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qualia, Whitsunday Boulevard, Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia

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About qualia

The word ‘qualia’ is derived from Latin and refers to a collection of sensory experiences; a perfect description for this world-class resort. Located on Hamilton Island in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia proves a perfect base to explore one of the world’s most stunning and fascinating underwater marvels.

The resort is distinctively Australian in style with much of the resort crafted from locally sourced timbers and stone thus ensuing the least possible impact on the natural environment.

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Privacy and VIP service are assured at qualia with chauffeur service provided for around-island transport, a Concierge Services team, private guest-only facilities and signature experiences that will leave you with memories lasting a lifetime.

The Great Barrier Reef is right on your doorstep at this five-star resort, providing brilliant opportunities for snorkelling and diving adventures. You can explore further afield on a yacht charter or aboard qualia’s 45ft luxury cruiser which is exclusively reserved for resort guests. There’s also sea kayaks, paddle skis, windsurfing, catamarans, beach drop offs and sunset cruises.

Other facilities and amenities include two swimming pools, a library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants and a fitness centre. There’s also Spa qualia offering an extensive range of pampering and relaxing treatments.

Each elegant hillside pavilion provides all you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay in this idyllic destination and each has a private sun deck with island or views of the Coral Sea.

(Please note that the hotel does not cater for children under 16 years old).

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Rooms & Suites

Leeward Pavilions

Each pavilion has sweeping views of the seafront setting, private sundeck with sun bed, bedroom area with a king bed, relaxing lounge area, en-suite bathroom and shower.

Winward Pavilions

The Winward Pavilions provide spacious suite accommodation with a separate living room, ocean facing bedroom and en-suite bathroom plus an infinity-edge plunge pool on the private sundeck.

Beach House

The Beach House offers the ultimate setting for privacy and luxury on Hamilton Island's northernmost point. There is a private, full size infinity-edge swimming pool, separate lounge room, separate bedroom, dining seating for 10, private furnished sundeck and terrace plus a fully contained guest pavilion.


Long Pavilion: A picture-perfect venue for a romantic dinner, the Long Pavilion serves fresh seafood, exceptional meat and organic local produce all cooked to perfection.

Pebble Beach: Listen to the sound of the water at this contemporary beachside restaurant while you enjoy a leisurely lunch or chilled cocktail.


Travel Information

You can reach Hamilton Island by air or sea; Hamilton Island is the only Whitsunday Island with its own commercial airport. Direct flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Cairns. Passenger ferries sail to Hamilton Island from Shute Harbour on the mainland.