This short itinerary on Hamilton Island is easily attached to the end of any other Australia itinerary we offer. Hamilton Island is the classic resort destination, where golf carts are more popular than cars, and the white sand beaches are well kept. Similar additions are available in locations across the country, and are all completely customizable. Global Basecamps emphasizes completely customized itineraries. We want to work with you to design a trip that will fit your priorities and travel habits.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Hamilton Island Arrival

Hamilton Island Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Tour: Half Day Whitsunday & Whitehaven Cruise
  • Accommodation: Reef View Hotel

Welcome to Australia! On arrival at the Hamilton Island airport, you will be met by your hotel representative and transferred to your hotel. You will need to make your way to the Hamilton Island Marina to board your cruise at 12:45 pm.

Half Day Whitsunday & Whitehaven Cruise

Explore the more remote beautiful bays, islands and beaches and see the very best of the Whitsundays National Park on this fully guided half day cruise with Cruise Whitsundays. Cruise past the beautiful coastline and soaring peaks, home to an amazing array of wildlife – turtles, sea eagles and you may even see the strange elusive dugong. Then on to Whitehaven Beach, a definite “must-see” with its crystal clear waters and pristine white silica sand. Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters. Your day cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out. Your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays.

After your tour you'll arrive back at Hamilton Island Marina where you'll make your way back tot he hotel. Enjoy the evening at your leisure.

*Please note: Cruise Whitsunday reserves the right to alter prices, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary. All cruises are subject to sea & weather conditions. They cannot be held responsible for missed flights due to late arrival at the airline checkin counter. It is the passengers responsibility to re-confirm to Cruise Whitsundays their place of accommodation the day before departure by calling 07 4846 7000 (Airlie Beach).

Day 2: Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Accommodation: Reef View Hotel
  • Meals: L

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Today you will enjoy a full day Great Barrier Reef Adventure. You will make your own way to the Hamilton Island Marina for your cruise embarking at 8:30 am.

Cruise on through the Whitsunday Islands to Hardy Reef aboard the Whitsunday Cruise boat. Presentations will be made by a marine biologist before arriving at the reef pontoon, this includes basic snorkeling instruction. Collect your snorkeling gear and wetsuits on the pontoon then enter the water. Marvel at live coral formations and tropical fish. For a different perspective join a glass bottom boat, semi-submersible ride or walk downstairs to the underwater observatory. The pontoon features changing rooms, loungers, tables and chairs. A buffet lunch is served on board the vessel but can be taken on board the pontoon. For the less confident snorkeler flotation devices are available.

After your tour, you will disembark and make your way back to the hotel.

*Please note: Cruise Whitsunday reserves the right to alter prices, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary. All cruises are subject to sea & weather conditions. They cannot be held responsible for missed flights due to late arrival at the airline checkin counter. It is the passengers responsibility to re-confirm to Cruise Whitsundays their place of accommodation the day before departure by calling 07 4846 7000 (Airlie Beach).

Day 3: Hamilton Island Departure

Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer

Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

Accommodation

Reef View Hotel

Reef View Hotel

With large, comfortable, modern rooms, the Reef View Hotel offers a perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. Spacious, comfortable and with most rooms boasting incredible sea views, the Reef View Hotel offers stylish and family-friendly Hamilton Island accommodation. Your stay includes use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers, snorkeling equipment, use of gym, spa, sauna, tennis and squash court hire, unlimited use of the scheduled island shuttle service (from 7.00am to 11.00pm daily).

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 998 per person

*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.

Price Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Taxes and fees

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