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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 [...]

Shiatsu at Ropana

Shiatsu at Ropana

Hamilton Island is fortunate to have a great team of medical professionals looking after locals and visitors to the Island. One of them is Samantha Sharp, who runs

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, [...]

Whitsunday Dolphins

Whitsunday Dolphins

I was thrilled to see this small pod of dolphins in the Whitsunday passage. It looked like a group of three. One had a damaged dorsal fin, probably after a run-in with a boat propeller. They weren’t large, and weren’t interested in coming to play. Our skipper of our Whitsunday Islands tour said that they [...]

Perfect Whitsunday Weather

Perfect Whitsunday Weather

I had to share this photo of the Whitsunday passage taken last weekend while we were out on a Whitsunday Islands cruise. Perfect blue skies and perfectly clear, still water. Perfect.

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 [...]

The Steakhouse

The Steakhouse

Over the last few weeks we have developed a close relationship with our Clownfish Club babysitter Bree, who seems to be spending every other evening at home with the kids while we are out at various restaurants and events around the island. Last night we met old friends who were on their fifth family holiday [...]

Hippo the Wombat Turns One

Hippo the Wombat Turns One

We had a celebration this month at the Wildlife Park – Hippo the wombat turned one! Hippo has been on Hamilton Island community since he was five months old. When he arrived he had no hair and looked just like a baby hippo, hence the name. He has also lost three of his four permanent [...]

It’s a Tough Job

It’s a Tough Job

Bloggers often work odd hours, and sometimes 5am is the best time of the day for writing. I love looking out my ‘office’ window at the Whitsundays and seeing this… Hamilton Island is a beautiful part of the world.

Top 5 Sunset Spots on Hamilton Island

Top 5 Sunset Spots on Hamilton Island

  1. One Tree Hill Even better, you can get a cocktail up there and just sit and enjoy the view 2. Bommie Deck Another spot to sit with a cocktail and watch the sun go down 3. Hesperus Lawn Beside Manta Ray café, sit on the grass and watch the sun set behind the [...]

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