Hamilton Island With Kids: Escape To the Tropics This Winter

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If you’re like me and the only warm escape is the electricity bill running from your heater - you need to make waves to Hamilton Island. This tropical oasis in north Queensland makes the perfect winter getaway where the sun is always shining and the only thing running high is adrenaline. Located in the heart of the picturesque Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is even more affordable with its Winter Saver offer. Right now, you can save 20% on stays of three nights or more at one of the many hotels nestled on the island.

Hamilton Island With Kids: Escape To the Tropics This Winter

Hamilton Island, like any good cocktail (or any day of parenting), is a delicate balance. But Hamilton gets it just right. A dash of happy kids/happy partner, a large splash of good weather and good times, sprinkled with some relaxation and adventure - served chilled.

Hamilton Island With Kids: Escape To the Tropics This Winter
Hamilton Island makes the perfect winter getaway.

Embrace Island Life

The thing about Hamilton Island is that you can make it as easy-breezy-tropical-pleasy as you want, or you can pack in the action from morning to night. For the family that likes a buffet of adrenalin, grab a plate because you can pile up high. From jet ski tours, go-kart racing, off-road adventure tours and bushwalking to enjoying complimentary watersports such as stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and catamarans. There’s also golf if you fancy a round on Australia’s only 18-hole championship course on its own island. I’ve never known if this is relaxing or active - I guess that’s entirely up to you! Speaking of, did you know the best way to get around Hamilton Island is on a golf buggy? That’s right, there are no cars on the island. We think slowly cruising from A to B with the wind in your hair is the epitome of island life.

Choose Your Own Adventure

 Hamilton Island Golf Buggy
The best way to get around Hamilton Island is on a golf buggy!

The beauty of Hamilton Island (apart from its actual beauty) is that it’s at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, meaning it’s the perfect base for exploring all of the natural beauty on offer in this unique part of the world. We recommend a day trip to Whitehaven Beach, the sparkling jewel in the Whitsundays crown. With pristine white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters, it’s no surprise that this seven-kilometre stretch of paradise is often voted amongst the best beaches in the world. Choose your own adventure by first choosing your mode of transportation - be it helicopter, speedboat, sailboat, or high-speed catamaran. Once you’re there you can partake in half or full-day tours to walk, swim, or simply relax on the white silica sands.

Chase The Sun

Hamilton Island Yacht Club
Hamilton Island Yacht Club.

After all of that action, there’s no better way to ground yourself than by watching the sun go down, and let me tell you, the sunsets on Hamilton Island are a masterpiece of gold and soft pink strokes. Pick a vantage point to see nature in action, whether it's One Tree Hill to watch the sun slowly dissolve into the sea, or team it up with a cocktail at the Hamilton Island Yacht Club's Bommie Deck surrounded by swaying palm trees. Prefer to get your sea legs as the sun dips? Hop aboard the daily Sunset Sail and truly be at one with the Coral Sea. Of course, you could just take in the breathtaking event from your very own balcony.

Family-Friendly Accommodation

Hamilton Island Family-Friendly Accommodation
Hamilton Island Family-Friendly Accommodation.

When it comes to accommodation, Hamilton Island knows that families come in all shapes and sizes, and will cater to all. With large, comfortable rooms, the Reef View Hotel offers a perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. For a little more peace and quiet, check out the Palm Bungalows nestled away in a lush tropical setting, but still a stone’s throw from the beach and resort pools. Or Hamilton Island Holiday Homes for self-catering convenience, a great option for big groups of families and friends.

And for a true glow-up, a holiday must include a few hours of ever-important grown-up time! You can have this by leaving the kids in the caring hands of the team at the Clownfish Club. You’ll be able to fully relax knowing that they’ll be well looked after and have a day of fun with a range of exciting activities on offer.

Hamilton Island’s Winter Saver Offer

So, what are you waiting for? You can have it all and then some more - by saving 20% on stays of 3 nights or more at the Reef View Hotel, Palm Bungalows, or Beach Club Resort before 15 September 2024. Check out Hamilton Island’s Winter Saver Offer.

Or stay 4 nights or more and save 20%* on select Hamilton Island Holiday Homes when travelling before 8 September 2024. Find out more on the Hamilton Island Holiday Homes Winter Saver Offer.

Getting there: Hamilton Island Airport is the gateway to your Whitsundays holiday with direct flights daily from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, operated by Virgin, Jetstar and Qantas.

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