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Sampling the Secrets of Coral Cove

Sampling the Secrets of Coral Cove

I first spotted Coral Cove whilst paddling around Hamilton Island in an outrigger canoe during the Hamilton Cup Outrigger Regatta. I have been meaning to get back ever since – by foot this time. With kids and grandparents in tow, well armed with drinks and snacks courtesy of a trip to the island Bakery, we [...]

Kerry Sea Designs

Kerry Sea Designs

I caught up with Louise at the Hamilton Island Gallery last week to see what events she has coming up and was excited to hear that Kerry Alexander of Kerry Sea designs is arriving on island soon, and offering classes through the art gallery. Kerry lives on a boat near Mackay and uses the creatures [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Swing Doctor

Swing Doctor

Hamilton Island Golf Club welcomed its new golf professional in July. A graduate of the Australian PGA, Mark Snooks has been a professional golfer for 10 years, playing on the PGA Tour in 2004 and 2005 before turning his considerable skills to teaching and mentoring. Mark’s work has seen him nominated for Young Australian of [...]

It’s a Boy!

It’s a Boy!

It was smiles all round at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park recently with the arrival of ‘Baby Hippo’, a gorgeous Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat – all the way from Ceduna in South Australia. The little orphaned wombat was saved and transported to his new home where he is being cared for and pampered as he [...]

Historic Hamilton Island Voyage

Historic Hamilton Island Voyage

When my husband and I first arrived on Hamilton Island we were lucky enough to stay in the Yacht Club Villas.  We had a four bedroom villa overlooking the Yacht Club, the marina and Dent Island.  The villa was spread over four levels with a huge master suite spreading out over the top floor.  On our [...]

A Solid Foundation

A Solid Foundation

One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is a precious, yet delicate living thing that needs the protection of institutions like the Fantasea Foundation to ensure its survival for the future. STORY: Pete Mc Carthy PHOTOGRAPHY: Countesy of Fantasea Foundation Visible from space and awe-inspiring up close, the Great Barrier [...]

Hamilton Island Golf Club – A Driving Passion

Hamilton Island Golf Club – A Driving Passion

Cherie Alison (nee Byrnes) has mixed it with the best on the international tour, but now brings her expertise to the stunning Hamilton Island Golf Club where as head Pro, she presides over one of the greatest Australian courses. When Cherie Alison first turned professional it was unlikely you would find her teaching golf on [...]

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