When it comes to travel in Queensland, your trip can be as diverse as you are. With a landscape so vast and varied, you can have an outback adventure, a tropical getaway, a city break, a surf break, a rainforest experience and much, much more. Travel in Queensland is what you make it, and whatever you’re into, there’ll be something to keep you entertained. Book those flights and buy some travel insurance, because we’re about to walk you through five different Queensland holidays;
TROPICAL FAR NORTH
If postcard-perfect is what you are after, there’s no denying that far north Queensland is the place to be. Surrounded by palms, coconuts, impossibly white sands and crystal turquoise waters, the scenery up there is like something straight out of a travel brochure and the reason why so many tourists head there each year.
A must-see is undoubtedly the Great Barrier Reef, as well as bustling, bubbly Cairns and the Whitsunday Islands. The beauty of the region speaks for itself and simply waking up to the steamy tropical warmth and looking out at the lush gardens will have you feeling a million miles away from your troubles.
Inland from Queensland’s coastline there is still a lot to see, much of which gets overlooked for the flashy beaches and waters of coastal regions. The red centre of Queensland is the true heart of the Aussie outback, with sprawling cattle stations, charming country towns and friendly locals who will go out of their way to be kind. There are also some spectacular rock formations and gorges around central Queensland, so strap on a pair of boots, head to the outback and take in the stars without a city light in sight.
FRASER COAST BLISS
If you’re looking for a beach break, the Fraser Coast provides some of the most breathtaking stretches of sand in the country. With miles and miles of untouched beaches, as well as nearby Fraser Island providing a score of activities for nature-lovers, the Fraser Coast has the sleepy nature of a far less spectacular place. After you’ve spent a while relaxing on the sand and soaking up the friendly village atmosphere, you’ll wonder why more people don’t flock to the region each year. Then again, perhaps it’s better we keep it a secret – shhhhh!
If you want to experience Queensland under big city lights, Brisbane is more than able to oblige. The third-largest city in Australia, Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and a thriving, bustling city that has not lost its Queensland charm. Often referred to as a ‘big country town’ because of the friendly locals and welcoming vibe, Brisbane has all the comforts of a modern global city with all the charm of an old-world town. Whether you’re staying in accommodation in Brisbane or you’ve chosen a hostel or hotel, the service you’ll get will keep you coming back for more.
The Daintree Rainforest, about an hour outside of Cairns, is a holiday destination within itself. If you really want to explore the fascinating nature that Queensland has to offer, the Daintree is definitely the place in which to do it, and once you’re camping under the lush canopy or trekking through miles of verdant green vegetation, you’ll feel like you’re truly in a different world.