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Reptile Tour at Hamilton Island Wild Life

Reptile Tour at Hamilton Island Wild Life

We took the afternoon tour at the zoo last weekend. The kids had been asking about the crocodile and new enclosure so we headed to the Wildlife Park (aka the Wild Life Hamilton Island) at four o’clock on Sunday afternoon. We joined several other groups who were on a family holiday. Our guide was keeper [...]

Hamilton Island Triathlon’s Biggest Supporters

Hamilton Island Triathlon’s Biggest Supporters

These great pictures were taken at the Hamilton Island Triathlon in November 2011. More than 400 athletes participated in the Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim last year. As they do each year the Island community turned out to support, including Hamilton Island State School. These pictures show students cheering on competitors [...]

Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event

Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event

The inaugural Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event will be held on Hamilton Island from 14-18 June, in partnership with the Australian Outrigging Canoe Association (AOCRA) and more recently, Surf Life Saving Australia. Formerly known as the Hamilton Island Outrigger Cup, the event is run over four exciting days. This year competitive outriggers will be joined by [...]

Cruising in the Whitsundays

Cruising in the Whitsundays

    We have had some guests in the last month who have had their Whitsunday Islands holiday on-board a cruise ship. It is cruising season in the Whitsundays. In fact when the Queen Mary 2 arrived last month, it was one of four to visit within the week. It was, of course, the largest! [...]

Training for the Hilly Half Marathon

Training for the Hilly Half Marathon

  I should throw out a disclaimer here and now – I’m not training for the Hilly Half Marathon (water is more my thing!), but I see from the sign-up sheet at the Sports Club that there are plenty of Island residents who are. The ‘starter’ group are being broken-in for the May event as [...]

Top 10 Free Sports Activities

Top 10 Free Sports Activities

Here’s a list of the top sports activities on Hamilton Island – and they’re all free! H20 Snorkel and Scuba – get set for a diving holiday before you hit the open sea. The team from H20 Sportz are at the Main Resort pool between 10.30am and 11.30am daily. Bush Walks – there are many [...]

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 [...]

Snorkeling at Manta Ray Bay

Snorkeling at Manta Ray Bay

Absolutely perfect is the only way I can describe our snorkelling trip to Manta Ray Bay today. The weather was flawless – clear blue skies with small puffs of cloud and the slightest of breezes. Sea conditions were also perfect, flat and glassy. We took a boat to the northern most tip of Hook Island, [...]

Relaxing on Hamilton Island

Relaxing on Hamilton Island

This little guy looks like he is having a perfect relaxation holiday at his very own Hamilton Island resort (also known as Wildlife Hamilton Island!). He looks quite comfortable doesn’t he!

Whitsunday Dolphins

Whitsunday Dolphins

I was thrilled to see this small pod of dolphins in the Whitsunday passage. It looked like a group of three. One had a damaged dorsal fin, probably after a run-in with a boat propeller. They weren’t large, and weren’t interested in coming to play. Our skipper of our Whitsunday Islands tour said that they [...]

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