Why visit Queensland?
9 Jul 2020
With year-round warm weather and sunny skies, Queensland offers the ideal holiday spot for the those not wanting to leave home soil, but keen on a tropical escape.
Laze about watching the world go by in a hammock overlooking the lush rainforest on the banks of the Mossman River near Port Douglas. Watch birds and butterflies flitter about as you lie in bed, gazing up through your sunroof while the sounds of the Daintree lull you into blissful relaxation.
If you’re wanting a bit more action and adventure, Queensland offers plenty of opportunities for activity and fun. Visit the Gold Coast’s theme parks or take a day trip out Hervey Bay for a spot of whale-watching if the time of year is right. Get the blood pumping with a walk up Mount Coot-tha where you will be rewarded with incredible views of Brisbane, the Glasshouse Mountains, the Gold Coast hinterland and Stradbroke and Moreton Islands. Shop up a storm in the luxurious boutiques of Port Douglas or enjoy a romantic meal and some fine cuisine in one of Noosa’s many world-class restaurants.
Hire a yacht and sail through the Whitsundays, take a 4WD adventure in the Far North or pamper yourself with a spa treatment on the Sunshine Coast. Camp with wildlife on Fraser Island or take to the mountains for a romantic hinterland hideaway, glamping in luxurious private safari tents at the stunning Scenic Rim. In Queensland you will discover a diverse range of experiences that are sure to keep you as entertained as you are relaxed.
GREAT FOR – Sun, sand, relaxation, water activities, somewhere not too far from home, all the comforts and familiarities that come with travelling in your own country. Queensland is perfect for people of all ages with plenty of activities and fun things to do for families and multi-generational holidays. Couples will find plenty of secluded locations to retreat and escape or enjoy a weekend away with sun, shopping and nightlife in Cairns, Brisbane or the Gold Coast. There really is something for everyone in Queensland!
HOLIDAY STYLE – With plenty of flexibility, enjoy Queensland on a budget or indulge in 5-star luxury. Escape to a lush, tropical rainforest, stay on a secluded island or live it up in one of the State’s lively cities.
MUST-SEE – One of Australia’s true icons, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with breathtaking beauty. Like an underwater world, the world’s largest reef is home to countless species of colourful fish, hard and soft coral, turtles, dolphins, starfish, sharks and molluscs.
MUST TRY – Discover Queensland from the air with a scenic helicopter or seaplane flight over a number of scenic locations like the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef.
THE WOW FACTOR – One of Australia’s most exclusive resorts, the Intercontinental Hayman Island is one of the world’s greatest wonders. Celebrated for its elegance, service and superior location on the reef, it’s situated on a crescent-shaped bay. Arrive by seaplane for a breathtaking aerial tour of the Whitsunday islands.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT – Spend the day with a local Aboriginal guide visiting culturally significant sights between Cairns and Cape Tribulation. Witness the amazing relationship between the Kuku Yalanji people and their land, learn about their food and medicine sources from plants, try spear-throwing, catch a mud crab, sample bush tucker and swim in pristine freshwater streams.
GETTING ABOUT – Queensland has a great rail and bus network, alternatively you will feel at home driving on the roads with plenty of car hire options available.
BEST TIME TO VISIT – With five different climate zones, Queensland is next to perfect any time of year. Up north, you will have to contend with the wet season between November and April which brings with it hot temperatures, high humidity and torrential rains. A lot of northern beaches are closed due to jellyfish, however southern parts of Queensland are still pleasant and safe during this time.
HOW LONG – The great thing about Queensland is you can make it an extra-long weekend away or a leisurely two weeks…it’s up to you!
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