As the gateway to The Great Barrier Reef and the world renowned Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island is the only inhabited island in the Whitsundays. Originally settled by the Ngaro Aboriginal Tribe, and visited by Captain cook in 1770, the Island was first developed during the 1970’s. Today it is still one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations, home to over 1200 residents, surrounded by pristine white beaches, abundant marine life and over 70% of the island remains in its natural state for all to enjoy.
Pictures & words by Lianne Manley. Her photography can be found on Instagram here @liannemanleyphotography