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CQ Rescue Sportsmans Dinner

CQ Rescue Sportsmans Dinner

Hamilton Island has excellent medical facilities that many towns around Australia would be glad to have. And in situations where further care is required, CQ Rescue  undertakes air evacuations from Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island to Mackay Base Hospital. CQ Rescue covers Central Queensland including the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. CQ [...]

Kids Basketball

Kids Basketball

The free kids basketball session at the Sports Club was huge this afternoon. Twelve kids turned out to shoot hoops with Sports Club Manager Steve Jackson. Steve is an ex-AIS Scholarship Coach for Basketball Australia, as well as being the driver behind many island sports events such of Hamilton Island Triathlon and the Whitehaven Beach [...]

Sunrise Paddling

Sunrise Paddling

Had the absolute pleasure to go paddling this morning in one of the Hamilton Island Outrigger Canoe Club six-man canoes with a crew of five island staff. The official sunrise was at ten-to-six we were on the water 15 min ahead of that. It was just lovely. There was a red glow on the horizon [...]

Movie Time

Movie Time

I can’t tell you how I stumbled across this (just randomly surfing the Internet I guess) but I have found that Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef have a bit of a history in the film business. I often hear locals refer to one side of the marina as Hollywood , but had no [...]

Croc Relocations Inc.

Croc Relocations Inc.

McCulloch the crocodile caused a bit of excitement at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park recently. Hamilton Island Wildlife sent me these pictures of our resident Salt Water crocodile McCulloch being wrangled in order to give his home an extreme makeover. I’m not sure he appreciated the efforts, but having seen the before and after shots [...]

Wild Weather

Wild Weather

We experienced some wild weather on Hamilton Island last week as a great mess of thunderclouds drifted across from the mainland and treated us to an awe-inspiring hour of thunder claps and lightning flashes. Strong winds were felt all over the island and the roads became littered with twigs and small branches that had snapped [...]

Above and Beyond the Call

Above and Beyond the Call

An unusual occurrence at qualia last week had staff going above and beyond to provide exception service (and treasure hunting expertise!). A guest spending her honeymoon at qualia lost her engagement ring whilst swimming at Pebble Beach. Staff spent four hours wading through the shallows and scouring the beach, shifting rocks and using metal detectors [...]

Hamilton Island State School Turns 25

Hamilton Island State School Turns 25

Hamilton Island State School is located on the hill above Catseye bay. It has a roll of 40 students split into two classrooms. It schools most of the primary school-age children living on the island, and is run by a fantastic team of staff and volunteers. The school has a great relationship with Hamilton Island [...]

Hippo the Wombat Turns One

Hippo the Wombat Turns One

We had a celebration this month at the Wildlife Park – Hippo the wombat turned one! Hippo has been on Hamilton Island community since he was five months old. When he arrived he had no hair and looked just like a baby hippo, hence the name. He has also lost three of his four permanent [...]

It’s a Tough Job

It’s a Tough Job

Bloggers often work odd hours, and sometimes 5am is the best time of the day for writing. I love looking out my ‘office’ window at the Whitsundays and seeing this… Hamilton Island is a beautiful part of the world.

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