Holidays

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

I’ve always wanted to give stand up paddle boarding (SUP) a go. It looks like a bit of fun.  And how hard can it be? A big wide board, a long paddle… I’m an outrigger paddler – well into paddle sports. It should be a piece of cake… so I sent the young ones out [...]

Hit the Golf Driving Range

Hit the Golf Driving Range

The Golf Driving Range is in Palm Valley activities precinct and we have often passed it on the way to the Quad Bikes or the walking tracks. We decided to stop in last week and the boys (big and small) had a bit of a hit. The Driving Range has 8 bays to tee from [...]

Baby Season at ‘Wild Life’ Hamilton Island

Baby Season at ‘Wild Life’ Hamilton Island

This week we have had friends visiting from New Zealand. It has been a treat to see the island through fresh eyes as we have taken them around the place and to various restaurants and activities. Our activity this drizzly morning was the marsupial tour at Wild Life Hamilton Island. What a treat – not [...]

qualia Fine Dining

qualia Fine Dining

Everything at qualia is divine, and Alastair Waddell’s food is no exception. In fact, after lazing by the beautiful pool (at Pebble Beach or in your room), lazing in the spa and lazing with a glass of champagne at sunset, dinner at the restaurant in the Long Pavilion is a fabulous way to end your day. [...]

Your Chance to be the Nickelodeon Family Travel Reporters on Hamilton Island

Your Chance to be the Nickelodeon Family Travel Reporters on Hamilton Island

The search for the Nickelodeon Family Travel Reporters on Hamilton Island has officially begun! Do you think you’d make a terrific travel presenter? What about your whole family? Well, you could enter now for your chance to win a five night family holiday for two adults and up to three kids, staying in one of [...]

Bliss at Spa wumurdaylin

Bliss at Spa wumurdaylin

What a sublime way to spend an afternoon. I entrusted myself to Nicole at Spa wumurdaylin for a 90 minute facial that had me so relaxed that the condition lasted for the rest of the day. From my greeting at the door by Maja to the lovely, private ‘withdrawing room’ after my treatment, Spa wumurdaylin [...]

Easter Surprises

Easter Surprises

School holidays are here again – how on earth are we a quarter of the way through the year already??  Easter weekend is upon us, and the ubiquitous Easter Eggs are impossible to avoid. Of course the problem we face on the Island is that unless you have a fridge in your parents-secret-hiding-place then you [...]

Allan Border hits ‘Hole-in-one’ at Hamilton Island

Allan Border hits ‘Hole-in-one’ at Hamilton Island

Former Australian cricket captain (and legend) Allan Border,  demonstrated at Hamilton Island that his talents extend beyond the cricket pitch. Whilst famous for his glorious square cuts whilst wielding the willow for his country, nowadays Border is more likely to be seen swinging  a golf club. And as you might expect, he’s pretty handy with [...]

Romano’s Italian Dining

Romano’s Italian Dining

My new favourite place to dine on the island is Romano’s. In fact we have eaten there twice in the last month! Both times we have taken the children early in the evening and enjoyed a lovely Italian meal. Romano’s has a great Italian inspired menu for adults with kid’s options too. All that plus [...]

Reptile Tour at Hamilton Island Wild Life

Reptile Tour at Hamilton Island Wild Life

We took the afternoon tour at the zoo last weekend. The kids had been asking about the crocodile and new enclosure so we headed to the Wildlife Park (aka the Wild Life Hamilton Island) at four o’clock on Sunday afternoon. We joined several other groups who were on a family holiday. Our guide was keeper [...]

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