Hamilton Island is the largest and arguably most beautiful Island of the Whitsundays in Australia’s Queensland. Winter is a fantastic time to visit the island and potentially even arrange a yacht charter.

We’ve put together a list of 10 reasons to escape the cold and visit Hamilton Island this Winter –

1. Great weather

As June draws in, Hamilton Island starts to enjoy cooler evenings, as well as clear, blue skies. The average temperature is around 24C for this time of year, meaning holiday-goers can be fairly active without facing extremes of temperature or weather. What’s more, the water is fairly temperate, and stingers have moved away by this point in the season.

2. The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef

Winter is a great time to take in the Great Barrier Reef as temperatures are a little lower and rainfall is down a little from previous months. In any case, the Great Barrier Reef is a fantastic area to explore all year round, and diving around the area can be a wonderful experience.

3. Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is a four-mile-long stretch of pure white sand that is frequently voted one of the top beaches of the world to visit in travel guides. This is probably because 98 percent of the beach is pure silica, which provides an amazing sight next to the bright blue of the sea. A great place to take some holiday photos.

4. Island hopping

Exploring the Whitsunday Islands via luxury boat charter can be a great option for holiday-goers who want to discover the area’s natural beauty in a more relaxing setting. Visit Hayman Island, Daydream Island or Long Island and experience the unique beauty each has to offer.

5. Hamilton Island’s 18-hole championship golf course

The Hamilton Island Golf Club is one of the most beautiful courses in the world, set amongst breathtaking hills and the escarpments looking over the Whitsundays’ waterways. The course itself was designed by Peter Thomson, a five-time British Open Champion, along with Ross Perret. A must-see for any golf enthusiasts.

6. An array of watersports

Fans of watersports will have a fantastic time on Hamilton Island. Parasailing, snorkelling and paddleboarding are just some of the activities on offer for those hoping to hit the water, and designated areas for watersports are fully manned by safety professionals all year round. For those considering boat hire, there are many such as Alani which come with their own watersport equipment.

7. Spa Wumurdaylin

What better way to top off a day of active watersports than with a rejuvenation day at Hamilton Island’s Spa Wumurdaylin. The spa offers aromatherapy, exfoliations facials, massages and body treatments, and focuses on giving clients a truly sensory experience. This is a fantastic way to finish off an active holiday!

8. Cocktail hour at One Tree Hill

Enjoy a cocktail at Hamilton Island’s famous One Tree Hill bar while watching the sun set, a picturesque view and unforgettable atmosphere.

9. Dining Options

There are plenty of dining options to enjoy on Hamilton Island. For those after a South East Asian culinary experience, Coco Chu offers affordable and delicious dishes. Those hoping for more of a fine dining experience, however, will do well to visit the Bommie Restaurant at Hamilton Island Yacht Club, which offers an unforgettable dining experience with delicious food and luxury surroundings.

10. Fishing

Winter is a great time to go fishing in the waters surrounding around Hamilton Island, there are various companies that offer experiences and most of our superyachts have their own tenders allowing you to explore the sights of the area while you try your hand at fishing. A truly relaxing way to enjoy Hamilton Island’s natural beauty.