Queensland Travel Guide

About Queensland

Widely known as Australia's "Sunshine State", Queensland averages over 300 days of sunshine a year. Warm summers and mild winters are what this sub-tropical destination is best known for.

There are five World Heritage listed areas and kilometers of ocean and natural landscapes, throughout Queensland. Queensland's preserved sites are recognised for their irreplaceable beauty; the 3,000 individual reefs and coral islands of the Great Barrier Reef harbour thousands of fish and marine creatures, while the World Heritage listed rainforests of the Wet Tropics and Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves are home to an abundance of native Australian wildlife.

Large tracks of significant dinosaur and fossil sites at Riversleigh are testament of a former inland sea that once dominated Queensland's Outback. The giant sand dunes and perched lakes of Fraser Island depict natural wonders like no other place in the world.

Watch the progression of protected humpback whales on their journey along the Queensland coast. Hold your breath while they play in the water during the winter months. Access this awesome spectacle from numerous points along the coast from the Gold Coast to the Whitsundays.

Queensland beaches also provide excellent environments for loggerhead, flatback, green and leatherback turtles. At the beginning of summer, visit Mon Repos and quietly watch up to 20 turtles slowly progress up the beach to lay eggs. A few months later, see the hatchlings make a perilous journey to the Pacific's edge.

Regions of Queensland

  • Brisbane Travel Guide

    Brisbane

    As the capital of Queensland and Australia's third largest city, Brisbane has it all. With bright sunny days and balmy...

  • Bundaberg/Coral Coast & Country Travel Guide

    Bundaberg/Coral Coast & Country

    Bundaberg Coral Coast & Country encompasses a diversity of experiences, making it an ideal holi...

  • Capricorn Coast Travel Guide

    Capricorn Coast

    Home to a throng of award winning resorts, a host of visitor attractions and an abundance of undiscovered treasures...

  • Fraser Coast/South Burnett Travel Guide

    Fraser Coast/South Burnett

    The Fraser Coast South Burnett region is rich in diversity and natural beauty enjoying a warm mild clima...

  • Gold Coast Travel Guide

    Gold Coast

    The Gold Coast is arguably Australia's premier holiday destination. Extending for more than 40km from Paradise Point...

  • Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef Travel Guide

    Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef

    The islands that make up the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef are arguable amongst the most ...

  • Mackay and Surrounds Travel Guide

    Mackay and Surrounds

    Spectacular rainforests and national parks, secluded islands and beaches, pristine coral reefs, plentiful fish...

  • Outback Queensland Travel Guide

    Outback Queensland

    The Queensland Outback takes in the area from Birdsville and Charleville in the South, through to Mount Isa in t...

  • South East Queensland Country Travel Guide

    South East Queensland Country

    Take a drive through South East Queensland Country and you’ll discover mountains, valleys, lakes, vin...

  • Sunshine Coast Travel Guide

    Sunshine Coast

    The perfect mix of coast and country, from the splendour of the Glass-House Mountains, to the crystal clear waters o...

  • Townsville and Surrounds Travel Guide

    Townsville and Surrounds

    The second largest city in Queensland and main commercial centre of northern Queensland, Townsville sprawl...

  • Tropical North Queensland Travel Guide

    Tropical North Queensland

    Uncrowded national parks, extinct volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls, world class fishing & diving, charmin...

  • Western Downs Travel Guide

    Western Downs

    The Western Downs region is truly where you can escape the pressures of everyday life and do as much or as little as ...

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