Experience everything that this stunning destination has to offer from the powder-soft beaches, lush rainforests and exquisite dining to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and much more! Read on to discover all that this unique state has to offer.
Considered to be one of Australia’s most remarkable natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef is home to the world’s largest coral reef. Over 3,000 individual reef systems and coral cays, hundreds of tropical islands and beautiful golden beaches come together to comprise this breathtaking destination, sought after as one of the most popular tourist spots in Australia. Guests can visit the Great Barrier Reef in many ways including snorkelling, diving, an Ocean Free cruise tour or why not book a scenic helicopter ride to fully experience the sheer size and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Tropical North offers travellers spectacular beauty, where rainforests lie yards away from the reef. Cairns is the gateway to the North, from here you can explore idyllic resorts such as Port Douglas, Daintree, Palm Cove and Atherton Tablelands. While in the North be sure to visit the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, the sights and sounds will take your breath away.
A lush green land with scenic mountain views, untouched rainforests and a mesmerising waterfall circuit, the Atherton Tablelands are not to be missed. You’ll find an incredible array of flora, fauna and wildlife here including rock wallabies, kangaroos, bandicoot, brightly coloured frogs and king parrots, it is also one of the few places in the country where you might spot the rare tree-kangaroo! Only an hour away from Cairns the Atherton Tablelands is the perfect day trip!
A visit to Queensland would not be complete without a trip to the Daintree National Park. Here, ancient rainforest spans right down to Cape Tribulation, the headland where powder white sand separates the lush forest from the azure waters. Known as where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, it’s no wonder that Sir David Attenborough called it “the most extraordinary place on earth.”
Striking, modern architecture and colonial charm combine in cosmopolitan Brisbane - Australia’s third-largest city. Its world-class sporting venues, award-winning dining experiences, cruise ship terminal, national parks, breathtaking island escapes and extensive river walks make Brisbane a vibrant and welcoming, metropolitan city. Brisbane has an extensive music, sporting and cultural events calendar that makes the most of the year-round temperate.
The Gold Coast exudes relaxation, offering long white-sand beaches, azure waters and sub-tropical weather. There is plenty to see and do on the Gold Coast, including world-class golf, fishing, tennis, yachting, surfing, designer shopping and theme parks plus a vibrant restaurant scene and renowned nightlife.
The hinterland, offers something different to the beaches of the Sunshine Coast. Here you’ll find charming villages, spectacular walks, award-winning boutique hotels and the breathtaking Glass House Mountains.
Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays is a tropical paradise made up of over 70 islands. Here barefoot luxury and island hideaways go hand-in-hand with eco-adventures and camping under the stars. Explore one of the many islands by luxury yacht or catamaran, or why not get up close and personal to the colourful marine life on one of the many scuba diving spots. This unique part of Australia is an exotic haven and is definitely not to be missed.