Tea Smoked Quail, Pork Jowl, Seeds, Sweet Corn and Jamon Iberico

Tea Smoked Quail, Pork Jowl, Seeds, Sweet Corn and Jamon Iberico

With access to some of the world’s highest quality ingredients and fresh produce and the creative inspiration of the Great Barrier Reef, it environs and climate, Hamilton Island offers an elegant variety of dining experiences. In the August 2012 edition of Reef Magazine, Hamilton Island’s new Executive Chefs share their current favourite creations. qualia – [...]

Peeping Tom Wallaby

Peeping Tom Wallaby

I’ve written before about the wildlife on Hamilton Island and the gorgeous wallabies that visit our house. Watching them from my balcony is one of my favourite things to do. The family has a couple of favourite sunbathing spots in the bush land on the hill beneath the house, where mum usually snoozes while Jnr [...]

Food Glorious Food – Australia’s Finest Chefs

Food Glorious Food – Australia’s Finest Chefs

I can’t wait for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Yes, the racing will be great, and the boats will be beautiful, but I’m talking about the food! Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is Australia’s biggest offshore yachting regatta and attracts both top yachties and weekend cruisers. It also tempts top chefs to abandon their restaurants [...]

What Katie Ate at the Feast

What Katie Ate at the Feast

While we were being delighted at qualia by Ali Waddell and Guillaume Brahimi at the Great Barrier Feast we met Katie Quinn Davie and her dashing husband Mick from Sydney. Katie, an Irish native, has a gorgeous blog called What Katie Ate. Have a look at her great pictures of the Feast and take a [...]

New Asian Restaurant – coca chu – Opening Soon

New Asian Restaurant – coca chu – Opening Soon

The cat’s out of the bag. Hamilton Island’s newest dining destination will be opening its doors any day now. coca chu will feature modern South East Asian cuisine and will be headed by Australian chef Adam Woodfield. Adam has recently returned from New York with his family where he was chef-partner at West Village restaurant [...]

Hamilton Island Kidz Ball 2012

Hamilton Island Kidz Ball 2012

Last weekend saw the social event of the year on Hamilton Island: the Kidz Ball! Now in its 12th year, the Kidz Ball is a joint fundraiser between the Island Kindy and Hamilton Island State School, raising upwards of $30,000 for various projects. For the school, the goal for 2012 is a new playground, for [...]

Stars of the Whitsundays

Stars of the Whitsundays

I’m probably biased, but what a great cover the Hamilton Island on the current issue of HM Magazine. Hotel Management Magazine popped up to talk to qualia General Manager Michael Shah, qualia Executive Chef Alistair Waddell, Hamilton Island CEO Glenn Bourke, and Island Concierge Leni Fries. HM wanted to know why Hamilton Island is one [...]

Clownfish Club Childcare Sorts out the Kids

Clownfish Club Childcare Sorts out the Kids

In order to attend the Great Barrier Feast for two nights running I need to get my baby-sitters organised. That’s where the Clownfish Club  comes in. The Clownfish Club is Hamilton Island’s childcare centre. As well as looking after kids during the day, they also organise babysitters on the island for guests (and residents). All [...]

Guillaume Brahimi at Great Barrier Feast

Guillaume Brahimi at Great Barrier Feast

Guillaume Brahimi is an absolute gentleman and a wonderful story teller – and a good cook to boot! The Great Barrier Feast last weekend was fantastic. The master classes were informative and entertaining, and both dinners were outstanding. I’m not sure how it usually works in Sydney at Guillaume at Bennelong, but up here in [...]

A window table at Bommie

A window table at Bommie

We had a lovely dinner at the Bommie restaurant last night, the signature restaurant at the Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Now in its third year, Bommie Restaurant is now headed by chef Nicholas Gomez Duran. Nic was born in Pamplona, Spain and has bought a new vibe to the Bommie menu. This evening we had [...]

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