Holidays

Luxury Family Accommodation

Nestled right on the water overlooking Dent Passage, the exquisite Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villas are a haven for those looking for a taste of luxury whether it be for a week or a lifetime. The brief: You are looking for a holiday experience that includes absolute luxury accommodation, but your requirements include bringing the [...]

Best Resort in Australia

Best Resort in Australia

Our luxury resort qualia, has once again been named Best Resort at the 2013 HM Awards, taking the title for an impressive sixth consecutive year. qualia has been awarded the Best Resort accolade every year since opening. A member of Relais & Châteaux, it’s not hard to see why this luxury Great Barrier Reef resort [...]

Marathon Man

Marathon Man

James Halliday is a wine legend. Both a wine maker and wine lover, he has written or contributed to more than 65 books on wine since he began writing in 1979. His annual Australian Wine Companion is the bestselling and definitive guide to Australian wine. In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge through [...]

The Great Barrier Feast at qualia 2013

The Great Barrier Feast at qualia 2013

Hosted by highly respected restaurant critic and columnist Simon Thomsen, this gourmet weekend provides guests the exclusive opportunity to immerse themselves in a ‘behind the scenes’ experience and learn directly from world-class chefs Peter Gilmore, Dan Hunter and Alastair Waddell in a world-class setting. Reserve your seat at the table for the Great Barrier Feast [...]

The Australian Ballet Enchants qualia

The Australian Ballet Enchants qualia

Watching The Australian Ballet is a treat in any location. Watching the “pas de deux in paradise” on the beach at qualia as the sun sets over the Whitsundays is quite spectacular. I was lucky enough to see The Australian Ballet in 2011 at qualia, and was blown away then. This year, the company’s 50th [...]

A Portrait Photo to Treasure

A Portrait Photo to Treasure

You see the Hamilton Island Photography team around the place quite a lot – during events, at activities, at weddings and with various groups of people getting their ultimate Hamilton Island souvenir – a portrait set in a tropical paradise. Hamilton Island Photography has a team of professional photographers available for portrait sessions at many [...]

Kids Fun Zone Revamp

Kids Fun Zone Revamp

The Fun Zone is a highlight of the weekend for us and many others on holiday with children. Usually held beside the Bougainvillaea Pool, close to a lot of Hamilton Island Accommodation, the Fun Zone sees Hamilton Island Activities staff entertaining children with games, face painting and crafts. The Fun Zone had a noticeable recharge [...]

The Best in the World

The Best in the World

Best in the World….Perfect….That’s quite a claim! Well, qualia’s guests have spoken. Earlier this month qualia was named Best in the World and Best Resort in the Oceania region in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. If that wasn’t enough, qualia scored a perfect 100 in all categories including Rooms, Service, Food, Location, [...]

The Steakhouse moves to Sails

The Steakhouse moves to Sails

It was the end of an era when the Steakhouse restaurant closed a few weeks back. There were a few familiar faces there on the final night, where we had the usual: 3x kids steak with an ice cream and choc sauce chaser, two rib eyes, medium, one with béarnaise sauce and the other with [...]

Kegel Bowling Fun – Hamilton Island Bowling Alley

Kegel Bowling Fun – Hamilton Island Bowling Alley

It seems that every school holidays has a birthday party at our house and these holidays were no exception. Instead of another epic water-bomb fight, we elected to take a group of boys to Kegel Bowling. So there we were, with a dozen lads, a Minecraft themed birthday cake, and slushies on tap. Heaven for [...]

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