Hamilton Island Accommodation Whitsundays Australia


Hamilton Island Swimming Pool, Whitsundays

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Hamilton Island Accommodation Video

Poinciana 012 is a sought after GROUND FLOOR 3 bedroom apartment end apartment and closest to the pool. Beautiful tropical surrounds, lovely water views and very popular location on Hamilton Island.
Why Choose Poinciana 012 for your next Hamilton Island holiday?
•Great central location walking distance to both the marina village and resort/beach
•3 large bedrooms
•Double sofa bed available for additional guests (accommodates up to 8)
•End apartment so you only have neighbours on one side
•Closest to the pool!
•Extensively renovated and exquisitely furnished.
•Affordable luxury from only $550 per night.

Hamilton Island Visitor Guide Article!

Hamilton Island, one of Queensland’s beautiful Whitsunday Islands, is famous as an idyllic tropical destination with everything you could possibly need for an amazing holiday. Beautiful palm fringed beaches, clear blue water and breath-taking views are just the beginning.

As the most developed island in the Whitsundays group, it provides the visitor with the greatest choice of accommodation options and the widest selection of activities to enjoy. It even has an airport that receives daily flights from Sydney, Melbourne and other major Australian cities. You can also get here quite easily by boat from Airlie Beach on the mainland, and from a number of the other Whitsunday Islands.

Photo right:  The Whitsundays! Can you get any bluer?

Hamilton Island

About the only thing Hamilton Island lacks is low budget accommodation. The resorts and apartment cater mainly to the three to four star market and camping is not permitted. However if you are not on a tight budget, with a little research you will be able to find the perfect place to stay. One resort in particular that seems to be getting rave reviews from it’s guests is qualia (that’s right, no capital “q”), and a recent addition to your accommodation options on Hamilton Island are the luxurious Yacht Club Villas which will set you back in excess of $1000 per night.

There is plenty to do if you ever get bored lazing at the beach or by the pool. All the water based activities you would expect to find on a tropical island available to enjoy, including scuba diving, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. While some island resorts offer reasonable gym facilities, Hamilton Island has it’s own dedicated and very well equipped Sports Club Gym for anyone wanting to stay in – or get into – great shape while away. There are also tennis and squash courts, and the neighbouring Dent Island is home to the 18 hole Hamilton Island Golf Club which was designed by golfing champion Peter Thomson.

This is just a brief guide to what to expect when you visit, please follow the link for more detailed information on Hamilton Island.

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Cairns Queensland Australia Extinction of the perfect getaway

‘The Great Barrier Reef will be over within 20 years or so.’

A reef in time: Are we heading for the sixth mass extinction?

Filmed as part of the 2011 Ideas Festival, Brisbane. The Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, is well recognised for its pivotal roles in supporting an abundance of marine life and Queensland’s tourism industry. Author, …

Below is a researched article of  the possible  Extinction: Cairns Great Barrier Reef of Australia:

I know everyone has there own say!  Unfortunately the video above and the article below provides quality information on this topic!  Are the reefs and the Great Barrier Reef in trouble from CLIMATE CHANGE?

Children born today could be the last generation to enjoy swimming among stunning coral reefs, marine scientists have said.

A meeting of leading wildlife experts – led by Sir David Attenborough – today warned that tropical reefs face ‘imminent destruction’ unless the world cuts the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

They say concentrations of CO2 have already gone beyond the tipping point for reefs – and need to return to the levels of the 1970s.

And Charlie Veron, former chief scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, has claimed that the Great Barrier Reef will be gone within 20 years.

Marine biologists say this does not just mean cutting greenhouse gas emissions – but finding a way to strip existing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Coral reefs aren’t just beautiful to look at, they are the most important eco-systems of the seas.

The reefs are home to one million species of sea life and provide food and jobs for millions of people.

Reefs also protect coasts from storm damage, and attract millions of tourists. They also support a quarter of all the life in the seas.

However, coral reefs are highly sensitive to rising levels of carbon dioxide. Since the start of the  industrial revolution, CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are thought to have gone up from around 280ppm (parts per million) to 387ppm today.

Higher carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere turn the seas more acid and dissolve coral.

They also trap more heat around the Earth, increasing sea temperatures and triggering mass ‘bleaching’ of coral.

Photo below: Tropical fish surround the coral reef, but for how long?

Since the 1980s, a fifth of the world’s coral reefs have been destroyed or damaged.

Marine scientists have warned that the world’s coral reefs could be wiped out before 2050 if carbon emissions continued at their present level.

Sir David , who chaired the meeting at the Royal Society, said: ‘Coral reef is the canary in the cage as far as the oceans of the world are concerned.

‘They are the places where the damage is most easily and perhaps most quickly seen.

‘They are a barometer of a malaise which is afflicting the ocean at large in which it is more difficult for us to see what is happening.’

He added: ‘Anybody who has had the privilege of diving along a coral reef will have seen the natural world at its most glorious and its most diverse and most beautiful and anybody who has done that would be appalled at the thought there was going to be damage, that the reefs should die and be covered with brown slime and turn to a gravel pit.’

The meeting, organised by the Zoological Society of London, looked at the latest evidence linking carbon dioxide emissions with the death of coral reefs.

At today’s concentrations of  387ppm, repeated cycles of coral death have sent most reefs into ‘serious decline’, the meeting heard.

World leaders are proposing to limit CO2 levels to 450ppm – the equivalent to a 2C rise in global temperatures –  to prevent catastrophic climate change.

However, the Royal Society meeting concluded that levels were already too high to protect the Cairns Queensland Australia.

A statement from the scientists said:  ‘Proposals to limit CO2 levels to 450ppm will not prevent the catastrophic loss of coral reefs from the combined effects  of climate change and ocean acidification.

‘To ensure long-term viability of coral reefs, atmospheric carbon dioxide level must be reduced significantly below 350ppm.

‘In addition to major reductions in CO2 emissions, achieving this safe level will require the active removal of CO2 from the atmosphere.’

The United Nation’s panel of climate change experts predicts that CO2 levels could reach 450ppm by 2030.

Dr Alex Rogers of the International Programme on the State of the Ocean, said;  ‘Children born now could be the last generation to experience coral reefs as we know them.’

Tipping point: Children today could be the last generation to swim among stunning coral reefs unless we cut the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

A couple having a perfect holiday trip @ Cairns Queensland Australia Great Barrier Reef

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