Hamilton Island is one of the best known and favorite holiday destinations amongst the Whitsunday Islands. It offers a variety of over 80 activities and attractions for visitors to choose from, there is something to suit the whole family. Activities include mini – golf, go – carting, a 50 acre park of native wildlife (including kangaroos, koalas, wombats, emus and crocodiles), water sports (including sailboard riding and fishing and snorkeling), miles of walking tracks and a museum with the world’s largest private collection of motor cycles. There is even a church where people often choose to get married, and much, much more.
Hamilton Island is the largest of the inhabited Islands in the area. It is 4.5 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide. It is permanently inhabited, but much of it remains untouched (70% of the Island is preserved and this allows for 20 kilometers of unspoilt walking tracks and a host of little coves to visit). There are many choices of accommodation, from bungalows and self contained apartments to Hotels and Resorts. And a stunning view is never more than a blink away.
Hamilton Island enjoys a tropical climate with maximum summer temperatures of about 30°C, and winter maximums reaching about 23°C.
Hamilton Island has a choice of 10 restaurants and 6 bars; there are coffee shops, snack bars, a cocktail bar, pizza parlors or a la carte dining. The Island has a beautiful world class marina which holds an average of 200 boats. And it has its own airstrip with regular flights to and from Sydney (2 hours), Melbourne (3 hours), Brisbane and Cairns (1 hour flights). Many daily ferry departures from Shute Harbour (35 minute trip) make the Island of about 2000 people very accessible.
Hamilton Island has magnificent bird life, eucalypt bush walks, tropical beaches, coral reef waters, spectacular climate and many, many tourist facilities. Hamilton Island has everything.
Originally posted 2010-12-13 02:07:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter