Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands National Park, Queensland, Australia

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands National Park, Queensland, Australia

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 249 vacation rentals near Hamilton Island. From 187 apartments to 38 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hamilton Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Tie the knot in the Whitsunday Islands

Part of the dreamy Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island is a tropical paradise off the coast of Queensland. Set in the Coral Sea and fringed by the Great Barrier Reef, there's kaleidoscopic snorkeling and diving on offer. Golf buggies are the main form of transportation which gives Hamilton Island a laid-back vibe. With some properties sleeping up to 18 guests, Hamilton Island vacation rentals are perfect for family reunions, group getaways and tropical weddings. In fact, the island boasts over 10 stunning ceremony locations and 15 reception venues. Not to mention its own non-denominational church overlooking Catseye Bay.

Beach-hopping on Hamilton Island

Don't forget to pack a good book, because it's hard to drag yourself off Hamilton Island's postcard-perfect beaches. Think sugar-white sands, swaying palms and aquamarine water. Sporting sparkling swimming pools, Hamilton Island vacation rentals are ideal for impromptu sunbathing sessions. There are plenty of water sports on offer, from kayaking and paddle boarding to jet skiing and catamaran cruises. You can sign up for SCUBA trips at harbor side dive shops or enjoy a scenic boat cruise around the Whitsundays and the outer Great Barrier Reef. For something extra special, nothing beats the views you'll get from a scenic flight.

Tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club

Set in the Coral Sea, Whitsunday Islands National Park is sheltered by the mighty Great Barrier Reef. The park is made up of 74 hypnotically beautiful islands, fringed by white sandy beaches and lush rainforest. Don't miss the chance to daytrip to Whitehaven Beach. With gleaming sand and bottle-blue water, it's regularly crowned one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. With panoramic views over Dent Passage, Hamilton Island Golf Club is one of the world's most scenic places to tee off. After a leisurely game, why not enjoy sunset drinks at the clubhouse?

Dreamy Septembers in the Whitsundays

With sun-drenched days and very little rainfall, September is the best month to visit the Whitsundays. Humidity is low and temperatures hover around the low 80s, which makes it ideal for swimming, snorkeling and enjoying balmy sunsets. With sundrenched decks, breezy decor and sweeping ocean views, luxury Hamilton Island vacation rentals capture the spirit of the Whitsundays. While the weather is still gorgeous, the Whitsundays fill up with stingers from October to May so be prepared to wear a wetsuit if you're snorkeling or diving.

Fiery sunsets over the Coral Sea

Hamilton Island is one of 74 atolls in Queensland's Whitsunday archipelago. Entirely car free, the island is mostly covered by silvery bushland. Keep an eye out for local wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and kookaburras. Passage Peak is the highest point on Hamilton Island and offers sweeping views over the Coral Sea. If you can drag yourself out of bed and undertake the hike along the Passage Peak Scenic Trail by 5am, you'll be rewarded with one of Queensland's fieriest sunrises.