Our Community

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 [...]

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 [...]

A very special canoe

A very special canoe

There was a healthy dose of canoe envy at the Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event. The very handsome timber veneered OC6 canoe was commissioned by the Outrigger Australia Club in memory of the club founder, and Hamilton Island Cup creator, Keith Williams. Williams, who started construction of original Hamilton Island Resort in the early 1980’s, [...]

PGA Pro Championship Final for Hamilton Island Golf Club

PGA Pro Championship Final for Hamilton Island Golf Club

Glenn Bourke, CEO of Hamilton Island, has announced today that the 2012 PGA Professionals Championship Final will be contested at Hamilton Island Golf Club from 12th – 16th November, 2012. The PGA announced the new venue this morning, with participants from across Australia working to earn a place in the field via a series of [...]

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 [...]

Hilly Half Done and Won

Hilly Half Done and Won

There was a massive turnout in glorious weather conditions for the 2012 Stamford Financial Hilly Half Marathon. The race began with a record number of 66 individuals and 44 team members, with a large contingent of Mackay Road Runners and Townsville athletes taking on the local Hamilton Island Tri and Run clubbers and a sprinkling [...]

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 [...]

Extension Factory Builder