Hamilton Island, The Whitsundays, Queensland

Hamilton Island is one of 74 islands in the Whitsundays, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Easy to get to from New Zealand with connections via Brisbane directly into Hamilton Island. Enjoy relaxing activities on the island such as sailing, stand up paddle boarding, golf, scenic flights or even 'Breakfast with the Koalas' at the Koala Gallery. Of course, you might simply want to do nothing at all, and lay around one of the pools or simply relax on the beach. Hamilton Island is also a gateway to other gems in the Whitsundays including Heart Reef, Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach.

Lizard Island, Queensland

Think luxury escape, think Lizard Island. The island is located 27km off the coast of Queensland serviced by a 60 minute private charter from Cairns over the Great Barrier Reef. With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, island life on the Great Barrier Reef doesn't get much better. On the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island boasts its own fringing reef perfect for snorkelling, while diving enthusiasts have the opportunity to explore the outer reef and night diving. When you want to completely unwind be pampered at the Essential Day Spa or indulge in a sunset degustation dinner on one of the island's secluded beaches. Experience an unforgettable island escape like no other.

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