Queensland - Central North

Queensland is arguably the most famous state of Australia due to its association with several major world heritage sites including the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park. From the bright lights of the Gold Coast and Brisbane to the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland has a piece of paradise to suit every visitor. Explore ancient rainforests, snorkel with rainbow fish, sink your toes into some of the world's whitest sand and watch whales on their annual migration. Head north to admire the world's largest sand island, explore the tropical city of Cairns and its surroundings and experience a thriving cultural and arts scene in Brisbane, the state's capital city.

Best known for the Whitsunday Islands with its long, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, the central northern region is also home to historic and charming cities such as Charters Towers and Townsville, as well as wide open spaces in the outback, the stunning Fraser Island and plenty more places along the coast to discover.

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