Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Fraser Island – What Is It Famous For?

Fraser Island is a part of Fraser Coast area. The island's unusual sand formation & rainforest make it a great source of adventure for travellers to explore. Though popular among fishermen & 4WD enthusiasts, it's the history as well as Aboriginal heritage, which gives the island its character. The unique coloured sand cliffs, diverse flora & wildlife and beautiful fresh water lakes are also the highlights of this place.

Situated just off the Queensland coast of Hervey Bay about 350 km north of Brisbane, Fraser Island is a 4wd vehicle territory with surf beach being its main north-south highway & sand tracked inland roads. The main road in the island basically runs to Eurong Beach Resort on eastern shore from Wanggoolba Creek ferry landing on west coast.

Spanning about 124 kms & covering about 163,000 hectares, the island has been developed for over a span of 800,000 thousand years and it is being perfected even now. It might not be possible to explore each and every bit of this island's beauty but still the taste  may make you feeling captivated and charmed.

You will be charmed by its wonderful environment and you will get captivated by its European history and Aboriginal heritage - you are bound to experience these during your tour to Fraser Island. It is in fact the combination of these two things that have made this island a unique one. It's thus well worth planning your tour here. The Fraser Island packages in Hervey Bay are really cheap and you can book for one for your holiday. There isn't any place quite as Fraser Island. You'll wonder at its beauty and & good things, which are there.

The formation of sand is the key to the way this island came into being but its the number of fresh water lakes & the streams and creeks, which has made the place so special. Moody, beautiful and mysterious, the island is an excellent subject for photography. It is a great place to see a wide species of mammals, birds and other flora and fauna. A lot of tourists are also attracted to this island to see humpback whales, who annually migrate from Antarctica to warm waters off Queensland into Platypus Bay.

Fraser Island offers more than just scenic beauties. Since it was the home to the aboriginal tribes who stayed here for more than 5000 years, travellers visiting this island also get to see a lot of things related to these tribes during their tours through the island.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Different Types of Accommodations in Australia


Hotels are commercial establishments that provide lodging, meals as well as a plethora of guest amenities, facilities and services. It's a must for hotels to have at least 6 letting bedrooms, among which 3 must have attached private bathrooms. Although these commercial establishments are categorised into star categories (1-star to 5-star), there is no standard method to assign these ratings. However, generally 1-star hotels in Australia offer a few amenities & services but adheres to high standard of cleanliness. A 2-star hotel offers good accommodation with private bathrooms and telephones. 3-star hotel rooms are quite spacious and has high-class decors, furnishings and colour TV. Bars and lounges are also available. A 4-star hotel is usually larger and offers more comfortable accommodation with excellent cuisine, room service & other amenities. A 5-star hotel on the other hand offers luxurious premises, a wide range of guest services, swimming pool and sport & exercise facilities.


Motels are popular as motor hotels or motor inns in Australia. Generally, they are roadside overnight accommodation facility, which offers very little or no amenities other than a free parking space.


Apartments are accommodation suites that are fully furnished. 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK apartments are most commonly available for rent. Travellers and tourists wanting to book a lodging for long-term in Australia usually opt for this property. Since cooking provision is there travellers usually choose to cook when booking their stay here. Rented apartments may also include facilities like wifi, BBQ area, swimming pool and such others.


Farmstays are accommodations on working farms. Some of them are interactive whereas some are completely family-focused, giving children the opportunities to collect eggs, feed animals and learn the functioning of a farm. Other's do not allow children, instead offer a peaceful retreat for adults. Some Victoria farmstay family accommodation establishments that are available for rent even allow gays and dogs. For these accommodations, guests generally pay rates that are same as vacation rentals or bed & breakfasts. 


Houseboats are boats that are designed or modified to be used primarily as homes. They often include amenities like bathrooms, kitchens & ample floor space and are usually moored. Some of the houseboats also lack motors & are designed only for floating and not to move. In Australia, on Murray River and sunny coastline of Victoria, there are a number of motorised, pontoon-based houseboats having 2 or more bedrooms. Some of them even have multiple stories. The ones that are available for rent can accommodate about 4-12 persons. Lake Eildon in Vic and Hawkesbury river near Sydney in NSW are famous houseboating areas.


Hostels are establishments that provide inexpensive food & lodging for a specific group of people like backpackers, students etc. They are ideal for travellers who have a considerably lower budget. In these establishments, travellers rent a bed, generally a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share the bathroom, lounge as well as kitchen. Rooms may be mixed or of single sex. However, private rooms and ensuites are also available in Australian hostels.