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.
Brisbane is the gateway to the state of Queensland. There is a world-class cultural center, sports stadiums, man-made beaches, riverside gardens, the Story Bridge, and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. If you’re after waterfalls, lookouts, or mountains, nearby regions include Moreton Island, Lockyer Valley, the Scenic Rim, and Somerset.
Queenslands south is best known for its holiday destinations of the Goldcoast and Surfers Paradise with its wide beaches, great surf and plenty of entertainment options for young and old. Other highlights include the islands of Moreton and Stradebroke, as well as several national parks along the coast and in the inland, which are perfect for bushwalking, wildlife spotting and camping.