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Golf Buggies and the Birds

Golf Buggies and the Birds

Cockatoos are clever creatures.  They know exactly where the Hamilton Island Bakery is on Front Street.  They know what a loaf of bread sitting on the buggy seat looks like.  They know that the plastic bag won’t slow them down at all.  So they help themselves. Buggy Tip # 2: Don’t leave your groceries in [...]

E.R.

E.R.

Well it wasn’t quite as dramatic as an episode of ER on the TV but I was pretty happy to have a trauma room available to me yesterday. Our Hamilton Island discovery this weekend was that boys + scooter + hilly driveway = carnage. To be fair, that isn’t really a Hamilton Island discovery at [...]

Buggy Know-how

Buggy Know-how

Driving your family around in a golf buggy takes a little getting used to.  For example, there is no boot space for the groceries, but inserting seatbelts through shopping bag handles soon becomes second nature. ‘Fuelling up’ takes a little more thought than pulling into the nearest petrol station, and you will soon spot the [...]

Securing the Future

Securing the Future

In time for World Environment Day, Hamilton Island celebrated the opening of its new waste management and recycling facility, which includes a state-of-the-art glass crushing plant. The use of crushed glass in a variety of applications, from drainage to pipe bedding and even in garden beds, means the recycling facility will have positive impacts not [...]

It’s a Boy!

It’s a Boy!

It was smiles all round at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park recently with the arrival of ‘Baby Hippo’, a gorgeous Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat – all the way from Ceduna in South Australia. The little orphaned wombat was saved and transported to his new home where he is being cared for and pampered as he [...]

Historic Hamilton Island Voyage

Historic Hamilton Island Voyage

When my husband and I first arrived on Hamilton Island we were lucky enough to stay in the Yacht Club Villas.  We had a four bedroom villa overlooking the Yacht Club, the marina and Dent Island.  The villa was spread over four levels with a huge master suite spreading out over the top floor.  On our [...]

A Solid Foundation

A Solid Foundation

One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is a precious, yet delicate living thing that needs the protection of institutions like the Fantasea Foundation to ensure its survival for the future. STORY: Pete Mc Carthy PHOTOGRAPHY: Countesy of Fantasea Foundation Visible from space and awe-inspiring up close, the Great Barrier [...]

Hamilton Island Golf Club – A Driving Passion

Hamilton Island Golf Club – A Driving Passion

Cherie Alison (nee Byrnes) has mixed it with the best on the international tour, but now brings her expertise to the stunning Hamilton Island Golf Club where as head Pro, she presides over one of the greatest Australian courses. When Cherie Alison first turned professional it was unlikely you would find her teaching golf on [...]

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