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Hamilton Island Yacht Club Confirmed as Challenger of the 35th America’s Cup

Hamilton Island Yacht Club Confirmed as Challenger of the 35th America’s Cup

We are proud to announce that Hamilton Island Yacht Club, founded by the Oatley family, will lead Australia’s challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. Just 5 days after the 30th anniversary of Australia winning the America’s Cup in 1983, Hamilton Island Yacht Club has been confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup. Hamilton Island Yacht [...]

Clash of the Paddles – Hayden Quinn

Clash of the Paddles – Hayden Quinn

JUNE 19TH – WEDNESDAY (SETTLING IN DAY) 12.30pm: Arrive on Hamilton Island, the last time I was here was for the first Instameet last year and I told everyone (quite loudly) how I paddle, love it and it’s my passion, (I commentate for the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Iron Man Series) and that I was keen to race [...]

Collette Dinnigan – We Need Your Help…

Collette Dinnigan – We Need Your Help…

You were raised on a boat, you spent years living on the ocean, do you have any seasickness tips for us? Collette Dinnigan: “Wear a pressure point wristband, always look at the horizon and if you can, drink ginger ale. My dad who was a sailor says that the best remedy for seasickness is champagne. Luckily [...]

Marathon Man

Marathon Man

James Halliday is a wine legend. Both a wine maker and wine lover, he has written or contributed to more than 65 books on wine since he began writing in 1979. His annual Australian Wine Companion is the bestselling and definitive guide to Australian wine. In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge through [...]

The Great Barrier Feast at qualia 2013

The Great Barrier Feast at qualia 2013

Hosted by highly respected restaurant critic and columnist Simon Thomsen, this gourmet weekend provides guests the exclusive opportunity to immerse themselves in a ‘behind the scenes’ experience and learn directly from world-class chefs Peter Gilmore, Dan Hunter and Alastair Waddell in a world-class setting. Reserve your seat at the table for the Great Barrier Feast [...]

Hamilton Island Tops Queensland Tourism Awards

Hamilton Island Tops Queensland Tourism Awards

Hamilton Island had a good showing at the 2012 Queensland Tourism Awards last week. We were especially pleased to see Audi Hamilton Island Race Week take out the Major Festivals and Events award. Hamilton Island Conferences got the award for Best Business Tourism, and why wouldn’t you have a sensational conference with the Whitsundays as [...]

The Australian Ballet Enchants qualia

The Australian Ballet Enchants qualia

Watching The Australian Ballet is a treat in any location. Watching the “pas de deux in paradise” on the beach at qualia as the sun sets over the Whitsundays is quite spectacular. I was lucky enough to see The Australian Ballet in 2011 at qualia, and was blown away then. This year, the company’s 50th [...]

Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon Roundup

Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon Roundup

The Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon is an annual event that grows in size and stature every year. The event receives a lot of support from Hamilton Island locals and visitors, and 2012 was no exception. It is traditional for Hamilton Island State School to man a water station and free barbecue, and this year they [...]

Avatars From Tassie Visit Race Week

Avatars From Tassie Visit Race Week

It takes more than great food to make a great event – you need great company too. We had all of that at our table for the Matt Moran & Shannon Bennett dinner at qualia on the Thursday of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. There were a few lovely locals and a visiting crew from [...]

A Perfect Proposal to Finish Race Week

A Perfect Proposal to Finish Race Week

One of the most exciting moments of Audi Hamilton Island Race week happened on the last race day for our guest blogger Gail Bird. Gail’s partner, Bruce Absolon, is the Development Manager for Hamilton Island. He is also the owner of Volvo 60 “Spirit of the Maid“. Now, Bruce has had a busy week, ‘lending’ [...]

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