Things to do in Hamilton Island

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Things to Do in Hamilton Island


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  • natco88
    Mackay, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent hike with our 1 year old in a carrier and 3 year old walking. Established and well used tracks and signs the whole way. Wasn't as challenging or as many steps as we expected, yay. About an hour each way with regular drink stops for the kids. We saw a few kookaburras and also a pair of owls that the kids enjoyed. Make sure you take water and snacks and start the hike nice and early to beat the heat
    Written 9 December 2023
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  • Steven
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surreal feeling walking around this place, it just doesn’t feel real. Views were out of this world and the staff at reception were super friendly & held our bags for a few hours while we went on a hike! Highly recommend a visit.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • TwoSheds57
    Melbourne, Australia8,127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a superb palm lined beach. Beautiful wide sands and gorgeous blue water. This beach is very safe and it’s a much visit on the island
    Written 7 February 2024
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  • A S N
    Toronto, Canada3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cute little zoo experience. The daily guided tours at 10am and 3pm daily are well delivered, the staff were very knowledgeable, gave great information about the animals. The crocodile feeding was a sight! What a big fella!
    Instead of the "encounter" photo experiences, which were brief and perhaps not worth the cost, I'd recommend the daily tour as you get to pet the kangaroos anyway.
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • Steve
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun. I highly recommend it. Lap times are everything! Good to go when it's quiet so you get a clean run each lap.
    Written 6 October 2023
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  • Live_in_a_plane
    Perth, Australia89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not many vacation places in this world elevate the minds and educate. This little gallery has a large variety of artists and they add some on a regular basis. They also provide classes for adults and kids. Greg W is my favourite and you will find many more. Shop local/ship global.
    Written 26 December 2023
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  • Greig W
    Glen Iris, Australia146 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the initial transfer with our boat skipper (Dave?) through to our first tee-off we were treated with exceptional hospitality. Such a rare experience today. Everything was on-point. Great staff attitude.
    The course is exceptional and feels like a tour as much as a golfing experience with few peers. Very challenging course, with some unforgiving rough to each side of fairways. (Pack at least 12 balls, for good measure).
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Louise N
    Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We walked to Hideaway Bay Geocaching and we’re pleasantly surprised when we got there. A beautiful little spot, away from the main beach. Great to take lunch and spend some time there
    Written 21 July 2023
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  • Lauren U
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked our son in for one morning and he loved it so much he wanted to go back the next day! Such a good range of activities for the kids. Staff very professional and welcoming. Would use again!
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • BalancedTraveller
    Gold Coast, Australia229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is quite a spectacle to take in the race starts from either the water as a sailor or the land as a spectator. Although there is quality live music playing each night, it felt like the program of activities were very light on from previous years. The restaurants are great, but don't offer anything special for the event. It is a fabulous time to network and meet other sailors. If you like sleep, I would suggest booking a room away from the marina. The music carrying across the water to the marina berths and low-side accommation (unless you out each night of course!).
    Written 3 September 2019
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  • Rebecca D
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family walked the loop to South East Head then onto Escape Beach - great way to see both points.
    We walked through astonishingly diverse and changing landscapes on this walk, and even though is was during school holidays, after passing through the trail junction, saw no one.
    The 'Big Chair' is exactly that and a fun, scenic spot for photos.
    We recommend you keep walking to Escape Beach for a swim and make it worth your while. Even though the South East Head views are spectacular and breathtaking, it was hot and dry so to turn back and walk the trail in reverse wouldn't have been as enjoyable as forging on.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Isabel K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jess and Jess were amazing therapists! Had the most incredible couples massage / facial. Both were so attentive to our needs, the massage was perfection and the facial left my skin feeling amazing. It was so relaxing, I couldn’t recommend more highly! Thanks ladies!
    Written 11 February 2024
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