Queensland. It’s a place humming with energy and possibility. A land of surprising contrasts and textures. Where there’s always something happening, somewhere (and someone who’s happy to give you the guided tour).
With 7000 kms of spectacular coastline, world-famous surf beaches
and more tropical islands
than you can shake a palm frond at, you might be reluctant to leave your beach towel – but if you do you’ll be richly rewarded.
Immerse yourself in the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef
– home to over 1625 species of fish. Strap on your scuba
mask and make friends with the colourful locals or hoist the mainsail and explore the island archipelegos by sailboat.
Nature-lovers take note: breathtaking wildlife encounters are a Queensland specialty. Watch giant sea turtles
nesting, swim side-by-side with a minke whale or get up-close-and-personal with a manta ray. Feeling brave? Take a selfie with a shark or hang out with the friendliest monsters in the deep: the potato cod and maori wrasse. From the small-but-perfectly-formed clownfish to the colossal giant clam, our aquatic animal
bucket-list is a must-do.
If it’s adventure you seek, you’re in the right place. Go off-roading on Fraser Island
, the world’s largest sand island or hike through ancient World Heritage
rainforests (we’ve got two to choose from).
Finally, head back to Brisbane
city and get your culture fix via world-class culinary, arts and nightlife scenes. Think rooftop bars, open-air dining and balmy evenings. Take your pick from an eclectic year-round events
calendar packed with art, theatre, music and sport.
From the action-packed Gold Coast
to the wild, tropical North
, Queensland is brimming with unforgettable experiences. Whether you take time to breathe it all in or dive in head-first, you’ll never feel more alive.