HAMO HOSTS TODAY SHOW
Today hosts enjoy Hamo
HOLIDAY makers flocked to Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island to see the Today Show broadcast live to the nation on Monday.
Karl Stefanovic, Richard Wilkins, Sylvia Jeffreys, Lisa Wilkinson and Tim Gilbert set up at the Bougainvillea Pool as part of a 35th anniversary tour of the nation.
On the beach Sylvia and Carl challenged local kids Jack Sydes and Kirra Sinclair to a opti-tacker (sail boat) rigging competition after an interview with a teacher at Hamilton Island’s State School.
Richard Wilkins climbed inside a giant inflatable sphere and plunged into the pool while the crowd challenged him to stand up.
He tried, the crowd erupted with laughter when he failed, twice.
During the show the host threw to pre-recorded vision of Sylvia at the Hardy Reef pontoon.
Sylvia said it was great to be in North Queensland for a “winter escape”.
“I went out to the reef a week ago to see how things are recovering after Cyclone Debbie,” she said.
“It’s really great to get back to the area and see the region bouncing back so quickly.”
“Within a few weeks you guys were bouncing back and that is largely thanks to the dedication of people who are so proud of this region.
“The Marine Park Authority, the National Parks rangers are really getting in there and making sure things are recovering as quickly as possible,” Sylvia said.
“The reef and the whole region is open for business again and that is wonderful to see.”
Sylvia said the perfect weather and the hospitality of the staff on Hamilton Island had made the trip for the entire crew a welcome winter respite from the chill of winter down south.
❝Within a few weeks you guys were bouncing back and that is largely thanks to the dedication of people who are so proud of this region. The reef and the whole region is open for business again and that is wonderful to see. — Sylvia Jeffreys
ISLAND FUN: Sylvia Jefferies with teammate Jack Sydes face off against Karl Stefanovic and Kirra Sinclair in a sail boat rigging competition.
ISLAND ESCAPE: Today Show presenters Sylvia Jefferies, Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson and Richard Wilkins on Hamilton Is.
The Today Show on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays.
Sylvia Jefferies and team mate Jack Sydes compete in a sail boat rigging contest.