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 [...]

Buggy Know-how

Buggy Know-how

Driving your family around in a golf buggy takes a little getting used to.  For example, there is no boot space for the groceries, but inserting seatbelts through shopping bag handles soon becomes second nature. ‘Fuelling up’ takes a little more thought than pulling into the nearest petrol station, and you will soon spot the [...]

Mojo Creations at Hamilton Island Gallery

Mojo Creations at Hamilton Island Gallery

I popped into the Hamilton Island Gallery this morning to chat with Louise about some upcoming exhibitions and had a WOW moment as I spotted the Lion Fish by Jo Wooler of Mojo Creations. Wooler had been at Hamilton Island during the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week on her Floating Gallery, aka her catamaran ‘Lickity [...]

Good Food

Good Food

Over the last few weeks we have spotted many familiar faces as the 2012 Good Food Guides were released. We were delighted to see Peter Gilmour from Quay taking out Chef of the Year in Sydney while Attica & Ben Shrewry took out Best Restaurant in Melbourne. Of course neither of these talents are strangers [...]

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 [...]

Peter Gilmour – WOW!

Peter Gilmour – WOW!

People have asked me about the Peter Gilmour dinner at the Hamilton Island Great Barrier Feast Food and Wine Series at qualia and my response tends to be “It was….um….<groan>… amazing…” which is not very eloquent or helpful nor descriptive or even flattering.  But the truth of the matter is that it was incredible and [...]

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 [...]

Simply Stunning

Simply Stunning

Now in its fourth year, The Australian Ballet performance, Pas de Deux in Paradise at qualia leaves a lasting impression on all those lucky enough to attend. A magical weekend, culminating in a sublime performance under the stars, this is an experience like no other. Story Eva Wait Photography Andrea Francolini There is quite simply [...]

Bommie

Bommie

Nestled within the iconic Hamilton Island Yacht Club, you’ll find the island’s newest dining experience –and it’s fine enough to rival the very best the big cities have to offer. Striking architecture, fine food and wine and superb Australian service. Welcome to Bommie. Many cities lay claim to at least one iconic piece of architecture. [...]

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 [...]

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