Hayman Island - Airlie Beach, QLD

Hayman Island

Hayman Island is the most northerly of the Cumberland Islands and part of the Whitsunday Islands group. The Island is located off the coast of Central Queensland and is the epitome of tropical paradise, one of the world's finest tourist destinations.

This mountainous Island is a relatively small island, only 400 hectares (4 km long by 3 km wide) with particularly beautiful views to the south and mainly covered with eucalypt and hoop pine. The sparkling turquoise water of Hayman's lagoon and Whitsunday Passage are simply stunning.

Hayman Island boast a rich variety of wildlife and beautiful bird species, and there are plenty of opportunities to take either guided or non-guided walks to experience the island's wildlife.

Hayman Island is accessible by boat from Hamilton Island, or via seaplane or helicopter connections from Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport.


Hayman Island offers a variety of fine dining restaurants and bars as well as a lounge, and a variety of outdoor dining settings. The Executive Chef hosts the Chefs Table for guests in the main kitchen.

Other facilities on Hayman Island include Spa Chakra Hayman, golf driving range, tennis courts, bush walks, croquet, and wine tasting.
Hayman Island is most famous for its luxury resort which was built in the 1950s by millionaire Reg Ansett, who also founded Ansett Australia. Hayman Island resort consists of 212 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites, penthouses and a villa. These are located in the Retreat, Pool, Lagoon and Beach Wings and all feature private terraces or balconies.
Hayman Island offers plenty of activities ranging from bushwalks to tours of nearby Great Barrier Reef. Cruise or fly by helicopter to see Heart Reef, Hill Inlet or Whitehaven Beach.

Other islands and the mainland can be seen from Hayman and are accessible by boat or yacht.

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