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

Photo by @jasonvanmiert

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


2. SAND DUNES FOR DAYS

Photo by @kate_duffy

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’

Photo by @wilsonarcher

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


4. FLOAT DOWN ELI CREEK

Photo by @mrcourtneyatkinson

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

Photo by @snapair

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

Photo by @seanscottphotography

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

Photo by @tasmanventure

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

Photo by @seanscottphotography

(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

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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

3 Australian Landscapes That Will Take Your Breath Away

Go on a visual journey through some of Australia’s most incredible pieces of nature.

Brimming with waterfalls, dreamy coastlines and rugged terrains, Australia has more to offer than just coffee, art and food. So pack your bags and get ready for remarkable views of natural landscapes, each one more alluring than the next in the Land Down Under!



KAKADU NATIONAL PARK, NORTHERN TERRITORY

Experience some of nature’s most breathtaking wonders at the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, an outback oasis that springs to life in the summer with majestic waterfalls and lush flora!

Yellow Water Cruise, Kakadu National Park. Credit: Jensen Chua, Jetblogger

An estimated three-hour drive from Darwin; admire waterfalls that leap from 150-meter-high cliffs into deep plunge pools at the Jim Jim.

Scenic Flight, Kakadu National Park. Credit Tourism Northern Territory

In full flood during the region’s tropical summer, between late November to March, it is best to see the thundering power and majesty of these waterfalls via a scenic helicopter flight during this time.

Yellow Water Cruise, Kakadu National Park. Credit: Jensen Chua, Jetblogger

Or take a serene boat cruise on the swollen Magela Creek and float through scenic paperbark forests — an unmissable wet-season only experience.


4 Days 3 Nights Explore Darwin (Coach Tour)
Travel dates: NOW – 31 March 2019
Price: from $620/pax
Includes: Accommodation, Airport Transfer,  Full Day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls Tour & Choice of ONE of: Kakadu National Park Tour OR Katherine Gorge Cruise and Edith Falls Tour

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GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK, VICTORIA

It may be a three-hour drive from Melbourne, but Grampians National Park is otherworldly with rugged mountain ranges and majestic canyons, gorges and rolling valleys as far as the eye can see.

Mount Sturgeon, Grampians National Park, Grampians. Credit: Victoria, Australia

Take in the grandeur of the Grampians from the Balconies, a viewing platform that is just a 30-minute walk from the car park. Keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife such as emus, wedge-tailed eagles, koalas and kangaroos.

Aboriginal Guide at MacKenzie Falls, Grampians National Park, VIC. Credit Tourism Victoria

Admire rocky escarpments, deep gorges, misty waterfalls (at least four are accessible on foot including one of Australia’s most stunning waterfalls, MacKenzie Falls  — explore the walking trails with an aboriginal guide). From September to November, be mesmerized by carpets of colorful wildflowers or from July to August enjoy the winter fun in Mt Buller, just a three hours away from Melbourne City.


5 Days 4 Nights Melbourne Ski Fun
Travel dates: 01 July 2018 – 31 August 2019
Price: from $940/pax
Includes: Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Full Day Mt Buller Coach Tour

Click HERE for full tour package details.


FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK, TASMANIA

Wineglass Bay Coles Bay, Tasmania – Freycinet National Park

Few places in Australia can compete with the beauty of Freycinet National Park in Tasmania, which is loaded with natural assets, including dramatic pink granite peaks, pristine sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Wineglass Bay Lookout

Lounge on one of the world’s top 10 beaches at Wineglass Bay, a mere two-and-a-half hour drive out of Hobart, or take a refreshing dip in the curved bay’s sapphire waters. To end your day on the right note, make sure you have a good view of the granite mountains of the Hazards at sundown, as they glow pink in the light of sunset.


6 Days 5 Nights Tasmania Drive 
Travel dates: NOW – 31 March 2019
Price: from $970/pax
Includes: Accommodation, Car Rental, Strahan Gordon River Cruise, Day to Day Drive Itinerary

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!
Plus, find out how you can score $20 worth of Grab Credit!

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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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A Must-Visit Place in Adelaide – Adelaide Central Market

Established since 1869, the Adelaide Central Market is touted as one of the largest under cover market in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over 8 million visitors annually.

Travel photographer, Jensen Chua rated the Central Market as a must visit place in Adelaide. What he enjoyed the most was the feel and dynamism of the locals that you usually get when you visit the city or town main market of a country.

Read more on his blog

Australia’s Oldest Surviving German Village – Hahndorf

Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills within South Australia. This place is accessible within an easy 30min drive via the South Eastern Freeway from Adelaide. The German influence in Hahndorf noticeable and is seen in the traditional fachwerk architecture of the original surviving buildings.

Jensen Chua recently explored the restaurants and shops in the town serving German cuisine. He also visited the German migration museum, where he got to learn about stories behind the artefacts.

Read his blog

 

Swim with Tuna at Victor Harbour, South Australia

Oceanic Victor is an Australian privately owned company established by Mick Dyer and his wife, Yasmin and their business partner and friend, Tony Santic. Their objective is to provide others the opportunity to experience and understand the diverse marine environment that we lived in.

Those who are curious to know what to expect should read this story written by Jensen Chua. He shares his photographs from experience of feeding the tuna underwater. Thanks to his profound skills, you can get a glimpse of how the fastest fish in the ocean, Southern Bluefin Tuna looks like.

 

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Escape to Paradise.. In Fiji Islands

This ‘Escape to Paradise in Fiji Islands’ travelogue touches on the island of South Viti Levu, Sigatoka town and Kuata island, is a continuation from my earlier article on my Fiji Islands adventure, where I explore the town of Savusavu in North Fiji, which many considered to be Fiji Islands’ best-kept secret. The beauty of Fiji Islands has a timeless and natural beauty quite unlike anywhere else in the world. Any vacationers, particularly those with interest in photography, will doubly enjoy the exotic and picture perfect islands. Continue reading “Escape to Paradise.. In Fiji Islands”

Encountering Vivid Sydney, NSW in Winter

Ever wondered how to maximize your holiday in Sydney & Surrounds in Winter? Curious what’s the fuss about with Vivid Sydney? Through this story, you will get to know about a rustic adventure in this destination that’s regularly voted the best world’s city for its natural beauty, iconic artsy landmarks and spectacular harbor! Stay ahead knowing what to do in Sydney & Surrounds during winter and witness their unique combination of cosmopolitan and coastal lifestyle over a span of one week or check out our 4-Nights Vivid Sydney Special package, starting from SGD695*!

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10 must-try Bangkok local food via BTS

Bangkok is widely visited for many things, especially for it’s food and shopping. Local food in this vibrant city provides convenient, delicious and pocket-friendly meals while being one of the best ways to connect with the local culture. But it can be bewildering especially for new or the infrequent visitors, when they chose to “go local” without a guide. That’s why I put together this guide to ten great eating spots easily accessible via the Bangkok Train System (BTS). The blog also comes with the shops facade picture and map link for easier reference Continue reading “10 must-try Bangkok local food via BTS”

10 Breathtaking Locations Worth Driving For

During Australia’s spring season, Aussie Specialist, Cindy Loo and Jet Blogger, Jensen Chua headed for a self-drive trip around Sydney and Tasmania. Here are 10 amazing locations that have been shortlisted into this travel guide. Get to know which places in Australia they will recommended for anyone planning a Sydney or Tasmania roadtrip! Rev up your engines and get ready for an epic trip Down Under! Continue reading “10 Breathtaking Locations Worth Driving For”