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Local Events

On the island

Throughout the year guests travel to the Island to enjoy a variety of events offered. The event calendar is packed with festivals, sporting events and competitions.

View upcoming events below for more information.

Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon
Saturday, 5 May 2024

Gear up for a breathtaking run through paradise in the Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon. Challenge yourself with the hilly terrain, while soaking in the stunning views. Suitable for seasoned runners with a half-marathon distance and shorter courses for juniors, it's the perfect blend of competition and tropical scenery.

Great Whitehaven Beach Run
Saturday, 16 June 2024

Experience the unique thrill of running along the pristine sands of Whitehaven Beach. Whether you're aiming for a 5km, 10km, or a half marathon, this event offers a stunning backdrop for your run. Categories are available for all ages, including fun runs for kids, making it a picturesque family event.

Great Barrier Reef Festival
1 to 4 August 2024

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef with this exciting festival. Spanning four days, the event includes educational talks, interactive workshops, and vibrant displays, all highlighting the splendour of one of the world's most incredible natural wonders.

Hamilton Island Race Week
17 to 24 August 2024

Experience the excitement of Australia's premier offshore keelboat regatta during Hamilton Island Race Week. Witness top sailors and yachts from around the globe compete in a week filled with thrilling races and glamorous social events. A must-attend for sailing enthusiasts and party-goers alike.

Hamilton Island Triathlon
Saturday, 23 November 2024

Challenge yourself in the ultimate triathlon set in a tropical paradise. Swim, cycle, and run across the stunning landscapes of Hamilton Island. This event caters to athletes of all levels, including a junior triathlon and other family-friendly activities.

Hamilton Island Ocean Swim
Sunday, 24 November 2024

Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Catseye Beach for the Hamilton Island Ocean Swim. With distances suitable for swimmers of all abilities, including a kids' swim, this event is as much about fun as it is about competition. Swim in one of the most beautiful locations on earth.

Regular Events


Parkrun is a free, weekly, 5km timed run that has ignited a love of running in people all over the world. It's held in 20 countries across the globe, with more than 400 locations in Australia. Hamilton Island parkrun occurs every Saturday at 7am, starting and finishing at Shady Creek Lawn (across from Australia the Gift). It's free—all you have to do is register online to obtain your number and barcode.

Getting Here

Arrive by sea or by air.

Getting Around

Travel around the island on foot, by free shuttle or buggy hire.

Island Activities & Tours

Snorkel, Scenic Flights, or Hiking trails and more, the choice is yours.

Magnificent stay at WAHI. Highly recommended.

Unbelievable sea views, spacious, clean gorgeous apartments. Friendly, helpful staff. 5 star holiday experience. Wouldn't stay anywhere else on Hamilton Island. Picturesque...the apartments and views are first class. If we could give a 10 star rating we would! Thank you WAHI.

Bel H - TripAdvisor

Wonderful Stay.

Our first stay in Hamilton Island and the Whitsunday Apartments did not disappoint. Amazing view, clean and tidy apartment. Staff were extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend a stay there. Close to everything, restaurants and shops.

ljsumberac - TripAdvisor

Romantic paradise.

Had an amazing time at WAHI, the view must surely be one of the best in the world & the island is an absolute paradise. Late Feb to early march was a lovely temp with afternoon showers, lots of swimming in the many gorgeous pools. A most romantic week, can’t wait to go back soon.

annakN6279DN - TripAdvisor

Wonderful time, wonderful experience.

We had a great time at the WAHI Apartments. The apartment was great, no complaints from us. The resort and pool were great, the staff were very helpful, and polite. We would highly recommend this place and look forward to our next visit to the island.

Jayson03 - TripAdvisor


Beautiful and peaceful spot ,very close to the marina. The view and the pool are amazing. Definitely will go back again. The room we had was big enough for our family of 5, nice and clean. The pool is very clean and very convenient. The service was excellent.

Nawal T - TripAdvisor

The hardest thing you’ll have to do is leave.

Resort Facilities

Everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay

  • Lagoon Swimming Pool

    A serene oasis amidst lush tropical palms, with sparkling azure waters.

  • Catseye Beach

    A palm-fringed haven kissed by the gentle turquoise waves of the Whitsundays.

  • Airport Shuttle

    Providing a complimentary and seamless airport to resort return transfer.

  • Heated Spa

    Allow our spa to relax you with soothing heated bubbles.

  • Free Wifi

    Stay connected with complimentary in room Wifi.

  • Laundry Facilities

    On Site Laundry facilities are offered for the convenience of our guests.

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