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travel42 Port Guide: Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island travel42 Port of Call Guide

Hamilton Island is located off the Queensland coast of Australia and is one of the 74 Whitsunday Islands. It is the only island in the Great Barrier Reef with a commercial jet airport, and it's easily reachable with direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns.

A visit by Oprah Winfrey in early 2011 put the tiny island on the map for U.S. Citizens.

Despite its small size—the island is only 2 sq mi/5 sq km—visitors are drawn there by a wide range of activities, a variety of ac...

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