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The bushfire crisis is like nothing we’ve seen before – how you can help

australian bush fires

The extent of the bushfires this year is unprecedented. Record breaking high temperatures along with a long standing drought has resulted in a perfect storm of tinder dry land and enough heat to fuel fires that have burnt out of control for months. And the end is, sadly, not in sight.Β  The intensity of the […]

Islands around Australia that deserve your time

islands around aistralia

If you’re after a slice of island life, you’ve come to the right place. The islands around Australia number a mind blowing 8,222 and are as diverse as the country itself, from tropical palm tree fringed specks of land to chilly wind swept, rocky outcrops where the only residents are of the feathered and beaked […]

A Fraser Island Snorkelling Guide

snorkelling at champagne pools

While it isn’t advisable to snorkel in the waters around Fraser Island due to strong rip tides and aΒ  large and healthy shark population, among other things, it’s definitely still worth packing your mask and flippers for some fraser island snorkelling. The multitude of freshwater lakes and creeks, plus ocean rock pools such as the […]

The Backpacker Travel Checklist; 3 Quick Smarter Packing Tips

group of backpackers on fraser island, lake mckenzie

The old adage of β€œless is best” when it comes to packing still rings true. A few carefully selected items will prove much more useful than a ton of stuff packed just in case of this or that scenario. The ultimate travel checklist should be smart, light and handy. Here are our top 3 tips […]

Our pick of the Best Accommodation in Hervey Bay

accommodation in hervey bay before fraser island

If you’re planning a trip to Fraser Island – and you really should be – the chances are you’ll be visiting Hervey Bay. This tropical little town is, alongside Noosa, one of the main hubs for tours to Fraser Island. But Hervey Bay isn’t just a transport hub, between July and November it’s also one […]

Where is Fraser Island? & What to See Along the Way

Drop Bear Adventures Fraser Island

Almost every traveller to Australia will have heard of the largest sand island in the world. A wild island full of pristine lakes, unique wildlife and beaches for roads. But you may well be asking, where is Fraser Island? Followed swiftly by, crikey that’s a long way! what is there to see along the way? […]

Top Fraser Island Accommodation for Budget Travellers

Fraser Island Accommodation

When it comes to travelling on a budget, it (literally) pays to plan ahead. Hoping to turn up and stumble across bargain digs at the drop of a hat is both risky and unnecessary. Trying that on an island and your chances of landing somewhere plummets even further.Β  Fraser Island is such a popular stop […]