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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. [...]

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 – [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Art Wolfe on Hamilton Island

Art Wolfe on Hamilton Island

Special Event:  Private Lecture Series from Sunday 18 – Wednesday 21 March 2012 Over the course of his 30-year career, Art Wolfe has photographed on every continent and in numerous locations. His stunning images interpret and record the world’s fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes and native cultures, and are a lasting inspiration to those who seek to [...]

Training for the Hilly Half Marathon

Training for the Hilly Half Marathon

  I should throw out a disclaimer here and now – I’m not training for the Hilly Half Marathon (water is more my thing!), but I see from the sign-up sheet at the Sports Club that there are plenty of Island residents who are. The ‘starter’ group are being broken-in for the May event as [...]

Top 10 Free Sports Activities

Top 10 Free Sports Activities

Here’s a list of the top sports activities on Hamilton Island – and they’re all free! H20 Snorkel and Scuba – get set for a diving holiday before you hit the open sea. The team from H20 Sportz are at the Main Resort pool between 10.30am and 11.30am daily. Bush Walks – there are many [...]

CQ Rescue Sportsmans Dinner

CQ Rescue Sportsmans Dinner

Hamilton Island has excellent medical facilities that many towns around Australia would be glad to have. And in situations where further care is required, CQ Rescue  undertakes air evacuations from Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island to Mackay Base Hospital. CQ Rescue covers Central Queensland including the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. CQ [...]

Kids Basketball

Kids Basketball

The free kids basketball session at the Sports Club was huge this afternoon. Twelve kids turned out to shoot hoops with Sports Club Manager Steve Jackson. Steve is an ex-AIS Scholarship Coach for Basketball Australia, as well as being the driver behind many island sports events such of Hamilton Island Triathlon and the Whitehaven Beach [...]

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