Great Barrier Reef Places

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Hamilton Island

Getting Here and Around

Several carriers—Virgin, Qantas, Jetstar—fly directly to Hamilton Island from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Air Whitsunday provides one-way seaplane connections between Airlie Beach on the mainland and Hamilton Island from A$550 (four to six passengers); and to other island and mainland destinations and yacht moorings on request. They also operate snorkeling tours and scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef. Aviation Adventures transfers visitors from Hamilton Island airport to Long, Daydream, Hook, Hayman, and South Molle islands via helicopter, on request. Fantasea makes the 35-minute journey between Shute Harbour and Hamilton Island Marina 10 or 11 times daily between 6:30 am and 5:25 pm for A$45 each way. Fantasea also has several scheduled daily services coinciding with incoming and outgoing flights that link Shute Harbour and Hamilton Island airport, via Daydream Island and/or Hamilton Island Marina, for A$49 each way.

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