Open island

For those needing a dose of winter sun, get your bikini ready because Hamilton Island is reopening.

18 June 2020


Since closing in March due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Hamilton Island team has been busy rejuvenating the island, including extensive cleaning, painting and upgrading and refurbishing the all-important main pool areas.

A new Stay Well program to protect guests will be introduced such as thermal scanning, enhanced cleaning measures island-wide, and a soon to be cash-free environment.

Hamilton Island’s popular events will be organised in line with the new venue capabilities, which allow for social distancing requirements and adhere to government guidelines. Hamilton Island will continue to host both small and larger business events, with venues being able to accommodate up to 250 delegates.

Hamilton Island Race Week will also go ahead in August but with a limited on-shore schedule. Given the necessary precautions to protect sailors and guests, the focus of the event will be the on-water racing. The Hamilton Island Triathlon and Ocean Swim weekend will also continue on November 21–22 this year.


Both direct flights and ferry services will resume to Hamilton Island from August 1.

Hamilton Island is located off the coast of Queensland in Australia, within the Whitsunday Islands at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

Here visitors can experience everything that is great about Australia – natural landscapes, calm turquoise waters, secluded beaches, beautiful weather, fascinating coral reefs, diverse flora and fauna.

Hamilton Island offers a wide range of accommodation options, not to mention over 60 activities, all within a short direct flight from major eastern seaboard capital cities.



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