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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 [...]

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 [...]

Collette Dinnigan – We Need Your Help…

Collette Dinnigan – We Need Your Help…

You were raised on a boat, you spent years living on the ocean, do you have any seasickness tips for us? Collette Dinnigan: “Wear a pressure point wristband, always look at the horizon and if you can, drink ginger ale. My dad who was a sailor says that the best remedy for seasickness is champagne. Luckily [...]

Kids Fun Zone Revamp

Kids Fun Zone Revamp

The Fun Zone is a highlight of the weekend for us and many others on holiday with children. Usually held beside the Bougainvillaea Pool, close to a lot of Hamilton Island Accommodation, the Fun Zone sees Hamilton Island Activities staff entertaining children with games, face painting and crafts. The Fun Zone had a noticeable recharge [...]

The Perfect Time of Year

The Perfect Time of Year

The Race Week hangover has eased, school holidays are over and life on Hamilton Island is settling back into its regular pace. The Whitsundays weather is glorious – September to November is my favourite time on the island. The sun is getting stronger, but it isn’t uncomfortably hot. It is just…balmy. The night is cool enough for [...]

Kegel Bowling Fun – Hamilton Island Bowling Alley

Kegel Bowling Fun – Hamilton Island Bowling Alley

It seems that every school holidays has a birthday party at our house and these holidays were no exception. Instead of another epic water-bomb fight, we elected to take a group of boys to Kegel Bowling. So there we were, with a dozen lads, a Minecraft themed birthday cake, and slushies on tap. Heaven for [...]

Kids Art Classes

Kids Art Classes

Ever since our youngest child turned 6 she has been begging me to let her go to one of the art classes at the gallery on Front Street. Given that is birthday month, and school holidays, we wrapped it all up in a bundle and sent the three of them off to create masterpieces. Leigh Gordon [...]

Clownfish Club Kids School Holidays Program

Clownfish Club Kids School Holidays Program

  School holidays are great at the Clownfish Club. We always book our kids into a Movie Night, which is themed and includes dinner, dessert and games too. The last one we went to was a deserted island theme and they watched the Chipmunks movie. The Movie Nights run from 6pm – 9pm which is [...]

Clownfish Club – School Holiday Highlights

Clownfish Club – School Holiday Highlights

Night Session Highlights for the September School Holidays 2012: Night Sessions run from 6-9pm, include dinner and dessert and are for 5-14 year olds. Saturday 22 September – Disco night, come dressed in Fluro Tuesday 25 September – Mexican Fiesta & Movie night Thursday 27 September – Tweens Games and Movie night, 10-14 year-olds only! Saturday [...]

Avatars From Tassie Visit Race Week

Avatars From Tassie Visit Race Week

It takes more than great food to make a great event – you need great company too. We had all of that at our table for the Matt Moran & Shannon Bennett dinner at qualia on the Thursday of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. There were a few lovely locals and a visiting crew from [...]

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