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Qualia Properties

Qualia
60 Elegant Private One Bedroom Pavilions

Qualia features 60 elegant private one bedroom pavilions (some incorporating private plunge pool) accessible only to the resort's guests. Attention to detail in the design and construction and the scale and quality of the tropical gardens, pools and public areas is unsurpassed at Qualia. Each pavilion offers awesome Whitsunday views and has been carefully designed by Australian architect Chris Beckingham to blend into the natural environment giving Qualia an unusual sense of space and harmony. The interior design features hand crafted furniture by renowned designer, Freedman Rembel. The tranquil surroundings will be an opportunity for our guests - adults 18 years and over - to escape from their stressful everyday lives for an extended weekend or a longer stay. Qualia is a five star once-in-a-lifetime sensory and visual experience, offering everything from smooth stones underfoot on the pebble beach, the scent of the surrounding Eucalyptus trees and Hoop Pine used in the Pavilions, the sound of water breaking on the Coral Sea shore, to the soft breeze that comes around the point. And there are the incredible taste sensations from the dining and wine experiences to be offered.

The "Leeward" Pavilions (without pool) are elegant and timeless and will delight guests with their sense of space and meticulous design features.

The "Windward" Pavilions include their own plunge-pools, offer understated elegance and quality and are over four times the size of an average hotel room.

The Beach House is the ultimate experience in luxury private accommodation at Qualia. With its uninterrupted sweeping views over the Coral Sea, the beach house offers a spacious boutique bedroom, extensive entertaining area and a private full-size swimming pool in the main pavilion. The beach house also has a separate guest pavilion for those traveling with friends and wanting to share this island experience.

Guests will also be able to enjoy the facilities outside their Pavilions. Spa Qualia, a beautiful six room spa with four single treatment rooms and two couples rooms complete with Roman baths, is located on the pinnacle of the point giving it sweeping water views. There is also a state of the art gymnasium and yoga centre right on the water's edge and two infinity pools. So whether it's a full on workout or just total relaxation you want - Qualia Resort is the perfect destination.

The resort offers two restaurants open only to Qualia guests - the elegant Long Pavilion restaurant and Pebble Beach - a more casual space, will provide exceptional food and wine experiences. Special intimate dining options on the beach or in the Library or private dining rooms can be accommodated on request.
Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef


Year Round

Australia is an all-year-round destination, but during the summer, December to February, it is hot in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. At the Great Barrier Reef, most rain falls in January and February. In northern Queensland and parts of the Northern Territory, roads may flood during the 'green' season, January to March. The ski season takes place during June to October in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Australia's seasons are the opposite of those of the Northern Hemisphere.

Spring: September-November
Summer: December-February
Fall: March-May
Winter: June-August
Water Sports, Diving and Snorkeling, Reef Tours & Fishing.

Qualia facilities include a gym and yoga centre with access to a personal trainer, two infinity pools, a library, private dining room, and two bars and restaurants. Guests also have their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the island to be explored at a leisurely pace. Qualia's two exclusive restaurants (Long Pavilion restaurant and Pebble Beach) provide a range of international and Australian cuisine. Guests can take advantage other dining locations around the island. Spa Qualia, located on the pinnacle of the point, has breathtaking water views and offers an extensive range of luxurious treatments. The spa has six rooms with four single treatment rooms and two couple's rooms complete with sunken Roman baths and outside showers. The spa's two signature treatments include Bularri Yarrul, meaning 'warm stone' in the Kamilaroi indigenous language, and Anoint, which uses a range of ten Australian essential oils. Activities at the resort include all manner of water sports: diving and snorkelling, reef tours and fishing, and yacht excursions to the white sands of Whitehaven Beach. There is also a putting green and golf driving range. Hamilton Island itself features a marina complex complete with a private yacht club. The marina village offers a range of shopping, from general store to local art and fashion. There are ten restaurants, six bars and cafes ranging from traditional Italian to casual alfresco.
Local Info

Hamilton Island is perfectly situated in the Great Barrier Reef, amongst the 74 Whitsunday Islands, offering an experience like no other; glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.

Owners/Hosts

Hamilton Island was effectively bought by Bob Oatley in 2004 when he bought the Hamilton Island management company, which gives control of the island, for AU198m. The sale included the island's resorts, yacht club and airport. The company was previously listed on the Australian stock exchange. Technically, the owners of private homes on the island receive 99-year leases or sub-leases to their property.
Qualia (pronounced "kwahleea") is located on the secluded and breathtakingly beautiful northern most point of Hamilton Island. Qualia is only a two to three hour non-stop flight from Australia's major east coast cities. Qualia is an international standard boutique resort.
Qualia is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. It's a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. Feel time unravel in exquisitely appointed pavilions that sit in perfect harmony with the rare, natural beauty of the Island. Once inside, the two exclusive restaurants provide the ideal stage to whet the appetite with fresh and innovative cusine. For a truly memorable experience, step inside Spa Qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. Qualia is the sensory experience of absolute relaxation. Distinctively Australian and international in understated style and luxury, qualia's elegant private pavilions capture the Whitsundays beauty of a blue horizon edged with islands. Qualia's exquisitely designed pavilions promise privacy and luxury on Hamilton Island's secluded northern tip. Each of Qualia's 60 light-filled pavilions faces the water, surrounded by tropical bushland with uninterrupted views over the sea. Natural tones of timber, stone and glass reflect the serenity of qualia's Whitsundays locale, subtly framing the seafront setting and providing sweeping views from every room.

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