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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!

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 [...]

Stars of the Whitsundays

Stars of the Whitsundays

I’m probably biased, but what a great cover the Hamilton Island on the current issue of HM Magazine. Hotel Management Magazine popped up to talk to qualia General Manager Michael Shah, qualia Executive Chef Alistair Waddell, Hamilton Island CEO Glenn Bourke, and Island Concierge Leni Fries. HM wanted to know why Hamilton Island is one [...]

Perfect Day

Perfect Day

How lucky am I? So far today I have been out for a 5.30am paddle with my outrigger crew and watched the sun rise over the Whitsundays. Then I got the kids off to Hamilton Island State School with their tennis and basketball gear so they can head to the Sports Club after school. Then [...]

Customs Pays a Visit

Customs Pays a Visit

    Hamilton Island Marina was visited by ACV Corio Bay recently. The 38 metre long Australian Customs Vessel was in the area on routine patrols and docked at the barge wharf for a 48-hour visit. As one of eight Bay-class vessels, the Corio Bay and her sister vessels maintain border security around Australia’s 37 [...]

Samson

Samson

Samson is our barge, and has been for quite some time. The barge is crucial to the running of Hamilton Island. Almost everything for the island comes in by barge – food and wine for restaurants, linen for Hamilton Island hotels, grocery orders from Coles and Woolies (a very handy option if you are staying [...]

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