The Hamilton Island Triathlon is returning to the Whitsunday Islands this November. It is set to be bigger and better than ever: 'the ultimate test of endurance in the ultimate location.'

With plenty of activities and events happening on the Island over the race weekend, WAHI is the perfect base for triathlon competitors, enthusiasts, and spectators alike.

Here's everything you need to know about the Triathlon and what's happening on the Island this November.


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The Triathlon is an annual island event consisting of a 750-meter swim in Catseye Bay, a 20km cycle around the southern part of the Island, and a 5km run around the marina and resort side.


Kids are welcome on the Island during the Triathlon and can also participate in a triathlon race of their own. The Junior Triathlon is a shorter distance race explicitly tailored for kids aged under 14 years old. The Junior Triathlon will take place on Saturday, after the main event.

The weekend doesn't finish with the Triathlon. There's plenty more happening on the Island to keep you entertained. Including:


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The Ocean Swim is a non-competitive open water swim that anyone can participate in. The swim will start and finish on Catseye Beach, with swimmers participating in their choice of a 2km or 750m swim. There's also a 350-meter race for the under-13s. So, whether competing to improve your PB or just enjoying the view, it's the perfect event for swimmers of all fitness levels and abilities.


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If you're considering taking on the Triathlon challenge this year, here are some tips to help you train and prepare for race day.

Become familiar with the triathlon course

If you can, familiarise yourself with the triathlon course before race day. This way, you'll know what to expect on the day and can better prepare yourself for the swim, cycle, and run legs of the Triathlon.

Train in open water

If you're not used to swimming in open water, it's essential to get some practice before race day. The conditions in the water on triathlon day can vary, so it's best to prepare for anything. 


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Slow and steady: Pacing yourself for the cycle and run

The Island Triathlon is a hilly course, so it's important to pace yourself on the bike and during the run. Save some energy for the hills and take it easy on the flat sections – you don't want to burn out too early in the race.

Once you've crossed that finish line, it'll all be worth it as you enjoy the Island's stunning views and celebrate your triathlon completion with a well-deserved cold drink, knowing you've achieved what you came for. And now, you are officially on holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.



After you've completed the Triathlon, it's essential to recover and refuel your body. Luckily, you'll have the luxurious WAHI amenities and island offerings to help you do just that.


Several restaurants on the Island will be open during triathlon weekend so you can refuel with a delicious meal (and dessert) after your race.

Enjoy a sleep-in

With the race training behind you, trade your early morning runs for a well-deserved sleep-in. WAHI's spacious rooms are perfect for relaxing and recovering after a big race.

Take advantage of the WAHI amenities

From the heated spa and lagoon-style swimming pool to enjoying the central WAHI location adjacent to Catseye Beach and mingling in the guest lounge, there are plenty of amenities at WAHI that will help you relax and recover after the Triathlon.



After you've had a chance to rest and refuel, take some time to explore all that the Island has to offer. From the rainforest walks and hiking trails to the beaches and coral reefs, there's plenty to see and do on the Island.



After your hard work and months of training, you deserve to indulge, relax and unwind with a day spa experience. So whether you opt for a makeover at Island Hair and Beauty or a massage at Spa wumurdaylin, a day of pampering is the perfect way to end your triathlon weekend.

If you're looking to test your endurance and take in some of the most beautiful scenery Australia offers, a trip to WAHI this November is a must. With triathlon events for all ages and abilities, there's something for everyone at this year's Hamilton Island Triathlon.

Whether you're coming to the Island to compete in the Triathlon, cheer on the competitors or enjoy a weekend away, make sure you book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment. 

The Triathlon weekend is as popular as ever, with this year’s event dates being completely sold out at WAHI. If you want to be able to make the most of the 2023 Endurance Series, make sure to book your stay with us today as bookings for next year’s event have already started trickling in!