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What’s with the Weather (Forecast)?

What’s with the Weather (Forecast)?

I am a weather geek – I confess it is now. Maybe I can blame my father who is a sailor and always keeps an eye on weather. If you are doing any activities on the water – a fishing trip, a diving holiday, boating or sailing holiday or paddling – you need to know [...]

Top 10 Free Activities for Adults

Top 10 Free Activities for Adults

A Queensland holiday usually means hitting the beach. There’s nothing wrong with that at all, but Hamilton Island has a lot more to offer than just the beach. Kick off your relaxation holiday with some of these great activities for adults – and each one of them free! Hamilton Island Golf Club Tour – Enjoy [...]

Croc Relocations Inc.

Croc Relocations Inc.

McCulloch the crocodile caused a bit of excitement at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park recently. Hamilton Island Wildlife sent me these pictures of our resident Salt Water crocodile McCulloch being wrangled in order to give his home an extreme makeover. I’m not sure he appreciated the efforts, but having seen the before and after shots [...]

Hippo the Wombat Turns One

Hippo the Wombat Turns One

We had a celebration this month at the Wildlife Park – Hippo the wombat turned one! Hippo has been on Hamilton Island community since he was five months old. When he arrived he had no hair and looked just like a baby hippo, hence the name. He has also lost three of his four permanent [...]

Top 10 Free Kids Activities

Top 10 Free Kids Activities

We all love a top-ten list, and we all love something for nothing. So with this in mind here’s my Top 10 Free Kids Activities on Hamilton Island 1. Kids FunZone Held at the Bouganvillea Marquee several times a week or at the Endeavour Room if it is wet (beside Sails Restaurant). Face painting, games, [...]

Lunch at Pebble Beach

Lunch at Pebble Beach

I confess. I am writing this posting in a qualia-induced haze. I have just returned from lunch at Pebble Beach, where I enjoyed a delicious lunch, a glass of wine, a perfectly clear sky and a gentle breeze to break through the humidity. The deck of the Pebble Beach restaurant is the perfect place to [...]

Top 5 Sunset Spots on Hamilton Island

Top 5 Sunset Spots on Hamilton Island

  1. One Tree Hill Even better, you can get a cocktail up there and just sit and enjoy the view 2. Bommie Deck Another spot to sit with a cocktail and watch the sun go down 3. Hesperus Lawn Beside Manta Ray café, sit on the grass and watch the sun set behind the [...]

Tales from the Wildlife Park

Tales from the Wildlife Park

The Koala Gallery is a great little spot for an easy, off-water activity. Also known as Wild Life Hamilton Island, the Koala Gallery offers an Australian wildlife experience as well as dining from breakfast through lunch. For those families on holiday with the kids travelling on the kids-eat-free package, I can’t imagine a more perfect [...]

Bullet-proof Nails

Bullet-proof Nails

I called in to one of the three day spa’s on the Hamilton Island, Island Hair and Beauty, yesterday for my last appointment with my favourite cutter, Renee, who is leaving the island bound for Sydney. As any woman knows, breaking up with your hairdresser is a traumatic experience! However life goes on, and two [...]

For all the Birds

For all the Birds

I had heard many stories about the wildlife on Hamilton Island before arriving here, in particular the birds. The blue skies of the Whitsunday Islands are shared by large populations of tropical parrots and classic Australian birds (along with thousands of fruit bats). Mostly I heard stories about cockatoos breaking into rooms and stealing sugar [...]

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