Endeavour sailing past the Hamilton Island Yacht Club
3 June 2011: To celebrate the 241st anniversary of Captain Cook’s historic voyage into the
Whitsundays and naming the Whitsunday Passage, today the stunning HMB Endeavour replica sailed
into the region to the delight of holiday makers and golfers taking in the views from the new
Hamilton Island Yacht Club and Golf Club (photo 1). Also, qualia’s guests were able to enjoy views of the historic voyage.
“Imagine Cook’s face if he could see the beautiful Whitsundays region today,” said Glenn Bourke,
CEO of Hamilton Island. “I think he would have been happy to stop by our magnificent Yacht Club
and shout a round or two of ciders for the crew in celebration of their successful voyage back in 1770.”
The HMB Endeavour, part of the Australian National Maritime Museum's historic fleet, is on its first ever circumnavigation of Australia which commenced in April. Built as a gift to the Australian people, Endeavour is following in the wake of the earliest European explorers, visiting major and regional ports across Australia. www.endeavourvoyages.com.au/
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Hamilton Island is located off the Queensland coast of Australia, within the Whitsunday Islands at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Here visitors can experience everything that is great about Australia – natural landscapes, calm turquoise waters, secluded beaches, beautiful weather, fascinating coral reefs, diverse flora and fauna. Hamilton Island offers a wide range of accommodation options, not to mention over 60 activities and all within a short direct flight from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Cairns. There are also great connections from other Australian cities. www.hamiltonisland.com.au www.facebook.com/hamiltonisland
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