Feature Stories

Luxury Family Accommodation

Nestled right on the water overlooking Dent Passage, the exquisite Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villas are a haven for those looking for a taste of luxury whether it be for a week or a lifetime. The brief: You are looking for a holiday experience that includes absolute luxury accommodation, but your requirements include bringing the [...]

The Great White Migaloo

The Great White Migaloo

Every year, between June and October, a population of approximately 1200 humpback whales cruise past Hamilton Island, on their great migration north. Stay sharp. If you’re lucky, you might sight the almost mythical Migaloo, you can’t miss him, he’s the only known albino humpback whale. And he likes the Whitsundays, these waters are one of [...]

Marathon Man

Marathon Man

James Halliday is a wine legend. Both a wine maker and wine lover, he has written or contributed to more than 65 books on wine since he began writing in 1979. His annual Australian Wine Companion is the bestselling and definitive guide to Australian wine. In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge through [...]

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Everyone has heard of the Great Barrier Reef, but what of the names of the almost 3,000 individual reefs that make up this magnificent natural wonder? Just how are they identified and how do they get their names? Story Lee Atkinson, Photography courtesy Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Dick Sweeney There are no prizes for [...]

Simply Stunning

Simply Stunning

Now in its fourth year, The Australian Ballet performance, Pas de Deux in Paradise at qualia leaves a lasting impression on all those lucky enough to attend. A magical weekend, culminating in a sublime performance under the stars, this is an experience like no other. Story Eva Wait Photography Andrea Francolini There is quite simply [...]

Bommie

Bommie

Nestled within the iconic Hamilton Island Yacht Club, you’ll find the island’s newest dining experience –and it’s fine enough to rival the very best the big cities have to offer. Striking architecture, fine food and wine and superb Australian service. Welcome to Bommie. Many cities lay claim to at least one iconic piece of architecture. [...]

Colour & Excitement

Colour & Excitement

Australia’s most celebrated offshore sailing regatta and one of the country’s premier social events, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 promises to eclipse previous years with more excitement on and off the water. Marcus Blackmore, the manwhose name is behind one of Australia’s leading health product companies, has dreamt of winning the Grand Prix division [...]

Family Matters

Family Matters

Travelling with a family puts a completely different spin on things, says travel veteran and mother, Catriona Rowntree – but on Hamilton Island she feels right at home. STORY: Allison Tait PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrea Francolini, Jason Loucas and Dick Sweeney Catriona Rowntree knows a great holiday destination when she sees one. As a presenter on Channel [...]

Sail Away

Sail Away

There are few places on earth to compare with the Whitsundays for sailing. From experienced sailers to those only just discovering the joys of this timeless pursuit, the Whitsundays offer the perfect location to harness the breeze and enjoy this spectacular part of the world under sail. Story Rob Mundle photography courtesy Sunsail, Jack Atley, [...]

The Great Barrier Feast

The Great Barrier Feast

For lovers of fine food it is nothing short of heaven. One of the country’s most celebrated chefs conducting masterclasses in the most idyllic location, for a food experience absolutely without equal. Welcome to the Great Barrier Feast Food & Wine Series. (Images: Andrea Francolini) Composer Lionel Bart was pretty much right on the money [...]

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