QUEENSLAND is easily the best known Australian state. Queensland is also one of the world’s great holiday destinations. Where else can you dive the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy all the Gold Coast attractions, explore the World Heritage Rainforest and soak up the Aussie beach culture!

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Gold Coast

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Great Barrier Reef

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Sunshine Coast

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Whitsundays

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Far North Queensland

Gold Coast attractions

One of the seven wonders of the Natural World. The Great Barrier Reef has breathtaking beauty & is the world’s largest coral reef system. Expect an abundance of marine life, tropical islands and golden beaches. The Great Barrier Reef provides many experiences including snorkelling, scuba diving, aircraft or helicopter tours, bare boats (self-sail), glass-bottomed boat viewing, semi-submersibles and educational trips, cruise ship tours & whale watching.

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Gold Coast attractions

Tropical North Queensland is where the rainforest meets the reef. Cairns is the gateway to both World Heritage listed sites: The Great Barrier Reef, and one of the oldest rainforests in the world, the Daintree. This area delivers plenty of iconic Australian experiences. Not only do you enjoy the beauty of the area and the warm weather, but there is a multitude of fantastic holiday experiences to enjoy such as: Croc spotting, zip lining through the Rainforest, diving & snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, white water rafting, holding koalas and of course, feeding kangaroos.

Top 4 Highlights for Far North Queensland:

  • Great Barrier Reef

    Consider half day/full day or overnight trip.

  • Daintree Rainforest

    Consider an organised day trip or do your own

  • Mossman Gorge

    Take the guided Dreamtime Walk and enjoy swimming in the Gorge.

  • Cuddle a Koala

    Visit Cairns Zoo Palm Cove or Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas to enjoy the native animals.

Climate Averages for Cairns:
Max CMax FMax CMax FRainfall (mm)Sunshine Hours
January 31 88 24 75 395 7
July 26 79 17 63 29 7

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Gold Coast attractions

The Whitsunday group of Islands is fantastic for sailing/motor boat charters with over 74 islands & protected bays. It is idyllic beauty at its best. Lying in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, 8 islands in the group offer a variety of accommodations including Hamilton Island, Daydream and One & Only Hayman Island. The Whitsundays are home to Whitehaven Beach, consistently voted one of the best beaches in the world. Relax and enjoy all the benefits of an island holiday with the added bonus of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. There are many activities to enjoy…

Top 4 Highlights for Whitsunday Islands:

  • Whitehaven Beach

    Visit this gorgeous award winning beach with its white sand & crystal blue waters.

  • Boat Tour

    Consider a bare boat charter, a sunset cruise, or a sail.

  • Great Barrier Reef

    Scuba or snorkel the magnificent reef.

  • Beaches

    Enjoy a lazy day on a gorgeous Whitsunday beach.

Climate Averages for the Whitsundays:
Max CMax FMax CMax FAvg # Rainy Days
January 32 89 23 74 17
July26 78 16 61 8

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Gold Coast attractions

An escape to the Sunshine Coast ensures relaxation, recreation, even rejuvenation! Noosa Heads is located at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast. You can expect a beautiful beach resort alive with boutiques, restaurants and accommodation. Nestled on the banks of the Noosa River and set in behind the coastal strip is the Noosa Hinterland, with its rural landscapes and picturesque hinterland towns. Noosa National Park has a network of walking trails covering 450 hectares of lush forest, cliff tops, rocky caves and picturesque bays. Nearby is the famous Australia Zoo – a not to be missed Australia experience! Multitudes of fantastic holiday activities to enjoy!

Top 4 Highlights for the Sunshine Coast:

  • Australia Zoo

    Allow a full day to enjoy all the animals, shows & cuddle a Koala.

  • Beaches

    Take a swim or learn to surf at some of the best beaches in the world.

  • Feed Dolphins

    Visit Tin Can Bay to hand feed wild dolphins.

  • Shop at Eumundi Markets

    Open Saturday & Wednesday mornings.

Climate Averages for Sunshine/Gold Coasts:
Max CMax FMax CMax FRainfall (mm)Sunshine Hours
January 29 84 21 70 158 9
July2170105063 7

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Gold Coast attractions

With 70 kilometres of sun-drenched beaches, World Heritage Listed rainforests, theme parks, shopping and nightlife…. the Gold Coast is the Coast with the most! Gold Coast attractions are numerous. This is the home of the theme parks: Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Water Park, Dreamworld, Movieworld & White Water World. Alternatively head inland to Tamborine Mountain for spectacular hikes and quaint villages.

Top 4 Highlights for The Gold Coast:

  • Theme Parks

    Allow 1-3 full days for some fun at the theme parks.

  • Tamborine Rainforest

    Spend the day hiking and do the Rainforest Skywalk.

  • Surfers Paradise

    Enjoy a day at the world famous Surfers Paradise Beach.

  • Cuddle a Koala

    Visit Currumbin Sanctuary to enjoy the native animals.

Climate Averages for Sunshine/Gold Coasts:
Max CMax FMax CMax FRainfall (mm)Sunshine Hours
January 29 84 21 70 158 9
July 21701050 637

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