quintessentially qualia

Apr 26, 2016

Find peace in your favourite pleasure. Workout in the gym with a personal trainer, take a dip in one of qualia’s two serene pools, read a book in the library or explore the tropical Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef at your leisure. Escape the world around you, and embrace the quality selection of quintessential qualia experiences. 

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.

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.

Natuopathy Information Sessions

Spa qualia offers consultations with our 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.

Epicurean Food Experiences

Treat your taste buds in an enriching dining experience with qualia’s private ‘talk and taste’ events. Allow our 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.

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 us to sweep you away to one of our many local, secluded beaches. After we drop you 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. We can pick you up at a pre-arranged time or you can contact us whenever you wish – it’s completely up to you. This experience is ideal for those wanting to truly relax.

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