Gateway to some of the world’s most treasured natural attractions – including the Great Barrier Reef and ancient Daintree Rainforest – the sunny state of Queensland is the setting for some truly extraordinary adventures.
A mosaic of wetlands, savannah, jungle and heavenly beaches, Queensland has natural diversity in abundance. Combine that with great food, lively cities and plenty of sunshine, and you’ll find this northeast corner of Australia simply can’t be missed.
Stretching for over 2,000kms along Queensland’s coast, the Great Barrier Reef is so extensive it can only be seen in its entirety from outer space. Accessible from the mainland by boat, seaplane and helicopter, this mighty chain of reefs, cays and atolls supports 400 types of coral and countless species of colourful fish. At its heart lies the stunning and predominantly uninhabited Whitsunday Islands. Many blissful days can be spent here snorkelling alongside manta rays and turtles, sailing azure waters and catching some sun on the idyllic Whitehaven Beach.
Equally exciting experiences include sandboarding on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, whale watching at Hervey Bay and surfing the celebrated Sunshine Coast. Continue your exploration of Queensland north to the ancient Daintree Rainforest (the oldest on the planet) where you can walk amongst some of the world’s rarest plants and trees.
And Queensland's highlights don’t stop there. The stylish capital of Brisbane offers pretty riverside walks and art galleries, whilst the cosmopolitan Gold Coast allures with its vibrant nightlife and food scene. You’ll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the indigenous cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through traditional dance performances and guided rock-art tours.