It had been over a year since I last visited this beautiful lodge, and my how things have changed. During the interim and under the guidance of Joost (the GM) and Ben (Manager of Conservation and Activities), thousands of trees have been planted and wildlife safety and conservation has been at the forefront of operations.
Hayman was our first stop after my Mum’s 80th birthday celebration on the Gold Coast. We had almost all of the family including my brother George, his wife Michelle and their two daughters, Georgia and Ashley. After our flight, we popped the sunnys on and walked down the jetty to board the Sun Goddess.
We all flew from Sydney and easily made the connection to REX Airlines for the short hop to Kangaroo Island, home to Southern Ocean Lodge. Once we landed, there stood Craig Wickham of Exceptional Kangaroo Island, the best tour operator in Australia and a great friend. I have known Craig for over 25 years and […]
1. There are 74 islands. The best thing about this breathtaking assortment of islands in the Coral Sea is that there are so many of them. Located along the coast of Queensland, the Whitsundays are made up of islands, reefs, rainforests and deserted coastlines.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest and healthiest reef. It provides world-class scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, boating and cruising. Stretching over 1,400 square miles — from Tropical North Queensland in the North, to Bundaberg in the South — the Great Barrier Reef is easily accessible from various points, including Port Douglas, Cairns, Townsville, […]
Hayman Island is the northernmost Whitsunday Island and offers the quintessential tropical paradise experience. Hayman is a private island, but it’s open to the public and a good thing too with long, white-sand beaches, green tropical gardens and the stunning Blue Pearl Bay, it would be a shame not to share it.