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Road trip time! A Brisbane to Melbourne guide

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Though Australia has undergone the most horrific bushfires it has ever seen, a very large community relies on income out of tourism. Always check with the local visitor center and fire departments to see where it is declared safe to go. Be responsible while enjoying these beautiful towns and nature and help where you...

How to Hunter Valley for beginners

Wine is fine. Can’t argue with that. But if you’re, like us, not very experienced in wine tastings, how can you possible find your way in an area with over 170 different wine houses? Here’s how we found ours in Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley. Maybe the following might sound familiar. You want to...

Underwater world of Tangalooma and how to keep it alive

  Finally! After 5 months of not diving we decided to explore the underwater world, here on Moreton Island. We have been snorkeling along the ship wrecks, but it’s finally time to stay under water a bit longer and have a look around. The ship wrecks provide a safe place for boats to anchor, but also it created a new coral reef...

First video online on Youtube

G’day! Glad to announce that we’ve finally made a video about our first few months here on Moreton Island. What took us so long? We wanted to make sure we know what we’re talking about so we needed time to settle in, figuring out the technical parts, and, of course, getting the right equipment a.k.a. DRONE!! Have a look...


About us

Hi there! A little bit about us. We are Jasper and Tessa and we created this growing community called Backpacks & Jetlags. This year couldn't have started any better as we were finally about to start a new adventure.

As for a lot of things in life, you need to earn money first in order to spend it. That's why we headed to Moreton Island, to start working on a resort. On one of Australias biggest sand island we tried to explore as much as we can on our days off or after work.

Currently we have travelled a bit more south and arrived in Port Macquarie. In order to complete our 88 days of farm work for our visa, we found an avocado farm nearby. Guess we get the best of everything, sunshine, a beautiful environment and delicious fruit to enjoy everyday.

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