Hamilton Island Walks, Australia

Hamilton Island Walks, Australia

Discover some awesome Hamilton Island walks. Hamilton Island is a holiday destination off the coast of Queensland. It is part of the Whitsunday Islands.

I found myself on Hamilton Island to attend a wedding. While there I spent most of my time catching up with friends, but I did manage to squeeze out a day to go hiking.

There are quite a few Hamilton Island walks, and none of them are very difficult. All the trails are somewhat connected and I ended up visiting 4 points of interest. I hiked for about 4 hours in total.

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Hamilton Island Walks

I started on the track around 11 am and decided to first hike up to the main viewpoint “Passage Peak”. Some friends walked up early morning to catch the sunrise. A bit early for me but they all loved it.

The trail up was a standard Australian walking trail. Not paved but well maintained. It wasn’t too hard going. With taking pictures and a steady pace I was at the top within 45 minutes.

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A little before the final “climb” there is a short detour to Hilltop Lookout. You get a good view back over the beach and resorts.

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There weren’t many people on the track. I only ran into about 5 other walkers along the way.

Up the top of Passage Peak are some spectacular views.

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I forgot how pristine the ocean was in Australia.

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After a little break on Passage Peak, I continued my walk to Escape Beach. There were a couple of nudists there but other than that it was silent.

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Next, I went to check out Coral Cove. It was like Escape Beach but closer to the resorts so more accessible. I looked around but didn’t think it was worth snorkeling there.

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After Coral Cove, I headed back. There were a couple more trails but the only other “main one” was East Head Loop. Coral Cove is along East Head Loop but instead of continuing on it I doubled back.

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Comments ( 11 )
  1. Javier sarmiento
    January 14, 2018 at 16:03
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    I never been to the Hamilton hills, so I enjoyed your insight and imagery. thanks again!

  2. Cristina
    January 14, 2018 at 18:30
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    What beautiful photos. I would love to visit Australia One day. I love hiking when on holiday as you can find the best, untouched spots and beaches.

  3. Kim
    January 14, 2018 at 18:58
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    What an amazing way to explore the islands, the views look absolutely stunning! It seems like the perfect way to spend the day!

  4. KomL
    January 15, 2018 at 06:21
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    Wow! How gorgeous! Never visited but from the looks of it j ahokld.

  5. j.hopkins
    January 15, 2018 at 07:45
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    beautiful photos, haven’t been to hamilton island before. hopefully one day i will visit there

  6. Amalia
    January 15, 2018 at 14:06
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    Hamilton island it’s on my bucket list for so long! Will have to check it out next time in Australia, the photos really inspire me to visit!

  7. sabrina barbante
    January 16, 2018 at 14:09
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    Next time I go to australia, something that i wish will happen very soon, i really must visit hamilton insland and try to enjoy it at best just like you did. small wild island are an important part of a local story

  8. Karla
    January 16, 2018 at 17:40
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    I giggled when I read about the “walkers”, I thought about The Walking Dead. LOL. Hamilton Island looks amazing! it looks like some of our island in the Philippines. You should visit us too. πŸ™‚

    • Bert Luxing
      January 16, 2018 at 20:04
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      Yes, I love the Philippines! I actually spend more time there than in Australia πŸ™‚

  9. Neha Rai
    January 18, 2018 at 07:33
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    Amazing photos,Australia is an amazing country. after seeing the photos of Hamilton island, i am intrigued to visit the place myself. thanks for sharing

  10. Amber Marie
    January 19, 2018 at 08:13
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    Ive never been to australia but WOULD love to go! This just looks amazing! Thank you
    For sharing!

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