9 Reasons Why a Visit to Fraser Island Should Be at the Top of Your List

With its lush rainforest, sand dunes for days and over 100 freshwater lakes, world-heritage listed Fraser Island or as the Butchulla people call it, ‘K’gari’ (meaning paradise) is the island to be on for your next holiday!

Here’s why you need to visit:


1. YOU CAN COOL OFF IN THE CRYSTAL-CLEAR WATERS OF LAKE MCKENZIE

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The silica sand is so pure that it acts as a filter, giving the Lake McKenzie water incredible clarity.


2. SAND DUNES FOR DAYS

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In fact, Fraser Island is the biggest sand island with World Heritage status so of course it’s riddled with sweet dunes.


3. MEET THE LOCAL ‘GOOD BOY’

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Well, he’s not the only one. There are a few dingos on the island.


4. FLOAT DOWN ELI CREEK

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Yet another crystal-clear waterway (there are heaps). However, this one meets the ocean and pours about four million liters of fresh water into the sea every hour!


5. MARVEL AT THIS OL’ GAL

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The S.S. Maheno beached on Fraser Island in 1935 and its rusting wreck makes for one sweet pic (even if you can’t hold a handstand long enough to grab this shot).


6. CHILL IN THIS NATURAL JACUZZI

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The waves crash into the pools and once they settle, you’re left with fizzing foam. Hence their name: Champagne Pools.


7. HAVE YOURSELF A WHALEY COOL EXPERIENCE

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From August to October, you can watch humpback whales nurture their playful calves in Fraser Island’s protective waters.


8. ENJOY A SUMMER SUNSET WITH #BAE

Fraser Island is 123km of natural sand beauty, so it’d be wrong not to sit on the beach and watch the sun disappear into the ocean.


9. THE REAL STARRY NIGHT

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(Excuse the van Gogh pun) But seriously though, the beauty continues even after dusk.


7D6N Southern Queensland Road Trip
(with Fraser Island)

Stopover: Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Hinterland & Brisbane
Price: from $1,395/pax
Includes: Accommodation, Car Rental, Day to Day Drive Itinerary, 2D1N Fraser Island Explorer Tour with 2 Lunches, 1 Breakfast and 1 Dinner

Click HERE for full tour package details.

So, put Australia on your bucket list right now! Whether it’s a short trip to a family getaway or a relaxing road trip and farmstay, Jetabout Holidays has got you all covered!

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Article adapted from blog.queensland.com

Australia’s Biggest (And Best) Events of 2018

Make the most of your annual leave this year with a list of Australia’s best, biggest and most electrifying events that promise a good time and good vibes only.

It’s that time of the year again, when you start marking out long weekends and public holidays on your calendar. And with Australia’s impressive line-up of festivals and events, there is plenty going on no matter where or when you choose to visit.

Here’s a snapshot of what you can experience Down Under — and why you need to start penciling in these dates now!



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4 Epic Australian Road Trips to Ring in the New Year

From a foodie’s road trip across markets, festivals and farms to a self-driving route that will take you swimming with manta rays, there’s no better way to kick-start 2018 than with the road trip of a lifetime in Australia!

Get ready to hit the open road with the windows down, music turned up and a cooler filled with refreshments. Here are four road trips across Australia, from Tasmania to the Northern Territory that will give you a serious case of wanderlust! Continue reading “4 Epic Australian Road Trips to Ring in the New Year”

3 Days Road Trip Guide To Kangaroo Island

Located close to Adelaide is the nation’s third largest island, Kangaroo Island popularly known for some of the most unique wildlife experience. As you may have guessed, these marsupial mammals are only found in Australia.

Travel photographer, Jensen Chua made a trip to Kangaroo Island. His experience justified that a longer stay at this underrated attraction was necessary. He captured and documented his 3-days road trip itinerary of this island, which was once inhabited by Australian Aborigines through photography. He also wrote about his cuisine pit-stop along the journey and reasons for his selection.

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Update Your 2018 Travel Bucket List With Some Brand New Australian Experiences

You don’t have to travel to the ends of the earth for incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Update your 2018 travel bucket list with some of the very latest must-not-miss Australian experiences now!

Not many of us have the luxury of travelling the world, or checking items off travel bucket lists one far-flung destination at a time. Luckily, some of the world’s rarest sights and experiences are only a flight away in Australia. Continue reading “Update Your 2018 Travel Bucket List With Some Brand New Australian Experiences”

Postcard-Perfect Beach Paradises of Australia

Shake up your beach holiday with picture-perfect backgrounds, delicious Aussie fare and eclectic shopping — just a stone’s throw away from Australia’s city centres

Home to over 10,000 beaches, it’s unsurprising that Australia has some of the world’s most pristine and picturesque coastal precincts. From beaches lined with multi-coloured bathing boxes to sculptures along spectacular coastlines, we handpick the country’s three finest stretches of paradise that will have you raring for a quick seaside escape pronto. Continue reading “Postcard-Perfect Beach Paradises of Australia”

A Self-Drive Adventure in Tassie

Deciding whether to go on self-drive route in Tasmania could be daunting as you’d want to cover wilderness, food scene and scenic trails. Hobart easily impresses anyone with that calm city vibe subtly hinting the beauty of Mount Wellington in its backdrop. As explained by a travel blogger, Jensen; Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary would be a great stop to greet the Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, Echidna and other unique wildlife.

There’s a reason why oyster lovers should visit Freycinet Marine Farm. Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park possess such incredible colors captured by Jensen. He accurately describes the rugged mountains, snowfall encounter, fresh produce and of course, he puts his talent capturing star trails into use in this trip.

Go on and read Jensen’s experience in Tasmania 🙂

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The Sky’s the Limit: Adventures Above Australia

Take your next Australian holiday to new heights, as you discover rolling vineyards, technicolour reefs and windswept coasts — all while you are thousands of feet in the air!

Sure, a night exploring Melbourne’s snazzy suburb Fitzroy and its many hidden underground bars or a day spent traipsing Sydney’s sparkling harbour is fun. But why limit your experience of Australia to on-ground activities when you can see some of the country’s most iconic landmarks from thousands of feet in the air. You’ll be guaranteed a bird’s-eye view of some of the most spectacular sights in the country. Continue reading “The Sky’s the Limit: Adventures Above Australia”

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It’s Makan Time! 7 Iconic Food and Drink Experiences that Everyone Die, Die Must Try in Australia

Ever heard of avo-on-toast or barbies? If you haven’t, then it’s time you revisit Australia for a taste of some of its extraordinary local delights!

You may have heard about kangaroo steaks and crocodile jerky under the stars. But you don’t have to go to extremes to taste delicious Australian treats. Good food is easy to find in Australia and it’s probably why in a recent ABC news article, chef extraordinaire Heston Blumenthal called Australia’s food scene an example for the rest of the world.

Not sure where to kick-start your culinary adventure? Here is a list of some of Australia’s most delicious national treasures and where to find them. Continue reading “It’s Makan Time!”

Off the Beaten Path: Adelaide

Take off on the road less travelled and be inspired by the native wildlife and regional charm in and around South Australia’s capital city!

Get up close and personal with some of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets. Boasting islands and mountain ranges full of wildlife, wine and fun festivals, this vibrant city — and its surrounds — promises an unrivalled tour of South Australian nature in all its splendour. Continue reading “Off the Beaten Path: Adelaide”