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Eleanor Knight4 years ago

Love adventures? Grab the kids and pop to Hamilton

Is your family constantly on the search for adventurous activities? If so the Whitsundays is the place for you. Whether you're into water sports such as snorkelling and kayaking or land activities such as walking and observing wildlife, there are a number of beautiful beaches, awesome wildlife adventures and adrenalin sports in this location meaning there will be no getting bored on this trip. Whether you are visiting the area on holiday or live locally, check out these fabulous activities together with some relaxing locations where you can chill out after an action packed day! Remember, rest is for the wicked - especially on Hamilton Island!

Wildlife Hamilton Island

Breakfast and koalas,
Breakfast and koalas, Wildlife Hamilton Island – Hamilton Island

If you are looking for a truly Australian adventure for the whole family to enjoy, be sure to visit Wildlife Hamilton Island located on you’ve guessed it, Hamilton Island! Step into this enchanting location where you are able to witness an array of native animals including dingoes, kangaroos and crocodiles. Take the family to meet Freddie the talking Cockatoo and Hippo the Wombat who are popular residents in the park along with their koala friends who roam throughout the area. If your children are feeling ultra-cuddly, why not let them have a hug with one of the friendly koalas while getting there picture taken so they can remember it forever. If this just isn’t enough adventure for your family, be sure to check out the unique breakfast opportunity at Wildlife Hamilton Island where you are able to enjoy an Australian buffet-style while watching the Koalas laze in the trees right next to you. With a brekky menu including delights such as pancakes, tea and coffee as well as traditional fry-up ingredients like bacon, sausages and eggs all cooked on the BBQ, you’ll be both full and amazed by the end of this adventure. Taking place every day from 7am-10am, be sure to check in for this once in a lifetime breakfast opportunity.
Where: 1 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD, 4803

Popeyes Takeaway

Family friendly, Popeye's Takeaway - Hamilton Island
Family friendly, Popeye’s Takeaway – Hamilton Island

After your adventurous day at Wildlife Hamilton Island, be sure to head over to Popeye’s Takeaway to fill up those empty stomachs. Located on the island, you are able to grab your favourite takeaway treats before heading to sea shores to gobble it all down. With a menu jammed with both classic and contemporary dishes, there really is an option for any age and every palate. Try their homemade scallops which are boasted to be the best in the area, or why not indulge in the fisherman’s basket which includes scallops, prawns, squid and traditional fish and chips; the perfect choice for the whole family. If you’re an avid fisher, Popeye’s is perhaps one of the most convenient stops, allowing you to not only fill your boots with a tasty lunch but also grab some fresh bait for your rod.
Where: Front Street, Hamilton Island, QLD, 4803

Dingy Hire

Land ahead, Dingy hire at - Hamilton Island Marina
Land ahead, Dingy hire at – Hamilton Island Marina

Do you and the kids love the ocean? If so head out for a day of fresh sea breeze on a dingy around Hamilton Island. Nothing quite beats the feeling of gliding above the water with the gentle splash of water from the wake so grab a dingy from the Marina and experience it for yourself. Hiring out a boat for the whole family is simple and easy on Hamilton Island, where you will be supplied with a motorised dingy which allows you to go as fast or as slow as you please, stopping off along the way to snorkel, dive or swim until your hearts content. If you’d prefer to stay on board, why not take a book to dive into while the kids splash about in the beautiful blue oceans. Each dingy can carry up to 6 guests, so if there’s a group of you why not hire out two and tandem it down the stunning Hamilton Island coastline. If you forgot to pack something sweet in your pre-packed picnic, be sure to check out the Ice Cream Parlour once you have arrived safely back on land.
Where: Hamilton Island Marina, Front Street, Hamilton Island, QLD, 4803

Ice Cream Parlour

Sweet treats, Ice Cream Parlour - Hamilton Island
Sweet treats, Ice Cream Parlour – Hamilton Island

What better excuse for a delicious cold scoop of ice cream than a long action-packed day at sea. Once both legs are back on solid ground, take the kids for a brain tingling treat at the famous Ice Cream Parlour located on Hamilton Island. Here you will find a wide selection of mouth-watering flavours for any palate. Whatever your age, you will feel like a kid again, while you drool over the variety of ice creams behind the counter. Whether you’re the type of person who settles for nothing other than a scoop of decadent dark chocolate served in a gourmet waffle cone, or prefer to indulge in a deliciously sweet ice cream sundae, there is the perfect concoction for you at the Ice Cream Parlour. Make this location your final destination after a long day on the dingy.
Where: Front Street, Hamilton Island, QLD, 4803

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