Queensland Holiday Ideas
The state of Queensland, which is often abbreviated to QLD, can be found in the sunny northwest of Australia. This state covers an area of 715,309 square miles, making it the second largest state in the whole of Australia. Queensland holidays are extremely popular with sun worshippers, as the climate tends to be warm and dry all year round. Generally speaking, the country experiences two distinct seasons, with the winter being the most popular time to travel and it tends to be cooler and drier than the summer, which can be a little hot and sticky.
Visitors will find a large number of popular Queensland holiday destinations to choose from. Brisbane is both the capital of Queensland and the state's largest city and features a wide range of interesting attractions and amenities.
This city is home to a population of two million people, and the atmosphere in Queensland is extremely laid back. Chilling out in cafes and enjoying live music in the evening are among the most popular activities among residents, while popular tourist attractions include the Museum of Brisbane, St John's Anglican Cathedral and City Hall, while the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is popular with animal lovers as it offers visitors the chance to cuddle a koala.
People who enjoy exploring cities will also want to pay a visit to the metropolis of Cairns. The city is most famous for its natural attractions such as Centenary Lakes Boardwalk and Flecker Botanic Gardens, while Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is the perfect place to learn about the culture and history of the native Aborigines. Cairns is also surrounded by intense natural beauty and provides a convenient stepping stone to natural attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular destinations in the whole of Australia and attracts nature lovers from all over the world. The Great Barrier Reef consists of a collection of 2,900 stunning reefs as well as 900 islands, which are just waiting to be explored.
Trips around the Great Barrier Reef are offered by a number of companies and include activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling. Visitors who prefer to stay dry will still be able to witness the magic of this intensely beautiful part of the world as glass bottomed boats offer visitors views of the wide range of marine life and colourful coral that can be found there.
No trip to Queensland would be complete without taking the time to soak up the sun on one of the attractive sandy beaches that can be found scattered along the Gold Coast. Surfers Paradise is perhaps the most popular destination along the Gold Coast, while people who prefer a more chilled out atmosphere should head for Burleigh Heads.
Stunning views of the area are provided from the top of Mount Coo-tha, while the enchanting Brisbane Forest Park is also located within easy driving distance of the Gold Coast.
Spend a couple of days at some great family oriented attractions including Australia Zoo, the Big Pineapple, milking cows and more.
For many caravans and RV's, Cooktown on Queensland's far north coast marks the far northern boundary of their wanderings...
Currawinya's desert wetlands are the most diverse and geographically concentrated in Australia.
With 35 beaches to choose from, the question you need to ask yourself is: which one, and why? Each one has pros and cons.
Cooktown is one of the most gorgeous & scenic places we've ever been to, says Spida Everitt from The Great Australian Doorstep.
Broken River in Eungella NP is the best place 'on the planet' to see platypus in the wild, from platforms strung out along the river.
Port Douglas has the GBR, pristine Daintree tropical rainforest coastline and mountainous hinterland all within easy reach.
To explore the outback of western Queensland you can simply follow the Matilda Highway or base yourself in Longreach for day trips.
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