Palm-tree-laden white-sand beaches, tranquil tropical-blue waters, a stacked social calendar of events, world-class diving and snorkel sites along the Great Barrier Reef at your doorstep, food, food and more food (restaurant coca chu is a must. Three words: duck spring rolls)…

Oh, and did we mention qualia (OK, maybe once or twice)? How can you go past Hamilton Island as our most beautiful island getaway? Even with Hayman Island getting a fresh lick of paint, the well-rounded shores of this North Queensland haven are deserving of such a title. Daydream countdown in three, two, one…

Runners-up: Most Beautiful Island Getaway

2. Hayman Island, Qld
3. Lord Howe Island, NSW
4. Fraser Island, QLD
5. Kangaroo Island, SA

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