Nestled at the northernmost point of Australia’s Whitsunday archipelago, Hayman Island is the nearest Whitsunday island to the outer reef, including Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. One of only four islands in the Whitsundays to offer resort accommodation, Hayman Island is Australia’s most iconic private island resort.

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Commanding magnificent views south across the Coral Sea, Hayman Island is 294 hectares (726 acres) in area, 8 kilometres (5 miles) in circumference and is perfectly positioned on a two-kilometre crescent-shaped stretch of stunning white sand beach. The island enjoys an ideal climate year-round: May-October (Winter/Spring) average temperature of 25°C/77°F, November-April (Summer/Autumn) average temperature of 31°C/88°F.

Hayman Island’s natural attractions can mostly be explored on foot using bushland walking tracks that connect to secluded coves and stretches of white sand including Blue Pearl Bay, Coral Beach and Langford Island which can be accessed via a short speedboat journey. Hayman Island is also home to a recreation centre, golf simulator, on water activity centre and a variety of pristine snorkelling locations.

The most convenient way to travel to and from Hayman Island is via Great Barrier Reef Airport located on Hamilton Island. Several international flights connect directly to Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island through airports in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with regular domestic flights available from these three locations. Once on Hamilton Island, luxury boat transfers, seaplanes and/or helicopters transport guests across to Hayman Island’s marina or helipad respectively. Luxury boat transfers are approximately 60-minutes while seaplane and helicopter rides are a short 15-minutes from Hamilton Island to Hayman Island.