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 [...]

Shiatsu at Ropana

Shiatsu at Ropana

Hamilton Island is fortunate to have a great team of medical professionals looking after locals and visitors to the Island. One of them is Samantha Sharp, who runs

Pizza at Manta Ray Cafe

Pizza at Manta Ray Cafe

Manta Ray Café is on Front Street overlooking the marina. It is a great spot to watch the sun set from the bar or from a table on the deck. Manta Ray serves café style meals, but my top pick is the pizza. They have a great range of toppings and if you can’t agree [...]

CQ Rescue Sportsmans Dinner

CQ Rescue Sportsmans Dinner

Hamilton Island has excellent medical facilities that many towns around Australia would be glad to have. And in situations where further care is required, CQ Rescue  undertakes air evacuations from Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island to Mackay Base Hospital. CQ Rescue covers Central Queensland including the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. CQ [...]

I ❤ Hamilton Island Facebook Contest Winner announced

I ❤ Hamilton Island Facebook Contest Winner announced

Congratulations to Fiona C, who took out the I ❤ Hamilton Island Valentines day promotion. We asked our Facebook fans to pen a poem in 25 words or less about a romantic escape to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island. Fiona wins a 3 night romantic nights at the Reef View Hotel [...]

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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