HAYMAN ISLAND RESORT
AUSTRALIA STAYS OF DISTINCTION
- Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island
- Hayman Island, Whitsundays
- Lilianfels, Blue Mountains
- Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef
- Longitude 131°, Ayers Rock
- Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa, Daintree National Park
- Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
- Qualia, Hamilton Island
- Thala Beach Lodge, Port Douglas
- Ultimate Australia, 12 days
- Ultimate Retreat, 12 days
NEW ZEALAND STAYS OF DISTINCTION
- Huka Lodge, Taupo
- Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay
- Wharekauhau Estate, Palliser Bay
- Hilton, Auckland
- Azur Lodge, Queenstown
- Ultimate New Zealand, 9 days
- Ultimate Downunder, 12 days
Queensland Stays Of Distinction
Hayman Island Resort
- FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
- TRAVEL IDEAS
Hayman is a deluxe "award-winning" five star island resort located in the Whitsunday passage near the Great Barrier Reef. Surrounded by colorful coral reefs and secluded beaches, this luxurious resort, in an idyllic setting, caters to the most discriminating. The hotel is filled with priceless artwork and precious antiques. All water sport activities can be found here, swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and sailing. A wide range of gourmet restaurants cater to any taste.
Hayman Island Resort, Queensland, Australia
HOW TO GET THERE
Hayman is a deluxe "award-winning" five star island resort located in the Whitsunday passage near the Great Barrier Reef. This luxurious resort, in an idyllic setting, caters to the most discriminating. The hotel is filled with priceless artwork and precious antiques. All water sport activities can be found here, swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and sailing. A wide range of gourmet restaurants cater to any taste.
The most convenient way of travelling to Hayman is via Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island) where Hayman's launches, seaplanes and helicopters connect with all incoming and outgoing commercial flights.
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.
Luxury Launch Transfer
Hayman's one-hour luxury launch transfer is priced at AUD$410 per adult each way and AUD$205 per child each way, unless this transfer has been purchased as part of an air ticket through fare to Hayman.
For international bookings, please book a through fare with QANTAS to Hayman from your port of destination.
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.
During the breathtaking crossing of the Whitsunday Passage, refreshments are served as guests take in the magnificence of this special setting which 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.
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 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.
QANTAS operates three return flights per week between Brisbane and Great Barrier Reef Airport.
QANTAS Boeing 737 aircraft provide business and economy class flights on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Virgin Blue introduced daily flights on its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft from Brisbane into Great Barrier Reef Airport in June 2005.
The Hayman launch or seaplane transfer currently meets all incoming GBR Airport commercial flights. Helicopter transfers are also available. Please request ticketing to Hayman (port HIS). Airline tickets sold to the final destination (HIS) include the fare for the Hayman launch transfer.
Jetstar currently operates services from Brisbane to Proserpine. Virgin Blue operates a daily flight to Brisbane and Proserpine, and daily connections to Sydney. Guests connect to a coach transfer from Proserpine to Shute Harbour followed by a boat transfer to Hayman. A seaplane or helicopter transfer directly to Hayman can be booked with Hayman Reservations.
AIR WHITSUNDAY provides seaplane connections from the Jetstar services direct to Hayman. Approximate transfer time is 45 minutes
Hayman boat transfer from Shute Harbour. Bookings are essential.
- Departs Shute Harbour 7:15 am and 6:30 pm
- Departs Hayman 6:00 am and 5:15 pm
Approximate transfer time is 55 minutes
Please Note: Due to operational requirements or inclement weather, boat times may vary.
Jetstar and Virgin Blue operate flights to Mackay (via Brisbane) and then coach transfers from Mackay to Airlie Beach or air transfers direct to Hayman (approx. 50-minute flight) or via Great Barrier Reef Airport (approx. 45-minute flight). Upon arrival at Airlie Beach guests should take a taxi (10-minute ride) to Shute Harbour for a boat transfer to Hayman.
Mackay to Airlie Beach (via coach) - approximate travel time is 2 hours.
Mackay to Airlie Beach
- Depart 11:00 pm Arrive 1:00 am
- Depart 8:45 am Arrive 10:35 am
- Depart 6:10 am Arrive 8:00 am
- Depart 12:05 pm Arrive 14:05 pm
Airlie Beach to Mackay
- Depart 11:15 am Arrive 13:15 pm
- Depart 13:55 pm Arrive 16:30 pm
- Depart 17:25 pm Arrive 20:05 pm
- Depart 19:50 pm Arrive 22:10 pm
Private Charter Flights
AIR WHITSUNDAY operates a fleet of private seaplanes and provide transfers from the following ports
TO HAYMAN FROM FLIGHT TIME
- Great Barrier Reef Airport 15 mins
- Whitsunday Airport 12 mins
- Proserpine Airport 20 mins
- Mackay Airport 45 mins
Transfers to/from Cairns Airport, Orpheus Island, Bedarra Island Airport, Dunk Island Airport and other ports available on application.
Aircraft can carry up to 7 passengers and baggage with weight limitations. For international passengers, who may be travelling with more than one piece of baggage, normal maximum capacity is 4 passengers.
Private Charter Flights (alternative)
Ex-Brisbane charter flights are available to Great Barrier Reef Airport
Ex-Sydney charter flights are available to Great Barrier Reef Airport
Ex-Cairns charter flights are available to Great Barrier Reef Airport
Helicopter transfers are available from various ports. Helireef has a 3 seater Robinson 44 Jet helicopter which is permanently based on Hayman. 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 seater helicopters can also be booked.
Extra luggage limit is 30kg per person with a total bag dimension of 140 cm (e.g. 140 cm = 67 cm width + 50 cm height + 23 cm depth)
Hayman Island Heart Reef Helitours
Terms and Conditions:
- All flights are operated at the discretion of the pilot and are subject to weather conditions
- A cancellation fee of 100% is applicable to same day cancellations
- Prices include a 10% Goods and Services Tax and Marine Park fees Contact Helireef, quoting Hayman as the destination.
Reservations can be made on a free sale basis up to 2 weeks prior to arrival, to a maximum of 10 people.
Car hire is available either at Mackay, Airlie Beach or Townsville
Shute Harbour Private Parking
Guests driving to Shute Harbour (Airlie Beach) for connections to Hayman can pre-book private parking of vehicles.
Centrally located on Levels 2 and 3 of the Palm Wing, above the Hayman Arcade and close to the famous Hayman Pool. The bathroom contains a shower only (no tub). These rooms do not offer sea views.
Located on Level 1 of the Pool Wing, these rooms are uniquely located on the edge of the Hayman Pool and offer the ultimate Hayman experience. Each room provides direct access from the room's balcony straight into the pool. This room offers the same interior design as the Pool Superior and includes a spacious marble bathroom with a shower located over the bath.
On Level 2 of the Pool Wing, overlooking the famous Hayman Pool and gardens. Each room has a balcony and spacious bathroom with a shower over the bath.
On Level 3 of the Pool Wing, overlooking the famous Hayman Pool, gardens, Hayman Beach and Coral Sea. Special features include a balcony, contemporary bathroom with separate shower and bath and ivory timber shutters that open to welcome in natural daylight.
On Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Pool Wing, overlooking the famous Hayman Pool and gardens. Suites on Level 3 also offer views of the Hayman Beach and Coral Sea. Each suite has a separate bedroom, dressing room and lounge room. Special features include a balcony, large marble bathroom with separate shower and bath. An adjoining twin bedroom can be added to selected suites to create a two-bedroom suite.
Located in the Beach Wing, on the Hayman Beach, fronting the Coral Sea and adjacent to the famous Hayman Pool. An exclusive group of 10 rooms, each has a private terrace extending onto the coral sands. Each room is appointed throughout with terracotta tiles and the bathroom contains a double spa with separate shower.
In the gardens of the Beach Wing and close to the Hayman Beach. An exclusive group of 16 rooms, each has a strong relationship with the outdoors, and the tropical surrounds provide a lush canopy enveloping a private verandah and outdoor rinse shower. The interior is a peaceful haven of soft natural tones and rich grained woods. Special features include a daybed settee and sunken bath overlooking private rockery.
On Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Lagoon Wing, overlooking the Lily Lagoon, Lagoon Pool and gardens. Rooms on Level 3 also offer views of the Hayman Beach and Coral Sea. Décor reflects a relaxed resort feel, featuring soft, natural textures, cool marbles and rich, warm woods. A large balcony is furnished with an outdoor teakwood setting. Special features include a spacious bathroom with double vanity and open plan dressing and en suite area.
On Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Lagoon Wing, overlooking the Lily Lagoon, Lagoon Pool and gardens. Rooms on Level 3 also offer views of the Hayman Beach and Coral Sea. Décor reflects a relaxed resort feel, featuring soft, natural textures, cool marbles and rich, warm woods. A large balcony is furnished with an outdoor teakwood setting. Special features include an 'island' platform bed and a spacious open plan bathroom with double vanity.
On Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Lagoon Wing, overlooking the Lily Lagoon, Lagoon Pool and gardens. Suites on Level 3 also offer views of the Hayman Beach and Coral Sea. Each suite has a separate bedroom, dressing room area, guest bathroom and lounge room. Décor reflects a relaxed resort feel, featuring soft, natural textures, cool marbles and rich, warm woods. A large balcony is furnished with an outdoor teakwood setting. Special features include a platform bed, spacious walk-in robe and open plan bathroom with 'island' bath and double vanity. An adjoining twin bedroom can be added to selected suites to create a two-bedroom suite.
In-Room Facilities and Services
- Individually-controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans
- Direct dial ISD/STD telephones with 2 lines
- Modem (in Lagoon, Pool and Beach Wings)
- Private fax extension available on request
- Colour television
- Pay movies
- BBC World, CNN, CNNDC (Asia), Discovery , National Geographic, Sky Channels
- Selected radio channels
- CD player (in Lagoon, Pool and Beach Wings)
- Personal in-room safe
- Mini refrigerator
- Personal bar
- Hair dryer
- 110 (shavers only)/220/240 volt outlets (transformers required for appliances)
- Converters and adaptors available on request
- In-room tea and coffee-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- 7-day laundry and dry-cleaning service
- 24-hour in-room dining
- Nightly turndown service
In one of the world's most peaceful settings, Hayman provides the ideal backdrop for pampering, relaxation and revitalising of mind, body and soul. The Retreat invites guests to enjoy a truly unique, experiential relaxation and wellness destination.
The Retreat has highly trained skin care technicians, massage therapists, hairdressers, fitness instructors and wellness consultants. This unique environment offers six individual treatment rooms, one dual treatment room, a spa and steam room, plunge pool and beauty and hair services.
La Fountaine Restaurant
Hayman provides an ideal setting for exciting sporting pursuits and relaxing leisure activities, within the magnificent resort facilities and island landscape. Younger guests are invited to visit a dedicated children's activities centre at Hernando's Hideaway.
Guests can enjoy a diversity of leisure activities within this world-acclaimed resort. There are numerous sporting pursuits, plus tours and classes - some going behind-the-scenes, and special places and activities for peace and solitude.
Tennis is available on five floodlit courts, squash on two courts, golf on a nine-hole putting green and golf driving plus croquet, archery, table tennis, badminton, snooker and pool, all compliments of Hayman.
The Activities Centre offers exercise regimes, personal training and fitness equipment and organises weekly sporting challenges and tennis clinics. Guests can also travel to the mainland for a round of golf at Laguna Whitsundays' 18-hole championship course.
Pool and Spas
One of the largest pools in the Southern Hemisphere, the famous salt-water Hayman Pool surrounds the Pool Wing and incorporates a small heated freshwater pool. The heated freshwater Lagoon Pool is set among tropical gardens in the Lagoon Wing and has two spas nearby.
The Hayman Beach, lapping the Coral Sea, hugs the resort and offers year-round swimming and catamaran sailing, windsurfing and paddleskiing, all complimentary. On the other side of the island, Blue Pearl Bay One (accessible by foot) and Blue Pearl Bay Two plus nearby Langford Spit (both accessible by speedboat) are ideal for snorkelling and picnic lunches.
Tours and Classes
Complimentary tours, conducted by the Hayman team, include an educational Garden Tour of the lush landscape, Guided Island Walk into bushland to lookouts and beaches, and Kitchen Tour of the vast food preparation areas, Chocolate Room and acclaimed La Fontaine Wine Cellar. Guests can also learn the secrets of cocktail mixing and join regular culinary classes.
Movies and CD's
New-release blockbusters are regularly screened in the Entertainment Centre, at no charge, and in-room pay movies are also available. The news agency stocks a selection of CDs for loan.
The Hayman Arcade houses boutiques, showcasing the latest in day and evening wear and accessories by leading local and international designers, plus a jeweller, display of artworks, news agency and photographic supplier and developer.
Hayman has heaps of fun and exciting activities happening at Hernando's Hideaway, an exquisite cottage nestled in the gardens near the marina. This special place is home to the Kids Club and Crèche and welcomes young visitors up to the age of 12. Baby-sitting services are also available in the resort. And, look out for the special two-course Kids Menus in Hayman's restaurants which have been designed just for you and offer healthy and nutritious food.
Day 1. Arrive Hayman Island. After your flight lands on Hamilton Island you will be transferred by one of the luxury launches to Hayman Island (launch cost not included). Registration takes place on board whilst you enjoy complimentary champagne and canapés. D
Day 2 & 3. At leisure. Indulge yourself on this superb resort which offers many options. For the active traveller there is a choice of para-sailing, water-skiing, game fishing or scuba-diving (own expense) or take the Great Barrier Reef snorkel trip that is included in your package.
Enjoy the thrill of a seaplane or helicopter excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. For the more relaxed, take picnic hamper to a secluded beach, laze by one of the swimming pools or enjoy a late afternoon game of tennis. Restaurants include Australian, French , Italian, Oriental and Polynesian cuisine. Why not stay longer. BD
Day 4. Departure. At leisure until you depart on one of the luxury vessels bound for Hamilton Island to connect with your onward flight (own arrangement). B
Hayman Island Resort
You can join any day.
Please request prices for the time you wish to visit.
3 nights accommodation in Lagoon Room, breakfast and dinner daily, full day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch, use of resort facilities including catamarans, windsurfers and paddle skis.