Events in Hamilton Island
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
This is an internationally-renowned yachting event that attracts visitors from around the world, creating an exciting and unique atmosphere. It is one of Australia's favourite sporting events. Held in August every year, it is a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. With an on-shore carnival and party atmosphere, and the offshore excitement from the yacht racing, it is an event not to be missed.
PGA Professionals Championship
Held at the end of October, the final of the PGA Professionals Championship is held at the Island Golf Club. An amateur event will be held alongside the professionals event, which will see some of the finest golfers in Australia fighting for the prestigious championship title. A complete golfing experience is offered with leading teaching and club professionals on hand to give you a truly unforgettable week of golf.
Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon
In November, set in one of Australia's most beautiful settings, the Fujifilm triathlon allows competitors to take in the natural beauty of the island, with a 750 m swim across the picturesque Catseye Bay, a 20 km cycle which incorporates a unique airport runway section, and a 5km run. There is also a junior triathlon, meaning this is truly a family event.
Christmas and New Year Summer Festival
The Christmas and New Year Summer Festival runs from mid-December through to mid-January. Highlights include carols by candlelight with Santa making an appearance, and live entertainment from resident musicians playing in the numerous bars and restaurants on the island.
The New Years Eve party on the island will involve music, dancing in the streets, and celebrations through to midnight where the new year will be welcomed in with a spectacular fireworks display over the beach.