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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: What To Expect

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: What To Expect
August 06
08:00 2015

One of Australia’s most prestigious annual events, Audi Hamilton Island race week is more than just sailing fanatics in yachts; it attracts celebrities from all across the world, and is known for its luxurious extravagance. Situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, this is an area of stunning beauty, and you don’t have to be a sailor to enjoy the Hamilton Island race week life.

Get ready for this stunner of an event, running between the 15th and the 22nd of August.

Audi Hamilton Island

Style

This nautical event is perfect for those who love fashion, with some of the biggest movers and shakers in the world turning up for this racing bonanza. Often, fashion shows are a big part of this event, with catwalks decked in brand name outfits. If you want to get your style fix, you can just people-watch at this event. Everyone is in their very best.

Activities

Want to break out into a sweat on-shore? Activities are arranged throughout the week, including runs and tug-of-war. Yoga is particularly popular here, and classes are often taking place on the beach. Get stuck in, and perfect your downward-facing-dog!

yoga - Audi Hamilton

Outdoor Cinema

If you want to spend your evening relaxing, the outdoor cinema is open for most of the nights. Lay back in your own bean bag and enjoy some blockbusters or classic movies.

The Food

This event is known for exceptional food, matched perfectly with the right wines. If you enjoy fantastic cuisine in beautiful surroundings, this is ideal for you. They often ask some of the best chefs in the world to show off their culinary skills during the week, so watch out for that.

food - Audi Hamilton

The Wildlife

Watching the glamorous yachts sailing the water is one thing, but witnessing humpback whales crashing out of the water is another. Whales are fairly common in this area, so you will be able to see one of the most amazing creatures on the planet in the flesh.

The Regatta

You wouldn’t want to miss the main event now, would you? You can watch from the shore, but you can also board some of the boats that track the race, for a close-up view. If you’d rather stay on-shore, just watch the drama unfold with a nice chilled glass of wine.

sailing - Audi Hamilton

The Parties

Often themed, the parties at Audi Hamilton Island race week are extremely impressive. Uncork some champagne and kick-back with the rich and beautiful. Of course, you can expect amazing live music to accompany every evening shindig.

The Accommodation

You can find only the best accommodation on this island. Depending on your budget, you can spend your time in anything from a bungalow to a villa, but be quick! Accommodation is scarce around this time of year, for obvious reasons – you might want to book massively in advance.

Are you tempted? Or have you even been to the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week before? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

About Author

Gareth Johnson

Gareth Johnson

Having grown up in the Murray River town of Echuca, Gareth’s love of travel has taken him around the world. After living in the UK, Japan, and Spain, Gareth keeps returning home to Australia to refuel on coffee and sunshine before heading off again to travel the world. Gareth’s favourite international destinations include Reykjavik, Porto, Boracay and Seattle. In Australia he is happiest hanging out in Fitzroy drinking too many flat whites. Beyond travel, Gareth’s obsession is water polo. In 2015 he will be making the trip to Stockholm to compete in the EuroGames tournament.

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