Route & dates
4 days in Whitsundays Itinerary
Hamilton Island— 1 night
Airlie Beach— 2 nights
bus + taxi + Fly: 5h 45min
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Catseye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.
For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island day trip site .
Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Hamilton Island: highs are around 26°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.
Things to do in Hamilton Island
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:
Gateway to the Whitsundays
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stop by Into The Blue Gallery, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip builder site .
Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Airlie Beach
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15: