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qualia pl. qua-li-a “a collection of deeper sensory experiences.” This world-class resort immerses you in its relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service. It is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses.

At qualia, guests can find peace in their favourite 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 which complement a stay at qualia.

“(At qualia), the overall result is not only sublime but...as (Bob) Oatley intended, uniquely Australian” Douglas McWhirter, Robb Report

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 snorkeling adventure, or marvel at the wondrous diversity of underwater life on a reef tour. There are also all manner of water sports to pursue.

Hamilton Island also boasts over 20km of bushwalking trails and guests are able to interact with many of Australia’s unique wildlife at the Koala Wildlife Experience Gallery on the island.

Discover Ngaro Tour: Enjoy a cruise aboard one of qualia's motor yachts to view ancient Aboriginal cave drawings. The caves, located at Nara Inlet, were commonly used by the Ngaro Aboriginal group prior to European Settlement.

Following this self-guided tour, take a short cruise to Langford Spit, one of the most picturesque locations in the Whitsundays, where you can enjoy lunch and snorkelling in the idyllic waters. 

Atomic Luxury Cruiser: Sit back and relax aboard qualia’s 45ft luxury cruiser Atomic, exclusively reserved for qualia guests. Cruise to some of the most magnificent islands and coral reefs in the world. Each Atomic experience includes a gourmet lunch, a personal snorkel guide and opportunities to kayak, sail or snorkel in the pristine, Whitsunday’s water. Enjoy the view from above and below the water as you sail away in paradise.

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.

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Audi 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.

qualia is a rare and precious place that immerses guests in an environment that must be visited to be fully appreciated.

Paddleboard the Whitsundays
The tranquil waters surrounding Hamilton Island are famed for great sailing, and are also perfect for paddleboarding and other water activities.

Spa qualia
Making use of natural Australian product ranges from LI'TYA and Sodashi, the Spa qualia rituals treat mind, body and soul to a deeper sensory experience. Find out more »

Hamilton Island Golf Club
Designed by champion golfer, Peter Thomson, the par 71 championship Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighbouring Dent Island measures 6,120 metres (6692 yards). The only championship island golf course in Australia, the course has been designed to challenge all levels of golf enthusiasts, from resort guests to professional golfers.

Sailing and boating paradise
Hamilton Island has a long and rich sailing history and is the home of AUDI Hamilton Island Race Week - Australia's largest offshore sailing regatta. In the heart of the Whitsunday Islands, on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, there is no better base for exploring one of the world's great sailing regions.

Discover Tour
The Discover Tour is a new, extraordinary experience for qualia guests. Enjoy a cruise aboard qualia’s luxury cruiser ‘Atomic’ to view ancient Aboriginal cave drawings. The caves, located at Nara Inlet, Hook Island, were commonly used by the Ngaro Aboriginal group prior to European Settlement. Following this, we will take a short cruise to Langford Spit, one of the most picturesque locations in the Whitsundays, where you can enjoy a qualia cocktail and excellent snorkelling.

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