Island News

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!

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. [...]

Olympic Ticker-tape Parade

Olympic Ticker-tape Parade

When you live in a small community you can miss out on some of the things our big city cousins have access to. On the other hand, some opportunities can present itself in quite unique ways. Hamilton Island has a long relationship with the Australian Olympic Sailing team. So what better way to celebrate a [...]

Introducing the Hamilton Island iPhone App

Introducing the Hamilton Island iPhone App

  What would you be doing on Hamilton Island, if you were lucky enough to be here with us right now. The answer is now in the palm of your hand, thanks to the brand-new Hamilton Island iPhone App that was launched today on the App Store. The Hamilton Island iPhone App is a handy [...]

New Asian Restaurant – coca chu – Opening Soon

New Asian Restaurant – coca chu – Opening Soon

The cat’s out of the bag. Hamilton Island’s newest dining destination will be opening its doors any day now. coca chu will feature modern South East Asian cuisine and will be headed by Australian chef Adam Woodfield. Adam has recently returned from New York with his family where he was chef-partner at West Village restaurant [...]

Hamilton Island Kidz Ball 2012

Hamilton Island Kidz Ball 2012

Last weekend saw the social event of the year on Hamilton Island: the Kidz Ball! Now in its 12th year, the Kidz Ball is a joint fundraiser between the Island Kindy and Hamilton Island State School, raising upwards of $30,000 for various projects. For the school, the goal for 2012 is a new playground, for [...]

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