Queensland has such a variety of activities to choose from that it’s hard to know where to begin.
Queensland will not be outdone by any other destination when it comes to boats! Whether you want to head out on a speed boat from the Gold Coast or captain your own houseboat around the Great Sandy Straits and Fraser Island you can find the perfect boating adventure.
Every fisherman will be happy in Queensland. From deep sea charters from Brisbane to surf fishing on Fraser Island and crabbing in Cairns, the variety of fishing in Queensland is endless.
Kayak in Queensland in rainforest edged rivers or in the oceans next to pristine white sand beaches. Kayaking can be relaxing, an opportunity for fishing or provide an adrenaline rush when the waters get choppy; there is an option for everyone. Some of our favourite locations for kayaking are the beautiful Moreton Bay Islands National Park and the Noosa Everglades.
The coast of Queensland offers so many opportunities for sailing, with the beautiful Whitsunday Islands being one of the most popular locations. If you fancy a challenge why not sign up for some lessons and take the first step to becoming a skipper yourself.
The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast have an array of surf schools where you find your sea legs and seasoned surfers will be spoilt for choice for surf spots in Queensland. If you visit at the of February, why not head to the world famous surf town of Noosa for their annual Festival of Surfing?
The Great Barrier Reef is known as one of the best scuba diving and snorkelling locations in the world. You can enjoy diving and snorkelling straight from the beach on islands like Lady Elliot, Heron and Lizard.
Dive and snorkelling trips head out from the Queensland coast nearly every day of the year or live-aboard boats give you the chance to go further out into the reef and explore for a few days.
White Water Rafting
Tully River is one of the best known spots for white water rafting in Queensland. Kit up, jump in, grab an oar – you WILL get wet.
Cycling or Mountain Biking
There is fantastic mountain biking in Queensland, with purpose built single-track in the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park or join the locals on the trails in the Glass House Mountains.
Travel at a leisurely rate on a cycling tour though the Granite Belt, taking in the stunning scenery and sampling the delicious local cheeses, olives and wines.
The panorama of Queensland makes for unforgettable horse riding, whether you choose beach rides in Cape Tribulation or a moonlit trek at Ocean View (maybe followed by some local wine tasting?).
Walking and Hiking
Walking tours, guided hikes, bushwalking or exploring the National Parks of Queensland, there are miles and miles for you to discover. Enjoy ocean views on the Colundra Coastal Walk, maybe spotting dolphins along the way or search out the WWII structures on the Magnetic Island Fort walk.
No trip to Queensland would be complete without sampling the local grape. Winery tours can be found in Stanthorpe, Brisbane, The Sunshine Coast, The Scenic Rim and South Burnett; it really would be rude not to…
4 Wheel Driving
Adrenaline junkies will be pleased to know that there are countless opportunities for 4×4 driving in Queensland. If you have your own 4WD, some of our top choices can be found in Coolalah for easier routes or Sundown National Park if you want to test your driving skills.
Fancy a tour so you don’t have to do the map reading? Off road tours are available on Hamilton Island, at Surfers Paradise, Cairns or Emundi.
The stunning vistas of Queensland make it the perfect destination for Helicopter tours. Fly over the Tropical rainforest of North Queensland, take the perfect photo looking down at the turquoise waters of the Whitsunday Islands or land on your own private sandy cay to enjoy some snorkelling before heading back to the mainland.
Hot Air Balloon Flights
One of our most memorable sunrises was from a hot air balloon in Cairns. Experience a moment of absolute tranquillity before watching world wake up. If you want a celebrate a special occasion, find the prefect moment to ‘pop the question’ or just see the world from a different angle try a hot air balloon ride in Queensland.
Scenic plane trips
Whether you want to experience a flight in a Cessna, a Tiger Moth or a Seaplane with the thrill of a water landing, Queensland can do it all.
For pure exhilaration, you can’t beat a skydive and in Queensland you’ll experience some unforgettable views (as long as you can keep your eyes open)! Skydiving in Australia is very well regulated so you can be sure your operator will be working with the most up to date safety guidelines.
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