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 [...]

Perfect Whitsunday Weather

Perfect Whitsunday Weather

I had to share this photo of the Whitsunday passage taken last weekend while we were out on a Whitsunday Islands cruise. Perfect blue skies and perfectly clear, still water. Perfect.

Sunrise Paddling

Sunrise Paddling

Had the absolute pleasure to go paddling this morning in one of the Hamilton Island Outrigger Canoe Club six-man canoes with a crew of five island staff. The official sunrise was at ten-to-six we were on the water 15 min ahead of that. It was just lovely. There was a red glow on the horizon [...]

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 [...]

Movie Time

Movie Time

I can’t tell you how I stumbled across this (just randomly surfing the Internet I guess) but I have found that Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef have a bit of a history in the film business. I often hear locals refer to one side of the marina as Hollywood , but had no [...]

Fish & Chips at Popeye’s

Fish & Chips at Popeye’s

Fish & chips beside the marina is the perfect way to end a busy day on Hamilton Island (or a great way to start the night!). Popeye’s is the fish and chip shop on Hamilton Island, and can be found on Front Street between the chemist and Bob’s Bakery. I’m told that the name Popeye [...]

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 [...]

Hamilton Island State School Turns 25

Hamilton Island State School Turns 25

Hamilton Island State School is located on the hill above Catseye bay. It has a roll of 40 students split into two classrooms. It schools most of the primary school-age children living on the island, and is run by a fantastic team of staff and volunteers. The school has a great relationship with Hamilton Island [...]

The Steakhouse

The Steakhouse

Over the last few weeks we have developed a close relationship with our Clownfish Club babysitter Bree, who seems to be spending every other evening at home with the kids while we are out at various restaurants and events around the island. Last night we met old friends who were on their fifth family holiday [...]

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