Great Barrier Reef Airport

Great Barrier Reef Airport

The Great Barrier Reef Airport is a busy place – in fact it is the main airport hub for the Whitsundays. While we were at the Golf Driving Range we saw two jets landing, another taking off, a seaplane landing as well as two helicopters. All in the space of about 45 minutes! Up to [...]

Marina Sunset

Marina Sunset

I had to share this fantastic photo taken by Jackson Perry, a photographer visiting from New Zealand, taken at the marina just after sunset. Just beautiful.

Baby Season at ‘Wild Life’ Hamilton Island

Baby Season at ‘Wild Life’ Hamilton Island

This week we have had friends visiting from New Zealand. It has been a treat to see the island through fresh eyes as we have taken them around the place and to various restaurants and activities. Our activity this drizzly morning was the marsupial tour at Wild Life Hamilton Island. What a treat – not [...]

qualia Fine Dining

qualia Fine Dining

Everything at qualia is divine, and Alastair Waddell’s food is no exception. In fact, after lazing by the beautiful pool (at Pebble Beach or in your room), lazing in the spa and lazing with a glass of champagne at sunset, dinner at the restaurant in the Long Pavilion is a fabulous way to end your day. [...]

Your Chance to be the Nickelodeon Family Travel Reporters on Hamilton Island

Your Chance to be the Nickelodeon Family Travel Reporters on Hamilton Island

The search for the Nickelodeon Family Travel Reporters on Hamilton Island has officially begun! Do you think you’d make a terrific travel presenter? What about your whole family? Well, you could enter now for your chance to win a five night family holiday for two adults and up to three kids, staying in one of [...]

Hamilton Island Tennis Squad

Hamilton Island Tennis Squad

We had a road-trip last weekend to the opposite end of the Whitsundays, past Mackay in fact to Sarina. The occasion was the first tournament for the 2012 Hamilton Island Tennis Squad. Most of the squad, aged 6-14 years, are students of Hamilton Island State School. The others do a daily commute to schools on [...]

Bliss at Spa wumurdaylin

Bliss at Spa wumurdaylin

What a sublime way to spend an afternoon. I entrusted myself to Nicole at Spa wumurdaylin for a 90 minute facial that had me so relaxed that the condition lasted for the rest of the day. From my greeting at the door by Maja to the lovely, private ‘withdrawing room’ after my treatment, Spa wumurdaylin [...]

Easter Surprises

Easter Surprises

School holidays are here again – how on earth are we a quarter of the way through the year already??  Easter weekend is upon us, and the ubiquitous Easter Eggs are impossible to avoid. Of course the problem we face on the Island is that unless you have a fridge in your parents-secret-hiding-place then you [...]

2012 Events Calendar

2012 Events Calendar

The Hamilton Island website describes Hamilton Island as the major events capital of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s hard to argue with that: 6 May 2012  – Hilly Half Marathon, for individuals, teams and kids 13 May 2012 – Mother’s Day Classic, a fun run or walk raising money for breast cancer research 14-18 June 2012 – [...]

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