Surfers Paradise skyline on the Gold Coast

Queensland

From the iconic beaches of the Gold Coast to the lush rainforest regions in the North, Queensland has something for everyone.

The Australian state of Queensland is a stunningly beautiful place, with a diverse range of experiences and activities for travelers to enjoy. Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting places and attractions in this picturesque part of Australia.

The Gold Coast

No trip to Queensland would be complete without visiting the world-famous Gold Coast. This stunning region stretches along Southern Queensland’s coastline, boasting some of Australia’s best beaches such as Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta. Visitors can also explore trendy beachside restaurants, cafes and bars, or try their luck at one of the many theme parks located here. For those looking for a more relaxed experience, spend a day exploring Burleigh Heads National Park or whale watching from Main Beach.

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of nature’s most impressive masterpieces, stretching over 2000 km along the coast of Queensland. Home to some of the world’s most exotic marine life, visitors can snorkel and dive their way around this vast underwater expanse and explore its myriad colourful coral reefs. There are numerous tour operators offering guided reef tours that include stops at some truly unique locations such as Lady Elliot Island and Heron Island.

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is another must-visit destination in Queensland – it's even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site! The island is home to stunning natural landscapes such as Lake Mackenzie which boasts crystal clear blue water surrounded by white sandy beaches – perfect for swimming or sunbathing! Fraser Island is also home to an abundance of native wildlife including dingoes, turtles and dolphins so keep your eyes peeled while exploring this magnificent part of Australia!

Queensland has something for everyone – from adventure seekers looking for thrills on Fraser Island or diving in the Great Barrier Reef; or beach lovers looking to soak up some sun on one of its many stunning beaches; there is no shortage of things to do in this incredible part of Australia! So if you're looking for an unforgettable holiday destination that offers plenty of fun and adventure then why not consider visiting beautiful Queensland? You won't regret it!

QUEENSLAND AT A GLANCE

  • Queensland is Australia's fastest growing state taking up around 25% of the continent's area.
  • Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in Australia.
  • Major theme parks, wilderness parks, wineries and a choice of championship golf courses scatter the coastal region.
  • Day and evening Surfers Paradise has live street and indoor entertainment.
  • Queensland houses some of the best design names in Australia, where you can still buy at reasonable prices.
  • The state contains six World Heritage listed preservation areas:
    • Australian Fossil Mammal Sites at Riversleigh in the Gulf Country
    • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, Fraser Island
    • Great Barrier Reef
    • Lamington National Park and the Wet Tropics of Queensland.


QANTAS

The international airline Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) was established in Longreach, Queensland, in 1920.

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Emergency:     000
Police:     000
Country Code:     +61
Area Code:     7

Roadside Assistance:     RACQ
Rail & Bus:     Queensland Rail & Translink


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  • Streets Beach, Brisbane
    Streets Beach, Brisbane
    Streets Beach, Brisbane is a man-made oasis that portrays Queensland's laid-back beach vibe.
  • Devil's Pool
    Devil's Pool
    Devil's Pool is a natural pool in a treacherous stretch of Babinda Creek (Qlnd) which holds a sinister centuries-old Aboriginal history.
  • The Gulf Country
    The Gulf Country
    The Gulf Country is a region of woodland and savanna grassland surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria in the region of north western Queensland.
  • The Daintree Rainforest
    The Daintree Rainforest
    The Daintree Rainforest is the largest remaining piece of untouched and pristine rainforest wilderness remnant in Australia.
  • Atherton Tablelands
    Atherton Tablelands
    The Atherton Tablelands is a highland region of northern Australia near Cairns, Queensland.
  • Cape York Peninsula
    Cape York Peninsula
    Cape York Peninsula is one of the last remaining wilderness areas on Earth and located in Far North Queensland.
  • About Brisbane
    About Brisbane
    Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane is named after the Brisbane River and its eastern suburbs line the shores of Moreton Bay.
  • Great Barrier Reef
    Great Barrier Reef
    The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) stretches 1930 kilometres from the mouth of the Fly River in Western Papua to Breaksea Spit off Bundaberg, and is one of the world's great wonders.
  • Whitsunday Islands
    Whitsunday Islands
    In the heart of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef lies The Whitsundays, a place of stunning natural beauty.
  • Kings Beach
    Kings Beach
    Features a tidal swimming pool on the foreshore equipped with shade sails, a 25m sea-water lap pool, children's pool and a wading area with disabled access.
  • Museum & Science Centre
    Museum & Science Centre
    Located on Level 1 of the Queensland Museum & part of Brisbane's Cultural Precinct, it offers hours of interactive science-based fun!
  • Customs House
    Customs House
    A heritage-listed customs house built in 1899 & a reminder of the importance that Rockhampton enjoyed as the major central coast port.
  • Woven Fish
    Woven Fish
    Large sculptures located in the Lagoon on the Cairns Esplanade & are one of the most memorable pieces of public art in Australia.
  • Morning Glory  (kangólgi)
    Morning Glory (kangólgi)
    The Morning Glory clouds can be observed around Burketown from late September to early November.
Exploring Streets Beach, Brisbane
Streets Beach, Brisbane

Streets Beach, Brisbane is a man-made oasis that portrays Queensland's laid-back beach vibe.

The Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is unique for its high concentration of plant and animal species all within the largest remaining piece of untouched and pristine rainforest wilderness remnant in Australia.

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) stretches 1930 kilometres from the mouth of the Fly River in Western Papua to Breaksea Spit off Bundaberg, and is one of the world's great wonders.

Cape York Peninsula
Cape York Peninsula

Cape York Peninsula is one of the last remaining wilderness areas on Earth and located in Far North Queensland.

Queensland - Overview
About Queensland

Queensland, also known as the 'Sunshine State' is the country's holiday playground attracting visitors all year round.

Atherton Tablelands
Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands is a highland region of northern Australia near Cairns, Queensland.

Devil's Pool
Devil's Pool

Devil's Pool is a natural pool in a treacherous stretch of Babinda Creek (Qlnd) which holds a sinister centuries-old Aboriginal history.

Whitsunday Islands
Whitsunday Islands

In the heart of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef lies The Whitsundays, a place of stunning natural beauty.

The Gulf Country
The Gulf Country

The Gulf Country is a region of woodland and savanna grassland surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria in the region of north western Queensland.

About Brisbane
About Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane is named after the Brisbane River and its eastern suburbs line the shores of Moreton Bay.



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