A 29-year-old woman from New South Wales has been killed at a popular Australian holiday destination after the golf buggy she was a passenger in toppled over while attempting a U-turn.

According to a report by Queensland police, Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating after a woman died in a single vehicle crash on Hamilton Island yesterday afternoon. 

“Early investigations indicate around 4.30pm the woman was a passenger in a registered golf buggy, travelling south on Whitsunday Boulevard,” the report stated.

“As the driver approached the intersection with Coral Sea Avenue, he commenced a U-turn and the buggy rolled. The 29-year-old woman from NSW died at the scene.” 

According to reports, the male driver was not injured in the incident. Investigations are continuing.

Golf buggies are the main mode of transport around the island’s 740 hectares.

Neighbouring Dent Island, just a short passage from Hamilton Island, is home to Hamilton Island Golf Club, a popular golf destination and recently ranked No.33 in Australian Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses ranking.