Hippo the Wombat Turns One

Hippo the Wombat Turns One

We had a celebration this month at the Wildlife Park – Hippo the wombat turned one! Hippo has been on Hamilton Island community since he was five months old. When he arrived he had no hair and looked just like a baby hippo, hence the name. He has also lost three of his four permanent [...]

It’s a Tough Job

It’s a Tough Job

Bloggers often work odd hours, and sometimes 5am is the best time of the day for writing. I love looking out my ‘office’ window at the Whitsundays and seeing this… Hamilton Island is a beautiful part of the world.

Top 10 Free Kids Activities

Top 10 Free Kids Activities

We all love a top-ten list, and we all love something for nothing. So with this in mind here’s my Top 10 Free Kids Activities on Hamilton Island 1. Kids FunZone Held at the Bouganvillea Marquee several times a week or at the Endeavour Room if it is wet (beside Sails Restaurant). Face painting, games, [...]

Lunch at Pebble Beach

Lunch at Pebble Beach

I confess. I am writing this posting in a qualia-induced haze. I have just returned from lunch at Pebble Beach, where I enjoyed a delicious lunch, a glass of wine, a perfectly clear sky and a gentle breeze to break through the humidity. The deck of the Pebble Beach restaurant is the perfect place to [...]

Top 5 Sunset Spots on Hamilton Island

Top 5 Sunset Spots on Hamilton Island

  1. One Tree Hill Even better, you can get a cocktail up there and just sit and enjoy the view 2. Bommie Deck Another spot to sit with a cocktail and watch the sun go down 3. Hesperus Lawn Beside Manta Ray café, sit on the grass and watch the sun set behind the [...]

Tales from the Wildlife Park

Tales from the Wildlife Park

The Koala Gallery is a great little spot for an easy, off-water activity. Also known as Wild Life Hamilton Island, the Koala Gallery offers an Australian wildlife experience as well as dining from breakfast through lunch. For those families on holiday with the kids travelling on the kids-eat-free package, I can’t imagine a more perfect [...]

Bullet-proof Nails

Bullet-proof Nails

I called in to one of the three day spa’s on the Hamilton Island, Island Hair and Beauty, yesterday for my last appointment with my favourite cutter, Renee, who is leaving the island bound for Sydney. As any woman knows, breaking up with your hairdresser is a traumatic experience! However life goes on, and two [...]

Meet in Paradise

Meet in Paradise

I saw the Hamilton Island Golf Course featured in MICENET magazine, the meetings, incentives, conventions and event publication. I tend to forget that Hamilton Island attracts many conferences, but we frequently see groups of meeting attendees around the resort beach area, where the Conference Centre and other meeting rooms are located. The other day we [...]

For all the Birds

For all the Birds

I had heard many stories about the wildlife on Hamilton Island before arriving here, in particular the birds. The blue skies of the Whitsunday Islands are shared by large populations of tropical parrots and classic Australian birds (along with thousands of fruit bats). Mostly I heard stories about cockatoos breaking into rooms and stealing sugar [...]

Dan Hunter’s Feast

Dan Hunter’s Feast

Dan Hunter’s Great Barrier Feast was a fantastic way to start the festive season. The 3rd December showpiece dinner was a study in honest food, delicately served with unadulterated, pure flavours. The first course, and my favourite, was Tomato on Toast. It sounds simple, but you try finding 10 heirloom tomatoes, (one for each seat [...]

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