Japanese Accolades

Japanese Accolades

The Asia Japan Operations Team received a wonderful accolade this month. Mr Ito, of JALPAK, a major travel wholesaler in Japan, presented Hamilton Island with an award for being the Best Resort Operations Team in the Oceania Region. This award acknowledges that visitors from Japan are well catered for on Hamilton Island, with language specialists [...]

HM Awards Success

HM Awards Success

I was only one member of the Hamilton Island community excited to be at the Sydney Town Hall attending the 2012 HM (Hotel Management) Awards. There were nine others at the table eagerly awaiting the results for the 12 categories that Hamilton Island was finalists in, with another 1000 awaiting text messages in the north. [...]

Clownfish Club Kids School Holidays Program

Clownfish Club Kids School Holidays Program

  School holidays are great at the Clownfish Club. We always book our kids into a Movie Night, which is themed and includes dinner, dessert and games too. The last one we went to was a deserted island theme and they watched the Chipmunks movie. The Movie Nights run from 6pm – 9pm which is [...]

Clownfish Club – School Holiday Highlights

Clownfish Club – School Holiday Highlights

Night Session Highlights for the September School Holidays 2012: Night Sessions run from 6-9pm, include dinner and dessert and are for 5-14 year olds. Saturday 22 September – Disco night, come dressed in Fluro Tuesday 25 September – Mexican Fiesta & Movie night Thursday 27 September – Tweens Games and Movie night, 10-14 year-olds only! Saturday [...]

Bartenders Get UGLY

Bartenders Get UGLY

Brad Henstock, manager of the R-Bar (which is the Hamilton Island staff bar) is taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s 2012 UGLY bartender of the year competition . UGLY stands for “Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You”, and is a fundraising competition run statewide in pubs, hotels, sporting clubs and RSLs with proceeds benefiting patients [...]

Avatars From Tassie Visit Race Week

Avatars From Tassie Visit Race Week

It takes more than great food to make a great event – you need great company too. We had all of that at our table for the Matt Moran & Shannon Bennett dinner at qualia on the Thursday of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. There were a few lovely locals and a visiting crew from [...]

A Perfect Proposal to Finish Race Week

A Perfect Proposal to Finish Race Week

One of the most exciting moments of Audi Hamilton Island Race week happened on the last race day for our guest blogger Gail Bird. Gail’s partner, Bruce Absolon, is the Development Manager for Hamilton Island. He is also the owner of Volvo 60 “Spirit of the Maid“. Now, Bruce has had a busy week, ‘lending’ [...]

Hamilton Island Race Week Recap

Hamilton Island Race Week Recap

Race Week recovery week started on Saturday actually, the last day of racing. A quiet beer with friends at Catseye Beach’s Sails Restaurant, some prawns and some chips…just the ticket after a week of champagne, frocks and heels. There are still some spots of sea fog out on the water but the Island is bathed [...]

School Laptops

School Laptops

Hamilton Island State School had a very special assembly recently, during which 17 new laptops and 6 iPads were presented to the students. Almost all were the direct result of our wonderful community, with contributions from P&C fundraising plus 10 residents making individual donations of laptops. Since that assembly in June, two more iPads and [...]

Passage Peak Mission

Passage Peak Mission

It has been a week now and I think I have finally recovered from our trek up to Passage Peak. Obviously paddling in a canoe is insufficient preparation for hiking the hills. All jesting aside the kids and I had a lovely morning on our 5.3km walk to Passage Peak and back (plus the extra [...]

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