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On Fire at Target Sports

On Fire at Target Sports

Annie Oakley, hang up your gun! We had a show-down at Hamilton Island shooting range on Saturday and guess who came out on top? We had a fantastic time at Target Sports in Palm Valley, shooting with a .22 rifle and a .22 handgun. I was surprised by how much fun it was actually. I [...]

Beautiful Plumage

Beautiful Plumage

Now, when our recent visitors said that they had seen a peacock outside their Hamilton Island Holiday Home, I confess I looked at them sideways. “Maybe it’s a Pheasant Coucal” I said, with a kindly tilt of my head, displaying my superior knowledge of Australian birds (!). But they were insistent. So the next time [...]

Hit the Golf Driving Range

Hit the Golf Driving Range

The Golf Driving Range is in Palm Valley activities precinct and we have often passed it on the way to the Quad Bikes or the walking tracks. We decided to stop in last week and the boys (big and small) had a bit of a hit. The Driving Range has 8 bays to tee from [...]

Great Barrier Reef Airport

Great Barrier Reef Airport

The Great Barrier Reef Airport is a busy place – in fact it is the main airport hub for the Whitsundays. While we were at the Golf Driving Range we saw two jets landing, another taking off, a seaplane landing as well as two helicopters. All in the space of about 45 minutes! Up to [...]

Baby Season at ‘Wild Life’ Hamilton Island

Baby Season at ‘Wild Life’ Hamilton Island

This week we have had friends visiting from New Zealand. It has been a treat to see the island through fresh eyes as we have taken them around the place and to various restaurants and activities. Our activity this drizzly morning was the marsupial tour at Wild Life Hamilton Island. What a treat – not [...]

Your Chance to be the Nickelodeon Family Travel Reporters on Hamilton Island

Your Chance to be the Nickelodeon Family Travel Reporters on Hamilton Island

The search for the Nickelodeon Family Travel Reporters on Hamilton Island has officially begun! Do you think you’d make a terrific travel presenter? What about your whole family? Well, you could enter now for your chance to win a five night family holiday for two adults and up to three kids, staying in one of [...]

Bliss at Spa wumurdaylin

Bliss at Spa wumurdaylin

What a sublime way to spend an afternoon. I entrusted myself to Nicole at Spa wumurdaylin for a 90 minute facial that had me so relaxed that the condition lasted for the rest of the day. From my greeting at the door by Maja to the lovely, private ‘withdrawing room’ after my treatment, Spa wumurdaylin [...]

Easter Surprises

Easter Surprises

School holidays are here again – how on earth are we a quarter of the way through the year already??  Easter weekend is upon us, and the ubiquitous Easter Eggs are impossible to avoid. Of course the problem we face on the Island is that unless you have a fridge in your parents-secret-hiding-place then you [...]

Allan Border hits ‘Hole-in-one’ at Hamilton Island

Allan Border hits ‘Hole-in-one’ at Hamilton Island

Former Australian cricket captain (and legend) Allan Border,  demonstrated at Hamilton Island that his talents extend beyond the cricket pitch. Whilst famous for his glorious square cuts whilst wielding the willow for his country, nowadays Border is more likely to be seen swinging  a golf club. And as you might expect, he’s pretty handy with [...]

Audio Tours are Here

Audio Tours are Here

While I was out driving yesterday I spotted a new sign at One Tree Hill. Hamilton Island has created a series of free audio tours that elaborate on the landmarks, history and activities around and on Hamilton Island. There are several ways you can access the tours. If you are here on the island, you [...]

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