It is not to wonder that Queensland is the most travelled state in
The weather is always warm, people are friendly and happy, and there is
no end of interesting and beautiful places to explore. Most campervans
bear the numberplate "Victoria
- the place to be"! Sorry,
but I just wonder - so what the heck are you doing here?? Let's see
what brings the snowgropers and other globetrotters to Queensland...
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Brisbane Travel Information - Queensland Facts
First, there is Brisbane with its beautiful Story Bridge, busy Queen
Street Mall and Treasury Casino in the CBD, museums and beach on the
South Bank, and the trendy suburbs Fortitude Valley, New
Farm and West End around Brisbane River.
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I first came to Brisbane
and I said, jeez this city is friendly! When in Sydney trains people
the walls and tramp on your toes without saying sorry, in Brisbane they
actually look at you, and can sometimes even smile to you. (I was at
that stage happily unaware of the fact that it can get better because I
had never been to north
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Here are some great time
and money savers in Brisbane:
Gold Coast Travel Information - Queensland Facts
South of Brisbane there is the Gold
Coast - one of the most
touristy coasts in Queensland. Some people love it, other people hate
it, but there has to be a reason why millions of tourists flock the
place every year, to - drink, gamble and go to expensive theme parks.
Or, maybe I am being unfair - Surfers Paradise has a lovely long
white-sand beach and as the name says, good surf waves. But anyway - I
am glad there is the hinterland, with lots of bushwalking in Lamington,
and Springbrook National
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Sunshine Coast Destinations - Queensland Facts
North of Brisbane, there is the Sunshine
Coast. It's a beautiful
coast with sandy beaches and emerald blue waters, and it's less
commercialised than the Gold Coast but that, I am afraid, won't last
forever. The first theme park, Underwater World, is already here, and
so are the skyscrapers. But most of it is pretty relaxed and there are
beaches you can still have for yourself.
My absolute favourite is Noosa
but Bribie Island and Glasshouse Mountains National Park are also
great. The little town of Eumundi is known for its Saturday Markets;
near Yandina there is an interesting Ginger Factory; Nambour has the Big
Pineapple, and near Caloundra is the famous Ettamogah
Pub. And crikey, don't miss the Australia
Beerwah, whether you are interested in Australian
animals or our famous
late wildlife warrior Steve Irwin himself.
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Tours and passes on
And remember that booking online is almost always cheaper ;-)
Fraser Coast Holidays -
North of the Sunshine Coast is Fraser
Coast, home to Fraser
Island - the world's largest
sand island, where in the Great Sandy National
Park you can easily spend a week camping, bushwalking and driving on
beaches. There is
a southern entrance through the colourful Rainbow Beach, but the most
usual gateway to the island is Hervey
Bay - a town known for some great whale-watching
between July and
October. Also in the area is Childers where in June 2000, 15
backpackers tragically died in a hotel fire; Bundaberg
sugar cane rum is made, and Mon Repos
turtle rookery - a great place to watch large loggerhead
laying eggs on the beach
between January and March.
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is much more than just a trip to Kingfisher Bay.. it's
all about rainforest
bushwalks, dips in bright blue inland lakes and some of the best four wheel
driving in Australia.
Make the most of it on an organised 4WD tour and you don't even need your own
vehicle, let alone any 4WDriving skills.
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Inland from Capricorn Coast is Carnarvon
National Park; some gemfields (with some quirky Queensland
characters :-) around Emerald,
and Clermont - the town
that was moved after a devastating flood following a tropical cyclone
in 1916. You can still see a piano in a tree, and there is a memorial
showing the water level - almost 5 metres.
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Here is one of the
greatest things to do in the whole Queensland:
If you are ever gonna do white
water rafting in Australia, (or elsewhere), do it in Tully River.
It is the most popular place in Australia for a good reason!
Mackay Region and Whitsunday Beaches - Queensland Facts
North of Capricorn Coast is Mackay
Coast, and the famous Whitsundays - one of the most popular
destinations in Queensland. Mackay is a lovely town surrounded by
and sugar cane fields. North of it is Cape
National Park - famous for kangaroos
that like to hop around
on the beach, and west is Eungella
- known as a good place to see platypus.
Whitsundays are north of
Mackay, off the coast of Airlie Beach - a nice small town to stay, and
Islands are magnificent.
All as beautiful as each other, they cater for different budgets. There
is the expensive Daydream and the luxurious Hayman, the resort-packed
Hamilton and the Club-Med style Lindeman. But there is also the
low-budget Long Island and Hook Island, and the eco-friendly South
Molle. And then of course, there is the Whitsunday Island itself, with
its gorgeous Whitehaven Beach, many camp sites and bush walks. The
whole area is very popular with sailing
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is one of
the best places in Australiafor some great water
Far North Tropical Queensland
is one of the best cities in
Australia. It's cosmopolitan and colourful, its weather is always warm
surrounded by lush green rainforested mountains - wherever you watch,
you know that you are in the tropics. The Great
Barrier Reef is not far from
the coast, and the Far
North Qld Coast north of Cairns
is one of the most beautiful coasts in Australia. Cairns'
beaches are lined by coconut palm trees and further north there is
beautiful drive to Port
Gorge. North from here is Cape
Tribulation in the world-famous Daintree
Rainforests with rivers
full of crocodiles
- you can go on a tour
to see them.
Cairns is Kuranda
- a former hippie village
that has turned into a tourist magnet with its famous markets; and the
way they take you there from Cairns: one way by a historical
through rainforests, and the other by Skyrail
over a mountain
with views over the blue ocean. Here is also the Tjapukai
Village, one of the best places in Australia to learn about Aboriginal
Queensland Facts.. Cairns.
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There is an amazing
amount of great things to do north, west and east of Cairns!!!
Cape York Peninsula - Queensland Facts Cape
Peninsula in the northernmost end of Queensland is one of the
frontiers of Australia, with a great lot of
and history, and the roads are unsealed so you need a 4WD. The
road north of Cape
Tribulation is the so-called Bloomfield
Road that comes to Cooktown
- one of the most interesting towns in Cape York. Further north is the
known of its large populations of crocodiles.
inland road to Cape York goes through
Musgrave and Coen
to the northern parts
peninsula where you can turn west to Weipa, or
east to Iron Range National
Park. Further north from here
you can drive the adventurous Old
Telegraph Track, or if you don't like crossing creeks and
you can take the Bypass
Roads. In the northern end of both is Jardine River National
Park, and the small towns Bamaga
catch a ferry to Torres
Strait Islands. North from Seisia is the the tip of
Cape York and
point of mainland Australia.
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Gulf Savannah Region - Queensland Facts
South of the Cape York
Peninsula is the Gulf
Developmental Road with Mount Garnet, Undara Lava Tubes, Mt Surprise,
Einasleigh, Forsayth, Gobbold Gorge, Georgetown, Croydon and Normanton.
North of Normanton is
the 'fishing village' Karumba, and west of
it are Burketown, Doomadgee and Hells Gate. South of them is the
beautiful Lawn Hill National
Park, with a beautiful gorge to kayak, and many nice bushwalks.
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Outback Queensland Travel Information - Queensland Facts
South from here is Flinders Highway with Camooweal, Mt
Isa, Cloncurry, Julia Creek,
Richmond, Hughenden, Pentland and Charters Towers. Further south are
Aramac, Jericho, Barcaldine,
Kynuna and McKinlay.
Middleton, Bedourie, Windorah,
Jundah, Stonehenge and
And in the south
Wyandra, Cunnamulla, Bollon, St George and
Dirranbandi. Outback Queensland is one of the greatest places to visit
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Map of Queensland - Queensland Facts
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tagged. You can click on the tags to see what places they are, and
double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places
closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the
satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand
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