Hamilton Island Guide Hamilton Island, located amongst Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands and at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, is as idyllic as a holiday postcard. Once you arrive, you can see that the unique qualities that make the it such an incredible place to visit. Experience everything that is good about Australia - awe-inspiring natural surrounds, warm weather, calm waters, fascinating coral reefs, secluded beaches, and diverse flora and fauna. Hamilton Island is a holiday destination that offers a variety of accommodation, an abundance of dining choices and a large choice of activities. There’s also the local residents - about 800 people live on the island permanently. It all adds up to a unique atmosphere that you can only appreciate once you’ve seen it for yourself.