A quick 1-hour flight out of Brisbane and you’ll find yourself at the beautiful Hamilton Island and the unique Barrier Reef.



Accommodation: Reef View Hotel. A variety of rooms available. Ask to stay on the higher floors so that you can enjoy the spectacular views. It’s one of the largest hotels on the island. The hotel has a pool, but you can also use two other public pools located on the beach only 2 minutes walk. Visit the link to view other accommodation options. Hiring a house is also a good choice if traveling with a group of people.

Getting there: A direct flight to the Island from Brisbane

Getting Around: You can walk or hire a buggy.

Weather: November – Hot, but bring a light jumper.


IMG_2672One of the public pools.

GOPR5639 While the Triathlon Festival is on, the resort provides lots of family entertainment. Nightly dinners by the beach are one of my favorites. A lovely relaxed setting that allows the kids to run around on the grass or play on the beach.
GOPR5646 Whitehaven Beach Swim is the perfect excuse to buy a ticket and take the boat out to Australia’s most beautiful beach. Bring food and drinks. Spectacular location and a fun event for the family.



HamoTri-2013-0443The evening dinners have organized interviews with some of the professional athletes. Great way to meet and speak to the experts in the field.