Hamilton Island Resort Blog


Industry Awards To Be Held on Hamilton Island

12th July 2017

Promising to be an unforgettable experience for all involved, the tourism industry’s night of nights will be held in the Whitsundays on Hamilton Island. The gala event is scheduled to be held on Saturday 30 September and will see tourism operators from all over the region converge on Hamilton Island in a celebration of excellence.

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Today Show Celebrates 35 Years On Hamilton

28th June 2017

The Today show is this week celebrating its 35th birthday, celebrating with a week-long trip around Australia that kick off in the Whitsundays on Monday 26 June. A little over a year since the entire show was broadcast from the foreshore of Airlie Beach, the popular morning show returned to live broadcast from Hamilton Island in celebration of 35 years on the air.

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Showdown Scheduled for Hamilton Island Race Week

14th June 2017

The upcoming Audi Hamilton Island Race Week will see two of the best known supermaxis in offshore sailing vie for top honours. After spending almost a decade racing on opposite sides of the world, this year’s race week will see them compete under Australian colours for the very first time.

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Above & Beyond on Hamilton Island

3rd May 2017

While many Whitsunday islands are still reeling from the impact of Cyclone Debbie, Hamilton Island is already regenerating new life. Just as green shoots are beginning to appear on the branches of trees stripped by the wild weather, Hamilton Island staff have gone above and beyond to restore the island to its former glory.

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Hamilton Island: Cyclone Debbie Update

12th April 2017

Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsunday region hard and unfortunately Hamilton Island was not spared from her destructive force. However, due to the resorts’ construction to the highest cyclone safety ratings, her impact on the island has been fairly minimal. The main damage has been to the vegetation and façade of the island, with no significant structural damage to any of the hotels or resorts. Following a concerted clean-up effort, Hamilton Island is looking forward to welcoming its guests back. With the gardens team already planting new greenery all across the island, Hamilton assures guests that the sun is still shining, the island is still beautiful and you will still enjoy a wonderful holiday on Hamilton.

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Hamilton Island Goes Global

29th March 2017

The recently held Super League Triathlon not only attracted some of the world’s fittest athletes to the shores of Hamilton Island, it also attracted the attention of the world. Thanks to global television coverage of the event, the world was introduced to the beautiful Whitsundays and Hamilton Island chief executive officer Glenn Bourke couldn't have been happier.

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Island Workers Raise Money With Road Trip

15th March 2017

Hamilton Island workers Kayne Kerr and Ben Errikson noticed that many people visited the Queensland Island paradise to escape their problems. Now, the two friends have embarked on a road trip down Australia’s east coast to raise money for mental health non-profit organisation Beyond Blue.

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Dream Job Island Caretaker Winner Nets Even Dreamier Job

22nd February 2017

Back in 2009 you may recall a competition that was run, offering the opportunity to become the caretaker of Hamilton Island. 34,000 applicants entered themselves in the running for the dream job which would see them swap their office for an island paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. 42 year old Ben Southall from Petersfield, Hampshire in England landed the caretaker job on Hamilton Island and eight years on, he's just gone and bagged himself an even dreamier job.

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Hamilton Island Holidays A Hole-In-One

8th February 2017

Hamilton Island holidays are known for many things - rest, relaxation, soft white sand beaches, beautiful azure waters and the famous Great Barrier Reef. However the island holiday resort is also known for its world-class golfing. With a par 71, 18-hole championship oceanfront links course just minutes away on Dent Island, it's certainly one of Australia's most unique and beautiful golfing destinations. With an aquatic driving range and mini-golf course, Hamilton Island golf holidays offer fun for the whole family.

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Invest In Some Time On Hamilton Island

18th January 2017

Hamilton Island is back in a big way and although it never really went away, tourism and investment on the island is at its best for some years. Tourism on the island is booming, so much so that occupancy is at the 660 hotel rooms on the island is at capacity. In fact, some visitors love it so much that they're choosing to buy on the island, snapping up holiday homes that will allow them to come back and enjoy the island as many times as they like throughout the year.

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Christmas Comes Early For Hamilton Island Holidaymakers

28th December 2016

Christmas - it's the most wonderful time of the year...right? It can be, but it can also be known for exorbitant expenditure that puts families under stress. Thanks to the competitive low-cost travel market, Christmas came early with a number of December deals that have helped travellers save on their next holiday.

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2016 PGA Professionals Championship Held at Hamilton Island Golf Club

16th November 2016

Just weeks ago Hamilton Island Golf Club played host to the 2016 PGA Professionals Championship where South Australian Chris Duke took out the title, qualifying for the Australian PGA Championship to be held in December, alongside runner-up and defending champion Mathew Docking.

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Australia's First Family Of Yachting On Their First Sydney Hobart Without Bob

2nd November 2016

The 72nd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is just 8 weeks away and Australia's first family of yacht racing has their sights firmly set on bringing home a win. Robert Oatley and his family are a household name in Australia and their yacht Wild Oats XI is the unprecedented eight-time winner of the famously gruelling Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. However this year will be the first year the Oatley family have undertaken the famous race without their beloved patriarch after Bob Oatley passed away in January of this year.

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Sun, Sand & Swan Lake on Hamilton Island

12th October 2016

A sight usually reserved for some of the most revered stages in the world, four Australian ballet dancers prance and preen to the classical sounds of Swan Lake on Hamilton Island's Pebble Beach. The crowd of 150 audience members are in their black tie finery, despite being perched on the sand, transfixed on the outdoor stage that is fringed by the Coral Sea.

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Australian Staycations on the Rise: Hamilton Island Leads the Pack

21st September 2016

It may not be quite as exotic as Monte Carlo or St Tropez, but Queensland's luxury locations made famous by celebrities like Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey are seeing Aussie 'staycations' on the rise. Even if don't consider yourself a high roller, you can still enjoy luxury experiences, lavish resorts and private islands without venturing too far from home.

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Chris Hemsworth Sews His Wild Oats on Hamilton Island

31st August 2016

Having just wrapped up on location filming in Brisbane city for the latest instalment in the Thor film franchise, Hollywood mega star Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataki have enjoyed some downtime on beautiful Hamilton Island. The couple flew to the popular Queensland Island onboard a private jet accompanied by New Zealand director Taika Waititi.

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Record Occupancy Rates for Hamilton Island

10th August 2016

If you've been thinking about booking a Hamilton Island holiday there's no time to delay. With the island recording record occupancy rates within the last financial year, this major tourist resort is filling up fast. This comes off the back of a recent $25 million make over which has seen a rise in occupancy rates of between 8 to 11 per cent.

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Which Hollywood Actress Spent Her Babymoon on Hamilton Island?

20th July 2016

Hollywood actress Teresa Palmer, best known for her starring role in the 2015 Point Break remake, has shown off her blossoming baby belly on a recent babymoon on Hamilton Island. Famous for her open and honest approach to pregnancy, the Los Angeles-based lifestyle blogger beamed as you soaked up the sun with husband Mark Webber and son Bodhi Rain.

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Ginia Rinehart to Marry on Hamilton Island

6th July 2016

The rumour mill is still in overdrive over the marriage of Ginia Rinehart on Hamilton Island, despite the nuptials taking place more than two weeks ago. Daughter of mining magnate Gina Rinehart and heiress to the family fortune, Ginia Rinehart set tongues wagging when she wed Simon Robinson in a ceremony on Hamilton Island on Saturday 18 June.

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Whitehaven Beach Run Attracts Aussie Icon

22nd June 2016

This Sunday, four-time Olympian and marathon legend Steve Moneghetti will return to the Whitsundays for the Great Whitehaven Beach Run, the latest instalment of the Hamilton Island Endurance Series. As part of his participation of the event, he'll also be hosting a free running technique session and an informal Q&A session.

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Olympians Raise Funds on Hamilton Island

1st June 2016

From Friday 6 May to Monday 9 May, two Olympic stars, Eloise Wellings and Libby Trickett, visited Hamilton Island for the annual Mother's Day Classis and Active Women's weekend. Joining a raft of presenters on the popular Queensland island, Trickett and Wellings were part of an exciting weekend that aimed to encourage women of all ages to lead an active lifestyle while raising much-needed funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Hamilton Island Couple Race Targa Tasmania

27th April 2016

A Hamilton Island couple have piqued interest in the southern states, after finishing 18th in the Targa Tasmania TSD Trophy category in one of Australia's most famous tarmac-based rally driving events. The second time the couple has raced in the event, wife Gail was comfortable as co-driver, providing pace notes to driver and husband Bruce during the six day challenge.

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PGA Professionals Championship Final Returns to Hamilton Island

6th April 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, the PGA Professionals Championship will be returning to Hamilton Island in 2016. The most prestigious title for PGA Professionals, the championship will be played out from 1-3 November this year. Considered one of the world's most spectacular golfing venues, the tournament has seen overwhelming success since its move to Hamilton Island.

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Early Surge of Entries for Hamilton Island Race Week

23rd March 2016

Entries are now open for the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 and already entrants are flooding in. If the initial burst is any indicator of what to expect, it appears this year's regatta will be rather special. In fact, almost 40 yachts representative of the sport's diverse cross section have already nominated for the 33rd staging of the series. If this momentum continues, entries will soon surge well beyond 50, a milestone which would suggest a final fleet of approximately 200 is likely for the event.

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Hamilton Island With Kids

9th March 2016

Although Hamilton Island is a family friendly holiday destination, you won't find screaming babies and toddler tantrums here. In fact, the island is wonderfully relaxing and has a friendly, laidback vibe that's perfect for a family holiday. It's so easy to keep the kids entertained all day while still enjoying some relaxing time for the grown-ups. There are huge range of family friendly activities to choose from on Hamilton Island, however here are the top 10 things to do with kids.

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Hamilton Island To Host First Australian Multihull Championship

17th February 2016

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is always a massive affair on Hamilton Island, this year along with hosting the Australian Yachting Championships for Grand Prix level offshore keelboats, the sailing festival will also be the venue for the first Australian Yachting Championship for multihulls. The move is the first time that Yachting Australia, the sport's governing body, has coordinated a large multihull major championship.

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Sir David Attenborough Says Great Barrier Reef Is Most Memorable

27th January 2016

Although it should already rank pretty highly, get ready to move the Great Barrier Reef to the top of your bucket list. Following a remarkable endorsement from Sir David Attenborough, the most famous naturalist in the world has said the reef is the most memorable place he's been. The renowned English broadcaster is 89, so he's seen plenty in his time, yet Attenborough chose to make the reef the subject of a new BBC series, having first visited the reef almost 60 years ago.

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Celebrate Australia Day The Hamilton Island Way

6th January 2016

Have the back to work blues got a firm hold on you? After all the craziness of the Christmas and New Year break as well as the school holidays, we don't blame you for looking for the next opportunity for a day off. Luckily, Australia Day is just a few weeks away and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy this great country of ours? With our national day of celebration falling on a Tuesday this year, why not skip off work on the Monday as well and really live it up.

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Taylor Swift to Play Intimate Gig on Hamilton Island

4th November 2015

Exciting news this week as hit radio station Nova announce an intimate night with pop star heavyweight Taylor Swift on stunning Hamilton Island. In conjunction with Qantas, the exclusive performance is part of Nova's Red Room concerts and promises to be the biggest in the series to date.

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What Winter?

19th May 2015

When it comes to winter, most people prefer to stay rugged up inside rather than venture out into the cold. The lucky ones specifically plan a holiday around avoiding the plummeting temperatures and jet off to chase the sun somewhere where it's always warm and the sun is shining. However you don't have to journey somewhere far flung to warm up during the colder months, all it takes is a little trip north of Brisbane to de-stress and defrost.

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Super Band To Hit Hamilton Island

19th March 2015

It's still 5 months away, but preparations have already begun for the 2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Opening on August 15, organisers have announced a super band set to hit the shores of Hamilton Island for all the Race Week festivities. Making the party scene that surrounds the regatta as much a part of the event as the race itself, organisers are seeing an inspiring rate of growth year upon year.

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Romancing The Tropics - Valentine's Day on Hamilton Island

10th February 2015

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and rather than scrambling for the usual gift ideas like roses and chocolates, why not step things up a notch? After all, what guy is going to be keen on flowers? But what do you get a male for Valentine's Day? How about a romantic, relaxing getaway in the sun-kissed Whitsundays? Spend this Valentine's Day in the luxurious surrounds of Hamilton Island's signature 5 star resort and enjoy some quality time together.

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Sink Your Teeth into Hamilton Island

21st January 2015

Although Hamilton Island has a well established reputation as a tropical island paradise, it's also well known as a food lover's haven. One of many Whitsunday Islands situated on the shores of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton enjoys the relaxed, laid back atmosphere of a secluded holiday destination while offering the wide variety of restaurants and dining options you'd come to expect of a bustling town.

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Hamilton Is One But It Is Many

16th September 2014

Just like us Aussies, Hamilton Island is one but it is many. Just one of the 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island offers a great range of accommodation options and a wide variety of leisure and recreation activities. In fact, there are more than 40 things to see and do on a daily basis, so whether you're after a romantic date or fun for the whole family, Hamilton Island has plenty to choose from.

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Stay a While on Hamilton Island

6th August 2014

Whether you are looking for lots to fill your days or would rather do nothing at all, Hamilton Island holidays offer the perfect mix of both. Unlike many of the other Whitsunday Islands that only offer a limited range of accommodation, there is an impressive range of Hamilton Island accommodation to choose from meaning that no matter what your budget and interests are, there's something here for you.

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Hamilton Island Race Week

8th July 2014

The Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is fast approaching and as the largest offshore keelboat regatta in Australia, the annual event is sure to attract thousands of yachties and spectators when it comes to town from 16 to 23 August. A firm fixture on the international sailing calendar, Hamilton Island Race Week is one of the most popular yachting events in Australia.

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