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... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.