Hayman Island is located 33 kilometres (20.5 miles) due east of Australia's North Queensland coast, nestled between the coast and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia's fabled Whitsunday passage.
Hayman Island is 294 hectares in area (726 acres), the resort is contained within an area of 13 hectares (31 acres) situated on two white sand beaches on the southern side of the island around a beach lagoon. Hayman's idyllic setting and closeness to the reef makes it a superb location for all water sports, including snorkelling and diving. A walking trial circles the island past a number of secluded bays and craggy points and to the various outlooks.
To the west, the mainland of Australia is visible, and to the south, Hook Island, Whitsunday Island, and South and North Molle islands. Close to Hayman, smaller islands such as Black Island (locally known as Bali Hai) and Langford Reef present popular picnic and snorkelling locations with sandy beaches and coral growths. Bali Hai is only 10 minutes by boat from Hayman and a must for lazy sunsoaked picnics. The islands close to Hayman are all National Parks and provide excellent opportunities for glorious boating, whether under power or sail.
The most convenient way of travelling to Hayman is via Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island) where Hayman's launches, seaplanes and helicopters connect with all incoming and outgoing commercial flights.
A member of the Hayman team greets guests on arrival at Great Barrier Reef Airport and arranges for the transfer of guest luggage from flights to the connecting launch, seaplane and helicopter transfers to Hayman. On arrival at Hayman, the luggage will be delivered directly to the guest room, suite, villa or penthouse.
Hayman's one hour luxury launch transfer from Great Barrier Reef Airport at Hamilton Island is an experience itself. Hayman operates a fleet of magnificent sleek white cruisers which are beautifully appointed and provide a unique start and finale to the Hayman experience.
During the breathtaking crossing of the Whitsunday Passage, refreshments are served as guests take in the magnificence of this special setting which surrounds Hayman. On the arrival cruise to Hayman, all check in formalities are completed enabling guests to be personally escorted to their room directly on arrival on the island. Guests can also book their choice of tour, restaurant and activity during this crossing.
There are a number of access points from Australian ports for travel to and from Hayman. The following services and companies provide a range of arrival and departure options.
Virgin Blue operates daily services from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane into Great Barrier Reef Airport.
Hayman's launches, seaplanes and helicopters meet all incoming and outgoing Virgin Blue flights at Great Barrier Reef Airport.
Virgin Blue operates a daily flight to Brisbane and Proserpine, and daily connections to Sydney. Guests connect to a coach transfer from Proserpine to Port of Airlie followed by a boat transfer to Hayman.
Hayman can be also accessed directly by charter helicopter from Hamilton Island, Proserpine Airport (25 minute flying time), or from Whitsunday Airport at Shute Habour. Helicopter transfers costs from Hamilton Island, Proserpine Airport or Shute Habour are available on application.
From either Hamilton Island, Proserpine or Shute Harbour flying time is approximately twenty minutes, maximum 4/5 persons. Prices are available on application.
Air Whitsunday operates a fleet of private seaplanes and provide transfers from the following ports; Great Barrier Reef Airport, Whitsunday Airport, Proserpine Airport, Mackay Airport and Townsville Airport. Transfers to/from Cairns Airport, Orpheus Island, Bedarra Island Airport, Dunk Island Airport and other ports available on application.