Wet Weather Buggy Tips

Wet Weather Buggy Tips

We have had a wet old time this week, so it seems like a good time to go through some wet-weather buggy driving tips. If you are lucky enough to have a buggy with ‘clears’ (plastic flaps) then zip them up! If not, then a beach towel tucked in the glove-box will be handy for [...]

Allan Border hits ‘Hole-in-one’ at Hamilton Island

Allan Border hits ‘Hole-in-one’ at Hamilton Island

Former Australian cricket captain (and legend) Allan Border,  demonstrated at Hamilton Island that his talents extend beyond the cricket pitch. Whilst famous for his glorious square cuts whilst wielding the willow for his country, nowadays Border is more likely to be seen swinging  a golf club. And as you might expect, he’s pretty handy with [...]

Flying Roulettes

Flying Roulettes

I love these two pictures of the RAAF Roulettes aerobatic team taken by Andy Tyler during the 2010 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. I was at qualia during the display attending the Moet & Chandon Lunch and the squad did a flyby salute that had the whole dining room leaving their tables to peer outside [...]

Romano’s Italian Dining

Romano’s Italian Dining

My new favourite place to dine on the island is Romano’s. In fact we have eaten there twice in the last month! Both times we have taken the children early in the evening and enjoyed a lovely Italian meal. Romano’s has a great Italian inspired menu for adults with kid’s options too. All that plus [...]

Audio Tours are Here

Audio Tours are Here

While I was out driving yesterday I spotted a new sign at One Tree Hill. Hamilton Island has created a series of free audio tours that elaborate on the landmarks, history and activities around and on Hamilton Island. There are several ways you can access the tours. If you are here on the island, you [...]

Reptile Tour at Hamilton Island Wild Life

Reptile Tour at Hamilton Island Wild Life

We took the afternoon tour at the zoo last weekend. The kids had been asking about the crocodile and new enclosure so we headed to the Wildlife Park (aka the Wild Life Hamilton Island) at four o’clock on Sunday afternoon. We joined several other groups who were on a family holiday. Our guide was keeper [...]

Rivers Running on Hamilton Island

Rivers Running on Hamilton Island

The rivers are running on Hamilton Island today. “What rivers?” I hear you ask – a good question! Hamilton Island got a taste of the rains that have plagued Queensland last night, with 100mm falling between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. There was no major damage, and the Gardens crew was out at 6am clearing [...]

Hamilton Island Triathlon’s Biggest Supporters

Hamilton Island Triathlon’s Biggest Supporters

These great pictures were taken at the Hamilton Island Triathlon in November 2011. More than 400 athletes participated in the Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim last year. As they do each year the Island community turned out to support, including Hamilton Island State School. These pictures show students cheering on competitors [...]

Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event

Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event

The inaugural Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event will be held on Hamilton Island from 14-18 June, in partnership with the Australian Outrigging Canoe Association (AOCRA) and more recently, Surf Life Saving Australia. Formerly known as the Hamilton Island Outrigger Cup, the event is run over four exciting days. This year competitive outriggers will be joined by [...]

Cruising in the Whitsundays

Cruising in the Whitsundays

    We have had some guests in the last month who have had their Whitsunday Islands holiday on-board a cruise ship. It is cruising season in the Whitsundays. In fact when the Queen Mary 2 arrived last month, it was one of four to visit within the week. It was, of course, the largest! [...]

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