When is the best time to visit Hamilton Island?
It is up to the individual’ to decide when is the best time for them to visit Hamilton Island. As it is an extremely popular destination it is rarely quite, but it does have peak and off peak seasons. Hopefully this guide will help you to decide when is the best time for you to visit.
January to March – This is the height of the Australian summer, temperatures on the island can get very hot and humidity is also very high. This may not be to everyone’s liking. But this is also the time of the year that the island experiences the most rainfall. If you want to visit during this time be sure to book well in advance, accommodation is limited. The major reason that people choose to avoid the island this time of the year is the potential presence of harmful jellyfish in the water surrounding the island. Swimming is only advised when wearing a special protective suits.
April – June – is a popular time to visit, mainly because the temperatures are more tolerable and the risk attached to swimming has passed. It makes it the perfect time to swim around the reef. Experience clear skies, buckets of sunshine and beautiful clear skies.
July – September This is the most popular time of the year to visit the Island, because you can swim freely. The temperatures are still warm and there is only a small chance of rainfall. Stinger free waters are a huge bonus. This is a great time of the year for water sports such as kite and windsurfing, sailors also flock to the island due to favorable Northwest winds. Winter brings pods of whales close enough to the island to make whale watching an option. Booking in advance is highly advisable.
October to December As the festive season draws close the end of the year heralds the approach of the summer season. A popular time for families to visit. Get that Christmas feeling on the island and book for hamilton island family accommodation as locals and visitors alike prepare for the festive season.