The Best of Bali – Right Here in Australia!

Ok, so your trip to Bali is off.

For that we are sincerely sorry…BUT what if we told you that you could experience the best of Bali right here in Queensland?

The travel aficionados at Australia’s hottest new online booking site, JumpOn have revealed their top picks for a Bali fix – Australian-style!

Temples

Chung Tian Temple – Brisbane

In search of a  new cultural experience? Just a short drive from the Brisbane CBD you can step into the world of Buddhism at the Chung Tian Temple.  This stunning architectural masterpiece will have you mesmerized in its beauty whilst providing a calm and tranquil environment for your intended cultural holiday experience.

Paronella Park – Northern Queensland

Step into the world of Paronella Park for the ultimate spiritual experience. A little road trip from Northern Queensland’s city of Cairns, Paronella Park awaits your discovery. Hidden amongst the tropical rainforest hides an exquisite castle, tennis courts, a swinging bridge, even a picnic area alongside the banks of the flowing Mena Creek Falls. Experience the beauty during the day or night! Offering tours, fish feeding, wildlife, a café, campgrounds and much more, this secret gem should be added to your wish list!

Beachside Dining

Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill – Airlie Beach, Northern Queensland

Seafood at sunset! Close enough to dip your toes in the sand, Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill is beachside dining at its finest! Sitting on the edge of Northern Queensland’s pocket of paradise and offering an array of delicious and affordable seafoods, vegan and smokehouse options, Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill is the perfect way to experience those warm evening nights with a cold brew in hand.

Burleigh Pavilion – Burleigh, Gold Coast

Sit front row in one of Queensland’s hottest surf spots! Perched on the infamous Burleigh Beach, the Burleigh Pavilion, or what the locals like to refer to as ‘The Pav’ brings the beach alive. While the ocean laps up against the building and surfers flare across the wave’s mere meters from the outside balcony, this beachside dining experience is hard to top. Offering a casual dining menu presented with elegance and bursting with flavour, the Burleigh Pavilion is your one stop Australian beachside dining stop!

Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant – Cairns, Northern Queensland

Dishing up an array of brightly coloured and authentic flavours, all in the tropical ambience of Cairns, Northern Queensland’s Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant will take you straight to Bali with a simple order! Open for both lunch and evening dining, offering a delicious cocktail and beverage menu, get to Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant when dreaming of those warm and delicious Balinese evenings.

National Park Adventures  

Lamington National Park – Gold Coast Hinterland

Dreaming of an escape from the hustle and bustle? JumpOn into your car and find yourself amongst the hills  on a road trip to the picturesque surroundings that are, Lamington National Park. The park has been divided into two main sections: Binna Burra and O’Reilly’s, both of equal beauty. Providing toilets, picnic areas and countless walks, why not discover one of Australia’s secret gems under the canopy of the Gold Coast hinterland.

Josephine Falls – Northern Queensland

Discover one of Australia’s most pristine waterholes under the fast-flowing waters of the Josephine Falls! Located in the warmth of tropical North Queensland the Josephine Falls offer something for everyone! Just a short hour’s drive from the City of Cairns and home to deep crystal-clear rock pools, walking tracks and picnic facilities made perfect for a BBQ lunch, this little piece of paradise is an Australian must do!

Wallaman Falls – Townsville

Amongst the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area the Wallaman Falls sit awaiting your discovery! The spectacular scenery, Australian wildlife and walking trails offer endless adventure! With camping grounds available, wood fire barbeques, picnic tables, shelter sheds, water and with cold showers provided, you can choose to spend a day or even treat yourself to a short Australian bush holiday!

Activities

Ikatan Balinese Day Spa – Noosa

Immerse yourself in a day of pampering at the iconic Ikatan Day Spa in Noosa. Designed around a Balinese village concept set on acreage, treatment rooms are villa style, set among lush tropical  gardens. The name, culture and style of ikatan embraces the same concepts as Bali, where life is at a slower pace and staff are given plenty of time to care for guests. The indulgent body treatments are from traditional Balinese recipes and Ikatan massage is based on Balinese style. Ikatan is a destination within itself so we suggest you allow a full day of therapeutic bliss!

Foaming Fury – Cairns

Seeking a little adrenaline? Foaming Fury Cairns will literally have you on the edge of your seat! Offering full days, half days and family options you can choose just how you will rock and roll your way down the Russell River!  Amongst the tropical rainforest and with varying rapid grades throughout the season,  this Australian experience is one for the bucket list!

Kuranda Markets

A Village in the Rainforest! Amazing huh! The Queensland township of Kuranda is home to the world famous, Kuranda Markets. This extraordinary village has two market locations; the Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets and the Heritage Markets, both offering handmade goods of which their beauty must be seen to be believed! With endless entertainment from wandering buskers, stalls filled with Aboriginal artefacts, jewellery, treasures, leather and wood creations, the Kuranda Markets are the perfect cultural experience, right here on our Australian soil!

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