Planning a trip to our favourite country in the world, Australia? There is so much to see/do on this large island, we had to choose just one state to share with you. Here is our top 10 pick of things you must do to have the ultimate experience when exploring Queensland.
1. Explore the Largest Natural Wonder of the World
The World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef stretches over 2000km (1400 miles) from Lady Elliot Island in the south, all the way to the very northern tip of Queensland. There are so many possibilities in the way you can choose to experience it. From scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, sailing to viewing it by air by seaplane or helicopter. The Great Barrier Reef can give you sights like no other under and above the water – plus, it is the only natural wonder visible from space!
2. Climb to Crazy Heights
Want to see the ultimate view of Brisbane? Then you must experience the Brisbane’s Story Bridge. Not only does it cater for visitors to climb the bridge, you also have the choice to have an abseil experience! Just down the road you will find Australia’s tallest external building climb at SkyPoint on the Gold Coast. Queensland really has those thrill seekers covered!
3. Dive with Whales
For only six weeks of each year Queensland gives you the opportunity to dive with beautiful whales. During June and July, minke whales come to our winter waters of the Great Barrier Reef. You can head off on a once in a lifetime experiences and dive or snorkel with these large, yet gentle sea creatures.
4. Hit Up Some Rides
If it’s roller coasters you’re after, Queensland has you covered. Head over to the famous Gold Coast where major theme parks are on offer. Head to Dreamworld for an adrenaline packed day, White Water World for all you waterslide junkies, Warner Bros. Movie World is a personal favourite for all fellow movie-lovers as well as Wet’n’Wild, Sea World, Wildlife Sanctuary, Adventure Parc … the list just goes on!
5. Spend the Night at Fraser Island
Just a few hours north of Brisbane you will find Fraser Island. A World Heritage listed 120km long sand island well known for its incredible sand dunes. Fraser Island is very popular for camping and 4WD spots where hundreds come to sand board, swim in the warm beaches and pristine lakes, hike through ancient forests and enjoy a spot of fishing. Being the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island is a must visit for all coming to Queensland.
6. Sail Across The Whitsundays
The Whitsundays are the destination of choice for weddings, luxury holidays or sailing adventures for travellers from all over the world. The 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays are dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns. Wether you want to explore via luxury yacht, hire a simple boat with your friends or sail away into the sunset with your one true, love this is the place to be!
7. Grab A Board
Queensland is home to a number of pro surfers and we can see why. There are so many beaches scattered through Queensland with amazing surf, from Dickey Beach on the Sunshine coast all the way to the famous breaks at Snapper Rock is the place Australian surf history all began. So grab your boardies, a surfboard and join fellow Aussie surfers.
8. Walk Along the Sands of Whitehaven Beach
Frequently voted the best beach in all of Australia, Whitehaven beach is among the top 10 beaches in the world! Situated on Whitehaven Island, the photo below is all we really need to show you to persuade you to visit this stunning place of paradise.
9. Get Lost in the Daintree Rainforest
Did you know Queensland was home to the oldest rainforest in the world? The ancient Daintree Rainforest offers spectacular beauty and extraordinary biodiversity. Located about an hour’s drive north of Cairns, it can either be explored with an expert guide or you can simply take the drive up and see what you can find. They even offer overnight stays in treehouse-style eco-lodges.
10. Experience the Great Australian Outback
You can’t visit Australian without a great outback experience. Imagine sleeping under the stars, bonding with a bushman over a beer, check out cattle and sheep stations and watch the sunset over the Simpson Desert. Meet friendly true-blue Aussies from the quaintest towns in the country in Winton to the largest in the southern hemisphere in Mt Isa.
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