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Culinary Retreats in Queensland's Whitsundays

The Centre of Fine Food and Wine in the Whitsundays 

Cementing its reputation as a centre for fine food and wine, Hamilton Island’s Great Barrier Feast Series events are not to be missed, with some of the country’s best chefs heading to the Whitsundays in 2011.

Hailed as one of the great culinary events on the Australian calendar, the Great Barrier Feast Series for delivers a mouth watering offering to those fortunate enough to be taking part.

The series has showcased the talents of some of Australia’s most famous and talented chefs including Tetsuya Wakuda, Becasse’s Justin North, Attica’s Ben Shewry and Quay’s Peter Gilmore. A visit to any of these chefs’ restaurants alone would be a foodie’s idea of heaven but imagine combining that with the spectacular backdrop of the Whitsundays super-luxurious accommodation, a stunning welcome dinner created by qualia’s Executive Chef Jane-Therese Mulry (no culinary lightweight herself, having been made Marco Pierre White’s first female Head Chef in London) guest chef masterclasses, and then the main event – a showpiece dinner at qualia in which the chef will take you through the preparation of the meal via a live camera link-up in the kitchen.

Hamilton Island Hotels and Resorts

Hamilton Island boasts some of the most luxurious and well equipped accommodation in Queensland's Whitsundays with qualia, Beach Club and the new Yacht Club Villas. The world-class destination offers a range of casual and fine dining options unrivalled by any other island resort destination in Australia.

Those seeking a real foodie weekend in the Whitsunday Island’s cannot go past attending one of the Great Barrier Feast Series events, if however you cannot make one of these, we recommend staying at any of these lodgings on Hamilton Island.

  • qualia - super luxury accommodation in a secluded private setting with 2 private restaurants
  • Beach Club - adults only retreat on the shores of Catseye Beach with its own fine dining restaurant
  • Reef View Hotel - overlooking Catseye Beach and access to over 9 restaurants on the island
  • Palm Bungalows - free standing tropical island bungalows. Affordable accommodation in an island setting

The Bare Essentials

It would be almost impossible to do everything on even an extended visit to Hamilton Island and tbe Great Barrier Reef, but for those couples wanting to get a good 'feel' for the area, below are some essential elements to any romantic holiday on Hamilton Island.

Dan Hunter in the kitchen

Great Barrier Feast Food and Wine Series

Enjoy dinner in the Whitsundays prepared by some of Australia's best chefs. Find out when the next event will be held.

Fine dining at Bommie Restaurant on Hamilton Island

Fine Dining Experience at Bommie Restaurant

Bommie Restaurant, the new home of fine dining on Hamilton Island is a not to be missed dining experience for food lovers of the world.

Dinner cruise on Hamilton Island

Dinner Cruise on Denison Star

Enjoy a romantic dinner cruise around the Whitsundays onboard the luxuriously appointed Denison Star. View the itinerary and inclusions

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Kids under 12 stay and eat free at participating <br/>restaurants. Conditions apply.

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 Holiday Packages

Romantic Escape Package

Accommodation, twilight sail, romantic dinner at one of 3 restaurants and sparkling wine on arrival. From $1634 twin share Learn more

Golf & Spa in Paradise

Perfect for couples. Stay 4 nights with one round of golf and one massage. From $1532 twin share. Learn more

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