Fraser Island – Nomads tour review

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island at over 75 miles long, situated just off the East coast of Queensland. It’s a beautiful island that has been protected as a world heritage site since 1992. The three popular destinations you can set off on tours from are Noosa, Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay, with

Noosa

Next stop on our trip was the small town of Noosa, just a couple of hours drive north of Brisbane. We checked into the Nomads hostel at the edge of town and spent a few days in the area. The hostel itself is fairly average and the only common seating areas are outdoors which isn’t

Australia Zoo

Next stop on our way out of Brisbane was the Steve Irwin Australia Zoo. As the home of the crocodile hunter, there was a ton of crocs and alligators to see which was great fun. They give you a map when you arrive which also details the show times, all of which are well worth

Brisbane

As both our first and fourth stops on the trip, we ended up spending a total of six nights in Brisbane. On our first four nights we stayed in Brisbane City Backpackers, a hostel on Upper Roma Street which is around a 20 minute walk to the centre. The hostel had its own bar with

Dreamworld

Dreamworld was a fantastic day out and to date the best thing we’ve done in Australia (we’re only two weeks in, but hey). It’s Australia’s largest theme park, and is situated a 30 minute drive from Surfers Paradise. We managed to get half-price tickets online through RACQ, however they normally cost around $100. You can

Surfers Paradise

Next stop on our trip was Surfers Paradise. I’d heard the review of ‘it’s a bit like Magaluf’ and that it wasn’t worth visiting, however rather than head straight back to Brisbane we decided to stop along the way and have a couple of nights out here first to make our own judgement. We were