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The best prices from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands are usually found in May or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Sunday and return on a Monday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Whitsunday Islands (HTI)

MEL - HTI
Price
$323 - $482

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Average price

$398

Average for round-trip flights in January 2021

Round-trip from

$323

From Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands?

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 17% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 24% on flights from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $394. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $447.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands?

Flights from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands in June, with the cheapest ticket starting at $229.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands (MEL - HTI)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 50% on flights from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands by exploring options for tickets at midday.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands in January, February 2021

26 Jan - 2 Feb
$465pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
27 Feb - 8 Mar
$474pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
30 Jan - 6 Feb
$475pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands 2021 flight deals

28 May - 11 Jun
$317pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
17 May - 24 May
$330pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
28 May - 11 Jun
$342pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Whitsunday Islands from Melbourne

28 May - 11 Jun
$317pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
17 May - 24 May
$330pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
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MEL
Melbourne
23 Jun - 30 Jun
$391pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
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Hamilton Island
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Hamilton Island
Jetstar
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Melbourne

One-way flights to Whitsunday Islands from Melbourne

02:00 - 07:15
Qantas Airways
1 stop
6h 15m
MEL - HTI
Qantas Airways
02:00 - 10:35
Virgin Australia
2 stops
9h 35m
MEL - HTI
Virgin Australia
$490
CheapFlights
14:15 - 07:15
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
18h 00m
MEL - HTI
Multiple Airlines
$740
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands for under $389 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands for under $389. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $317, but on average you can expect to pay $402.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Hamilton Island have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar flying from Melbourne to Hamilton Island have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands for under $389 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 13 direct flights from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands under $389. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands is less than $674.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island have been viewed 2,331 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Hamilton Island?

In Melbourne, there will be less rainfall in Melbourne compared to Hamilton Island over the next 11 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Hamilton Island?

Expect the weather to be around 29 °C on average in January. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Hamilton Island is generally hotter than in Melbourne.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands?

Airlines like Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands in about 2h 55m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 1h 35m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands return?

Our cheapest airline available from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands is Jetstar. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $318 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $396. Jetstar is currently priced 17% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Qantas Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $425. Users have also found prices from $490 and $4,530 on Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia, respectively.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands

Destination information for Whitsunday Islands

Flight duration
2h 52m

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Hamilton Island

Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
$206 $318 No cancel fee 80%
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Jetstar
$206 $322 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$210 $381 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands

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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Whitsunday Islands
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