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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

What happens when a Hamilton Island enthusiast, a holiday genius, a Hamilton Island guru and a lover of all things tropical get together?

Passion is not in short supply around us! The way we see it, we already have one of the best holiday experiences in the world to work with. Making sure you make the most of it so that everyone takes home unforgettable memories is our mission in life.

For families, that means sourcing and maintaining the pick of the island’s self contained Accommodation options, then helping you find the perfect one for your family.

The team at Hamilton Island Family Holidays have an in-depth knowledge of and passion for the Whitsundays and Hamilton Island. We’re also easy to talk to and proud of our high service standard. #friendlyandreliable

img-kristieKristie Kaighin

Director, Creator, Hamilton Island Enthusiast

As a founding Director, Kristie channels her passion for travel and holidaying into a unique portfolio of Hamilton Island accommodation. Kristie’s highly prized commitment to first class customer service drives a terrific reputation amongst the families she places and the island community.

img-clareClare Rushby

Reservations & Charter Manager, Holiday Genius

Having travelled and sailed around the world, the Whitsundays is still Clare’s favourite holiday destination! Aww. Which is why Clare loves creating holidays for families here. Having lived on Hamilton Island and in Airlie Beach for the past 8 years, Clare can tell you practically anything you need to know about the region she loves.

img-staceyStacey Marsh

Reservations Consultant, Hamilton Island Guru

Stacey has lived on Hamilton Island for years since leaving her job in accounting – island paradise vs tax returns – a no-brainer really! Stacey gained her Guru status through positions at the Whitsunday Tourist Information Centre, Destination Whitsundays and Sunsail Yacht Charters. She’s perfectly prepped and keen to help you with your family holiday.

Julie McAulay

Reservations Consultant. Lover of all things Tropical!

Mention the Whitsundays and Hamilton Island and you will see Julie’s face light up. After extensive travel internationally, Australia is the place she would rather be. Our own backyard has so many wonderful holiday choices, but she has fallen in love with Hamilton Island and has declared it her new favourite holiday destination.

Julie has extensive experience in the travel industry. She has been helping guests plan their holidays for many years. She’s good at it and passionate about it. From enquiry, to booking and right up until the day you depart, Julie will be there to help. You will hear the smile in her voice and sense it in her emails!

Courtney Fadelli

Reservations Consultant.  Creator of Hamilton Island dream holidays!

Courtney is passionate about travel and the amazing experiences that travel brings.  Being in the travel industry for the past 5 years and fortunate to have experience many destinations around the world,  Courtney is proud to say there is no place like home and Hamilton Island is paradise, a dream holiday destination!

She believes that the little things make an amazing holiday and ensures that you have everything covered throughout your booking journey so that when you arrive you simply relax and enjoy the beautiful Whitsundays.


Elise Hill

Reservations Consultant. Your Hamilton Island Enthusiast

Elise has a certificate in tourism and hospitality management and has been working within the industry for 12 years. She spent a lot of her earlier days traveling internationally, experiencing many amazing destinations around the world.

Elise is passionate about Aussie tourism and can proudly say she’s travelled nowhere as beautiful as Hamilton Island. She is all about personalised service and helping to create lifelong memories for her customers. Whether it’s recommending her favourite restaurants or passing on her little tips, she will ensure to give you all the tools you need to make the most out of your Whitsundays holiday!


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