Qualia Lodge | Hamilton Island | Whitsunday Islands | Queensland
qualia is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury and an outstanding example of design. This luxury resort is situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island and surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. With a relaxed aspect and mesmerising calmness, time seems to stretch forever. It’s a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. qualia’s sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, with a choice of sixty private individual pavilions, many of which have a plunge pool and natural touches such as outdoor showers.
Guests may indulge and unwind at the stunning Spa qualia, which offers an authentically Australian spa menu, incorporating treatments that have been thoughtfully designed to rebalance the synergy between mind and body. Facilities include two serene pools, a fitness centre, a library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants exclusive to in-house guests, offering fine, fresh and innovative food. qualia guests have priority access to Australia’s only island championship golf course, the Hamilton Island Golf Club, with stunning 360 degree views of the Whitsunday Islands from every hole; one of the world’s top 10 beaches, Whitehaven Beach; spectacular snorkelling and diving opportunities, or scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef; and unparalleled sailing through the Whitsunday passage. Or if relaxation is the goal, qualia will take guests to a private beach for a gourmet picnic for two.
qualia offers guests the indulgent choice of one-bedroom Windward or Leeward pavilions, each with breathtaking views which blend harmoniously with the rare, natural beauty of the island and provide an indulgent space to relax and unwind. Or, there is the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the one and only two-bedroom Beach House, with its own guest quarters, private lap pool and inspiring views.
The north-facing Windward Pavilions offer expansive, postcard views of the Coral Sea and Whitsundays. The beautifully appointed pavilions feature a living room, separate bedroom with a king bed or twin on request, ensuite and offer the added indulgence of a private plunge pool.
The south west-facing Leeward Pavilions offer you a serene outlook of both the Island and the Coral Sea. They boast a private sundeck, which is the perfect place to capture the warmth of the sun during the day and amazing sunsets at dusk.
For something truly special, experience the Beach House at qualia for the ultimate secluded hideaway. With a main bedroom and ensuite, spacious entertaining area featuring a large flat-screen TV with surround sound, a 10-person dining room, a private full-sized swimming pool, as well as a separate guesthouse, the Beach House is an indulgence like no other.
qualia Classic: The qualia Classic rate is inclusive of on-island transfers, daily a la carte breakfast served at the Long Pavilion, non-alcoholic beverages at qualia, use of non-motorised water craft and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests have access to the VIP chauffeur service as well as their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the Island to be explored at a leisurely pace.
qualia Gourmet: The qualia Gourmet rate is inclusive of on-island transfers, daily a la carte breakfast and dinner served at the Long Pavilion, non-alcoholic beverages at qualia, use of non-motorised water craft and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests have access to the VIP chauffeur service as well as their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the Island to be explored at a leisurely pace.
FOOD & WINE
qualia’s two exclusive restaurants provide the ideal stage upon which the Executive Chef delivers exceptional culinary talents to inspire your palate. Guests have the choice of relaxed dining at the Long Pavilion, or qualia’s signature dining experience at Pebble Beach. Both offer their own unique tasting experience with the freshest and finest cuisine. Alternatively, guests may retreat to their pavilion and order in-room platters, or discover other dining venues on the Island in their personal golf buggy.
Long Pavilion – With its expansive views of the Coral Sea and serene atmosphere, the Long Pavilion is ideally suited for breezy breakfasts. In the afternoon, it transforms into a space where you’re invited to enjoy cocktails, and then a relaxed dining experience in the evening, offering a casual modern Australian menu and an accompanying wine cellar selection.
Pebble Beach – Pebble Beach restaurant is located by the water’s edge and is qualia’s signature dining experience. The Executive Chef’s passion for fresh and seasonal Australian produce with an Asian influence is reflected in the menu. A six course Tasting Menu is a culinary celebration and one that can be exquisitely paired with matching Australian and international wines. Each elegantly presented dish is a work of art, creating the ultimate expression of elegance, balance of flavours and presentation.
qualia pl. qua-li-a “a collection of deeper sensory experiences.” This world-class resort immerses you in its relaxed atmosphere, offering personalized and intuitive service. At qualia, guests can find peace in their favorite pleasure whether it be a workout in the gym with a personal trainer, take a dip in one of the two serene pools, read a book in the library or enjoy a cocktail by the bar. There are many additional activities and opportunities for guests that complement a stay at qualia.
Spa qualia: For a truly sensory experience, Spa qualia is a must. Ideally situated at the centre of the resort to catch the soft sea breeze and take in the tranquil views of the Whitsundays, the spa is the perfect place in which to indulge and unwind. Spa qualia’s menu is authentically Australian, incorporating treatments that have been thoughtfully designed to rebalance the synergy between mind and body and to capture the essence of Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.
Naturopathy Information Sessions: Spa qualia offers consultations with a highly trained Naturopath who will consider your current lifestyle, diet and general wellbeing and provide you with a tailored wellness plan. Each consultation includes a comprehensive nutritional and body composition analysis to identify important metabolic markers of your health including detoxification, sports performance, immunity, ageing, stress, pregnancy and weight loss. Take care of your mind, body and soul and learn how to truly relax in paradise.
Sail the Whitsunday Islands: qualia guests are invited to secure the services of a yacht and cruise the Whitsundays, unwind on the pristine sands of Whitehaven Beach, or take a bird’s eye view on a private, scenic helicopter flight from qualia’s own helipad. For those with an adventurous spirit, the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to make some unexpected discoveries. Head off on a diving or snorkelling adventure, or marvel at the wondrous diversity of underwater life on a reef tour. There are also all manner of water sports to pursue.
Journey to the Heart: In a world-first, qualia guests can now experience unprecedented access to the iconic Heart Reef lagoon in the Great Barrier Reef, with the launch of ‘Heart Island’. The journey to Heart Island involves a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach before approaching the Great Barrier Reef. After arriving at Heart Island, guests can expect to board a futuristic glass-bottom boat, especially designed and customised for Heart Island, before making the short journey to the Heart Reef.
Palm Beach Luxury Cruiser: The coral cays, tranquil beaches and sheltered waters of the Whitsunday Islands are moments away from qualia, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Guests can take the helm of a yacht charter, or sit back and relax aboard qualia’s private charter motor yacht, Palm Beach 55, exclusively reserved for qualia guests. Cruise to some of the neighboring Whitsunday Islands private beaches, equipped with a gourmet lunch, snorkel gear and personal snorkel guide. qualia’s luxury cruises can be privately chartered or customised with the addition of catering and host services. The qualia activities team can also provide sailing lessons and expert yachting advice.
Palm Beach Sunset Cruise: Cruise the local waters adjacent to Hamilton Island and soak up the breathtaking palette of colours as the sun sets in The Whitsundays. Indulge in a selection of delicious canapés and beverages as you relax and absorb a memorable sunset.
Beach Drop Offs: For the ultimate luxurious experience, allow qualia guest services to sweep you away to one of the many local, secluded beaches. After drop off, enjoy a gourmet picnic, swim, snorkel and soak in the Whitsunday sunshine, walk along the pristine beach fronts and bask in the natural peace and quiet. Organise to be picked up at a pre-arranged time or contact qualia guest services whenever you wish – it’s completely up to you. This experience is ideal for those wanting to truly relax.
Epicurean Food Experiences: Treat your taste buds in an enriching dining experience with qualia’s private ‘talk and taste’ events. Allow the Executive Chef to sweep you away on an unforgettable culinary journey to all corners of the globe including Australian, Japanese and French cuisine. With the stunning backdrop of the surrounding Whitsunday islands, you have the opportunity to truly relax and indulge all senses.
Accommodating to all tastes, our Chefs are passionate, professional and friendly and will share with you their culinary secrets from a life-long cooking career.
qualia are located at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island, just a short distance off the Queensland Coast.
It is easily accessible with short daily direct flights from Australia’s east coast international gateway cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Cairns, or, by ferry from Airlie Beach.
Situated in the Whitsundays, the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef are right on qualia’s doorstep. Its sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, surrounding you with some of the most stunning and spectacular waters to be found anywhere in the world.
Nearest Airport: Hamilton Island Airport is located just south of the marina, a convenient five minute transfer from qualia. The airport’s 1764 metre single runway is privately owned and operated catering to private jets and air charters, along with locally operated helicopters, light planes and seaplanes with prior approval.
(Regional charter flights are generally organised from Mackay, Proserpine and Airlie Beach).
Hamilton Island Airport also offers the nearest heli-pad to qualia for public access.
(The onsite heli-pads at qualia and at Dent Island are only used for drop off and pick up by Hamilton Island Air. Access to these 2 heli-pads by any other helicopter is strictly by special request and will be taken into consideration by the airport authority).
For pilots flying to Hamilton Island, whether on a commercial airline, private plane or helicopter, there are several important regulations to be aware of, particularly the requirements stated in ERSA regarding parking aircraft. Long term parking is available at the aerodrome, however space is limited, and approvals must be obtained in advance.
Hamilton Island Airport is a domestic airport without facilities to clear international flights. All international guests will need to pass through an international port and clear customs before arriving at Hamilton Island.
Aviation fuel is available at the airport, and the schedule of fees and charges includes landing and passenger service fees. Ground handling, aircraft servicing, marshalling and baggage handling services are provided by local operators.
Hamilton Island Race Week: Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia’s favourite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. Every August, spectators and yachties from around the globe sail to Hamilton Island to participate in Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta.
It is a perfect week-long event for family and friends to come together and enjoy the convivial atmosphere both on and off the water.
Hamilton Island Golf Club: qualia guests are invited tee off at the Hamilton Island Golf Club – the only golf course on its own island in Australia, offering some of the most spectacular views of any course in the world. The 18-hole Peter Thomson-designed championship course located on neighbouring Dent Island, includes a practice aquatic driving range, putting and chipping greens, golf tuition, pro shop and a stunning Clubhouse, offering fine food and wine with amazing views.
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