11th September 2015
A holiday on Hamilton Island conjures up visions of lazy days in the sun, leisure time spent relaxing on soft white sand and working on your tan as gentle waves lap at the shore. While this is a pretty accurate picture of many visitors like to spend their time at this tropical island paradise, there's much more to see, do and experience on Hamilton Island.
There are plenty of ways to stay active on Hamilton Island if that's what you're after. In fact, the island offers an extensive range of more than 40 guest activities on a daily basis. Some of the most popular Hamilton Island activities include golf, tennis, game fishing, tube rides, water skiing, target sports, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving, bushwalking, wake boarding, jet skiing, parasailing, go karting, scenic flights and Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach cruises.
Regardless of how long you're staying, you can enjoy the best of both worlds and break up your days spent relaxing with some fun activities. If you're on a budget, some activities are offered complimentary or are included in your nightly accommodation rate. However if money is no issue, you can take your pick from a whole host of adventurous and not-so-adventurous activities.
The Hamilton Island Golf Club has long been a popular activity on nearby Dent Island, just a short ferry ride away. An 18-hole, 71-par world-class championship golf course offers spectacular 360 degree views of the Whitsundays and makes the most of the valleys and ridges of the landscape, with some challenging dunes. The clubhouse bar and restaurant is also the ideal place to celebrate a hole-in-one or enjoy a leisurely meal.
There's also a great range of activities for kids including the Clown Fish Club, an organised day care and child care service that offers high quality care by fully qualified leaders with a fun range of activities. There are four sessions to choose from including the morning session, afternoon session, half day session and full day session.