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Hamilton Island

Facts on Hamilton Island

Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, between Queensland’s 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other, glorious weather, pristine azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.

Ray White Whitsunday has a close relationship with Hamilton Island with many of the private residences For Sale through our office.

For an obligation free conversation please contact:
Anita Edgar
07 4948 8595
0418 732 968

Below are some fast facts on Hamilton Island.

  • Hamilton Island is 740 hectares – 5kms from North to South and 3.5kms from East to West.  30% of Hamilton Island is developed with 70% remaining in its natural state. The mainland, Shute Harbour is 16 nautical miles from Hamilton Island which equates to a 30 minute direct transfer by ferry.
  • There are 251berths in the Hamilton Island Marina which averages an annual occupancy of 83%. There are five hotel accommodation options on the island ranging from 3 star to 5 star plus, the average annual occupancy in the resorts is 75%. Hamilton Island can accommodate up to a maximum of 5000 guests, including the private residences.
  • Hamilton Island operates its own Public School for children aged 5 – 12 years. There are approximately 40 students currently in attendance. Hamilton Island organises various community fundraising events in support of the school.
  • Hamilton Island recycles approximately 1 mega litre of grey water daily which is used for gardens all over the island.  All green waste on the island is recycled by turning it into mulch. In addition to this Hamilton Island recycles 1 tonne of metals per month.
  • Keith Williams owned and operated Hamilton Island between 1975 and 1996. Mr Williams gained government approval to commence the development of the Hamilton Island Marina, followed by construction of the Resort in 1982. In 1996 Hamilton Island became a public company with the major shareholder being Bankers Trust.
  • In November 2003, 21st Century Resorts Holdings Pty Ltd, a company controlled by the Oatley family won the bid to acquire 100% of the shares in Hamilton Island.