Travellers may debate on which Aussie state is the best, and they end up not agreeing on one answer. Our hands bet on Queensland, if not the best, will always be close to the top. After all, if this is good enough to the Sussex’s Duke and Duchess, who are we not to be contented with it?
The northeastern state of Australia boasts almost 7,000km of shimmering coastline to explore. It also has famous sights and the most relaxed cities in the country. There are a lot of things we can do to fill in a list, but we have narrowed it down to five of the best things you can do in Queensland.
Not far from the shore of Queensland, you will find paradise on Earth. Does it sound exaggerated? Try it yourself and book onto Whitsundays boat tour. You will quickly be overwhelmed by the total beauty on display.
So, whether you choose to enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery or lie on the deck, go snorkeling in the warm water or grab yourself a stinger suit, or sunbathe on the beautiful white sands of Whitehaven beaches, you will surely not want the journey to end.
Fraser Island is one of the highlights when you want to trip to Queensland. At over 70 miles long and up to 13 miles wide, it is the world’s largest sand island and the only place on the planet where rainforest grows on sand. Enlisted on the World Heritage, this makes an essential part of the natural and cultural heritage of Australia.
One of the best ways to experience this is to hire a 4WD vehicle and drive along the 70-mile beach. Cruising along the sand is indeed a unique experience, following the receding line of the blue ocean and waving friendly fishers as you pass them by.
Before leaving Fraser Island, you have to visit its famous freshwater lakes. You will surely be captivated by its relaxing and clean swimming spots with exceptional views.
Aside from getting to the beach, there is another way to venture Queensland – that is exploring the Daintree forest. This is considered the heart of the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. This is protected by guided tours and unspoiled by artificial structures. Going here can get you up close to the most iconic wildlife of Australia which includes bandicoots, crocodiles, prehistoric cassowary, and sugar gliders.
A fleeting visit on the world-renowned place for surfing, the Gold Coast, is a must-try for first-time Queensland visitors. There are so many beaches to choose from, offering to various levels of ability, from the acclaimed Nobby Beach and Coolangatta to the aptly named Surfers Paradise.
If you don’t like surfing, you can try towering the SkyPoint climb or soaring over the Gold Coast in a plane before skydiving out for a remarkable landing on the beach.
Delving deep into the Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s great natural wonders. This makes it one of the best scuba diving spots, giving you a chance to swim with dolphins, whales, rays, turtles, various species of fish, and colourful corals.