Swing Doctor

Swing Doctor

Hamilton Island Golf Club welcomed its new golf professional in July. A graduate of the Australian PGA, Mark Snooks has been a professional golfer for 10 years, playing on the PGA Tour in 2004 and 2005 before turning his considerable skills to teaching and mentoring. Mark’s work has seen him nominated for Young Australian of [...]

Securing the Future

Securing the Future

In time for World Environment Day, Hamilton Island celebrated the opening of its new waste management and recycling facility, which includes a state-of-the-art glass crushing plant. The use of crushed glass in a variety of applications, from drainage to pipe bedding and even in garden beds, means the recycling facility will have positive impacts not [...]

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 [...]

Historic Hamilton Island Voyage

Historic Hamilton Island Voyage

When my husband and I first arrived on Hamilton Island we were lucky enough to stay in the Yacht Club Villas.  We had a four bedroom villa overlooking the Yacht Club, the marina and Dent Island.  The villa was spread over four levels with a huge master suite spreading out over the top floor.  On our [...]

Family Matters

Family Matters

Travelling with a family puts a completely different spin on things, says travel veteran and mother, Catriona Rowntree – but on Hamilton Island she feels right at home. STORY: Allison Tait PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrea Francolini, Jason Loucas and Dick Sweeney Catriona Rowntree knows a great holiday destination when she sees one. As a presenter on Channel [...]

Sail Away

Sail Away

There are few places on earth to compare with the Whitsundays for sailing. From experienced sailers to those only just discovering the joys of this timeless pursuit, the Whitsundays offer the perfect location to harness the breeze and enjoy this spectacular part of the world under sail. Story Rob Mundle photography courtesy Sunsail, Jack Atley, [...]

A Solid Foundation

A Solid Foundation

One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is a precious, yet delicate living thing that needs the protection of institutions like the Fantasea Foundation to ensure its survival for the future. STORY: Pete Mc Carthy PHOTOGRAPHY: Countesy of Fantasea Foundation Visible from space and awe-inspiring up close, the Great Barrier [...]

The Great Barrier Feast

The Great Barrier Feast

For lovers of fine food it is nothing short of heaven. One of the country’s most celebrated chefs conducting masterclasses in the most idyllic location, for a food experience absolutely without equal. Welcome to the Great Barrier Feast Food & Wine Series. (Images: Andrea Francolini) Composer Lionel Bart was pretty much right on the money [...]

Hamilton Island Golf Club – A Driving Passion

Hamilton Island Golf Club – A Driving Passion

Cherie Alison (nee Byrnes) has mixed it with the best on the international tour, but now brings her expertise to the stunning Hamilton Island Golf Club where as head Pro, she presides over one of the greatest Australian courses. When Cherie Alison first turned professional it was unlikely you would find her teaching golf on [...]

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