Hamilton Island travel guide

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You're Going to Love Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Hamilton Island has to offer.

When to visit Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 642
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hamilton Island in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 642
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Hamilton Island

Plane

When flying to Hamilton Island, you’ll arrive at Hamilton Island (HTI), which is located 1 mile from the city centre The shortest flight to Hamilton Island from Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 20h 35m.

Car

Another option to get to Hamilton Island is to pick up a car rental from Airlie Beach, which is about 17 miles from Hamilton Island. You’ll find branches of Budget and Europcar, among others, in Airlie Beach.

Plane

When flying to Hamilton Island, you’ll arrive at Hamilton Island (HTI), which is located 1 mile from the city centre The shortest flight to Hamilton Island from Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 20h 35m.

Car

Another option to get to Hamilton Island is to pick up a car rental from Airlie Beach, which is about 17 miles from Hamilton Island. You’ll find branches of Budget and Europcar, among others, in Airlie Beach.

Airports near Hamilton Island

Airlines serving Hamilton Island

United Airlines
Good (4,963 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (829 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (508 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (54 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (549 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (311 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (264 reviews)
Jetstar
Good (318 reviews)
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Where to stay in Hamilton Island

From 5-star hotels such as the Qualia to great affordable options like the Palm Bungalows, Hamilton Island offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 526 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 1,397 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Hamilton Island

Most booked hotels in Hamilton Island

Beach Club
4 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 789+
Palm Bungalows
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 357+
Reef View Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 369+
Qualia
5 stars
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
C$ 1,397+

Renting a car in Hamilton Island

Expect to pay C$ 1.63 per litre in Hamilton Island (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 19.48 and C$ 25.97. Intermediate (Nissan X-Trail or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Hamilton Island, while also 51% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay C$ 1.63 per litre in Hamilton Island (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 19.48 and C$ 25.97. Intermediate (Nissan X-Trail or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Hamilton Island, while also 51% cheaper than other types, on average.