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Sampling the Secrets of Coral Cove

Sampling the Secrets of Coral Cove

I first spotted Coral Cove whilst paddling around Hamilton Island in an outrigger canoe during the Hamilton Cup Outrigger Regatta. I have been meaning to get back ever since – by foot this time. With kids and grandparents in tow, well armed with drinks and snacks courtesy of a trip to the island Bakery, we [...]

Buggy Know-how

Buggy Know-how

Driving your family around in a golf buggy takes a little getting used to.  For example, there is no boot space for the groceries, but inserting seatbelts through shopping bag handles soon becomes second nature. ‘Fuelling up’ takes a little more thought than pulling into the nearest petrol station, and you will soon spot the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bommie

Bommie

Nestled within the iconic Hamilton Island Yacht Club, you’ll find the island’s newest dining experience –and it’s fine enough to rival the very best the big cities have to offer. Striking architecture, fine food and wine and superb Australian service. Welcome to Bommie. Many cities lay claim to at least one iconic piece of architecture. [...]

It’s a Boy!

It’s a Boy!

It was smiles all round at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park recently with the arrival of ‘Baby Hippo’, a gorgeous Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat – all the way from Ceduna in South Australia. The little orphaned wombat was saved and transported to his new home where he is being cared for and pampered as he [...]

Historic Hamilton Island Voyage

Historic Hamilton Island Voyage

When my husband and I first arrived on Hamilton Island we were lucky enough to stay in the Yacht Club Villas.  We had a four bedroom villa overlooking the Yacht Club, the marina and Dent Island.  The villa was spread over four levels with a huge master suite spreading out over the top floor.  On our [...]

Family Matters

Family Matters

Travelling with a family puts a completely different spin on things, says travel veteran and mother, Catriona Rowntree – but on Hamilton Island she feels right at home. STORY: Allison Tait PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrea Francolini, Jason Loucas and Dick Sweeney Catriona Rowntree knows a great holiday destination when she sees one. As a presenter on Channel [...]

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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