HAYMAN ISLAND
Hayman Island is the most northerly of the Whitsunday Island group. A small, but relatively mountainous island, Hayman is predominantly covered in eucalypt forests. And if the magnificent surroundings of bushland, beaches and the Great Barrier Reef weren't enough for you, the lavish 13 hectare Hayman Island Resort, on the southern side of the island, will afford you every conceivable luxury, as well as extensive sports and leisure facilities. Set around a tropical lagoon, on two gorgeous white beaches, you'll think you're dreaming. Pinch yourself. It's real!
WELCOME TO PARADISE. AN ISLAND AWAY FROM IT ALL, WHERE YOU WILL FEEL LIKE A MAHARAJA, WHERE ALL THE LUXURY YOU COULD IMAGINE IS AWAITING YOU.
Beautiful Hayman Island beach, in the Whitsunday Islands, Tropical North Queensland.Although quite small - you could walk around the island in a few hours - Hayman's highest peak, Mount Carousel, rises 250 metres above sea level, and affords breathtaking views of the Whitsundays. Unless you include the walking tracks, Hayman Island Resort is the only sign of development on the island, and was built in a 'low rise' fashion, in order to blend in with the environment. In four wings - the Pool, Palm, Lagoon and Beach Wings - there are 212 beautifully appointed rooms, suites, penthouses and a villa, all featuring private terraces or balconies.

Hayman is a premier island resort, offering unrivalled luxury. Upon arrival, you will soon see where the $300 million was spent, and it hasn't been in vain. Hayman Island has received numerous international awards and recognitions. 'Conde Nast Traveler' has named Hayman Island as one of the 'Top 3 Hotels and Resorts Worldwide', and Forbes Magazine went one step further, declaring it 'The World's Best Beach Resort'. Hayman Island is the only Australian island to be accepted as a member of the prestigious organisation 'The Leading Hotels of the World'.

Passing tours and cruises may stop off for a spot of snorkelling or diving at Blue Pearl Bay, on the island's west coast, but day trippers are not accepted within the vicinity of the $300 million resort unless on an authorized tour. for more details.

ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO - HAYMAN ISLAND

Activities in Hayman Island, in the Whitsundays, are endless.Hayman is close to the outer reef which is easily accessed by cruiser or helicopter for coral viewing and diving. Bushwalkers can climb Mt Carousel, for breathtaking views from 250 metres above sea level, or circuit the whole island in just a few hours, taking in secluded bays and beaches.

In this idyllic setting, you may feel like just stretching out on the soft sand or by one of the numerous interconnected resort pools and doing nothing at all, and that's fine. But should you feel so inclined, opportunities are available for just about every activity under the sun. You will find tennis courts, squash, and a nine hole putting green.

Popular watersports include waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing, and of course snorkelling and scuba diving. There's even a five star PADI accredited diving facility onsite, which provides tuition as well as equipment. Hayman Island Resort's own cruiser, the 'Reef Goddess', has facilities for 40 passengers, and takes diving trips to nearby islands and to the reef, naturally in the level of luxury you would expect from anything at Hayman.

Hayman Island Resort's game fishing boat, 'Sun Aura', is available for cruises or for charter, along with a skipper and a host. Remember this is the 'Marlin Coast' and game fishermen flock to Hayman in the months of September, October and November in search of Black Marlin. For a chance to view the grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef from above, scenic flights can be arranged, either by helicopter or seaplane. For something a bit simpler, you can always hire a dinghy or a paddle ski and do some exploring of your own; the islands close to Hayman are all National Parks and provide excellent opportunities for exploring.

If it's pampering you want during your vacation, you've come to the right place. The health and spa facility, Spa Hayman, has 13 individual treatment rooms, including a Hydrotherapy and Vichy Shower, sauna and steam rooms, garden spa suites, double treatment rooms for couples, relaxation lounges and separate sauna and steam room facilities for men and women. Spa Hayman provides a full range of personalised treatments designed to make you feel at your physical and mental best, including Underwater Meditation, Beach Front Massage, Advanced Hydrotherapy and Body Therapies, Personalised Facials, Intensive Hand and Foot Therapies, Naturopathy, Yoga, Pilates, and a hair salon.

Don't feel the kids are going to be left out of the fun. Hayman's Kidz Club is designed for 5 to 12 years old's, and provides activities such as snorkelling, inflatable rides and speedboat trips, as well as pizza and video nights, and arts and crafts classes including chocolate making and t-shirt design.

Each year, humpback whales travel from Antarctica to the warmer waters of the Whitsunday region to give birth to their young. The whales can normally be seen from early July to mid-September and Hayman operates whale watching excursions aboard one of the magnificent vessels in the Hayman fleet.

AIR WHITSUNDAY
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

ACCOMMODATION - HAYMAN ISLAND

Two bedroom apartment in Hayman IslandAccommodation on Hayman is a unique five star resort, renowned for its elegance, service and superior location. It is the only Australian island to be accepted as a member of the prestigious organisation 'The Leading Hotels of the World'. The 200 room 'low rise' resort was carefully designed to blend in with the natural environment, rather than overshadow it.

Hayman offers elegant resort living in 212 beautifully appointed rooms, suites, penthouses and a beach villa situated within Retreat, Pool, Lagoon and Beachfront Wings. Designed to take advantage of the magnificent resort surrounds, all Hayman accommodation features private terraces or balconies. All guests in Hayman suites will be accorded the personal concierge service. Beach Villa and penthouse guests will receive full butler service.

The Retreat Wing is nestled in tranquil surrounds amongst native tree and plant varieties. The Pool Wing overlooks the Hayman Pool and gardens and Level 3 also offers Coral Sea views. The Lagoon Wing overlooks the tranquil Lily Lagoon, Lagoon Pool and gardens. The Beachfront Wing looks out to the Coral Sea and neighbouring islands. Penthouses overlook the Lily Lagoon, Lagoon Pool, gardens, Hayman Beach and Coral Sea.



DINING - HAYMAN ISLAND

Hayman Island Resort boasts some of the world's finest chefs, and dining is available in magnificent restaurants of elegance and style, unique for an island resort. An extensive selection of Australian and international wines is housed in Hayman's extensive cellar.

From the aptly named 'Azure', overlooking the resort beach and beyond to the Whitsunday waters and neighbouring islands, to the traditional Asian specialties in 'Oriental', an exquisite ceremonial tea house nestled in a tranquil garden. Guests can relax over a casual lunch in The Beach Pavilion, by the resort beach and Lagoon Pool, or head to 'La Trattoria', where al fresco home-style Italian cuisine is served in a rustic indoor/outdoor setting.

Appetising poolside dining for lunch and refreshing beverages can be obtained at the Hayman Pool Bar, The Club Lounge is the perfect place for a quiet drink in a relaxed informal setting. However, if you prefer private dining, it can be organised for you in one of the many beautiful island locations.

GETTING TO HAYMAN ISLAND

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Quantas flies to Mackay, Proserpine and Hamilton Island. From Hamilton Island there are transfers to Hayman Island by launch.Virgin Blue flies to Hamilton Island, within easy access to Hayman Island.Jetstar connects Hamilton Island with the most popular destinations of Tropical North Queensland. Hayman Island can be accessed by launch.



You can fly direct to nearby Hamilton Island from most Australian capital cities, and transfer to Hayman by launch.

Hayman Island Resort operates their own fleet of magnificently appointed sleek, white cruisers - the Sun Eagle, Sun Paradise and Sun Goddess. One of these cruisers connects with every arrival and departure through Hamilton Island's airport, providing a unique start and finale to the Hayman experience.

Or, if flying into Prosperpine or Mackay on the mainland, travel by coach to Shute Habour, and then by launch.

Qantas, Virgin Blue and Jetstar all fly to Mackay, Proserpine and Hamilton Island. Prices vary according to demand. Check availability, compare prices and FIND THE BEST DEAL by entering your requested flight details in our simple Flight Finder.

* HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT IS REFERRED TO AS 'GREAT BARRIER REEF AIRPORT', CODE HTI.
* PROSERPINE AIRPORT IS REFERRED TO AS 'WHITSUNDAY COAST AIRPORT', CODE PPP.
* THE SMALL LOCAL AIRPORT BETWEEN AIRLIE BEACH AND SHUTE HARBOUR IS CALLED 'WHITSUNDAY AIRPORT'.

HAMILTON ISLAND AVIATION
Phone (07) 4946 8249
Hamilton Island Aviation also offer transfers within the Whitsundays. Transfers from/to Hayman Island operate from Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach and Whitsunday Coast airport.

AIR WHITSUNDAY
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

WHITSUNDAY TRANSIT
Phone (07) 4946 1800
Whitsunday Transit coaches has frequent connecting services between Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, and also to Proserpine's Whitsunday Coast Airport and Proserpine Railway Station.

AVIATION TOURISM AUSTRALIA
Phone (07) 4946 8249
Whether it is by helicopter or fixed wing, Aviation Tourism Australia offer fast and reliable transfers to any of the Whitsunday islands or mainland destinations in the area.

Hayman Island's famous hexagonal pool, in the Whitsunday Islands, Far North Queensland. Spectacular Hayman Island Resort, draped with rainforest, a perfect holiday destination for your vacations in the Tropical North Queensland.