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Bubbles on Bommie Deck

Bubbles on Bommie Deck

To celebrate the beautiful weather (I love winter in the Whitsundays) and a return visit by a recently departed friend (can’t keep away), the girls decided to join up for a drink at the Bommie Deck and watch the sunset. The Bommie Deck is part of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club and a perfect spot [...]

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 [...]

Great Barrier Feast with Guillaume Brahimi

Great Barrier Feast with Guillaume Brahimi

We are gearing up for a major cook-off this weekend at qualia’s Great Barrier Feast. Guillaume Brahimi is travelling north from his iconic restaurant at the Sydney Opera House Guillaume at Bennelong, to present a showpiece degustation dinner this Saturday night in qualia’s Long Pavillion restaurant. Waiting for his old mentor will be qualia Head [...]

Wet Weather Buggy Tips

Wet Weather Buggy Tips

We have had a wet old time this week, so it seems like a good time to go through some wet-weather buggy driving tips. If you are lucky enough to have a buggy with ‘clears’ (plastic flaps) then zip them up! If not, then a beach towel tucked in the glove-box will be handy for [...]

Flying Roulettes

Flying Roulettes

I love these two pictures of the RAAF Roulettes aerobatic team taken by Andy Tyler during the 2010 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. I was at qualia during the display attending the Moet & Chandon Lunch and the squad did a flyby salute that had the whole dining room leaving their tables to peer outside [...]

Audio Tours are Here

Audio Tours are Here

While I was out driving yesterday I spotted a new sign at One Tree Hill. Hamilton Island has created a series of free audio tours that elaborate on the landmarks, history and activities around and on Hamilton Island. There are several ways you can access the tours. If you are here on the island, you [...]

Shiatsu at Ropana

Shiatsu at Ropana

Hamilton Island is fortunate to have a great team of medical professionals looking after locals and visitors to the Island. One of them is Samantha Sharp, who runs

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