Looking for a little holiday inspiration, but not quite ready to tackle a long haul journey just yet? Look no further. I know the most perfect destination only a short 2 and half hour flight from Sydney. Hamilton Island is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef part of the Whitsundays. Embracing a relaxed yet fun filled vibe making this a perfect destination for a family vacation or a romantic getaway.

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Whether you a planning a romantic getaway, holiday with friends or family vacation, Hamilton Island has an array of accommodation types to suit all budgets and needs. Looking for a romantic getaway? The luxurious Qualia or Beach Club may just be perfect.  Families needing a little more space? The Yacht Club Villas or self-contained Palm Bungalows may be your pick. There is also a large choice of holiday homes on offer, or if hotel style is more your thing, the four star Reef View Hotel may just suit your needs.

Hamilton Island has an incredible variety of indoor and outdoor activities. For lovers of the great outdoors enjoy one of the many nature walks, a game of golf or tennis, even mini golf. Or why not enjoy a game of bowling (indoor bowling alley), a workout at the sports club or perhaps take an art class?

Hamilton Island is a haven for water sports. From paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and snorkelling all to be enjoyed on Catseye beach.

Kids Fun Zone is a perfect place for the kids to enjoy themselves. This can be found at the Bougainvillea Marquee, with jumping castles, face painting, arts and crafts. Clownfish Club caters for children aged 6weeks to 14years, allowing you to have some quiet time at the Spa Wumurdaylin, or reading a good book under a palm tree knowing your children are having a great time too.

Dining experiences on Hamilton Island is second to none catering to all needs whether it be fine dining, a casual meal with family and friends or a quick takeaway, there will be a dining experience to satisfy and delight all taste buds.

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Navigating your way around the island is so easy and great fun using a golf buggy (this was a highlight for our two children). Hamilton Island is certainly a beautiful piece of Australian Paradise. For those in search of that small piece of paradise, Hamilton Island may just be what you are looking for.