Cowboys meet the beach, as Rockhampton and the Southern Great Barrier Reef collide in a mix of historic towns, national parks and sandy beaches. Release your inner explorer as you fossick for gemstones, explore the Capricorn Caves and experience world-class diving.
Whether you've got serious sea legs or prefer to keep your feet on dry sand, the Fraser Coast offers the best of both worlds. Reel in a fresh fish for dinner on Fraser Island, or head out on the water to watch whales play just off Hervey Bay.
Get back to nature in this outdoor wonderland, smack bang in the centre of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Boating, camping and fishing are all top of mind in the Gladstone region, where national parks and secluded beaches are par for the course.
Venture into the Gold Coast’s endless playground for some serious fun. Whether you spend your days at a theme park, on the golf course, shopping, learning to surf, dining al fresco or just soaking up the sunshine, one thing’s for sure: life has never been so much fun.
From beach-lounging wallabies at Cape Hillsborough National Park, to shy-but-oh-so-cute platypus in Eungella National Park and secluded beaches that only a local would know, the Mackay region has natural attractions on tap.
Swap the hustle of the city for lush green hills, award-winning wineries, farm stays, glamping and roaring fireplaces in friendly country villages – all just 90 minutes from Brisbane in Southern Queensland Country.
On the Sunshine Coast, the only thing more refreshing than the water is the lifestyle. With its endless beaches, lush rainforests and easy smiles, it’s a place where you will feel like a local from the moment you arrive.
Tropical North Queensland fits in more untouched beauty, ancient culture and adventure within its borders than some entire countries manage to do, with the World Heritage List double-act of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest its most prized stars.
There are islands, and then there are the 74 islands of the Whitsundays, sitting pretty in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Oh, and did we mention one of the world’s best beaches – Whitehaven Beach – is here too?
The 1,863 kilometre route of the Great Inland Way takes you from the border village of Hebel to tropical Cairns has been attracting southern travellers preferring the quieter flat western roads leading north and those wishing a fascinating return from the tropics.
Set off on a modern day adventure as you 'blaze a trail' along the fully sealed Leichhardt Highway linking Melbourne through Queensland's border town Goondiwindi to the charismatic heart of the Capricorn Coast, Yeppoon.
Home to two World Heritage-listed natural wonders and boasting a unique environment where Australia's largest rainforest, the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns & Port Douglas are natural hotspots for tropical experiences and nature-based adventure.
Surrounded by lush farmlands where pristine reef meets rugged outback is Townsville, a vibrant tropical city. With one of the world’s top 10 wreck dives, raging rapids for white water rafting and idyllic coral reef islands, there is a plethora of experiences waiting to greet you.
Just 4 hours drive from Brisbane and stretching from Bundaberg through to Gladstone, Rockhampton and right up the Capricorn Coast, the Southern Great Barrier Reef is the official start of one of the world’s great wonders.