Hook Island

Located in the glistening Coral Sea, Hook Island is a hidden gem nestled within the Whitsundays Islands. Known for its incredible snorkeling, remote beaches, and fascinating indigenous history, this location is a gorgeous addition to any Whitsunday tour!

Hook Island

At an incredible 58 square kilometres, Hook Island is one of the largest within the Cumberland Group. With accessible bays and turquoise beaches, this island should be on everyone's bucket list! Fjord-like inlets extend inland from the bay, protecting the fringing reef below and attracting avid snorkelers and divers from across the globe. Sea eagles and ospreys roam the sky while turtles, dolphins, and manta rays drift through the clear waters. Between June to September, you might even witness a Humpback whale passing through the Whitsunday Passage!

Hook Island Marine Life

Most local tours will aim to include Hook Island on their itinerary, whether for the quality snorkelling or a safe anchorage at Stonehaven, with Nara Inlet considered a tranquil highlight of the island. At the bottom end of the inlet, you'll be greeted with a magical freshwater rockpool and a stunning waterfall (if the season is right). Only a short hike up from Nara Inlet are caves dating back to 9000 years ago belonging to the Ngaro Aboriginal people. Immerse yourself in their culture and witness stunning rock wall paintings.

  Ngaro caves Nara Inlet Hook island Indigenous Cultural Heritage site in the Whitsunday Islands