Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Triple Treat Adventure

Snorkel, swim and explore a tropical rainforest

Enjoy a full day tour offering scuba diving, snorkelling and sight-seeing opportunities at three of the best Whitsunday locations. Explore the pure white sands of Whitehaven Beach, walk through the tropical rainforest on your way to Hill Inlet lookout, or dive and snorkel in the clear waters on a fringing coral reef structure. All scuba diving and snorkelling activities are under the supervision of experienced guides. H2OSportz also offer lessons to guests with no previous experience.

Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Ace your partner and win a game to love on one of Hamilton Island's six tennis courts. Forget about packing your racquet and balls as they can be hired on the island.

During the events and festivities of Hamilton Island Race Week, grand slam winners like Wayne Arthurs host tennis clinics on Hamilton Island to help players improve their strokes.

The tennis courts are part of the Hamilton Island Sports Club which is located centrally on the island. Beach Club and Reef View Hotel guests receive complimentary access to the Sports Club including tennis court hire, racquiet and ball hire.

The Hamilton Island Sports Club has a onsite Tennis Coach with bookings available. Group clinics and social tennis for both adults and children are also conduction. Check the weekly activity guide for times and prices.

Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Renegade Fishing Charters

Enjoy a full day or half day fishing charter around Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays with Renegade. The boats are fully equipped with high-quality fishing equipment and snorkel gear, so you can choose to concentrate on reeling in your catch of the day to have cooked in one of the restaurants for dinner that night, or relax in the sparkling waters yourself.

Share your catch with family and friends or enjoy it all to yourself. Renegade Fishing Charters can arrange for your prize catch to be prepared to your liking by the chefs at selected restaurants on Hamilton Island.

Operates Monday to Saturday
Bookings are essential - Phone 07 4946 8941

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Dinghy Hire

Explore the Whitsundays on your own!

Hire a dinghy to spend the day at a deserted sandy cove, or set sail to go reef snorkelling or fishing on the Great Barrier Reef. Motorised dinghy hire is available at the Hamilton Island marina, along with fishing essentials and fuel for your boating adventure.

Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Mini Golf

Mini golf is great fun for the family, regardless of age and everyone has a chance to win. The Hamilton Island mini golf course is a maze of plants and palms with all kinds of different challenges. Fun for the family, regardless of age, everyone has a chance to win.

Operates daily from 6am to 8pm
Happy hour pricing usually every day before 10am
Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Whitehaven Rush Doors Off by Helicopter

Embark on a thrill-seeking adventure flying over one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia - with the doors off! This 20-minute flight will take you over magnificent scenery that will literally take your breath away. A must for the adrenaline junkie.

Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Art Gallery on Hamilton Island

Feeling inspired by Hamilton Island's picturesque scenes of palm-fringed beaches and inviting blue sea? Why not take an art class to capture that picture-postcard beauty firsthand. Enjoyable and fun for all ages and levels of experience, art classes at the gallery are hosted by a monthly roster of talented guest artists-in-residence on Hamilton Island.

Classes for all ages, catering to each group specifically. Classes also available for families upon request.

Children's Art Classes (6+ years) $39 Wednesday to Sunday, 9:30am to 11:00am

Adults Art Classes (14+ years) $69 Wednesday to Sunday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: The Art Gallery is located above Hamilton Island Real Estate on Front Street.

All you need to bring is a smile and enthusiasm. The gallery will supply everything from brushes, paints, apron, canvas and art teacher.

Take a class to expand your repertoire if you're an expert, or learn to paint if you're a novice.

A great way to take home a holiday memory!

For bookings or enquiries phone the Art Gallery on 07 4948 9657 or visit the Hamilton Island tour desk when on island.

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Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island

The long sandy curve of Catseye Beach is the focus for seaside fun and relaxation on Hamilton Island. Sit back with a good book on a beachside pool lounge, play in the sand or enjoy some watersports.

Hamilton Island Beach Sports is located right on the beach and has catamarans, paddle skis and paddle boards, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment available for hire.

Take part in a guided snorkel tour off Catseye Beach to explore the local fringing reef, or at low tide, take a leisurely stroll out on the sand flats.

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Sail and Snorkel to Whitehaven Beach

On the Edge is a large, spacious sailing catamaran design especially for day sailing adventures throughout Queensland's Whitsunday Islands. Spend an exhilarating day sailing to the picturesque Whitehaven Beach aboard On the Edge. Included in your day is a visit to Whitehaven Beach and a separate location to snorkel and explore the fringing reefs.

Operator: Cruise Indigo
Location: Cruise Indigo, Hamilton Island Marina
Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Hamilton Island Target Sports 

Test your skill! Take aim and test your focus with a round of target practice, where you can fire a range of different calibre rifles and pistols, including Dirty Harry's 44 Magnum. Safety is a priority at Target Sports, the professionally run Hamilton Island shooting range in Palm Valley. Booking your next holiday accommodation near Hamilton Island Target Sports is easy with Luxury Holidays.

Experienced instructors are on hand to show you how easy it is to learn and improve your skills at this challenging and addictive Olympic sport.

.22 calibre / .22 Rifle / .22 Pistol / .357 Magnum / .44 Magnum / 9mm pistol / 9mm Glock / .38 calibreHamilton Island Target Sports

Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Snorkel Safari

Dive and snorkel in some of the best locations in the Whitsundays, including on one of the Great Barrier Reef's fringing coral reef structures. All scuba diving and snorkelling activities are under the supervision of experienced guides, and diving lessons are available for guests with no previous diving experience. This half day tour is a great and easy way to see what the reef offers.

Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Sunset Paddle

Sunset kayak paddle in Queenslands Whitsundays.
Operator: Hamilton Island

Location: Hamilton Island Marina D-Arm

Paddle from Hamilton Island Marina, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine whilst you stop off at a beautiful vantage point to enjoy the sunset

Operates Daily (weather dependent) Departs 5:00pm - Returns 6:30pm (subject to change)

Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Spa Wumurdaylin

Spa Wumurdaylin welcomes you to our divine relaxation haven. Our warm and relaxed approach invites you to indulge in a sensory experience themed to our stunning natural surrounds of pure oceanic bliss. Carefully selected spa products from Waterlily and LI'TYA have been chosen to provide a unique indigenous experience while capturing the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands, with treatments including body cocoon wraps, exfoliations, facials, massage and body treatments.

Located between the Wildlife Park and Buggy Hire on the resort side of the island

Phone 07 4946 8669
Open 9:00am-7:00pm daily.

Bookings Essential. Phone 07 4946 8305

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Bommie Restaurant

Bommie Restaurant takes its name from the shallow, isolated and colourful reef patches found in the waters surrounding Hamilton Island. Short for the Australian Aboriginal word 'bombora', these 'bommies' provide a haven for tropical fish to feed and play.

Situated in the stunning Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Bommie Restaurant won the award for 'Best Tourism Restaurant in Queensland' at the recent Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence.

Location: Hamilton Island Marina at the Yacht Club

Open 5 days a week Thursday to Monday for Dinner from 6pm to late (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

No Children sorry. Phone the on island Clownfish Club for child minding services.

Bookings Essential! Phone 07 4948 9433

Mariners Restaurant hamilton island


Where better to sample the famous seafood of the Whitsunday's than overlooking the marina on the deck at Mariners, in the heart of Hamilton Island's Marina Village. A seafood lovers dream; fresh fish fillets, local prawns, oysters, generous platters and other bounties from the sea.

Open most days for dinner from 6pm to late
Location: Hamilton Island Marina on Front Street
Children Welcome
Bookings Essential! Phone 07 4946 8628

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Manta Ray Cafe

Gourmet pizzas are the order of the day at the laid-back Manta Ray Cafe, overlooking the marinas bobbing masts. Local seafood, meaty mains and Italian pasta dishes are also a hit on the menu, and drinks are served in the convivial bar.

Location: Hamilton Island Marina Front Street
Open for Coffee and Cake from 10:30am onwards

Open for Lunch 12:00pm to 3:00pm, Pizza and Sides from 3::00pm to 5:30pm and Dinner from 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Also offer Delivery or Pick Up Pizzas nightly between 6:00pm and 9:00pm

Children Welcome

Bookings not usually essential for lunch but perhaps safer to book just in case. Bookings Essential for Dinner! Ph 07 4946 8213

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Romanos Restaurant

Romano's offers modern Australian food prepared with an Italian influence.Book early to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere & delicious meals prepared with love & flair. With tables on both levels overlooking the marina, Romanos is the perfect venue for an atmospheric romantic dinner or a family celebration.

Location: Hamilton Island Marina - Front Street
Open most nights for Dinner from 6:00pm to late
Phone the on island Clownfish Club for child minding services.
Bookings Essential! Phone 07 4946 8212

Beach Club Restaurant Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island Golf Clubhouse

With stunning views of Passage Peak and the sparking Coral Sea, the stylishly relaxed restaurant and bar is perfect for a laid back long lunch, or morning or afternoon snack and refreshing drink.

Lunch Special - $65 per person

*price subject to change without notice. Please check with tour desk when booking.

Your Hamilton Island Golf Club lunch specials includes the following:

  • Return Island Links transfers from Hamilton Island to Dent Island
  • Two course a la carte lunch at the Clubhouse
  • Glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Complimentary tour of the Hamilton Island Golf Club
  • The best views in the Whitsundays


Featuring a menu which draws on the beauty of seasonal produce and a relaxed approach to cuisine you may opt to take advantage of the expansive indoor outdoor areas of the clubhouse or take advantage of the on course refreshment cart which services the course daily.

Location: Dent Island, Golf Course
Open for Lunch 11:00am to 3:00pm daily
Children welcome
Bookings Essential! Phone 07 4948 9759

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Cruise and Dine on Denison Star

Combine traditional style cruising with modern day Australian cuisine, whilst cruising amongst some of the most beautiful islands and water scenery in the world with an evening on the luxurious Denison Star Dinner Cruise. The Denison Star offers the perfect venue for a truly unique dining experience, which includes a daiquiri up on the back deck to begin the evening, before you relax and enjoy the views with a four course meal.

Approximately 3-3.5 hours cruising on the Denison Star

Operator: Cruise Indigo

Children welcome (most ages however please confirm with tour desk when booking) Ph 07 4946 8305

Location: Departs from the Cruise Indigo Jetty opposite the Ice Cream Palour. The cruise operates within the sheltered waters surrounding Hamilton Island and includes informative commentary on the Whitsunday Islands from your skipper.

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Pool Terrace Restaurant

Overlooking the tropically landscaped swimming pool at the Reef View Hotel, the Pool Terrace Restaurant serves buffet breakfast, lunchtime snacks and la carte evening meals

Location: Reef View Hotel, Resort Centre, Catseye Beach

Open for Breakfast between 6:00am and 10:30am daily, Lunch from 11:30am and 3:00pm daily and Dinner from 5:30pm to late daily

Children Welcome

Bookings are generally not required however perhaps safer to book just in case. Ph 07 4946 9999

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Sails Steak and Seafood Grill

The hub of Hamilton Island, Sails Steak and Seafood Grill overlooks the Dolphin Pool and beyond out to Catseye Beach - so breakfast, lunch and dinner come with a side-serving of idyllic views. An extensive buffet breakfast is on offer in the morning, with lunch and dinner serving a variety of fresh seafood along with well-represented Australian premium beef.

Location: Resort Centre Catseye Beach

Open daily for Breakfast from 7:00am to 10:30am, Lunch from 11:30am to 4:00pm and Dinner from 5:30am to late.

Children Welcome

Bookings generally not required though perhaps book just in case!
Ph 07 4946 9999 (switchboard).

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Hamilton Island Wildlife Park Cafe

Centrally located on the resort side of the island, the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park provides the perfect place for you to get up close and personal with some unique Australian wildlife.

Purchase unlimited entry into the Wildlife park and get to know the crocodiles, dingos, koalas, lizards and many other animals. Usually twice a day there is a show by an animal handler which is informative and exciting especially for kids. The show times are listed on a board outside the wildlife park.

Location: Resort Centre, Catseye Beach

Open for Breakfast daily from 7:30am to 9:30am and Lunch from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Children Welcome

Bookings Not Required for groups under 10. Ph 07 4946 8266

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Marina Tavern

Grab an outdoor table for a refreshing ale or twilight cocktail by the marina at the popular Marina Tavern. With meals served in the inside dining area or outside on the deck, the casual bar menu includes oversized steaks and fresh salads.

Location: Hamilton Island Marina - Front Street
Open daily from 11:00am to late (Meals from 11:30am to 9:00pm)
Children Welcome To 9:00pm
Bookings are not required

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hamilton Island Activities

What are the best Hamilton Island Adventure Activities?

  • Sail and Snorkel to Whitehaven Beach
  • Whitehaven Rush Doors Off by Helicopter
  • Dinghy Hire
  • Triple Treat Adventure