Top 5 things to do in Queensland, Australia
By: Sun Lover
1. Drive on a beach highway on the world's largest sand island
Hire a 4WD or book a tour to Fraser Island to explore rainforests with crystal clear creeks, spot the Maheno shipwreck, float down EliCreek, take in the view from the top of sand dunes and swim in magnificent freshwater lakes including the famous LakeMackenzie.
2. Swim or surf at Australia’s beach playground - the Gold Coast
Home to world surfing championships and 300 days of sun at year, the Gold Coast is Australia’s favourite beach holiday destination.
Join the party and stay in Surfer Paradise or retreat to the quieter suburbs of Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta. No matter which you choose, there is a white sandy beach only metres away.
3. Sail the 74 islands of The Whitsundays and anchor upon WhitehavenBeach
Regularly voted as one of the top 10 beaches of the world and recently visited by Oprah, WhitehavenBeach is an untouched beauty with crystal white silica sand that is so pure you can clean your jewellery upon it.
No matter if you are looking for budget backpackers yachts to luxurious 5 star cruise boats, there is an option for you with Australia’s largest collection of tourist vessel departing from AirlieBeach and HamiltonIsland.
4. Dive the Great Barrier Reef
No trip to Queensland is complete without a visit to the famous Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive, take a submarine ride or soak in the view from above with a helicopter ride.
Cairns and Port Douglas as the two main gateways to this world heritage listed site, but there is also the option of staying on a coral cay island where you can snorkel right off the beach! For two attractions in one, head to CapeTribulation or Daintree National Park in Tropical North Queensland too see where the rainforest meets the reef.
5. Talk a walkabout in the Outback
There’s nothing like the wide open spaces of Queensland. Journey via train or 4WD to the Outback and discover rugged landscape, desert sand dunes, fossilised dinosaur footprints and see the birthplace of Qantas. To experience life of pioneers eat bush tucker around a camp hire or go underground with a Mt Isa mine tours.
Slow down the pace & take a boat cruise along a river and see some of the 220 native bird species or visit a working cattle farm and watch drovers in action before retiring to the local pub for a beer.
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