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!

Jet to Queensland with Jetabout Holidays now!


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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6 New Year Resolutions For Avid Travelers

The beginning of a new year signals an opportunity for a fresh start to reflect on resolutions that matters to you. You may strive to be healthier, learn something new or just be a better, more optimistic person by exploring new places.

When it comes to travel, everything eventually boils down to knowing what you are looking for and then planning the nitty-gritty details from booking your trip early to choosing the right dates and people with you. Checkout these travel bucket list that we’ve put together in welcoming 2018. Continue reading “6 New Year Resolutions For Avid Travelers”

5 Surprising Things To Do In Melbourne

Australia’s capital of culture brings many surprises for travellers on the hunt for exciting city-based experiences

Ranked as the world’s most liveable city for the sixth year running, Melbourne has all the elements of a must-visit urban destination: a buzzing culture-rich core, a love for coffee and celebration, hip precincts, and lush parkland topped off with breathtaking nature.

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4 travel tips for Pokémon trainer

Are you in the middle of planning a holiday trip, but don’t want to miss out on your Pokémon adventure? We know what will help – a handy guide to maximize your adventure abroad and who knows – for the die-hard Pokémon aficionados such as Nick Johnson, this may even determine where you’ll travel to “catch ‘em all” and adds a unique flare to your holiday experience. Continue reading “4 travel tips for Pokémon trainer”

10 Tips Every Travel photographer Must Know

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Research where you are visiting

It’s always recommended that you research the place you will be visiting. Basic information like the venue orientation (facing east or west, etc) will let you plan ahead to shoot sunrise or sunset pictures. Some knowledge of the local culture or festivals will present you with unique photographic opportunities. The more informed you are, the more story your pictures will tell. Continue reading “10 Tips Every Travel photographer Must Know”