Queensland Australia Travel Guide

Queensland Australia
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Queensland Australia Travel Guide

Queensland is in northeastern Australia and is famous for the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast and the Daintree National Park along with its stunning beaches and a tropical climate. 

Inland Queensland is dry and arid with vast agricultural properties.

Queensland is a popular holiday destination with both Australian and international visitors.


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Things To See & Do In Queensland Australia



Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland and Australia’s third most populous city. Brisbane is on the banks of the Brisbane river. Things to see and do in Brisbane include;

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Sea World Amusement Park
  • South bank with parks and swimming areas
  • Story Bridge

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef is an amazing experience.

Did you know The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on the planet and can be seen from outer space? Off the coast of northern Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef stretched for an incredible 2300 km and is home to countless species of colourful fish, molluscs and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks.

There are many tour operators who run boat / snorkeling / diving trips out of the towns in northern Queensland.

Noosa Heads

Noosa Heads

The first time i ever went to Noosa as a child it was a sleepy seaside village, today it is an upmarket (and expensive) holiday destination.

Noosa is situated 140 km north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast.

Things to see and do in Noosa Heads

  • Shop and eat on Hastings Street
  • Walk in Noosa National Park
  • Swim and sunbathe on the beautiful Noosa Beach
  • Eat in one of the many top end restaurants.

Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands is a fertile plateau in the Great Dividing range in Northern Queensland.

The Atherton Tablelands are an hours drive west of Cairns and have a cooler climate than the coast so is a nice relief from the heat. 

The Kunundra Scenic railway is a great way to get to the Atherton Tablelands as the train follows a pretty route to Kunundra.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

The Cold Coast is south of Brisbane and is well known for its glitzy lifestyle, golden beaches, and nightlife. 

The Gold Coast is a popular holiday destination for families with a number of theme parks in the area.

Theme Parks

  • Sea World
  • Dream World
  • Movie World


Longreach Queensland

Longreach is in the Australian outback 700 kms west of Rockhampton, 1180 kms north west of Brisbane and about 100 kms south west of Cairns. Its sits right on the tropic of Capricorn.

Longreach daytime temperatures are hot all year with tops of 45 Celsius + in the summer, the night time temperature in winter can drop below zero. When travelling into the Australian outback extreme caution needs to be taken to ensure your safety.

Top things to see in Longreach

  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Qantas Founders Museum – the birthplace of the iconic airline.
  • Ride the Spirit of the Outback Train
  • Visit Captain Skylights Lookout
  • Eat in Aussie pub

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