Located on Australia’s tropical Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island Golf Club and luxury resort, qualia, have been recognised as Australia’s best at the prestigious Australian Gourmet Traveller 2013 Travel Awards. Hamilton Island’s multi-award winning luxury qualia resort was named the Expert Panel Awards’ Best Australian Island Resort, whilst Hamilton Island Golf Club took out the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Golf Resort. Sophie Baker, Hamilton Island’s Senior Communications Manager, explains that the awards add to the island’s array of national and international accolades attained since the Oatley’s bought the Island in 2003.
Luxury resort qualia occupies Hamilton Island’s unashamedly beautiful and sun-drenched northern-most tip. A member of Relais & Châteaux, qualia is set amongst native eucalypts, with breathtaking views of the surrounding Whitsunday Islands and tranquil Coral Sea. The resort’s outstanding facilities include two infinity-edged pools, two bars and exclusive restaurants, a private dining room, library, fitness centre and Spa qualia, an award-winning venue unto itself. qualia also hosts several special events for its guests throughout the year, including the popular Australian Ballet ‘Pas de Deux in Paradise’ and Great Barrier Feast series. www.qualia.com.au