InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Great Barrier Reef
Island Walking Trail
Hayman Island’s two-hour Walking Trail is 7.8m total, beginning at the marina and finishing at the bottom of Hayman Residences. The trail sees guests hike around the perimeter of the island via Blue Pearl Bay, Dolphin Point and Butterfly Grove. Bushwalking experience is recommended as the tracks can be long, rough and very steep.
Insider Tip: To avoid mid-morning and afternoon direct sun, we suggest you wake up at approximately 5:30am to embark on the trail and see the sun rise across the island and beyond. Complimentary sunset hikes are also available. Enquire with our activities team.
Complimentary Beachfront Water Sports
Hayman Beach hugs the length of the resort, catering to guests wishing to enjoy a range of complimentary on-water activities including paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. Activity team members are on the beachfront each morning to assist in getting you ready for your beachfront adventure with all equipment and safety training.
While moving through beachfront waters on your paddleboard, look down into crystal-clear waters to see schools of local fish darting past green turtles and magnificent rays.
Guided Jetski Tours
Take your beachfront experience to the next level by joining a qualified and experienced jet ski guide on an epic one-hour jet ski adventure, where you will drive your own jet ski around the waters of Hayman Island, seeing sea turtles and other marine life up close and personal.
This adrenaline-packed adventure combines jet skiing with a spectacular scenic tour of the north Queensland islands.
Embark on an exclusive fishing experience in the Whitsundays, starting off with a scenic tour on Hayman Island’s all-new dedicated fishing vessel before getting up close and personal with a variety of unique and colourful fish families. Minimum numbers are required for Fishing Adventure tours. Private half and full day fishing charters are available on request.
Insider Tip: For a memorable experience, capture a local fish and our chefs will cook and serve it to you in one of our restaurants.
Escape on your own private charter for a day of luxury with no bounds; enjoying ultimate exclusivity with your own dedicated captain, crew and personalised itinerary. The team at Ocean Dynamics have several incredible vessels including boutique private charters, motor yachts, dedicated diving boats and sailing yachts.
Plan your tailored itinerary, selecting from iconic Whitehaven Beach tours, Great Barrier Reef snorkelling adventures, gourmet seafood lunches, luxury charters to secret dive spots and more. The choice is yours.
Nearby Island Escapades
Your Hayman Island location unlocks the heart of the Great Barrier Reef by placing you moments away from Langford Island, Bali Hai, Blue Pearl Bay and Hook Island.
The Northern shores of Langford Island reveal shore walls and coral eco-systems idyllic for leisurely snorkelling. While brimming with different species of fish and underwater gardens, the real attraction to this snorkelling spot is the amount of green turtles frequenting the area. Before you go on your Island Escapade to Langford Island, ask our activities team for snorkelling equipment.
Take a short journey by our activity team's speedboat to nearby islands; spending your day snorkelling, hiking and picnicking.
Luxury Tennis Camps
Immerse in outdoor learning on Hayman's Recreation Centre tennis courts with tennis lessons courtesy of the resort's pro tennis coaches.
Choose from a diverse list of programs catering to tennis-lovers of all levels, and bask in the balmy island surrounds while improving your tennis swing. Scheduled tennis classes available for kids and adults and private lessons available upon request.
Elevate your experience in the Whitsunday Islands and view the magnificent surrounds of the Great Barrier Reef by air. InterContinental Hayman Island Resort offers bespoke adventures that take you high above the world-famous Heart Reef, with exhilarating helicopter tours over Whitehaven Beach and beyond.
Take in the breathtaking aerial view of the surrounding Whitsunday Islands and fringing reefs from above with group experiences and private tours available.
Dive & Snorkel Day Tours
Explore the underwater realm of one of the world’s seven wonders, The Great Barrier Reef: home to an abundance of tropical fish species, colourful coral reefs, a variety of sea stars, sea cucumbers and urchins, giant clams and turtles. North Queensland boasts ideal water temperatures all year-round, making it the perfect destination for diving and snorkelling adventures.
Make your underwater adventure even more memorable with Ocean Dynamics’ exclusive private snorkelling experiences. Your personalised tour invites you to book your own private snorkel guide who will look after you and your group exclusively for the duration of the snorkelling tour while the expert crew on board tailor an extraordinary itinerary showcasing the best of the Great Barrier Reef.
Dive into a once-in-a-lifetime adventure by earning your scuba diving certification – the globally recognised PADI Open Water Diver course during your time on Hayman Island. To take home the ultimate scuba-souvenir, enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course) which is available through InterContinental Hayman Island Resort’s Marine Centre.
Whitehaven Beach Day Trips
Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, a tour to Whitehaven Beach via boat or helicopter is a must when visiting InterContinental Hayman Island Resort. Guests can marvel the 98.9% pure silica sand gracing Whitehaven Beach’s 7km stretch, before hiking to Hill Inlet to sight the world-famous turquoise swirls caused by a natural sand shift.
Fly over Heart Reef
Heart Reef in the Great Barrier Reef of the Whitsundays is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Located in Hardy Reef, Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane through our partner, Helireef. Perfect for honeymooners, take on the Heart Reef Express Scenic Tour to see the icon in all its glory.