Wildlife

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 [...]

Peeping Tom Wallaby

Peeping Tom Wallaby

I’ve written before about the wildlife on Hamilton Island and the gorgeous wallabies that visit our house. Watching them from my balcony is one of my favourite things to do. The family has a couple of favourite sunbathing spots in the bush land on the hill beneath the house, where mum usually snoozes while Jnr [...]

School Holiday Time

School Holiday Time

School holidays are here again. Yippee, I LOVE school holidays! (what are you talking about, there is no sarcasm in my voice!) Thankfully our cold snap finished after the first weekend and we were able to hit the beach and soak up the sun. We took advantage of the low tide to do some exploring [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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