Great Barrier Reef

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 [...]

Best Job in the World

Best Job in the World

You can’t have too much of a good idea. I see that the massively successful Best Job in the World promotion has been adopted by the ski fields in Victoria. A few years back Hamilton Island was at the centre of a marketing whirlwind as a six-month position as ‘island caretaker’ was advertised around the [...]

Snorkeling at Manta Ray Bay

Snorkeling at Manta Ray Bay

Absolutely perfect is the only way I can describe our snorkelling trip to Manta Ray Bay today. The weather was flawless – clear blue skies with small puffs of cloud and the slightest of breezes. Sea conditions were also perfect, flat and glassy. We took a boat to the northern most tip of Hook Island, [...]

Movie Time

Movie Time

I can’t tell you how I stumbled across this (just randomly surfing the Internet I guess) but I have found that Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef have a bit of a history in the film business. I often hear locals refer to one side of the marina as Hollywood , but had no [...]

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Everyone has heard of the Great Barrier Reef, but what of the names of the almost 3,000 individual reefs that make up this magnificent natural wonder? Just how are they identified and how do they get their names? Story Lee Atkinson, Photography courtesy Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Dick Sweeney There are no prizes for [...]

Sail Away

Sail Away

There are few places on earth to compare with the Whitsundays for sailing. From experienced sailers to those only just discovering the joys of this timeless pursuit, the Whitsundays offer the perfect location to harness the breeze and enjoy this spectacular part of the world under sail. Story Rob Mundle photography courtesy Sunsail, Jack Atley, [...]

A Solid Foundation

A Solid Foundation

One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is a precious, yet delicate living thing that needs the protection of institutions like the Fantasea Foundation to ensure its survival for the future. STORY: Pete Mc Carthy PHOTOGRAPHY: Countesy of Fantasea Foundation Visible from space and awe-inspiring up close, the Great Barrier [...]

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