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Australia’s Version Of Paradise In 10 Stunning Photos

Hamilton Island woke up like this.

Paradise doesn’t necessarily mean spending 10+ hours on a plane – we’ve got our very own paradise ready and waiting in the Whitsundays, just a few hours away. Hamilton Island ticks all the boxes of your perfect summer getaway – white sandy beaches, natural island beauty, the Great Barrier Reef right at your doorstep and an average daily temperature of 27 degrees.

Here’s 10 reasons why you need to hop on a plane to Hamilton Island and soak up that sun ASAP.

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#1 The water

That picture-perfect ultramarine water looks like heaven right about now and paddleboarding is probably the best remedy for that winter slumber you’ve been stuck in the past few months.


#2 The sand

Nothing beats that soft sand between your toes on a warm summer’s eve. Luckily, Hamilton Island is surrounded by the stuff – you’ll never want to walk on regular ground again.


#3 The palm trees

Is this a postcard or is this real life?


#4 The reef

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With the Great Barrier Reef right at your doorstep, there’s really nothing between you and Australia’s greatest natural wonder.

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#5 The view from above

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And what’s the best way to enjoy all that the GBF has to offer? By hiring a private plane or chopper of course – be sure to stop off on some secluded islands while you’re at it.


#6 The quiet beaches

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You won’t spot another person for ages at some Hamilton Island beaches so no one will judge you when you pretend you’re Tom Hanks in Castaway and start talking to a volleyball.


#7 The views

Strap on your hiking boots and check out the lush natural beauty of Hamilton Island’s hills. Passage Peak is said to be the hardest of all the trails on the island, but with views like that, it’s so worth it.


#8 The food

Did someone say all-day brunch?


#9 The wildlife

 Tropical island means tropical wildlife of course!


#10 #wokeuplikethis

Actual paradise.

(Lead image: Hamilton Island)