Wildlife

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 [...]

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 [...]

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

Our house on Hamilton Island lies on the hill above Catseye Beach.  We have a hillside of native bush and scrub for a front yard, and often wake up to the calls of the kookaburras in the morning and hear the grass rustling in the late afternoon. We have found that the rustling grass is [...]

Sunrise Whale Watching

Sunrise Whale Watching

By all accounts it has been a great season for whale watching. My only whale watching experience of this year was very low key but very nice. Having spent a special anniversary night at qualia in the Long Pavilion restaurant and in a stunning Windward Pavilion, we woke to the sunrise and a view 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 [...]

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