Hamilton Island Resortside Apartments
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The next day we rented an underwater camera and made our way to the boat which would take us to the reef. The more pricey tours were fully booked which left us with the cheaper options on a boat full of people, which wasn't ideal. The trip to the coast was over some rough sea and I'm surprised no one was sea sick on the journey there (nearly regretted eating cereals beforehand however!) Once we arrived to the reef the divers went first and carried out their dives ...
... my tube and it was just not nice to be bobbing up and down so much. I did get to see lots of my favourite fish though, the beautifully coloured parrot fish, so that kept me down there for a while. After a great day out on the reef it was time to go home. Most of the other passengers were feeling sea sick, so it was a very subdued trip back. When we finally got back to Cairns, I had a bit of a walk round the town and went to check out the town. I was ...
... one of which was the set director for Warner Bros who joined us for a drink (and bought us some as well, result!) and told us all about his times working on Pirates of The Caribbean and how scary Michael Caine is to work with, we felt like celebrities!
Also making use of the car we had we drove down to the gold coast for some perfect white sands and a surfing competition. Sadly the weather was too perfect that ...
... clothes and headed up to breakfast. My thought was to come right back down and back into my safe bed. I rarely get sea sick, but this is testing my stamina for sure. There is a tablet crew use on ships and boats called “sea calm” One went down last night and another this morning. Looking like it is about time for another as we are tossing and turning again heading out to Mychalmas Quay, a sand bar, for snorkeling.
Once I entered ...
Well, in the morning we headed on down to the dive shop, where they brought us to the boat at 6:20 a.m. and we took off for the ocean, far away from land.
After the night before, I was not feeling social at all, also everyone except Eddie, Luke and Stuart were 10 years younger than me and I was not interested in making friends for two days with them. I don't like group trips in general and being stuck on a boat ...
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12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island | 3 star hotelfrom $263
- Not a luxury hotel
- Stay Away from Hamilton Island Generally & Reef View Hotel Specifically
- We enjoyed the Reef View Hotel!
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3 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island | 3 star hotelfrom $317
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54 Harbour Avenue, Shute Harbour | 3 star hotelfrom $105
13-15 Pacific Drive, Magnetic Island | Hotelfrom $159
Paradise Bay, Long Island | 5 star hotelfrom $1,016
- Exceptional Sailing
- Paradise Found!
- "Great start, Terrible finish"