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Events to make your stay even more memorable

Throughout the year, Hamilton Island hosts several exciting events, relating to food and wine to arts and culture, and endurance sports. And of course, every August, seafarers from around the globe sail to Hamilton Island for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta.

Sat 19 Aug, 2023

Hamilton Island Race Week

One of the world’s most famous annual yachting events, Hamilton Island Race Week brings spectators and yachties from all around the globe to the Whitsundays for an exciting line up of on and offshore events.

Sat 25 Nov, 2023

Hamilton Island Triathlon

Set in one of Australia’s most beautiful locations, the Hamilton Island Triathlon provides the ultimate test of endurance in the ultimate tropical location.

Sun 26 Nov, 2023

Ocean Swim

This annual 2km and 750m ocean swim meet, plus a fun 350m junior swim for children 13 years and under, takes places in the truly spectacular waters off world-famous Whitehaven Beach.

Sun 5 May, 2024

Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon

This iconic island race follows a rugged route with challenging uphill and downhill sections. There’s a race for everyone; a half marathon for the fearless, a 3 x 7km relay and three different distance options for kids over a much-kinder, flat and fast marina course.

Sun 16 Jun, 2024

Great Whitehaven Beach Run

Every June, keen runners take to the pristine sands of famous Whitehaven Beach for the fun and challenging Great Whitehaven Beach Run. This unique and memorable experience is suitable for the whole family.


Every weekend, guests can join in a fun 5km timed run around scenic Hamilton Island. This is a free, organised event open to people of all fitness levels and is a great way to start a Saturday morning.