qualia, Great Barrier Reef

Travel Inspiration

November 25, 2022


Set on Hamilton Island’s northern-most tip (Queensland), qualia is the perfect place from which to explore the beautiful Australian icons of the region, including Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef.


Hamilton Island is fringed by coral and is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. One of Queensland’s Whitsunday group of islands, Hamilton Island is located south of neighbouring Whitsunday Island.

An oasis of Australian style, qualia provides exceptional levels of award-winning luxury and intuitive, friendly service.


Opened in 2007, qualia’s harmonious design is the work of Australian designer Chris Beckingham. In partnership with the Oatley family, the design philosophy was to create a luxurious Australian retreat that stimulates the senses and draws the outside in.



Qualia pavilions are uniquely spacious and private, each one situated in natural Australian bushland with incredible Whitsunday Island and ocean views.


Leeward Pavilions

Relax and unwind in a sun-filled qualia Leeward Pavilion, creatively designed to celebrate the memorable Whitsunday sunsets. South-west facing, each Leeward Pavilion delivers impeccable Hamilton Island luxury accommodation in the best Australian style.


Windward Pavilions

In a qualia Windward Pavilion, wake to panoramic views of the Whitsundays. Step from the beautifully appointed living space onto the north-facing sundeck and bathe in the private infinity-edge plunge pool.


Beach House

The uniquely private north-facing Beach House at qualia is beautifully spacious laidback luxury with spectacular ocean views. Walls disappear in the creatively designed open space, with dining seating for 10, a fully-appointed entertaining deck and a 12-metre infinity edge private pool. A separate guest house is perfect for friends or family to stay.


Top 5 Activities and Experiences

1. Private Charter

Palm Beach is a luxury 55 foot motor yacht, designed and built by Palm Beach Motor Yachts for the exclusive use of Hamilton Island guests. Skippered and hosted by an expert crew, cruise the surrounding Whitsundays in style.


2. Spa qualia

Spa qualia offers restorative relaxation with an ethos surrounding a contemporary yet natural approach to day spa. Experience facials, massage therapy, yoga, meditation and an outdoor tropical Vichy shower.


3. Journey to the Heart

Qualia’s Journey to the Heart tour is a Great Barrier Reef iconic adventure, including a helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach to the private Heart Island helipad.


4. Whitehaven Wonder

Whitehaven Beach is paradise found with its pristine silica sand and turquoise water. Book a skippered and hosted qualia charter boat, cruise, swim, lunch and enjoy.


5. Talk and Taste

Qualia’s Talk and Taste sessions are signature food and wine pairing experiences held at the Long Pavilion, including Wine and Cheese, Sake and Sashimi and Champagne and Oysters.


Special Offer for 2022 & 2023 from Direct Travel:

- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability to a premium positioned Pavilion, within the same Pavilion category type.

- Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom.


Direct Travel guests will receive one of the below:

Colors of Sunset Cruise - includes a tour of the Whitsundays for 1 & 1/2 hours on a luxury cruiser, including canapés and selected alcoholic beverages for two adults (subject to availability based on weather).




A Talk & Taste Experience for two adults once during stay (subject to availability)


- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

- Complimentary Wi-Fi


For more information, speak to your Direct Travel Advisor today.


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