11 October 2017
Hamilton Island is one of the Whitsunday Islands between coastal town Airlie Beach and the mid-section of the Great Barrier Reef. Unlike most of the islands, Hamilton has a fully developed community including post office, grocery store, airport, and school. We spent a half day exploring the island as part of a chartered island tour from Port of Airlie but could have easily spent the entire day. We took the free shuttle bus to get a feel for the island but spent most of our time at Cats Eye Beach where we rented kayaks. If we had more time, we would have rented a golf cart and taken a hike to explore further. Everyone enjoyed our visit.