Today was our third time visiting Hamilton Island, the largest inhabited island of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, in Eastern Australia at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.
Even though it has become a world class tourist destination, It maintains its quaintness by being automobile free. This photo from 2007 shows us when we toured the entire island by golf cart.
Next door Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 Whitsundays islands. We visited there last time by seaplane after viewing the beautiful area.
It is constantly rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Its sand is 98% pure silica, which gives it the special characteristics including its unique whiteness. It is so fine it squeaks when walked upon. It never gets hot. It is so fine it can ruin cameras and other electronic devises. It can even be used to polish jewelry.