Holidays

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 [...]

Good Food

Good Food

Over the last few weeks we have spotted many familiar faces as the 2012 Good Food Guides were released. We were delighted to see Peter Gilmour from Quay taking out Chef of the Year in Sydney while Attica & Ben Shrewry took out Best Restaurant in Melbourne. Of course neither of these talents are strangers [...]

Kerry Sea Designs

Kerry Sea Designs

I caught up with Louise at the Hamilton Island Gallery last week to see what events she has coming up and was excited to hear that Kerry Alexander of Kerry Sea designs is arriving on island soon, and offering classes through the art gallery. Kerry lives on a boat near Mackay and uses the creatures [...]

Dan Hunter’s Feast

Dan Hunter’s Feast

It’s not long until Dan Hunter makes his appearance at the Hamilton Island Great Barrier Feast Food and Wine Series at qualia. I was intrigued by Hunter’s food even before he took out the Good Food awards for Best Chef (2012) and Best Restaurant (2011) – you have to have a moment to spare for [...]

Peter Gilmour – WOW!

Peter Gilmour – WOW!

People have asked me about the Peter Gilmour dinner at the Hamilton Island Great Barrier Feast Food and Wine Series at qualia and my response tends to be “It was….um….<groan>… amazing…” which is not very eloquent or helpful nor descriptive or even flattering.  But the truth of the matter is that it was incredible and [...]

Simply Stunning

Simply Stunning

Now in its fourth year, The Australian Ballet performance, Pas de Deux in Paradise at qualia leaves a lasting impression on all those lucky enough to attend. A magical weekend, culminating in a sublime performance under the stars, this is an experience like no other. Story Eva Wait Photography Andrea Francolini There is quite simply [...]

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. [...]

Colour & Excitement

Colour & Excitement

Australia’s most celebrated offshore sailing regatta and one of the country’s premier social events, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 promises to eclipse previous years with more excitement on and off the water. Marcus Blackmore, the manwhose name is behind one of Australia’s leading health product companies, has dreamt of winning the Grand Prix division [...]

Swing Doctor

Swing Doctor

Hamilton Island Golf Club welcomed its new golf professional in July. A graduate of the Australian PGA, Mark Snooks has been a professional golfer for 10 years, playing on the PGA Tour in 2004 and 2005 before turning his considerable skills to teaching and mentoring. Mark’s work has seen him nominated for Young Australian of [...]

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 [...]

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