Hook Island, Whitsundays Hook Island, Whitsundays – Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Honeymoon guide to Hook Island

The second largest island of the Whitsunday group is home to a 5800ha national park and a spectacular fringe reef located immediately offshore that is ideal for diving and snorkelling – just perfect for an adventurous honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday.

Hook Island is famous for its underwater observatory that takes visitors 6m below the surface for a view of the fringing reef.

Discover a secluded bay for a picnic along one of the bush walks and relax on the beach listening to the ocean and the birds singing.

Hook Island Wilderness Resort is currently closed, with plans to reopen in negotiations.

Best time to visit Hook Island

For the best weather visit Hook Island anytime between May and November. However, late March through December are considered the best holiday months.

Hook Island (and the Whitsundays in general) enjoy a tropical climate with hot summers, warm winters and a pleasant spring and autumn.

Summer, from December to February, averages between 25°C (77°F) and 31°C (87°F) and winter from 18°C (64°F) to 26°C (78°F).

For more climate info: Whitsundays Weather Guide

How to get to the Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Islands lie off the central coast of Queensland, around 900km north of Brisbane and 600km south of Cairns, and are easily accessible by air and sea from the mainland.

You have two options: fly to Hamilton Island Airport or the smaller Proserpine Airport on the mainland. Proserpine is best if you plan on staying at Airlie Beach or are picking up a yacht charter from Shute Harbour.

There are no direct international flights to Hamilton Island Airport or Proserpine Airport.

Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia Airlines offer direct flights to Hamilton Island from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Qantas Airways flies direct from Cairns.

Only Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia Airlines offer direct daily flights to Proserpine from Brisbane.

For more about getting to the Whitsundays

Latest update: Hook Island, Whitsundays: 16 February, 2019

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