Talk & Taste Experiences

To enrich your dining experience, qualia offers private 'talk and taste' events, hosted by their knowledgeable staff. With the Executive Chef selecting the finest Australian and international products, to accommodate even the most demanding tastes, you’ll be swept away on an unforgettable culinary journey.

‘Sake and Sashimi’

Take a moment to indulge yourself in a slice of Japanese culture with qualia’s ‘Sake and Sashimi’ tastings. Allow qualia to take you on a journey through one of Japan's oldest traditions as they showcase some of the finest Sakes and Sochus individually matched with Australia’s highest sashimi grade fish. Learn how the Tsukasabotan milled rice wine stands up to the robust flavours of the Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon and why the local South Australian Hiramasa Kingfish is exported to Japan for use in their very finest restaurants.

'Champagne and Oysters'

Champagne and oysters represent subtle and elegant flavours and are a superb expression of luxury. qualia presents a unique tasting experience where different styles of oyster are paired with top Australian and French champagnes. Gain an understanding of your palate and how champagne and oysters are paired whilst exploring this unique complement of flavours. The host provides a brief description of the champagne-making process and also teaches how to skilfully shuck oysters.

'Wine and Cheese'

Further your knowledge of wine and cheese with a friendly, truly professional host. During this ultimate tasting experience you’ll be indulged in an afternoon of fabulous cheeses from Australia and around the world, matched with a broad spectrum of fine Australian wine. Simply relax and enjoy while your host guides through nuances of pairing these fantastic products, an experience that will leave you more confident of your personal wine and cheese preferences.

All events take place in qualia’s Long Pavilion lounge, with the stunning backdrop of the surrounding Whitsundays. 

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Other Activities At qualia

Join a spectacular day of competition offering a fitness challenge in one of Australia's most pristine locations. More »

Join a spectacular day of competition offering a fitness challenge in one of Australia's most … More »

Join a spectacular day of competition offering a fitness challenge in one of Australia's most pristine locations. More »

This annual 2km and 750m ocean swim, is sure to become as iconic and famous as its location.  More »

This annual 2km and 750m ocean swim, is sure to become as iconic and famous … More »

This annual 2km and 750m ocean swim, is sure to become as iconic and famous as its location.  More »

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For several years running, Hamilton Island has hosted the national final of the PGA Professionals Championship at the Hamilton Island Golf Club. More »

Fly by helicopter to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, with stunning aerial views of Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the … More »

Fly by helicopter to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, with stunning aerial views of Heart … More »

Fly by helicopter to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, with stunning aerial views of Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Passage en route. More »

Spend a few hours or even the day exploring the surrounding Whitsunday Islands, snorkelling fringing coral reefs, relaxing on your … More »

Spend a few hours or even the day exploring the surrounding Whitsunday Islands, snorkelling fringing … More »

Spend a few hours or even the day exploring the surrounding Whitsunday Islands, snorkelling fringing coral reefs, relaxing on your own private beach or visiting the world famous Whitehaven Beach. More »

The team at qualia can drop you off by boat to enjoy a gourmet picnic, then do a little swimming … More »

The team at qualia can drop you off by boat to enjoy a gourmet picnic, … More »

The team at qualia can drop you off by boat to enjoy a gourmet picnic, then do a little swimming and bask in the Whitsundays sunshine. More »

Hamilton Island Race Week is one of the world’s most famous yachting events and every August, brings spectators and yachties … More »

Hamilton Island Race Week is one of the world’s most famous yachting events and every … More »

Hamilton Island Race Week is one of the world’s most famous yachting events and every August, brings spectators and yachties from all around the globe for an exciting line up of on and offshore events.  More »

During the months of June to September you can spot these beautiful creatures in the waters around the Whitsunday islands … More »

During the months of June to September you can spot these beautiful creatures in the … More »

During the months of June to September you can spot these beautiful creatures in the waters around the Whitsunday islands and occasionally on the Great Barrier Reef.  More »

qualia and the Australian Ballet present 'pas de deux in paradise', an exclusive showcase under the stars against one of … More »

qualia and the Australian Ballet present 'pas de deux in paradise', an exclusive showcase under … More »

qualia and the Australian Ballet present 'pas de deux in paradise', an exclusive showcase under the stars against one of Australia's most idyllic backdrops, the Whitsundays. More »

Join other qualia guests for a relaxing sunset cruise around the sheltered waters off Hamilton Island whilst enjoying a selection of … More »

Join other qualia guests for a relaxing sunset cruise around the sheltered waters off Hamilton Island … More »

Join other qualia guests for a relaxing sunset cruise around the sheltered waters off Hamilton Island whilst enjoying a selection of mouth-watering canapes and beverages.  More »

The jewel in the Whitsundays crown and the most photographed beach in Australia, Whitehaven is an absolute must. More »

The jewel in the Whitsundays crown and the most photographed beach in Australia, Whitehaven is … More »

The jewel in the Whitsundays crown and the most photographed beach in Australia, Whitehaven is an absolute must. More »

In a world-first, qualia guests can experience unprecedented access to the iconic Heart Reef lagoon in the Great Barrier Reef. More »

In a world-first, qualia guests can experience unprecedented access to the iconic Heart Reef lagoon in the Great … More »

In a world-first, qualia guests can experience unprecedented access to the iconic Heart Reef lagoon in the Great Barrier Reef. More »

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