Events

Sunrise Paddling

Sunrise Paddling

Had the absolute pleasure to go paddling this morning in one of the Hamilton Island Outrigger Canoe Club six-man canoes with a crew of five island staff. The official sunrise was at ten-to-six we were on the water 15 min ahead of that. It was just lovely. There was a red glow on the horizon [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Light Up the Sky

Light Up the Sky

One of the advantages of living on Hamilton Island is that you don’t need to wait for Guy Fawkes night to see a good fireworks display. It seems that every other week there is a convention or wedding or other event that features a fireworks display. I’m excited to hear that I don’t have much longer [...]

Thoughts On A Visionary

Thoughts On A Visionary

I had the pleasure of meeting Keith Williams recently, as he visited Hamilton Island during the 2011 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.  During his stay he visited the Hamilton Island State School in honour of its 25th birthday. Mr Williams was the original developer of Hamilton Island, along with Sea World on Queensland’s Gold Coast [...]

The Big Red Boat

The Big Red Boat

In the days leading up to the start of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week I spent some time at the Bommie Bar drinking coffee and watching the marina empty out the usual inhabitants, and fill up with the racing and cruising yachts. On one such morning I saw a large sail at one end of [...]

Sailing Weather

Sailing Weather

The weather has been stunning in the Whitsundays, a gorgeous week of clear blue skies, bright sunshine and a steady warm breeze.  The view from my deck takes in Catseye Bay, the Reef View Hotel and Passage Peak.  The Fitzalan passage is on my left as I look out one of my favourite views of [...]

Mojo Creations at Hamilton Island Gallery

Mojo Creations at Hamilton Island Gallery

I popped into the Hamilton Island Gallery this morning to chat with Louise about some upcoming exhibitions and had a WOW moment as I spotted the Lion Fish by Jo Wooler of Mojo Creations. Wooler had been at Hamilton Island during the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week on her Floating Gallery, aka her catamaran ‘Lickity [...]

Good Food

Good Food

Over the last few weeks we have spotted many familiar faces as the 2012 Good Food Guides were released. We were delighted to see Peter Gilmour from Quay taking out Chef of the Year in Sydney while Attica & Ben Shrewry took out Best Restaurant in Melbourne. Of course neither of these talents are strangers [...]

Peter Gilmour – WOW!

Peter Gilmour – WOW!

People have asked me about the Peter Gilmour dinner at the Hamilton Island Great Barrier Feast Food and Wine Series at qualia and my response tends to be “It was….um….<groan>… amazing…” which is not very eloquent or helpful nor descriptive or even flattering.  But the truth of the matter is that it was incredible and [...]

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