Make a holiday villa on Hamilton Island, Australia your home away from home
Hamilton Island is one of the Whitsunday Islands in the state of Queensland and is a part of the Great Barrier Reef. A holiday in Hamilton Island self-catering accommodation means you can enjoy some fantastic beaches, a wealth of wildlife and numerous festivals.
Things to do in Hamilton Island, Australia
One of the best things about Hamilton Island holiday villas is their proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, and some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving in the world. Hamilton Island is just a short boat ride to the dive sites of the reef but if you are not interested in diving then it is also possible to take a scenic flight from Hamilton Island airstrip over the Great Barrier Reef. Being an island most of the activities here relate to the water with kayaking around island, fishing or sailing round the Whitsunday islands all possible. And of course there are the beaches with Whitehaven Beach not to be missed. In August Whitehaven beach is home to a huge beach party when the 150 or so yachts in the Hamilton Island Race Week Yachting Festival descend on it for Whitehaven Day.
Away from the beach and water there is still a great deal to do while staying in a holiday villa on Hamilton Island; like a few rounds of golf on the Hamilton Island Golf Course which is actually on Dent Island, a five minute ferry ride away. If you want to explore the island there is a fleet of golf buggies for hire as cars are not permitted on the island. If you are interested in ecology and the natural environment you should visit the south of the island with its untouched natural environment. For exercise and views you can trek up to Passage Peak; as well as spectacular sunsets that will take your breath away it is sometimes possible to spot migrating whales between July and September.
Places to visit in Hamilton Island, Australia
Hamilton Island self-catering villas are within a short flight by Australian standards of a number of interesting cities. Sydney is just an hour and half away making a day out taking in the many sights, shopping and taking in a great meal in the evening are a real possibility.
Weather in Hamilton Island, Australia
At a Hamilton Island holiday villa you will be able to enjoy a warm tropical climate. The average temperature for the year is around 27 degree centigrade with about 30 degrees in the summer and 23 degrees in the winter.
Cheap flights to Hamilton Island, Australia
If you are travelling from the UK to Hamilton Island self-catering holiday villas then it would be best to fly to Sydney (SYD) and on to Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) from there. Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin all serve this destination.