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When is the best time to fly to Hamilton Island?

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Located right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is an excellent tropical getaway with its warm inviting turquoise-hued waters and pristine white sand beaches. But what makes Hamilton Island special is that this car-free island has an interesting history, some incredible contemporary landmarks and a great sense of environmental responsibility. Anytime is a good time to visit Hamilton Island as the temperatures are a mild 24 – 30 degrees Celsius all-year-round. May – June and July – September is when the island receives a host of special occasion and conference groups, honeymooners, and wedding parties. In these months, the evenings are slightly cooler and there is occasional rain and strong breeze but most days are clear. February – March are quieter months, with hot and sunny days. Schools are closed in January and June, so families with younger kids tend to visit the island in these months apart from October to December period which is also marked by several holidays and festivities.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Hamilton Island?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Hamilton Island for $92/person, which is 85% cheaper than the average flight to Hamilton Island. To find the cheapest price to Hamilton Island from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Hamilton Island?

If you aren’t able to travel to Hamilton Island during the month of June, then flying in March is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of $294.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Hamilton Island?

In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Hamilton Island is about 60 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are $331. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Hamilton Island from Australia for as low as $246 on momondo.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Hamilton Island?

According to our data, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly to Hamilton Island from Australia. The lowest ticket price found for a Wednesday departure recently was $311. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. The most expensive day to fly to Hamilton Island is Thursday, with ticket prices averaging around $349.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Hamilton Island?

In the afternoon is the cheapest time of day to fly from Australia to Hamilton Island when you can find flight prices for as low as $214. Flying to Hamilton Island in the afternoon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. Flights to Hamilton Island are more costly in the evening, with an average ticket price of $420. Departure times in the evening fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

Is there an alternative airport near Hamilton Island?

Hayman Island Airport, Proserpine Whitsunday Coast Airport or Mackay Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Hamilton Island.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Hamilton Island?

With an average price of $569 per person, Proserpine Whitsunday Coast Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Hamilton Island. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.


Hamilton Island flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Hamilton Island found recently by users on momondo
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Jetstar
21 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 30m
HTI
Hamilton Island
25 Jan.
HTI
Hamilton Island
2h 20m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
11 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
1h 50m
HTI
Hamilton Island
16 Jul.
HTI
Hamilton Island
1h 35m
BNE
Brisbane
Multiple Airlines
20 Jan.
BNE
Brisbane
1h 55m
HTI
Hamilton Island
23 Jan.
HTI
Hamilton Island
1h 35m
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
24 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 30m
HTI
Hamilton Island
30 Jan.
HTI
Hamilton Island
2h 20m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
13 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 30m
HTI
Hamilton Island
20 Feb.
HTI
Hamilton Island
2h 20m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
28 Jan.
BNE
Brisbane
1h 40m
HTI
Hamilton Island
31 Jan.
HTI
Hamilton Island
1h 35m
BNE
Brisbane

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Hamilton Island

If you're looking for one-way flights to Hamilton Island, view some of our deals below provided by Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways
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Virgin Australia
21 Jan.
BNE
Brisbane
1h 40m
HTI
Hamilton Island
Qantas Airways
26 Jan.
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
3 Mar.
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
8h 45m
1 stop
HTI
Hamilton Island

Which airlines fly to Hamilton Island?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Hamilton Island

Domestic airlines that fly from other Australian cities to Hamilton Island are Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways and Jetstar Airways.


How to get from the airport to Hamilton Island city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Hamilton Island along with the distance from the city centre

Hamilton Island Airport also called Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI)

Hamilton Island Airport is only 5 – 10 minutes from the island’s main resort accommodation. If you have reserved your stay any of the Hamilton Island resorts such as Qualia, Beach Club, Reef View Hotel or Palm Bungalows, then as soon as you land at Hamilton Airport, a guest service team member will meet with you and provide a complimentary coach transfer to your chosen place of stay.


Popular routes to Hamilton Island

Most frequently searched flights to Hamilton Island along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Brisbane to Hamilton Island Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 30m
Cheapest price
$288
Sydney to Hamilton Island Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 25m
Cheapest price
$303
Melbourne to Hamilton Island Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 45m
Cheapest price
$410
Canberra to Hamilton Island Flights
Fastest flight time
6h 20m
Cheapest price
$468
Newcastle to Hamilton Island Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 05m
Cheapest price
$478
Adelaide to Hamilton Island Flights
Fastest flight time
5h 00m
Cheapest price
$496
Melbourne to Hamilton Island Flights
Fastest flight time
8h 45m
Cheapest price
$527
Bilinga to Hamilton Island Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 40m
Cheapest price
$535
Cairns to Hamilton Island Flights
Fastest flight time
8h 25m
Cheapest price
$577
Christchurch to Hamilton Island Flights
Fastest flight time
9h 20m
Cheapest price
$947
Alice Springs to Hamilton Island Flights
Fastest flight time
20h 30m
Cheapest price
$1,144
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How to get around in Hamilton Island?

On Foot

One of the best ways to get around Hamilton Island is on foot. Several activities, restaurants and bars are located on the resort side of the island and is within an easy walking distance from your accommodation.

Buggy Hire

If you are staying at an accommodation that is further away from the action, you can hire a 2-seater or 4-seater buggy. Buggies can be hired at the Airport Buggy Hire from 9.00 am. – 3.30 p.m. and at the Resort Side Buggy Hire from 8.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Hiring charges are $46.00 AUD for 1 hour, $57.00 AUD for 2 hours, $62.00 AUG for 3 hours, $67.00 AUD for 4 hours, $70.00 AUD for overnight hire from 3.00 p.m. – 9.00 a.m. and $87.00 AUD per 24 hours. A $10.00 AUD service charge is applicable if you choose different locations for pick up and drop off. A valid driver’s license is required to hire the buggy and prior online booking is essential.

Complimentary Bus Service

Hamilton Island is car-free, but the island operates a complimentary bus service daily from 6.50 a.m. – 11.00 p.m. on 2 select routes. The Green Shuttle operates continuously between Catseye Beach and the Marina Precinct every 15 minutes, the Blue Shuttle travels around the island every 20 minutes during peak times and 40 minutes during off-peak times.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Hamilton Island?

No visa is required for domestic travellers within Australia. For foreign nationals, please check the Australian Government Immigration website.


Additional info and tips about visiting Hamilton Island

Things to do and places of interest in Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is located just off the Queensland coast of Australia and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, it is the largest inhabited island, and the only island with its own commercial airport. While the island is a short direct flight from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns you can also access the island through a 30-minute direct boat transfers from Shute Harbour or Abell Point Marina near Arlie Beach in Queensland.

  • Book a tour to the Great Barrier Reef and view some spectacular coral formations, hundreds of species of fish, turtles, manta rays and occasionally sight dolphins and whales. As part of well-organized tours and excursions, you can enjoy a dive, snorkel, sail on the glass bottom boat or simply relax on the shores and enjoy the views.
  • Enjoy the pure pristine environment of Whitehaven Beach, voted the world’s top eco-friendly beach. Its inviting soft white sand and warm turquoise water makes for a perfect picture on a leisurely day trip.
  • Learn the basics of sailing at the Whitsundays Sailing School, or hire a kayak or stand-up paddle boat and cruise the calm blue waters at your own pace, or charter a boat, find your spot and enjoy a day of fishing.
  • Spend a day at the Catseye Beach and indulge in some high-speed water sports, or take a guided snorkelling tour, or just chill out on the beach and soak in the view.
  • Become one with nature as you bushwalk the South East Head Trail or escape Beach Trail and discover scenic locations and stunning lookout spots away from the usual hustle and bustle of crowded tourist areas.
  • Meet the Australian marsupials, snakes, lizards, kangaroos and crocodiles when you explore the WILD LIFE Hamilton Island. Enjoy a delicious meal at the koala café and don’t miss the chance to have your picture taken as you cuddle a koala at the park.
  • Catch the sunset at either One Tree Hill or Bommie Deck and enjoy some amazing cocktails served at both locations.
  • Indulge in a bit of fun and games at the Hamilton Island shooting range or Hamilton Island Bowling Alley or Hamilton Island Mini Golf course.

Tips and tricks for visiting Hamilton Island

The Hamilton Island App

Download the Hamilton Island App on your mobile phone. It has extremely useful information and the activity guide lists all the options available each day for things to see and do.

Something Special

Hamilton Island Golf Club on Dent Island isn’t just for golfers. When you book the two-course at The Clubhouse, you are in for some delicious food, seamless service and stunning views of the Whitsundays.

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