Hamilton is the largest inhabited island of Whitsunday Islands (Queensland, Australia). It is situated 887 km (551 miles) north of Brisbane and 512 km (318 miles) south of Cairns. Hamilton Island is the only island in the Great Barrier Reef to have its own commercial airport, offering direct flights from Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney. Like most in Whitsunday group, Hamilton was formed by the rise of sea levels which created drowned mountains situated near the Queensland's east coast.
In 2011 the island recorded a population of 1,210 people. The total area of Hamilton Island is 5 km2 (1.9 ml2). All year round the island is a popular tourist destination. In late August, Hamilton Island plays host to the annual yachting festival Hamilton Island Race Week, in which over 250 yachts from Australia and New Zealand gather for races around Whitsunday Islands. This is just one of the many events hosted on Hamilton Island, which has won multiple awards, such as Australian Traveller 2015 award 'Most Desirable Island Escape'.
An interesting fact is that each year, Hamilton Island hosts around 500 wedding ceremonies, as wedding groups rahge from 2 to 200 guests. There are more than 15 reception venues and 10 ceremony locations available on the island for weddings. Hamilton has its own non-denominational church, All Saints Chapel, overlooking Catseye Bay, which is one of the ceremony venues available.
Unlike most islands off Australia's east coast, Hamilton is used exclusively for tourism. However, it is currently catering for the growing number of residents and employees of various businesses, as well as for people choosing to retire on it. Hamilton is on long term lease from Commonwealth Government by Oatley family. The Oatleys run Hamilton Island Enterprises, operating the majority of businesses and accommodation on the island.
The Hamilton Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia.
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Port Hamilton Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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