Reasons to Travel to Hamilton Island, Australia

Reasons to Travel to Hamilton Island, Australia

If you are planning a holiday in the near future and haven’t quite chosen a destination, then why not think about Hamilton Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia. It boasts stunning weather conditions as well as being near one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. if you haven’t heard of this stunning underwater feature, where have you been? An Island is a perfect getaway from a stressful life and career. Sometimes all you need are a couple of weeks away, somewhere totally serene to feel refreshed and recharged, ready to take on the world again. 

The Great Barrier Reef

Okay, so if you don’t know what the Great Barrier Reef is, it is a huge coral reef system around 2,300 kilometres long in total. It is home to an vasy array of sea life, and it is actually one of the seven wonders of the natural world. So, if you have an opportunity to see it, you should. From Hamilton Island, you can take several different boat tours, some of which offer snorkelling, so you get to dive into the ocean near the reef. The water is pristine, so you will have any issues with visibility, so you can definitely see the sea life in their natural coral reef habitat without disturbing them. For you scuba divers out there, you should be able to take a scuba diving tour which can be some of the best diving experiences of your life. 

The Stunning Walking Trails 

Hamilton Island boasts many gorgeous walking trails that are the perfect getaway. You will be walking through some beautiful natural habitats as well as benefitting from some stunning panoramic scenes. The Passage Peak walk is on the challenging side as it has a section with a relatively steep slope sop it is not reckoned for anyone with mobility issues. The Icons Trail, on the other hand, does not suffer from such burdens. It is called the Icons trail for a reason too, as you will see four iconic structures. They are a giant chair, for those infamous photo ops. A giant hammock and swing, as well as a viewing platform so you can enjoy the best scenery the island has to offer, for panoramic views. Not only that, but the trail boasts fantastic natural scenes along the way, as well as sandy coves and a few private beaches to take advantage of. 

Accommodation Options

Hamilton Island has a wide range and variety of accommodation options. If you just want time away without having to think that much, then a hotel getaway would be perfect for you. If you live on a boat for a few days, then you have that option too. However, if you want that home away from home feel, why not try a holiday rental in a home or apartment. That way, you can have a level of freedom and privacy you cannot get in a hotel complex. Whatever takes your fancy, there is something for you.

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