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Extreme Hamilton Island

Thursday, September 4, 2008
Hamilton Island is one of 74 islands in the Whitsundays. They share superb weather, azure water lapping wonderful beaches, coral reefs and unique flora and fauna. The island is equally appealing to families and couples.

If you want to add a bit of adrenaline to your holiday, book onto a JetRyder, a custom-built jet boat with a 450-horsepower engine. It was modified for the open water and the engine quietened down to be sympathetic to the marine parks and protected areas in which they operate. In around 30 minutes it will take you right around Hamilton Island with lots of spins and twists.

For a different nautical experience, there is a 40-minute high-speed catamaran sail with Adrenalin Rush. Far from a leisurely sail, you can get out high above the water on the trapeze and skim across the water at speeds of 15 knots. If you fancy a break from the trapeze, sit on the wings and watch the water rush below.

Tours operate from Catseye Beach on the hour between 10am and 3pm every day.

Hamilton Island's activities team have plenty of other activities on offer. There are daily tours to the Reef and Whitehaven Beach, sea kayaking, twilight sailing, game fishing, scenic flights, diving, bushwalking and waterskiing — you can even learn to paint or cuddle a koala.

Location

Hamilton Island on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef.

Cost

Adrenalin Rush's 40-minute Rush Dash is $60 for adults and $50 for children. Round the Island is $77 per person. Trapeze harness and buoyancy vests are included.

Hamilton Island Water Sports cost $65 for adults and $55 for children for 30 minutes.

Virgin Blue has flights to Hamilton Island.

One-way fares from:

  • Brisbane $115
  • Sydney and Adelaide $179
  • Melbourne $189
  • Hobart $275
  • Perth $345
  • Darwin $350

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the Internet. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one-way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at September 4, 2008, and are subject to change.

Prices correct at September 4, 2008.

For further information

Adrenalin Rush
Hamilton Island Beach Sports
Ph: (07) 4946 8286
Hamilton Island Tour Desk
Ph: (07) 4946 8305
www.hamiltonisland.com.au/activities/

Hamilton Island Water Sports
Ph: 07 4646 8261

Virgin Blue
Ph: 136 789
www.virginblue.com.au

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