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Hamilton Island Yacht Club Confirmed as Challenger of the 35th America’s Cup

Hamilton Island Yacht Club Confirmed as Challenger of the 35th America’s Cup

We are proud to announce that Hamilton Island Yacht Club, founded by the Oatley family, will lead Australia’s challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. Just 5 days after the 30th anniversary of Australia winning the America’s Cup in 1983, Hamilton Island Yacht Club has been confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup. Hamilton Island Yacht [...]

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 [...]

Photo Fun – Halloween on Hamilton Island

Photo Fun – Halloween on Hamilton Island

A little late, I know, but I was looking over some old photos today and came across this one from Halloween.  Doing it…Island Style!

Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon Roundup

Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon Roundup

The Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon is an annual event that grows in size and stature every year. The event receives a lot of support from Hamilton Island locals and visitors, and 2012 was no exception. It is traditional for Hamilton Island State School to man a water station and free barbecue, and this year they [...]

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 [...]

Japanese Accolades

Japanese Accolades

The Asia Japan Operations Team received a wonderful accolade this month. Mr Ito, of JALPAK, a major travel wholesaler in Japan, presented Hamilton Island with an award for being the Best Resort Operations Team in the Oceania Region. This award acknowledges that visitors from Japan are well catered for on Hamilton Island, with language specialists [...]

HM Awards Success

HM Awards Success

I was only one member of the Hamilton Island community excited to be at the Sydney Town Hall attending the 2012 HM (Hotel Management) Awards. There were nine others at the table eagerly awaiting the results for the 12 categories that Hamilton Island was finalists in, with another 1000 awaiting text messages in the north. [...]

Bartenders Get UGLY

Bartenders Get UGLY

Brad Henstock, manager of the R-Bar (which is the Hamilton Island staff bar) is taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s 2012 UGLY bartender of the year competition . UGLY stands for “Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You”, and is a fundraising competition run statewide in pubs, hotels, sporting clubs and RSLs with proceeds benefiting patients [...]

A Perfect Proposal to Finish Race Week

A Perfect Proposal to Finish Race Week

One of the most exciting moments of Audi Hamilton Island Race week happened on the last race day for our guest blogger Gail Bird. Gail’s partner, Bruce Absolon, is the Development Manager for Hamilton Island. He is also the owner of Volvo 60 “Spirit of the Maid“. Now, Bruce has had a busy week, ‘lending’ [...]

School Laptops

School Laptops

Hamilton Island State School had a very special assembly recently, during which 17 new laptops and 6 iPads were presented to the students. Almost all were the direct result of our wonderful community, with contributions from P&C fundraising plus 10 residents making individual donations of laptops. Since that assembly in June, two more iPads and [...]

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