Hamilton Island Resort - Location

Located off the coast of Queensland approximately 890km north of Brisbane and 510km south of Cairns, Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsundays group. Situated in one of the world’s most incredible marine parks, Hamilton Island is in close proximity to the World Heritage listed natural wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef.

Stretching for more than 2,000km through the sparkling blue waters of the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s most extensive coral reef system and a popular tourist attraction for people all over the world. Situated in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef marine park are the Whitsundays, a group of 74 islands.

The largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays group, Hamilton Island is the only island with its own commercial airport and is famous for its stunning natural environment. A multi-award winning island, Hamilton was awarded the 'Most Desirable Island Escape' in 2015 by Australian Traveller.

Like the majority of the islands in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island was formed when sea levels rose, drowning mountains close to the Queensland east coast and forming the picturesque mountainous islands that we now know today.