Next Island on my Whitsundays trip was Hamilton Island.
Hamilton Island is approximately 887km north of Brisbane and 512km south of Cairns. Hamilton Island, like most in the Whitsunday group, was formed as sea levels rose creating numerous drowned mountains that are situated close to the east coast of Queensland. The island has a population of 1,208 people.
There is a big hotel complex on Hamilton Island. As much as I hated hotels, but if they are high enough they provide a great view over the entire island. So I eventually took the elevator to the top of the hotel (did’t care about the sign that said: DO NOT ENTER, STAFF ONLY) and took some pictures.
After that I went on to the beach and to the various hiking paths located on the Island..
1 hour of serious trail running / climbing / highspeed hiking rewards you with one of the greatest lookouts I have seen in Australia so far.
THE FIRST LOOKOUT:
More climbing…to the second lookout
THE SECOND LOOKOUT:
next up Long Island