Hayman Island Holidays and Visitors Information

Hayman Launch


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 south, Hook Island, Whitsunday Island, and South and North Molle islands are visible. Close to Hayman, smaller islands such as Black Island (locally known as Bali Hai) and Langford Island 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 sun-soaked picnics. The islands close to Hayman are all National Parks and provide excellent opportunities for glorious boating, whether under power or sail.

Getting There

The most convenient way of travelling to Hayman is via Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island) where Hayman's luxury launches 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 and helicopter transfers to Hayman. On arrival at Hayman, the luggage will be delivered directly to the guest room, suite or villa.


Luxury Launch Transfer

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.

Access Points

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.

Via Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island)

Virgin Australia operates services from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Adelaide into Great Barrier Reef Airport.
Qantas operates services from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane into Great Barrier Reef Airport.
Jetstar operates services from Sydney and Melbourne into Great Barrier Reef Airport.

Hayman's launches and helicopters meet all incoming and outgoing flights at Great Barrier Reef Airport.

Via Proserpine Whitsunday Coast Airport

Virgin Australia operates services from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth into Proserpine Airport.
Jetstar operates services from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane into Proserpine Airport.

Guests need to make their own way from Proserpine Airport to Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach to connect with a boat transfer to Hayman. Please note some incoming or outgoing flights may not be met with a same day transfer.


Hayman Island can also be accessed directly by chartered helicopter from Hamilton Island. Helicopter transfer costs from Proserpine Airport or Shute Harbour are available on application.