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Getting to Hayman Island

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.

The one-hour transfers between Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island) and Hayman on Hayman’s luxury launches can be booked in conjunction with your air travel. For this launch transfer, Hayman operates a fleet of magnificent sleek white cruisers – Sun Eagle, Sun Paradise and Sun Goddess – which are beautifully appointed and provide a unique start and finale to the Hayman experience. Please Note: There may be a waiting period of up to 90 minutes on the launch prior to departure from Great Barrier Reef Airport. During the launch crossing of the Whitsunday Passage from Great Barrier Reef Airport to Hayman, refreshments are served as guests take in the magnificence of this special setting that 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.

Hayman boat transfer from Shute Harbour

Departs Shute Harbour 8.15 am and 5.15 pm

Departs Hayman 7.00 am and 4.00 pm

The approximate transfer time is 55 minutes

Proserpine to Shute Harbour with Whitsunday Transit
The approximate transfer time from Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine to Shute Harbour is 90 minutes.


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)
– Jetstar
Jetstar operates daily services from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane into Great Barrier Reef Airport. Hayman’s launches, seaplanes and helicopters meet all incoming and outgoing Jetstar flights at Great Barrier Reef Airport.

– Virgin Blue
Virgin Blue operates daily flights on its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft from 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.

Via Proserpine
Jetstar currently operates services from Brisbane to Proserpine. Virgin Blue operates a daily flight to Brisbane and Proserpine and daily connections to Sydney. Taxis are available from Proserpine to Shute Harbour followed by a boat transfer to Hayman. Alternatively, a seaplane or helicopter transfer directly from Proserpine to Hayman can be booked with Hayman Reservations.

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