6 days in Hamilton Island & Airlie Beach Itinerary

6 days in Hamilton Island & Airlie Beach Itinerary

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6 days in Hamilton Island & Airlie Beach Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get outside with Jetryder and then make a trip to Passage Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and then bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton Island travel app .

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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Hamilton Island at 26°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Golf Museums
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Spas. When in Airlie Beach, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Bay in Bowen, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, get interesting insight from Tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Horseshoe Bay
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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