Things To Do In Hayman Island

Top Things To Do In Hayman Island


Hayman Island is a stunning destination in the heart of the Whitsundays, Australia. With its crystal clear waters, lush rainforest, and secluded beaches, it’s no wonder why it has been dubbed the “Jewel of the Whitsundays.” But what should you do when you arrive? 

Here are 10 things to do in Hayman Island that will help you make the most out of your time here. 

Snorkelling on Langford Reef 

If you’re looking for an underwater adventure, then look no further than Langford Reef. It’s one of the top snorkelling spots in the area and offers an incredible array of marine life. 

You’ll be spoilt for choice when exploring this reef, from vibrant corals to graceful manta rays. And if you’re lucky enough, you may even spot a turtle or two.

Take a Hike at Blue Pearl Bay

Blue Pearl Bay is one of Hayman Island’s most iconic spots. There’s no better way to experience its beauty than by taking a leisurely hike along its shoreline. 

You’ll get to take in spectacular views from every angle as well as encounter some unique wildlife along the way – so keep your eyes peeled.


Snorkel Great Barrier Reef

The most active aquatic community on Hayman Island may be found at Blue Pearl Bay, which is located on the island’s northwestern edge. In the midst of the multicoloured parrot fish and the striped angelfish, you’ll find a local inhabitant named Priscilla, who is an enormous Maori wrasse. 

To go on an adventure off the coast, charter a private boat and make your way to the little Langford Island, where you will find magical underwater gardens. After that, you may unwind on the expansive sandy spit by having a picnic, going swimming, or just lounging about. 

There is also the possibility of going to the outer reef, namely to the fabled huge Stepping Stones, which drop down to a depth of forty metres. 

As you glide over the water, you’ll be surrounded by spectacular rays and sharks that appear menacing but are actually quite harmless reef sharks.

Visit Butterfly Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 

Butterfly Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has been carefully designed to protect native animals and plants from human interference.

Here, visitors can witness firsthand how conservation efforts lead to healthy ecosystems and diverse wildlife populations – all while gaining insight into how these efforts can be applied across other areas too. Plus, this sanctuary also serves as a great spot for birdwatching.

Stay In An Ultra-Luxe Suite

Due to the fact that Hayman Island is a privately held property, there is only one resort on the island, which is aptly titled One&Only Hayman Island Resort. It’s a gruesome masterpiece, which is fortunate for you. There is a diverse selection of accommodation options, and each one is quite luxurious. 

We’re talking about linen fit for the Royal Family draped over four-poster beds, enormous baths with separate showers and tubs, dressing rooms that would make Marilyn Monroe proud, and private balconies that look out over the resort’s tropical gardens or the ocean, depending on where you are. 

Those visitors who, for some inexplicable reason, are willing to move around may make use of the hotel’s two swimming pools, seven bars and restaurants, spa, and fitness centre.


Explore Whitehaven Beach 

Whitehaven Beach is easily one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches; with its white sand and turquoise waters, it’s hard not to feel enchanted by this place. 

Whether it’s a leisurely stroll or swimming in its clear waters that takes your fancy, there are plenty of opportunities for fun here, too – so don’t forget your sunscreen. 

Float Around In The Ocean While Getting A Massage

A relaxing massage is an essential component of any tropical vacation. On top of that, you may take your meal to the next level by requesting it to be served outside on Hayman Island. 

There is a ninety-minute experience called “Ocean Dreaming” that caters to people obsessed with water and consists of pretty much what you see in the picture above: resting on a bed while floating on quiet water and surrounded by clear sky. 

Get yourself a “Rainforest Massage” if you’re more of a “Jungle Book” person. You will be led to a secluded cabana shaded by a canopy, and a massage tailored to your unique physical requirements will be performed on you there. 

Yogis may also be interested in the “Sun Salutation,” which is based on Eastern practices and includes acupuncture, stretching, and rocking motions.

Go Paddling

Get aboard a kayak or stand-up paddleboard if you want to see Hayman Island from the sea while moving at a human-powered pace. 

There is no need to travel very far if you are a novice or not very adventurous because the island’s waters are perfectly clear, which makes it possible to see flashes of aquatic life almost anywhere on the island. 

In the meanwhile, those who have the mentality of Bear Grylls can travel further away and even attempt to sail around the world. Be sure to make a pit stop at Blue Pearl Bay and Coconut Beach along the trip. 

At Coconut Beach, you may recharge your batteries by lounging in the sun for a while at Blue Pearl Bay.

Hayman bay

Have a Picnic at Nara Inlet

Nara Inlet is another breathtaking spot on Hayman Island that shouldn’t be missed. Pack yourself some food and drinks (and maybe even some binoculars) and have yourself a picnic with stunning views as far as the eye can see.

Don’t forget to pick up some fresh seafood while you’re here – we promise it won’t disappoint.

Eat Dinner With Neil Perry

Even the most decorated chef in the world has to resort to troppo cooking every once in a while. Therefore, why not go along on the journey with him? 

During the month of July, Neil Perry AM, famous for his work at Rockpool and the $10 burger, will be hosting you on Hayman Island while he prepares a meal and then watching over you while you eat it. 

Even though he hasn’t revealed any of the culinary specifics yet, we can safely assume that there will be an abundance of seafood-based dishes to choose from and a curated collection of expensive wines to complement them. 

The only catch is that you can enjoy this hedonistic evening by joining the competition described above or putting down your card – it’s one of Mastercard’s Priceless Dinners, and spaces are extremely restricted. 


Hayman Island is full of exciting activities that are sure to please both thrill seekers and nature lovers alike.

Whether it’s snorkelling on Langford Reef or having a picnic at Nara Inlet – there’s something for everyone here at this gorgeous island paradise. 

The average high temperature on Hayman Island is 25 degrees from May through October, and 30 degrees from November through April, making it a year-round tropical paradise. The most popular time to visit is during the winter holiday season and school vacations. 

However, if you’re looking for milder weather, fewer people, and don’t mind braving a tropical rain, then January through March is the best time to come.

So what are you waiting for? Come explore what makes Hayman Island such an exceptional destination today.


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