Hi everyone, it's Emily! The world’s first organised commercial bungee jumping began in New Zealand. So what better place to take your very own first bungy jump?! Sound a little crazy or too adventurous for you? I thought so too… until I had the opportunity to do it myself last month in New Zealand. As I learned from Regan Pearce from A J Hackett Bungy New Zealand, “bungy jumping is from the neck up.” Which basically means, it’s all psychological. I tried to remember this when I was ...<< MORE >>
Rotary International is a service organization that started in 1905 and now has 1.2 million members worldwide. Their mission is “commitment to service above self,” with over 34,000 clubs Rotary International is doing a great service to help better our world. The Rotary focuses on service in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe.
The 2014 Rotary International Convention is going down under. The 105th annual convention will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park from 1-4 of June. ...<< MORE >>
Hello everyone, it’s Shannon here. I just returned from an amazing 16 day trip to New Zealand. Yes, I drove myself on the wrong side of the road. It was a bit of a challenge the first day, but after that, no worries. You have to laugh at yourself the 5th time you hit the windshield wipers instead of the blinkers. J
So I wanted to share with you some the “must sees” of New Zealand and a ...<< MORE >>
Have you heard of Fraser Island Australia?
It isn't on most people's itineraries but it might be because no one has clued you in? Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island at over 80 miles long and 15 miles wide. It is a unique environment that is a combination of long white sand beaches, over 100 freshwater lakes, and ancient rainforests. The island is home to many species of birds and animals, including turtles, shorebirds, brumbies (wild horses) and the infamous dingo (wild dog).
The best way to experience Fraser Island is to rent a four wheel drive vehicle and set off on your own adventure. The interior of the island is made up of a network of sand tracks and you can also drive on the vast beaches. Make your way to the champagne pools on the northern end of the island, check out the shipwreck washed up on the sand at 75 Mile Beach, or slide down the dunes into one of the lakes.
Fraser Island is located 160 miles north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast. The closest airport it Hervey Bay. From there, you can helicopter or ferry to Fraser Island. We recommend spending a minimum of one night on Fraser Island. Accommodation is somewhat limited, but your best option is the Kingfisher Bay Resort. A great itinerary would include a few nights in the lovely beach community of nearby Noosa only a 2.5 drive from Fraser Island. Though we don't recommend just visiting for the day since you would need more time to get the full Fraser experience, day tours can be arranged from Noosa.
If you are interested in learning more about Fraser Island and how it incorporate it into your fabulous Australia itinerary, give us me a ring at 312-951-8517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.