Hamilton Island has all the ingredients for the perfect family holiday. There’s plenty of activities for kids of all ages, a chance for parents to relax and family-friendly restaurants that even the fussiest of kids will enjoy.

If you are planning to head to Hamilton Island this school holidays here are our top ten favourite activities for you and your family to enjoy.

1. Eat Breakfast with the Koalas

This one’s a winner with kids of all ages. Get up close and personal with some of Australia's most iconic wildlife at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Cafe. The wildlife park also offers numerous other unique experiences that the whole family will be sure to love. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can experience the magic of cuddling a koala. 

2. Hang out at Catseye Beach

One of our favourite family hangout spots is sure to be Catseye Beach. Relax on the beach or go for a snorkel and see what sea creatures you can find! If you’re lucky you might get to swim with one of the beautiful turtles that also like to hang out at the beach. 

3. Race Around in Go-Karts

If the kids (or big kids) are after something a bit more fast-paced, head over to Go-Kart Racing in Palm Valley. The whole family will love the thrill and excitement of racing around the tropical outdoor track!

4. Visit the Great Barrier Reef or Whitehaven Beach

To make your family holiday that extra bit special, why not book a day trip out to the Great Barrier Reef or Whitehaven Beach? See some of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in Australia and snorkel in the world’s largest coral reef. It’ll be sure to make holiday memories that your family will cherish forever.

5. Swimming Galore

An obvious one for any island family vacay is swimming, swimming, and more swimming. Luckily, on Hamilton Island, we’ve got plenty of water to swim in. In fact, we’re surrounded by it! Whether it’s on one of our beautiful beaches or at the WAHI lagoon pool you won’t run out of opportunities to make a splash. 

6. Cruising Around in an Open-Air Golf Buggy

One of the most iconic parts about staying on Hamilton Island is the famous golf buggies. The kids will love the special experience that comes with jumping in and being driven around in a golf buggy. Suddenly just ducking down to the shops becomes an island adventure! 

7. Play a Round of Mini-Golf

Why not go for a spot of mini-golf during your stay? Located at the Sports Club on the resort side on the island, make your way through the course surrounded by island palms. 

8. Try out Some Water Sports

Hamilton Island has a wide range of water sports that will add some extra adventure and excitement to your kids holiday. Wakeboard, waterskiing, tube riding, catamaran hire, jet skiing and stand up paddleboarding…. what more could a kid dream of?

9. Eat… and Then Eat Some More

One of the best parts about going on a family holiday is sitting down together at the end of the day for dinner and chatting about all the amazing stuff everyone got to do over the day. As we mentioned in our past blog there are a bunch of great family-friendly options for eating out on Hamilton Island. Otherwise, if you miss a home-cooked meal all our apartments have a fully equipped kitchen.

10. The Clownfish Club

While it’s amazing to get to spend some quality time as a family, parents also need some time out to relax and recharge. If you need a few hours or a whole day you can book your kids in at the island’s Clownfish Kids Club. They have all sorts of fun activities that will make sure your kids are still having an awesome day while you are getting some much-needed adult time.

One of the best things about Hamilton Island is that the options are truly endless. No matter what your family loves to do, Hamilton Island can be as adventure-filled or relaxing as you would like. 

If you would like to plan a family holiday to Hamilton Island, contact us today on +61 7 4969 9905, email us here or book direct on our website here.