Explore old rainforests, snorkel rainbow trout, dive your feet into some of the wildest sand in the world and watch whales migrate each year! Discover the Great barrier reef , stay in one of the finest hotels in the world or shop along the cosmopolitan Golden Coast in a beach hurricane. Travel north to see the largest sand island in the world; visit the tropical city of Cairns and encounter a vibrant cultural and arts scene in a new world city.
How to get there
Throughout Queensland there are regional airports with regular services from a variety of world hubs throughout Melbourne, Cairns and on the Gold Coast. Domestic air travel around the coast, inland and on island, is an accessible and secure way to get around in Queensland. The roads in Queenslands are a really nice and well kept way of getting around is another common method of getting around.
The incredible Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is a floating marvel stretching over 2.000 kilometres down the coast of Queensland. There are hundreds of tours and adventures along the coasts of the Great Barrier Reef, many from Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, Airlie Bay, Hamilton Island, 1770, Bundaberg, Gladstone and Mackay–but you just need to explore the colours and textures of this natural wonder, whether you are snorkelling, swimming, walking, driving or sailing.
Visit tropical Cairns
Cairns, a tropical city in northern Queensland, is a convenient entry point to Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest with its international airport and excellent shopping options, but don’t miss the wonderful things that you can do in and around the city. Nice cafes, busy markets and plenty of beaches are nearby. You will find them. Relax in one of the five star resort’s baths or spend your day enjoying this oasis of city from the nearby trendy villages of Port Douglas and Palm Cove.
The Daintree is the oldest tropical rainforest in the world, a two-hour drive north of Cairns. The scenery of the Daintree is so breathtaking that inspired the Avatar film. Live in front of the branches of Zamia Fern, which has built an underwater root system in support of the dinosaurs. Travel down the Daintree River to see a crocodile waiting for the mangroves, or to see a tortoise in the smooth, flowing waters below. Camp in the beachside village of Port Douglas or one of the luxurious eco-lodges nestled in a rain-forest area such as the Silky Oaks Lodge.
Take the subtropical atmosphere, visit the water, parks and recreation areas, or experience South Bank’s art and culture. Taking the Brisbane River or a paddle steamer or ferry or ride through the botanical garden of the Area. Then dive into the only man-made beach in Australia’s heartland. Brisbane is the ideal gateway to discover Queensland’s wonder and elegance.
Discover the Gold Coast
There’s an adventure waiting for you every time on the Gold Coast from the famous Surfers Paradise Beach and the dining centres of Main Beach and Broadbeach to the lush green hinterland. See the Australian natural wilderness, visit your favourite film characters and superheroes or swim with dolphins in Australia’s “theme park capital” capital.
The Whitsundays island is composed of 74 coral reefs, situated just off the coast of Queensland by the Great Barrier Reef. Below are some of the finest island resorts on the planet, including qualia and Whitehaven Beach-the 10 world’s most stunning sandy and sparkling water beaches are frequently selected. Even Heart Reef, whose unbelievable form is named after you.
Watch whales at Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay is one of the best places in the world for watching whales, because of its safe, protected waters. Humpback whales migrate from Antarctica north of the Queensland coast to the warm waters of Whitsundays in winter months (July to November), arriving at calm Hervey Bay for mating and breastfeeding their youths.
world’s largest sand island
Fraser Island is the world’s biggest sand island and a fast ferry ride from Hervey Bay. It is easy to see that Fraser Island K’gari is a paradise for the indigenous Aboriginal community. Drive four wheels along Cathedral’s vivid cliffs, take a ride over the 75 miles of beach, explore the rainforest from sand and dive in golden-sand-ringed lakes. Kayaking, jet skiing and windsurfing are also available.