This world-class hideaway lies at the secluded northernmost tip of Hamilton Island.

Exclusively for adults, qualia’s Latin name translates as ‘a collection of deeper sensory experiences’. Its location allows for the best of tranquillity and activity – on Hamilton Island with its numerous facilities, yet tucked away in 30 acres of immaculately landscaped tropical gardens on the northern tip for maximum privacy.

Wildlife viewing opportunities are abundant on the island – spot wallabies, lizards and kookaburras in the grounds or explore the marine-rich underwater world with fantastic snorkelling and diving excursions. Facilities at the resort include the superb Spa qualia, where signature treatments include ‘Bularri Yarrul’ – a gentle timeless treatment using naturally formed ancient stones. Dine at the elegant Long Pavilion restaurant with its innovative and indulgent à la carte menu, and Pebble Beach on the water’s edge for casual lunches and beachside cocktails. Both also feature wine bars that are exclusively for qualia guests.

The elegant hillside pavilions all have a living area and private sun deck, with island or Coral Sea views. Leeward Pavilions are studio style and have spectacular sunset views. For your own private plunge pool, choose one of the north-facing Windward Pavilions, or for the ultimate stay, opt for the huge Beach House with its 12-metre infinity pool and dining room with space to seat ten guests.

5 stars
Apr - Nov
Brisbane: 21 hours (not including stopover time)
The tranquil northern tip of Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays archipelago
A short flight from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Cairns to Hamilton Island airport followed by a ten minute drive, or a 30 minute ferry crossing from Shute Harbour in Airlie Beach


  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board

2 restaurants and bars, in-pavilion dining

What's included

Breakfast at the Long Pavilion • 2 seater golf buggy • Beach drop-offs to selected local beaches on surrounding islands • Selected non-motorised watersports • VIP return Hamilton Island airport/marina transfers.

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