Why is Hamilton Island attracting so much INTERNATIONAL attention lately? Most recently Taylor Swift hosted her Birthday Bash on the beautiful Island.
Well there are many reasons why celebrities are choosing to head down under to the tropical Whitsundays. I am going to share with you the Top 5 reasons why you should too….
- Whitehaven beach
Whitehaven beach is heaven on earth! It is absolutely breathtaking and an AWARD winning beach! It happens to be situated on the largest island out of the 74 Islands in the Whitsundays. It has brilliant white silica sand, among the purest in the world!
Access to Whitehaven beach can be achieved from Hamilton Island by boat (within 30 minutes) or you can splurge with a seaplane or helicopter ride to the beach. With most tours you can stay for a half a day or a full day. I recommend exploring the Hill inlet where the pure white sands are also absolutely magnificent; the swirling turquoise water and the various reefs.
- Passage Peak
I highly recommend the passage peak experience to those who love a good hike. You may stumble across some kangaroos, wallabies, koalas or spot a few different Australian bird species. Be WARNED once you make it to the top of the summit, the view across the Whitsunday islands will take your breath away!
- The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is something that should be on everyone’s bucket list! The world heritage listed reef is one of a kind. With plenty of options for some snorkelling or diving to experience the wonders of the ocean. There are various tour options from Hamilton Island including Reefworld. Do yourself a favour go and check it out!
Not only did Taylor Swift stay here for her Birthday Bash, but Qualia has been consistently voted as one of the World’s best (Number one in 2012)! The rooms are very spacious some even with their own private plunge pools! How awesome is that. Qualia also boasts stunning views of the Whitsundays from all over their grounds with it being on the northernmost tip of the island. You will also score yourself an included golf buggy that you can use to get around the entire island.
- Island activities
Never a dull moment on Hamilton Island if just plain relaxing on a beautiful island isn’t your thing…There is plenty happening on Catseye Beach. With an array of water sports from catamarans, stand up paddle boards and kayaks. Enjoying the crystal clear waters of Hamilton Island is a piece of cake.
BY REBECCA ROBINSON