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About qualia

qualia is an oasis of Australian style, combining award-winning luxury with intuitive, friendly service.

Destination and Location

Set on Hamilton Island’s northern-most tip, qualia is the perfect place from which to explore the beautiful Australian icons of the region, including Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef.

Hamilton Island is fringed by coral and is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. One of Queensland’s Whitsunday group of islands, Hamilton Island is located south of neighbouring Whitsunday Island.


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Arrivals and Access

Fly to qualia directly from Australia’s international gateway airports; touch down on qualia’s helipad or sail to qualia from Queensland’s mainland marinas.

16 kilometres from the Queensland coastline, arrive at Hamilton Island airport, with qualia just minutes away by VIP transfer.

Discover Hamilton Island’s tropical setting and laidback lifestyle while exploring the island on a private complimentary golf buggy.


qualia Resort and Map

qualia is situated on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef, with views across the Coral Sea and Whitsundays.

qualia resort has its own unique style, offering guests the very best service and luxurious amenities.


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Our Story

The meaning of qualia is "a collection of deeper sensory experiences" and this is what qualia uniquely delivers. Situated on Hamilton Island, qualia is a private oasis in the Whitsundays and the Oatley family’s world-class boutique luxury resort.

Opened in 2007, qualia’s harmonious design is the work of Australian designer Chris Beckingham. In partnership with the Oatley family, the design philosophy was to create a luxurious Australian retreat that stimulates the senses and draws the outside in.


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