Things to Do in Queensland
Beautiful one day, perfect the next. So the former slogan goes for tourism in Queensland, and it is (almost) always true. Queensland’s capital city Brisbane boasts an unbelievable average of 283 days of sunshine per year, making it the perfect destination for holiday makers all year round. There is plenty to see and do in and around Brisbane, with destinations including the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coasts not far away. Head north to Cairns where it gets even hotter, and take a boat out to visit one of Australia’s most famous attractions – the Great Barrier Reef.
Best Places to Visit in Queensland
Next to Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane is quite often an overlooked city. But the capital of Queensland has a lot to offer to visitors and plenty of things to do. Moreton Island and Stradbroke Island are two great destinations that are accessible within a day of Brisbane, and worth visiting to take advantage of the city’s great weather. Just a few hours drive north and you arrive in another one of Queensland’s best places to visit, Sunshine Coast, your gateway to Fraser Island and the Noosa Everglades. Heading south will take you to the Gold Coast, where the golden beaches and spectacular Hinterland make this area another place to add to your Australia bucket list.
But of course, if you have come to Australia and made it to Queensland the number one place you have to visit is Cairns. No trip to Queensland is complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, and Cairns is the perfect place to make your dream to find Nemo a reality. Cairns is also home to the unbelievable beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, another World Heritage Listed site destined to blow you away, and the remarkable Atherton Tablelands. Make sure you leave enough time in your itinerary to see everything Cairns has to offer.
More Attractions in Queensland
There is so much to see and do in Queensland, and the beautiful weather means you can get out there and do things pretty much all year round. From Brisbane you can head to Moreton or Stradbroke Island to discover these pretty destinations and enjoy the water based activities there are to do there. From the Gold Coast the best attractions include the magical Glow Worms, the Hinterlands and the awesome Mount Tamborine Skywalk. From Noosa you can explore the Everglades by kayak or journey to Fraser Island to discover the unforgettable attractions including McKenzie Lake and Rainbow Beach.
Cairns offers a plethora of activities and things to do. A tour to the outer reef to snorkel amongst the array of outstanding aquatic life is a must, as is a trip to the Daintree Rainforest. But other essential things to do include a day trip to Green Island and a waterfall tour of the Atherton Tableland. Queensland is definitely not a state short of exciting things to do!