Brampton Island is part of the Brampton Islands National Park, regarded as one of the most scenic on the Queensland coast. The channel between the two islands provides excellent opportunities for snorkelling, and is so shallow that, at low tide, you can walk between the two. Brampton has twelve beautiful beaches, many of them easily accessible by walking trails. The island's resort is relatively small, and with no day trippers to disrupt the peace and solitude, you will enjoy a tranquility here that is difficult to find on some of the more developed islands.
Aerial view of Brampton Island, in the Whitsunday Islands, Tropical North Queensland. This expansive National Park Island is surrounded by clear waters, exquisite beaches, coral gardens and an array of National Park walking tracks, all offering spectacular views over the Whitsunday Passage and surrounding islands. The island's highest point, Peak Lookout, is 214 metres above sea level. Just off shore is an assorted range of fringing reefs where you can discover an incredible variety of marine life and soft and hard corals.

To an extent, Brampton Island can be whatever you want it to be. Without the hustle and bustle of some of the larger resorts, Brampton can be the ideal spot for a romantic getaway. Your days can be fast paced and furious with activities and water sports, or you could watch the view from the swimming pool, and treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage, facial or body wrap in The Sea Spa. Your accommodation is nestled amidst lush landscaped gardens, stunning salt water and fresh water pools. And after the sun sets, there's themed nights and live entertainment to keep you entertained.


Apart from the obvious island activities, like swimming, snorkelling, and scuba diving, Brampton Island conceals a number of 'secret' places which you can explore on the island's 11 kilometres of walking tracks. The island is alive with abundant wildlife, including grey kangaroos and noisy cockatoos. Resort staff host guided resort walks including a garden walk, night walk and a birds and butterflies walk.

There are a variety of other activities to enjoy during your vacation, including beach badminton, beach cricket, and of course beach volleyball. The resort has three floodlit tennis courts, a six hole pitch and putt golf course, bocce, archery, basketball, table tennis, gymnasium and more. There are two swimming pools, and regular aqua aerobics. All non-motorized water sports are complimentary, and includes surf skis, catamarans and windsurfing.

Oh, and don't forget the nightly entertainment in the Aqua Bar!


Brampton Island Resort offers four accommodation options in a total of just over 100 rooms. PPremium Ocean View Rooms are located right on the beach and offer the best accommodation views on the island. Generous in size, Ocean View Rooms are designed to make the most of their beachside location. Island View Rooms are located within easy reach of all resort facilities, with some offering Carlisle Island or ocean view glimpses. Palm Rooms have a garden view outlook and each with private balcony or outdoor area overlooking gardens. Palm Rooms are located a short distance away from the main beach and are close to all resort facilities.

All accommodation options include buffet breakfast, lunch and superb dinner, as well as all non-motorised water sports and many island activities.

Bush camping is permitted on adjacent Carlisle Island. For more information about camping in the Brampton Islands National Park, please CLICK HERE.


Brampton Island's Bluewater Restaurant is the main dining area for the resort. Full buffet breakfast is served from 7:30am to 9:30am, smorgasbord lunch from 12:30pm to 2:00pm and three course table d'hote or themed buffet dinner from 6:30pm every night. The Restaurant serves a sensational seafood buffet once a week and a Wok On Asian night on Tuesday nights. Taste-tempting beach barbecues are held regularly. Romantic private beach dinners are available (surcharge applies).

The indoor and outdoor Aqua Bar is open daily from 10:00am to late, serving drinks including cocktails, smoothies, fresh juices, coffee and snack food. The Aqua Bar is the place to be in the evenings, with complimentary evening entertainment.


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Whitsunday Airport, Airlie Beach
Phone (07) 4946 9111 / Fax (07) 4946 9100
Along with their snorkelling tours to the reef, Air Whitsunday also provide day trips to island resorts, picnics at Whitehaven Beach, scenic flights with the added bonus of a water landing.

Brampton Island is one of the more southerly of the Whitsunday Islands, and is much closer to Mackay than to Airlie Beach. Qantas, Virgin Blue and Jetstar all fly to Mackay from most state capitals and major regional centres. Prices vary according to demand.

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From Mackay airport, a daily 11:00am courtesy coach service connects to Mackay Marina, from where a boat transfer departs for Brampton Island, landing you there just in time for lunch. The return trip from Brampton Island departs at 1:15pm and arrives at Mackay Airport - again via the courtesy coach - at 3:00pm.

Helicopter transfers from Mackay are also available, and what a way to arrive at your tropical island destination in style! Services are timed to co-ordinate with the majority of daylight flights arriving and departing at Mackay Airport.

Transfers are available by arrangement from Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island.

Pristine Whitehaven Beach, on Whitsunday Island, Australia.

Hamilton Island's 2000 person resort, in the Whitsunday Islands, Far North Queensland.
Typical Whitsunday view, in Tropical North Queensland, Australia.