|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 32% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||August||Best time to find cheap flights, 8% potential price drop|
|Average price||£760||Average for round-trip flights in April 2021|
|Round-trip from||£1,203||From London to Hamilton Island|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Hamilton Island along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Nationals of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu can transit through Australia to a third country without a visa. The same applies to travelers who reside in the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, or New Caledonia. The onward flight must be within 72 hours of their arrival in Australia. If there are less than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. If there are more than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in mandatory quarantine at a state designated facility until the time of the departing flight. All travelers entering Australia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If the duration of their stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter. Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight. Nationals of Australia are not allowed to travel out of Australia, except for people who regularly reside in another country, airline and maritime crew, freight personnel, offshore facility personnel, government personnel, and Australian Defence Force personnel. . If you are looking to book a trip to Hamilton Island and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
The waters are clear, the weather is perfect, the beaches have the softest sand and there is a range of accommodation to suit every pocket. Australians have been visiting Hamilton Island for years and years, but the eyes of the world turned to this Whitsunday Island when Tourism Queensland launched a very successful campaign. The upshot is more tourists keen to enjoy this amazing island on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.
The largest inhabited island (3,965 acres) in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island lies 16km (10 miles) from the mainland. It’s a family-friendly destination where kids stay free at some resorts and eat free at some of the restaurants on the island. There are plenty of activities for families to enjoy such as bushwalking, go karting, golf and mini golf and a Koala Gallery Wildlife Experience, which is home, not just to koalas, but also kangaroos, wallabies, crocodiles, wombats, Tasmanian devils and various types of reptiles.
The most stunning views can be had from One Tree Hill, a popular venue for weddings. To the east, the view takes in Catseye Bay and Whitsunday Island, to the west, Dent, Henning & Plum Pudding Islands.
The climate is gorgeous year-round with temperatures averaging 27 C (80 F). Summer temperatures (November to February) are in the low 30s C (80s F) and winter (June, July and August) temperatures fall to the low 20s C (high 60s F). January to March is the rainy season.
There are several peak seasons on the island. Hamilton Island is popular with Australians and international visitors. May to October is the dry season, but Easter (around April), the school holidays, Christmas and Race Week (August) are also high-season times. Whale-watching season is July-September.
April to August is, in general, low season on Hamilton Island. November to May is the tropical cyclone season.
Guests will be met at the airport, by shuttle bus or chauffeured golf buggy, depending on the resort’s policy. Guests arriving by ferry from the mainland will also be met.