Hamilton Island is an interesting (relatively new) Velocity points earn partner, mostly offering 3 points per $ when you book directly with accommodation on the island.
There’s also a decent sale running at the minute, with up to 35% off accommodation until 5pm on 27th October.
Combine the two options with the current airfare sales on Hamilton Island from Virgin Australia and Qantas, or with a points redemption and this could be a neat way to use and earn points for an Island break.
The current Hamilton Island sale
The current sale ends on October 27th, and offers up to 35% off the accommodation rates the Palm Bungalows, Reef View Hotel or Beach Club.
Hamilton Island itself looks stunning, and the accommodation looks pretty sweet too. It’s high up on my list of places to visit in Australia.
Earning Velocity points at Hamilton Island
To earn Velocity points on Hamilton Island stays you’ll need to book direct with them, either over the phone or online.
The accomodation options that earn Velocity points are as follows:
- Palm Bungalows (3 points per dollar)
- Reef View Hotel (3 points per dollar)
- Beach Club (3 points per dollar)
- qualia (1 point per dollar)
Hamilton Island Flights Sale
Virgin and Hamilton Island have joined forces and are offering some discounted flights for the sale period as well.
There’s more on Virgin’s offer page here, with flights from Sydney running at $135 and Melbourne at $149.
Qantas are also running a Hamilton Island sale too with similar pricing.
Using points to get to Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island has direct flights with Virgin Australia from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Each way you’ll need 6,900 Velocity points (Economy) or 13,800 Velocity points (Business Class) for a redemption from Brisbane, or 10,900 Velocity points (Economy) or 21,800 Velocity points (Business Class) for redemptions from Sydney and Melbourne.
Qantas offer direct flights from Cairns and Sydney, in addition to a Jetstar flight from Sydney.
You’ll need 12,000 Qantas Points for a Sydney – Hamilton redemption in Economy or 24,000 in Business Class. For Jetstar, you’d need 9,600 Qantas Points in Economy only.