Local Tours

See the Whitsundays from every perspective. Stay on the island or venture by sea or air to one of the Whitsundays' many attractions, including Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef.

Explore - Hamilton Island (formerly Cruise Indigo)


Located at Hamilton Island Marina.

Explore - Hamilton Island (formerly Cruise Indigo) are Hamilton Island's premier day cruise operator, offering a variety of tours throughout the Whitsunday Islands.

From an exciting sail on their large catamaran On the Edge, to dining in comfort and style under the stars on board the Hamilton Star, they can offer an experience to make your holiday on Hamilton Island memorable.

Please contact reception or email hamilton@exploregroup.com.au with any enquires regarding the following tours;

Sail & Snorkel to Whitehaven Beach – "On the Edge"

A full day sailing visiting Whitehaven Beach and a separate location for snorkelling. Open sandwich buffet lunch with prawns, cold meats and salads. Morning and Afternoon Tea also provided.

Sail to Hill Inlet – "On the Edge"

A part day of sailing visiting Whitehaven Beach and the spectacular Hill Inlet lookout. Open sandwich buffet lunch with prawns, cold meats and salads. Morning and Afternoon Tea also provided.

Sail & Sunset – "On the Edge"

A truly relaxing way to view the sunset and surrounding Islands. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks and light nibbles while listening to the fascinating commentary about the Whitsunday Islands.

Afternoon Cruise & Unwind – "Hamilton Star"

Join us for a relaxing afternoon cruise through the picturesque Whitsunday Islands on board the Hamilton Star. Cruise includes a light afternoon tea with scones. We also have an afternoon cruise menu for option purchase including a bowl of Queensland Tiger Prawns or King Island Cheese Platter.

Sunset & Seafood – "Hamilton Star"

An alternate to their Cruise & Dine, the Sunset & Seafood caters for a wider range of ages and allows you to enjoy fresh seafood and non- seafood items. A welcome cocktail on arrival, pre-dinner light nibbles, platters shared between two, tie the evening together as you watch the beautiful island scenery drift by.

Hamilton Island Air


Located at Palm Valley on Hamilton Island, Hamilton Island Air offer an exceptional range of scenic tours that provide an exciting and unique way of experience the beauty of the Whitsundays. View the famous Heart Reef from above, and experience the Great Barrier Reef like never before. Travel by air to the majestic Whitehaven Beach or arrive at Dent Island for a game of golf in style.

Aviation tours allow guests to maximise their experience by minimising travel time. Flexible departure and arrival times can be scheduled to suit your plans. All tours include informative commentary by professional pilots as well as refreshments, courtesy transfers and multilingual staff.

Wild Life Hamilton Island


Centrally located on the resort side of the island, Wild Life Hamilton Island is the perfect place for you to get up close and personal with some of Australia's unique wildlife. You can take a guided tour of the sanctuary meeting the local koalas, kangaroos, birds and resident crocodiles. There is also a range of marsupials, creepy crawlies, snakes and lizards native to the island. 

The WILD LIFE park is open from 8.30am – 5.00pm pay once and receive FREE unlimited entry for your entire stay on the island, which includes all Daily Tours.

  • Daily Tours – run every day, rain or shine*
  • 10.00am Tour "Wake up the Wombats, Pat and Chat with the Koalas and Feed the Kangaroos"
  • 4.00pm Tour " Croc Feeding with our 4metre Saltwater Croc, Relax with the Reptiles, Banter with the  Birds and  Dingo feeding"
  • Cuddle up to a Koala or a snake at session times;
  • 8.30am-9.30am / 11.00am-12.00pm / 3.00pm-4.00pm
  • Breakfast with the Koalas is open from 7.00am to 10.00am. Enjoy an Aussie style BBQ buffet, with a chef who cooks your eggs fresh to order, omelette, french toast etc. all whilst surrounded by koalas in their trees. Café is open from 10am to 5.00pm serving great coffee, frozen cokes and light snacks. Lunch is from 11am to 2.00pm.
  • For anyone who loves Koalas pop in or call the Wild Life Park and enquire about the Exclusive Koala Tour where you can go back of house and into the Koala enclosure, hand feeding and meeting the family of koalas personally.

*Times are subject to change without notice.

Breakfast Packages*

  • All entry includes FREE unlimited entry for entire stay on Hamilton Island
  • Park open 8:30am - 5:00pm daily
  • Breakfast 7:00am - 10:00am daily
  • Groups welcome

VIP Tickets*

  • Includes unlimited entry into wildlife park
  • Koala cuddle standard package

Cuddle Packages*

  • Cuddle photo times with a Koala, Snake or Baby Saltwater Crocodile:
    • 8.30am - 9.30am
    • 11.00am - 12.00pm
    • 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Private Koala Tours*

  • Includes private tour in Koalas enclosure approx 1hr, unlimited entry into wildlife park and koala cuddle  standard package
  • No minimum group size
  • Bookings Required

* All pricing available at the entry gates.


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