Vacations Highlights – Queensland, Australia

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Non-stop sunshine, a friendly climate and laid back lifestyle make Queensland a wonderful place for outdoor holidays. Possessing natural assets such as the Barrier Reef, The Whitsundays, Fraser island and the Gold Coast, it’s no wonder Queensland is Australia’s premier holiday state. No matter what your budget, Queensland has lots to offer the visitor.

There are airports in the major cities and towns, a wide reaching rail network and quality motorways so access to all the major holiday locations is easy. Most of the popular holiday attractions are located along the coastline . The golden beaches of the Gold Coast are known world wide as is the Daintree Rainforest in the far north . The magnificent Whitsundays are home to some of the most visited Great Barrier Reef destinations.

The outback displays its own unique character, welcoming visitors to  a land where dinosaurs once roamed, a place of star filled nights and wide horizons, where opals attract hopeful fossickers A self drive tour in a custom fitted campervan is the perfect way to explore the attractions of the outback at your own pace and with your own itinerary .

Suggested Queensland Holiday Highlights

Great Barrier Reef (extends from central to far north Qld) – The jewel in the tourism crown. Best seen from one of the many tour boats operating out of Cairns and The Whitsundays .

The Gold Coast   (south east Qld) – This is Australia’s premier beach destination that has been successfully attracting holiday makers  for generations . Don’t forget to pre-book your Gold Coast accommodation in one of the resorts or apartment properties.
Gold Coast Theme Parks (south east Qld) – An opportunity to enjoy lots of family fun at the entertainment parks such as Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World etc
Fraser Island (south east Qld) – A beautiful sand island off the coast from Hervey Bay, and a favourite destination for 4WD camping .

Sunshine Coast Hinterland (south east Qld ) – An elevated plateau that is home to charming villages, crafts and mountain scenery. A popular day trip destination from the coastal towns as well as Brisbane .

The Gulflander (far north Qld) – When you’re looking for  something different and off the beaten track. Take a rail trip from Normanton to Croydon in a historic railmotor from days gone bye .

Kuranda Scenic Railway (far north Qld) – One of the most popular attractions in the Cairns area. Take the steam train from Cairns up to the Kuranda Falls and return on the Skyrail Cableway.

Carnarvon National Park  (central Qld) – For nature lovers. Visit this beautiful park with its imposing gorge and Aboriginal art.

The Gemfields (central Qld) – You may not strike it rich, but you can get a lot of enjoyment fossicking for rare gems at Anakie, Rubyvale & Sapphire

Darling Downs (south east Qld) – The rural bread-basket of Queensland. See rural Australia at its best, a region of natural beauty  and prosperity.


These suggestions barely scratch the surface of the places to go and things to see on a Queensland holiday! Just remember… Queensland is a big place and you’ll need to allow enough time to fit it all in!

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