A private world of sensory perfection

Experience the luxury Aussie getaway of your dreams with qualia.

Situated on the northernmost part of Hamilton Island, qualia is a mature, luxurious oasis right beside the Great Barrier Reef. Blue skies and even bluer waters welcome you to this special region, where nature is in abundance wherever you look. Conceived in 2007 by renowned winemaker, Bob Oatley, ‘qualia’ is a Latin word meaning ‘a collection of deeper sensory experience’. This is exactly what the team deliver.

The harmonious, zen-like design is the work of Chris Beckingham, and the soft, simple contours minimise the impact the space has on the important surrounding environment. Indeed, Hamilton Island is surrounded by coral reefs, and is considered part of the Great Barrier Reef, perhaps the single most diverse ecosystem on earth. The design draws the outside in, stimulating the senses.

Get up close and personal with the Great Barrier Reef.

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The pavilions that comprise qualia are purpose-built to respect, protect, and blend in with the surrounding natural environment, rather than to overwhelm it. The result is a unique sense of intimate openness and space. Set amongst native Eucalypts, the pavilions are tastefully decorated with dark woods and other materials. They are sublime, calm spaces with unmatched views of the sea and surrounding bushland.

  • The Great Barrier Reef is metres away from your accommodation. Discover its natural wonders first-hand, with a magical snorkelling session or a boat trip around the idyllic Whitsundays.
  • Spa qualia gives you the chance to restore, rejuvenate, and rebalance both the mind and body using efficacious, 100% ethical products.
  • Get a taste for Australia at the Pebble Beach and Long Pavilion restaurants, where you’ll be served fresh, local and international produce whilst enjoying mesmerising views over the Whitsundays.



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