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Long, deserted golden sand beaches, islands of natural splendour, pristine rainforests, ancient volcanoes and home to the Great Barrier Reef.
Queensland has much to offer for everyone, shopping by the bagful, surf spots that pump, luxury resorts to budget hotel, motel and youth hostel accommodation. There are beautiful National Parks, guided tours and endless chances to explore on your own.
This state of Australia occupies a quarter of the Australian continent and is called ‘The Sunshine State’ for good reason, it has pleasant weather the year round.
Why Visit Queensland?
Queensland is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, and for good reason. It has something to offer everyone, from stunning beaches and rainforests to bustling cities and cultural attractions. Here are just a few reasons why you should visit Queensland:
Although Queensland abounds in magnificent sun-drenched beaches and has many tropical and sub-tropical islands well worthy of a visit, try not to miss seeing the lush rainforests of the north or the stark, surreal beauty of the Australian desert regions.
Somewhat quieter than Surfers Paradise, Brisbane Queensland is a sophisticated poly-cultural city and capital of the state. Australia’s third largest city it has great restaurants as well as a varied nightlife. You will find great art galleries, museums, movie and stage theatres, night clubs and cabarets:
Bundaberg Coral Coast and Country
Bundaberg Coral Coast and Country - Queensland Australia - known as the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with air travel and boat cruises to some 13 islands and more than 20 reefs:Bundaberg Coral Coast QLD
Capricorn Coast QLD
Here there are beautiful rainforests, sapphire gemfields to explore, or venture out to the Great Barrier Reef or the popular Heron and Great Keppel islands. See more:Capricorn QLD
Inland, about one hour’s drive from Rockhampton is the beautiful:Byfield National Park
This vast agricultural region, just west of Brisbane and the Great Dividing Range, has wonderful historic towns including Toowoomba, Queensland’s Garden City. The Granite Belt Wineries, some forty in all, are also here, most with cellar doors:Darling Downs Queensland
Fraser Coast QLD
Encompassing Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, the Great Sandy Strait and the coastal region surrounds of the Fraser Coast QLD. Fraser Island has gorgeous beaches including Seventy Five Mile Beach, sparkling fresh water lakes, multi coloured sandstone cliffs, Australian wildlife and plenty to see and do.
From the busy and beautiful harbour of Gladstone you can visit the Great Barrier Reef as well the Heron and Lady Musgrove islands to swim, snorkel and dive amongst the many reefs:Gladstone Queensland
Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise
South East of Brisbane: The Gold Coast is extremely popular with Australians, with over 3 million visitors a year. See also the Surfers Paradise Weather.
Great Barrier Reef
Stretching for 2000kms along the Queensland Coast, the Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 2000 species of fish and countless species of corals. Dotted with hundreds of idyllic tropical islands, much of it is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Park.Queensland Coast and the Great Barrier Reef
The beautiful town of Mackay, surrounded by cane fields, has many beautiful beaches and national parks with a huge variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies and bush turkeys:Mackay Queensland
Queensland National Parks
Queensland National Parks - Landscapes and terrain includes tropical rainforests, vast red deserts, coastal islands, rivers and stunning sea vistas:Queensland National Parks
The vast Outback of Queensland Australia has famous places like the Combo Waterhole, Mt Isa, Cloncurry, Boulia, the Birdsville Hotel, the Riversleigh site and the Simpson Desert:Queensland Outback of Australia
Sunshine Coast, QLD
On the East Queensland Coast and north of Brisbane. Just an hour’s drive from the city centre is the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Great weather, scenic countryside, idyllic beaches and a beach lifestyle beckons:Sunshine Coast QLD
Tropical North Queensland
Cairns is the gateway to the tropical north of Queensland. Located here are the World Heritage listed areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests. Whether your looking for relaxation or adventure:
The Whitsunday Coast and Islands consists of a stunning coastline and seventy four islands, eight of them with luxury resorts. Cruising the blue azure ocean is a wonderful way to explore this part of the world, the beaches are glorious, diving and snorkelling the Barrier Reef is a life long memorable experience:Whitsunday Islands
Attractions and Museums
See Queensland Attractions - Queensland Museums.
Touring the East Queensland Coast
The East Queensland Coast has stunning sandy beaches, the Great Barrier Reef and islands, national parks, and idyllic seaside towns and fishing villages: Touring Queensland: Touring the East Queensland Coast.
Festivals, Events and Things to Do around the country:
Exhibitions, Events and Festivals in Australia
Work, Jobs in Australia
Why not try a working holiday in Queensland:Work in Australia
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Photo: Peppers Palm Bay at Sunset - Photo Tourism Queensland