Home to some of the world's most remarkable islands, beaches, reef and other ocean splendours; Queensland is understandably a popular retreat. Most visitors come here to snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef or sail around the Whitsunday's.
If you don’t want to don a cossie and refuse to dip your toes into the world of snorkelling and diving, there is still plenty to do that will get you connected with Queensland’s bountiful charms and lesser-known landscapes – with 8000 miles, including the islands, of coastline to explore. Find an island paradise and explore the World Heritage rainforest - Queensland holidays offer something for everyone.
Experience the Great Barrier Reef
Holidays to Queensland are an eclectic and intoxicating mix of contrasting landscapes and experiences. The Great Barrier Reef - a World-Heritage listed site, and in addition the world’s oldest surviving rainforest - a must not be missed experience to enjoy the wildlife and nature that is in abundance here. If delicious cuisine is at the top of your holiday wish-list, you’re in luck because Australia’s second largest state has some fabulous foodie experiences to be had, together with a variety of events and festivals that are considered world-class, so you will find plenty of things to do in Queensland.
The combined regions of the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Island are often referred to as Australia’s Nature Coast. and represents the best of Queensland’s natural attractions and experiences. The area includes two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and there are no less than 47 State and National Parks and Reserves and with over 200 kilometres of beaches, rivers and waterways brimming with birdlife.
Things to do in Queensland
Venture out on foot on a Hinterland Great Walk and trips to the Glass House Mountains, or take to the skies for some great flight-seeing opportunities. Or perhaps try a different mode of air travel - did you know for instance that the regions of Cairns and Tropical North Queensland are among the world’s best for hot air ballooning?
Go walkabouts and head to Queensland’s Outback – within easy reach of the coastal cities, you can take the opportunity to meet some locals and learn more about the area’s indigenous ancestry.
The Gold Coast will be hosting the Commonwealth Games in August 2018, so now is your chance to get out there – walk, drive, cruise, fly, sail, swim or dive below her depths, before everyone else. Queensland and Gold Coast Holidays are impelling and exhilarating - with five UNESCO World-Heritage listed sites, the world’s largest natural wonder, cosmopolitan cities that will enthral you and some culinary sensations to keep you coming back for more – Queensland needs no further introduction.