Australia is famous for its sunshine, beaches, seafood, and relaxed Aussie way of life. You can find all of these things all over Australia, but nowhere encompasses it better than Queensland. It’s the perfect state for a weekend (or week!) away, whether you prefer lazy days on the beach, visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the Great Barrier Reef or the Daintree, or for adventures such as diving, bushwalking, or 4WDing. I love visiting for the warm weather, nearly everywhere in Queensland just feels like a holiday to me.
To help plan your trip to Queensland, or to anywhere in the world actually, we are so excited to have partnered with Webjet Exclusives to offer one lucky reader a $300 Webjet Exclusives voucher, to put towards your next holiday. Read on for more details…
Here’s our top Queensland adventures:
Great Barrier Reef
On the top of everyone’s wish list is a trip to the Reef. This incredible ecosystem is is the world’s largest coral reef, and home to more than 1500 species of tropical fish. Consider exploring the reef from the Whitsundays or Port Douglas, but visit with respect- the reef needs our help now more than ever, so learn more here about how to get involved.
Cassowaries, crocodiles, or koalas? Queensland has it all, whether you prefer trekking through the jungles of Far North Queensland, or if wildlife sanctuaries like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary are more your speed.
Brisbane culture and museums
Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city, features amazing museums, including the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Brisbane. After a hard day of culture, cool off along Brisbane’s South Bank with at the free swimming areas in South Bank Parklands, complete with storage lockers to keep your gear safe.
Get lost in the Daintree
Far North Queensland offers the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage sites meet, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree. Visit for epic views, jungle walks, and crossing a ferry over croc-infested waters…
Check out Australia’s largest rodeo in Mt Isa
Every August, the remote mining town of Mt Isa puts on Australia’s best rodeo, attracting visitors from all over. Mt Isa also offer the quintessential Outback experience, complete with red dirt and open-pit mines.
Party on the Gold Coast
Live it up at the bars on Surfers Paradise, or enjoy fine dining in Broadbeach- the Gold Coast has something for everyone and has got to be Australia’s favourite holiday town.
Consider booking your Queensland adventure through Webjet Exclusives- package deals make planning easier. Learn more and book a tour here.
Explore the Sunshine Coast & The Australia Zoo
The Sunshine Coast offers sparkling, uncrowded beaches, rugged hinterland, and a relaxed vibe. Check out Noosa for fine dining and luxury, or visit the famous Australia Zoo, owned by the family of Steve Irwin.
Eat all the seafood
Fresh seafood is in abundance along Queensland’s sprawling coastline- don’t miss Moreton Bay bugs, prawns, or oysters- or look for fish and chips, best enjoyed along the beach, of course.
Queensland weather definitely does not disappoint, if you’re a lover of the heat (such as me). Slap on the sunscreen and make the most of it.
Be amazed by the beauty of the Whitsundays
The Whitsundays offer some of the world’s most beautiful beaches- consider staying on Qualia for a massive splurge, or Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach offer a range of accommodation options- don’t miss seeing Whitehaven Beach, consistently ranked as one of the world’s top beaches.
We are so excited to offer a giveaway of a $300 Webjet Exclusives voucher to one awesome reader, so put towards your next holiday! Anyone over 18 can enter, whether you live in Australia or elsewhere. To enter, leave a comment on this blog letting us know where you’d like to go, and then enter via the link below. Random draw will occur November 22, 2017, with the winner notified within 48 hours.
Good luck and thanks for your support!