Holidays

Kids Art Classes

Kids Art Classes

Ever since our youngest child turned 6 she has been begging me to let her go to one of the art classes at the gallery on Front Street. Given that is birthday month, and school holidays, we wrapped it all up in a bundle and sent the three of them off to create masterpieces. Leigh Gordon [...]

Bommie Restaurant Wins Award

Bommie Restaurant Wins Award

Bommie Restaurant, situated in the stunning Hamilton Island Yacht Club, won the award for “Best Tourism Restaurant in Queensland” at the recent Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence. Executive Chef Nicholas Gomez-Duran was there to accept the award on behalf of the Bommie team. Bommie is one of my favourite spots for dinner [...]

Sipping cocktails at coca chu restaurant

Sipping cocktails at coca chu restaurant

I’m ashamed to say that it has taken me a month to get to coca chu. Having said that, I have enjoyed Executive Chef Adam Woodfield’s gorgeous food a few times, including at a sensational beachside dinner at qualia’s Pebble Beach. But (not for lack of trying) I’ve never walked in the door. That changed [...]

Clownfish Club Equipment Rental

Clownfish Club Equipment Rental

I found out the other day that the Clownfish Club, the Hamilton Island childcare centre, runs an equipment hire service on top of their usual day care and babysitting jobs. They hire out many of the essentials that make holidays with kids a (literal) back-breaking burden. Why bother carting prams, backpacks, port-a-cots and highchairs from [...]

Clownfish Club Kids School Holidays Program

Clownfish Club Kids School Holidays Program

  School holidays are great at the Clownfish Club. We always book our kids into a Movie Night, which is themed and includes dinner, dessert and games too. The last one we went to was a deserted island theme and they watched the Chipmunks movie. The Movie Nights run from 6pm – 9pm which is [...]

Clownfish Club – School Holiday Highlights

Clownfish Club – School Holiday Highlights

Night Session Highlights for the September School Holidays 2012: Night Sessions run from 6-9pm, include dinner and dessert and are for 5-14 year olds. Saturday 22 September – Disco night, come dressed in Fluro Tuesday 25 September – Mexican Fiesta & Movie night Thursday 27 September – Tweens Games and Movie night, 10-14 year-olds only! Saturday [...]

Avatars From Tassie Visit Race Week

Avatars From Tassie Visit Race Week

It takes more than great food to make a great event – you need great company too. We had all of that at our table for the Matt Moran & Shannon Bennett dinner at qualia on the Thursday of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. There were a few lovely locals and a visiting crew from [...]

Hamilton Island Race Week Recap

Hamilton Island Race Week Recap

Race Week recovery week started on Saturday actually, the last day of racing. A quiet beer with friends at Catseye Beach’s Sails Restaurant, some prawns and some chips…just the ticket after a week of champagne, frocks and heels. There are still some spots of sea fog out on the water but the Island is bathed [...]

Leigh Gordon Art Class

Leigh Gordon Art Class

  Leigh Gordon  has exhibited in New York, Paris, London and in Naples, but for three weeks she is the artist in residence on Hamilton Island. I popped along for one of her Art Classes and had a great time creating a landscape using a few great tips and tricks. Leigh’s canvases are very evocative [...]

Bubbles on Bommie Deck

Bubbles on Bommie Deck

To celebrate the beautiful weather (I love winter in the Whitsundays) and a return visit by a recently departed friend (can’t keep away), the girls decided to join up for a drink at the Bommie Deck and watch the sunset. The Bommie Deck is part of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club and a perfect spot [...]

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