Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Hamilton Island

Situated amidst the 74 Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, wondrous coral reefs, unique flora and fauna, divine food and wines, and a buzzing calendar of special events. With its laid-back luxury and activities almost too numerous to mention, Hamilton is the next island in the Great Barrier Reef you should visit.
Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island

Central Market

The central market is a gourmet food haven, which captures the spirit of the culture. Local cheese, meat, fruit, honey and homemade raki can be found here. This is a spectacular place to stroll, nibble local food and absorb the vitality of Albanian life.
Adresse: Pazari I Ri, Tirana
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Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum houses an extensive collection of interesting archaeological artefacts from various historic periods. There is also a large exhibition that shows the history of Albania.
Adresse: Sheshi Nen Tereza, Tirana
Telefon: +355 4 224 0711
Åpningstider: Every day 9am - 4 pm
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Great Barrier Reef

A world heritage listed marine park, the Great Barrier Reef extends for 2,300 km along the North Eastern coast of Australia. It’s the world’s largest coral reef system, comprising a network of about 2,900 individual reefs and home to nearly 2,000 species of fish. Whether taking a scenic flight, cruising, diving, snorkelling or admiring this wonder through an underwater viewing chamber, seeing it is one of the most magical experiences on the planet. One of the ways to explore the Reef is to get a package tour from Cruise Whitsundays: Day tours of the Great Barrier Reef organized by Cruise Whitsundays depart from Hamilton Island Marina every day at 9am.
Adresse: 24 The Cove Road, Airlie Beach
Telefon: +61 7 4846 7000
Åpningstider: Daily 6am–7pm
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Whitehaven Beach

The famous Whitehaven Beach with its white silica sand rests just a mere 20 minute boat ride from Hamilton Island. This place is so stunning the BBC voted it the number one beach to include in your bucket list. Note that you can get there only by booking a tour with a company, for instance Cruise Withsundays, which organises trips to Whitehaven Beach almost daily.
Adresse: 24 The Cove Road, Airlie Beach
Telefon: +61 7 4846 7000
Åpningstider: Daily 6am–7pm
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Heart Reef

Heart Reef, located in Hardy Reef, is an amazing composition of coral shaped by nature into a heart. Heart Reef can best be experienced from the sky by helicopter or seaplane departing from Hamilton Island. Hamilton Island Air is one of the companies offering this experience, which also includes landing on the beautiful Whitehaven Beach. For more information and to book a tour visit the website below.
Adresse: Palm Valley Way, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4969 9599
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Bushwalking

More than 70 percent of Hamilton Island is pristine natural bushland, which offers over 20 km of scenic bushwalking trails. There are trails of different lengths and for all levels of fitness. Take a bushwalk up to Passage Peak, the highest point on the island, for the most breathtaking view of the Coral Sea and surrounding islands.
Adresse: Passage Peak, Hamilton Island
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Hamilton Island Wild Life Park

The wildlife park on Hamilton Island gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with a large collection of native animals including koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles, wombats and frill-necked lizards.
Adresse: 1 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9078
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–3pm
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Exploring the Whitsunday Islands

For one or more days, you can leave Hamilton Island and explore the local waterways and surrounding islands. Sailing Whitsundays organizes various types of tours and activities that you can book for a truly memorable holiday. You'll be able to enjoy leisurely day sails, sea kayaking, dinghy hire, cruises and scenic flights.
Adresse: 4/1 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach
Telefon: +61 74914 2425
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Water Sports

If you want to keep busy during your holiday, Hamilton Island Water Sports offer a selection of fun activities like fishing, snorkelling, parasailing, tube rides, speed boat adventures, water-skiing and wakeboarding.
Adresse: Front St, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9934
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Catseye Beach

Catseye Beach is a heavenly spot for relaxing, sunbathing and swimming. You will also find a beach sports hut where you can hire rent equipment like catamarans, kayaks, windsurfers, paddleboards and snorkelling gear. There is a chance that you'll spot local wildlife like cockatoos and sea turtles.
Adresse: 4803 Resort Dr, Hamilton Island
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Fishing

Topnotch Game Fishing offers fishing experiences with knowledgeable guides and quality equipment at your disposal. Both for experienced fishing enthusiast and first-timers. You'll fish among the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef to catch exotic species like coral trout, sweetlip, snapper and throat emperor.
Adresse: Hamilton Island Marina
Telefon: +61 7 4946 8305
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Hamilton Island Golf Club

Hamilton Island Golf Club is a 18-hole golf course just as big as the island where it's located, Dent Island. Since the course follows the natural shape of the landscape, it's quite challenging to play here, but also quite exciting.
Adresse: Dent Island, Whitsundays
Telefon: +61 07 4948 9760
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–4pm
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Go-Kart Racing Track

Hop on a single or duo kart and race up to 45 kilometres per hour at the Go-Kart Racing Track. It's an alternative and fun way to spend the afternoon, far from the beach but still in a tropical setting.
Adresse: Palm Valley Way, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 8850
Åpningstider: Daily 9am–4:30pm
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Stay Fit

Get energised and burn some calories by staying active on your vacation. Hamilton Island Sports Club offers plenty of diverse ways to make up for some holiday indulgence. Try high intensity interval training, attend a yoga class or pick up a tennis racket. Reward yourself with a visit to the spa room afterwards. Additionally, the Whitsundays host numerous sport events like gruelling triathlons, professional and amateur golf tournaments, ocean swims, charity walks and beach runs.
Adresse: Resort Drive, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 8590
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 6am–6pm, Sun 8am–4pm
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National Gallery of Figurative Arts of Albania

Even if this is considered a small museum, the many different objects give the visitors a real history lesson of Albania. Several of the paintings are from the communist period and are eye-catching with their bright colours and overwhelming sizes.
Adresse: Deshmorët e Kombit Boulevard, Tirana
Telefon: +355 4 222 6033
Åpningstider: Wed - Sun 9am - 2pm, 5 - 8pm
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Bommie

The new home of fine dining on Hamilton Island, Bommie is the signature restaurant at the iconic Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Inside and out, the decor reflects the yacht club’s stylish nautical design. Be sure to make a booking.
Adresse: Front St, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9999
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Saturday: 6pm-11.30pm
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Romano’s Italian Restaurant

Sophisticated Romano’s overlooks the marina and offers Italian cuisine with a modern Italian-focused menu that changes daily. Reservation is recommended.
Adresse: Front Street, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 8212
Åpningstider: Tue–Sat 5:30pm–late
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Manta Ray

Located in Marina Village, Manta Ray is a restaurant and cafe that offers a varied menu including several share plates, gourmet wood-fired pizzas and fresh seafood. It's a place for a relaxed informal meal indoor or outdoor.
Adresse: Front Street, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9999
Åpningstider: Daily noon–10pm
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Sails

Sails is situated in the hub of Hamilton Island, overlooking Catseye Beach and the Sails pool. The menu features modern Australian cuisine with plenty of fresh seafood. They offer takeaway so you can sit by the pool or sea with great views.
Adresse: Resort Dr, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 8562
Åpningstider: Breakfast: 7am–10am; Lunch: 11:30am–3:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm–late
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Pool Terrace

Set among tropical landscaped gardens and overlooking the Reef View Hotel pool, the Pool Terrace restaurant offers a lunchtime snack menu and a la carte Australian cuisine dinner in a covered, open-air dining area.
Adresse: Reef View Hotel, Resort Dr, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 8019
Åpningstider: Daily 6am–late
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Mariners

At Mariners, fresh seafood is the main component of the menu, but there is also an array of contemporary dishes with some Japanese culinary influences. This fine dining restaurant is located in the marina, which guarantees you a nice view while you enjoy your meal.
Adresse: Front Street, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9999
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Sunset Cruise & Dine

Explore Group offers a unique dining experience in Hamilton Island: you can take a scenic cruise among the Whitsundays islands at sunset and then have a 2 course dinner on the boat.
Adresse: Front St, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9664
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Coca Chu

Coca Chu is a popular eatery with a menu inspired by Southeast Asia's hawker-style cuisine. The main features of the restaurant are the open kitchen and the view over Catseye Beach.
Adresse: Hamilton Island Resort Centre, Resort Dr, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9999
Åpningstider: Daily 5:30pm–late
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Skanderbeg Statue

Right in the heart of the city, on Skanderbeg Square, the statue of the National hero, George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, rises. It is almost impossible to miss and it is one of the landmarks of the city. If you are a good photographer you will be able to catch it together with the Et’hem Bey Mosque and the Clock Tower, all in one photo.
Adresse: Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana
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Marina Cafe

In the heart of the Marina Village, Marina Cafe is a popular spot for a drink or a light lunch. Besides coffee, they make fresh juices, smoothies and milkshakes. The casual gourmet menu includes sandwiches, foccacias, wraps and cakes. Take away or dine in enjoying the views over the marina.
Adresse: Front St, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 8224
Åpningstider: Daily 6:30am–2pm
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Koala Breakfast

Don't worry, you're not supposed to eat cute fluffy animals for breakfast. Instead, the Hamilton Island Wild Life Park gives you the opportunity to enjoy a buffet surrounded by their koalas. They serve eggs cooked in a variety of ways and classic breakfast items like cereals, pancakes, toasts, bacon and more. The park cafe is open also for lunch to all visitors.
Adresse: Resort Drive, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9078
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Bob's Bakery

This bakery housed in an old fashioned building has tasty breakfast and lunch options like pastries and sausage rolls. Try their signature meat pie or a sandwich with freshly baked bread. Picnic baskets and takeaway snacks are also available.
Adresse: 137 Front Street, Hamilton Island Marina
Telefon: +61 4946 58281
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–2pm
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Popeye's Fish and Chips

At Popeye's Fish and Chips you won't find any coffee, but there are many takeaway options for a light and fast lunch of fresh seafood. The menu features fried calamari, prawns, squid and, of course, fish and chips, but also burgers and salads.
Adresse: Front St, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9999
Åpningstider: Daily 11:30am–8pm
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Pizzeria and Gelato Bar

This family-friendly pizzeria with a relaxed atmosphere offers coffee, 30 rotating gelato flavours and 20 different pizzas. You can try a new ice cream flavour each day of your holiday or stick with the classics. Affogato is the best choice ever on a hot day.
Adresse: Front St, Hamilton Island
Åpningstider: Daily 4:30pm–9:30pm
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Kinema Millennium

Kinema Millennium is a lush garden area, that today offer both relaxation and fun. Once upon a time it was the residence of King Zogu I of Albania and some parts of the garden are kept as it was back then. The other part offer restaurants, bars and a modern cinema.
Adresse: Murat Toptani Street, Tirana
Telefon: +355 4 225 3654
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Marina Tavern

The Marina Tavern is a lively bar serving pub food and cool drinks. You can sit indoors or outdoors on the waterfront, where a cockatoo might join you. Ask when karaoke night is for some additional fun.
Adresse: 172 Front Street, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 4946 9999
Åpningstider: Daily 11:30am–midnight
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Reef Vue Lounge

Reef Lounge is the bar of Reef View Hotel, but it's open to outside visitors. Here you can have pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap in a laid-back atmosphere with wicker chairs. The bar offers live music every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Adresse: 12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–late
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Bommie Deck

In addition to a fine dining restaurant, the Hamilton Island Yacht Club boasts Bommie Deck, an outdoor bar designed by renowned Australian Architect Walter Barda. Enjoy the stunning view of the Marina and Whitsunday Passage while sipping a drink and having some snacks.
Adresse: Front Street, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9999
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One Tree Hill

Perhaps one of the best places to watch the sunset in a modern venue with a wooden deck, One Tree Hill has a great location up in the hills and offers a breath-taking view over Hamilton Island. Beer, wine, cocktails and mocktails are available at reasonable prices.
Adresse: Whitsunday Blvd, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 8026
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Island Bar at Main Pool

Head to the swim-up Island Bar at Hamilton Island’s popular Main Pool for the purest holiday experience. Relax under the thatched roof and feel far away from busy city life. If you're not in the mood to get wet, walk up to the bar by crossing the bridge from surrounding gardens.
Adresse: 2 Resort Dr, Hamilton Island
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–4pm
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Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral

This grand church is located close to the city centre and is as beautiful on the inside as its amazing façades on the outside. It is well visited by the locals of Tirana.
Adresse: Rruga e Kavajes 151, Tirana
Telefon: +355 4 23 50 95
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Hamilton Island Designs

Hamilton Island Designs is exactly what it sounds like: a store where you can find items with the Hamilton Island logo and style. You'll find just about anything from key chains and towels to flip-flops and t-shirts.
Adresse: 145 Front Street, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 8565
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 9am–5:30pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm
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Australia the Gift

Australia the Gift is your go-to shop for souvenirs on Hamilton Island. Here you'll find good deals for magnets and keyrings, trinkets and toys, clothing items, towels and even boomerangs.
Adresse: 2 Resort Dr, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9015
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–9pm
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The Hut

The Hut is a surf shop where you'll find everything you need for your beach days. Whether you forgot to bring your bathing suit, ran out of sun cream or just need a new fashionable pair of glasses, this is the place to go.
Adresse: Front Street, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 07 4946 8273
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm
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SALT

This fashionable shop near Hamilton Island marina sells women's day wear as well as party dresses, and everything in between.
Adresse: Front Street, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 8221
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm
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Foots Artwork

Australian artist Foot Young specialises in original marble sculptures. His works range from a selection of jewellery sized pieces to large outdoor works of monumental proportions. This artist's art is not only remarkably beautiful and unique, but also durable, priced for any budget and designed to accommodate all tastes in art.
Adresse: 23 Front St, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 401 912 267
Åpningstider: Daily 9am–5pm
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Hamilton Island IGA

Pick up all your holiday essentials from one central location in the Marina Village. Fresh produce and ready meals are available here so you can stock your picnic basket or get your hiking snacks.
Adresse: Front Street, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 8899
Åpningstider: Daily 8:30am–7pm
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Grand Park (Parku i Madh)

This 230-hectare public park is the city's lung. Here you can relax in the green grass by the artificial lake or stroll in the Botanical Garden of Tirana and watch all the beautiful plants and flowers.
Adresse: Parku i Madh, Tirana
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Airport

Hamilton Island is the only Whitsunday Island with its own airport. There is a direct connection to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and daily service to Brisbane. The airport is serviced by around 50 flights per week, with complimentary shuttle buses available to take you directly to your accommodation.
Adresse: Hamilton Island Airport
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9999
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Passport / Visa

Unless you are a New Zealand citizen granted visa exemption on arrival (in most cases), you will need to obtain a visa prior to visiting Australia. Citizens of all European Union countries, as well as Andorra, Norway, Iceland, San Marino, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, and Vatican City are eligible for an eVisitor visa, which can be applied for online. For citizens of the United States, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, South Korea and Malaysia, the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) entry permit is available, which can be applied for online and grants holders the right to enter Australia an ulimited amount of times for stays of no longer than 3 months per visit. Citizens of all other world countries (with the exception of Somalia) are also able to apply for a visitor visa online. For more information, visit the official website of the Australian government's department of home affairs: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/lega/lega/form/immi-faqs/what-visa-do-i-need-to-visit-australia
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Best Time to Visit

The Whitsunday Islands enjoy mild weather all year round, which means any time is good to visit them. November, December and January are the hottest months of the year and may feature some rain, while winter takes place around June to September but temperatures don't fall much below 20°C/68°F. The busiest periods for tourism are July, September and May, along with Christmas, Easter and school holidays.
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Time Zone

Hamilton Island is located in the Australian Eastern Time Zone (UTC+10:00).
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Public transport

The island is only 5 km long from North to South, and 3.5 km wide from East to West, laid out so that everything can be reached easily. Your exploring can be done on foot, using the free Island Shuttle, or in a golf buggy which is available to hire on an hourly, half-daily or daily basis.
Åpningstider: Daily 7:30am–10:45pm
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Pharmacy

The Hamilton Island Pharmacy is located on Front Street near the Marina.
Adresse: Front Street, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9053
Åpningstider: Daily 8:30am:6pm
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Post

The island's only post office is located at the end of Front Street.
Adresse: Front St, Hamilton Island
Telefon: +61 7 4946 9462
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8:30am–4:30pm
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Telephone

Country Code: +61 Area Code: 07
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Electricity

230–240 V / 50Hz Plug type I (Used in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Argentina and others)

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