Hitting the Water – Dinghy Style

Hitting the Water – Dinghy Style

Over the last year I have been cruising around the Whitsunday Islands in an outrigger canoe for a year and zooming over the waters to Airlie Beach on the Fantasea ferries. It was time for a more leisurely approach, so we took ourselves down to the marina and visited Dinghy Hire. Hamilton Island Dinghy Hire [...]

On Fire at Target Sports

On Fire at Target Sports

Annie Oakley, hang up your gun! We had a show-down at Hamilton Island shooting range on Saturday and guess who came out on top? We had a fantastic time at Target Sports in Palm Valley, shooting with a .22 rifle and a .22 handgun. I was surprised by how much fun it was actually. I [...]

Stunning new Hamilton Island Video

Stunning new Hamilton Island Video

We are excited to share with you our new Hamilton Island video – we hope you enjoy!

Customs Pays a Visit

Customs Pays a Visit

    Hamilton Island Marina was visited by ACV Corio Bay recently. The 38 metre long Australian Customs Vessel was in the area on routine patrols and docked at the barge wharf for a 48-hour visit. As one of eight Bay-class vessels, the Corio Bay and her sister vessels maintain border security around Australia’s 37 [...]

Samson

Samson

Samson is our barge, and has been for quite some time. The barge is crucial to the running of Hamilton Island. Almost everything for the island comes in by barge – food and wine for restaurants, linen for Hamilton Island hotels, grocery orders from Coles and Woolies (a very handy option if you are staying [...]

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

I’ve always wanted to give stand up paddle boarding (SUP) a go. It looks like a bit of fun.  And how hard can it be? A big wide board, a long paddle… I’m an outrigger paddler – well into paddle sports. It should be a piece of cake… so I sent the young ones out [...]

Beautiful Plumage

Beautiful Plumage

Now, when our recent visitors said that they had seen a peacock outside their Hamilton Island Holiday Home, I confess I looked at them sideways. “Maybe it’s a Pheasant Coucal” I said, with a kindly tilt of my head, displaying my superior knowledge of Australian birds (!). But they were insistent. So the next time [...]

Hit the Golf Driving Range

Hit the Golf Driving Range

The Golf Driving Range is in Palm Valley activities precinct and we have often passed it on the way to the Quad Bikes or the walking tracks. We decided to stop in last week and the boys (big and small) had a bit of a hit. The Driving Range has 8 bays to tee from [...]

Best Job in the World

Best Job in the World

You can’t have too much of a good idea. I see that the massively successful Best Job in the World promotion has been adopted by the ski fields in Victoria. A few years back Hamilton Island was at the centre of a marketing whirlwind as a six-month position as ‘island caretaker’ was advertised around the [...]

ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day

My first ANZAC Day on Hamilton Island was lovely – a beautiful service and a beautiful sunrise in a beautiful location. The Dawn Service was attended by several hundred people, staff, residents and guests, at the Outrigger Function Centre overlooking Catseye Bay. As dawn started to break over the Whitsundays, the Catafalque Party from RAAF Base [...]

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