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I recently had the opportunity to tag along as my sisters plus one on a very exciting work trip to Hamilton Island staying at the exquisite qualia. The trip was to promote Qantas‘s inaugural direct flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island. Being Sydney based the only down fall of this trip was the 4am start to get to the airport as we had to fly to Melbourne so we could experience the flight. However, as i believe that everything has a balance the early start was just that – the balance of an incredible weekend away. The trip got off to a great start in Melbourne with coffee and a 3D experience of what we were to expect in Hamilton Island, then to French champagne on board the Qantas flight complimentary of the lovely people at Qantas to celebrate the flight. Once arriving in Hamilton Island we were treated to a yummy lunch at one of qualias’ restaurants Pebble Beach dining then we headed off to a helicopter joy ride over the island and the stunning Great Barrier Reef. qualia itself was so beautiful and designed for total relaxation but the true highlight was a dinner at the famous long table hosted by the one and only Neil Perry. What a weekend it was! The next day called for a well deserved sleep in, yummy breakfast and then it was time to head back to my much loved little family (that i missed very much in between glasses of champagne and yummy food LOL).