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One Tree Hill is the Best Sunset Point on Hamilton Island

One Tree Hill is the Best Sunset Point on Hamilton Island

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

A quick guide unveiling the best sunset spot on Hamilton Island, known as One Tree Hill Lookout.

Visiting the Whitsundays and wondering, what is the best sunset point on Hamilton Island? I’ve got the answer for you, it’s the One Tree Hill lookout spot. In this guide, I’ll give you a brief rundown of what you need to know to get here, and what to expect once you arrive.

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How to get to The Best Sunset Point on Hamilton Island - One Tree Hill

Hamilton Island is fairly small, so it's convenient to get to almost any point on the island by foot or golf buggy.

For those staying near the main strip on the island, it's jsut a 20-minute walk to reach the top of One Tree Hill for the best sunset point on Hamilton Island.

I've pinned the location on the map below to help you find the spot.

The walk up is not exactly a hike, and more of a suburban stroll. Nevertheless, the view from the top is definitely one of the best places to watch either sunset or sunrise.

Map of hamilton island showing the one tree hill lookout location
One Tree Hill Lookout pinned at the northern end of Hamilton Island near Villa Illalangi

View from the One Tree Hill Sunset Point

One Tree Hill Sunset Point is actually named after the bar that sits on the hill. You'll no doubt see tourists enjoying a wine or cocktail at the top overlooking the Whitsunday Islands.

At the sunset point, you can enjoy watching the sunset overs over Daydream Island and the mainland on the west side.

You'll also be greeted with sunset views over the other side, stretching all the way to Whitsunday Island.

Contradictory to its name, One Tree Hill sunset viewpoint actually has several palm trees and other native trees dotting the hill. It definitely sets a tropical vibe as you watch the sunset behind them.

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Sunset point on hamilton island one tree hill viewpoint

Best Time Of Year to Visit Hamilton Island

The best month to visit highlights in the Whitsundays like Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach is in September. This is due to higher water temperatures, warm days and the least amount of rainfall.

However, it is possible to visit Hamilton Island all year round. The high season for sailing and cruising the Whitsunday Islands is between May and September.

While Summer definitely offers hotter weather, there is more tropical rain and the threat of cyclones. Also, Summer is the peak season for dangerous marine stingers in the Coral Sea waters.

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Best Whitsunday Island Experiences

The Whitsunday Islands are a true natural wonder, where you can explore a diverse range of Aussie landscapes from the lush green rainforests to the breathtaking underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Below are the top three unmissable experiences to book this year.

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1. Whitehaven Full-Day Eco Cruise Must-Do

This comfortable fast-boat tour is the most cost-effective way to explore the Whitsundays and get to Whitehaven Beach.

Whitehaven beach aerial drone photo

2. Whitsundays GBR Scenic Flight from Airlie

See the Great Barrier Reef from above on the top-rated Great Barrier Reef scenic flight from Airlie Beach.

Cid harbour anchorage

3. Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

Sailing in the Whitsundays is a classic bucket-list experience. This is the top-rated and most booked yacht operator you'll find online.

What Time is Sunset on Hamilton Island?

In the Summer months, Queensland enjoys longer, hotter days. As a result, expect a typical Whitsunday sunrise around 5:30 AM and sunset at approximately 6:45 pm.

For the more popular, cooler Winter months, the sun rises a little later, at around 6:45 am and sets at approximately 5:45 pm.

For those who want to time sunset, you can always check out the local sunrise and sunset times here.

Sunset on hamilton island

Where to Stay on Hamilton Island

As a small Whitsundays island, the location you pick for your hotel isn't as important as the hotel itself. To help you out, here are the top accommodation options on Hamilton Island.

Hamilton island beach club

1. Hamilton Beach Club Luxury

Boasting an infinity pool and private beach area, this top-rated adults-only, 5-star beach resort is the top luxury pick for a romantic Hamilton Island getaway.

Reef view hotel pool and palm trees

2. Reef View Hotel Mid-Range

Situated directly opposite Catseye Beach, this hotel is one of the best mid-range picks offering a great restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, & modern rooms.

Palm tree bungalows on hamilton island in queensland, australia

3. Palm Bungalows Budget

An entire beachside bungalow for the whole family. These stylish cabins are among the most cost-effective accommodation options for larger groups on Hamilton Island.

More Queensland Travel Guides

I hope you've enjoyed this short guide to One Tree Hill on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays. After an unforgettable sunset, make sure to check out some of my other guides to kick off more adventures in this amazing region of Australia.

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