Top 10 Reasons to Visit Queensland

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.

Under the sea- diving is a great way to explore the Reef.

Wildlife spotting

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.  

Wallabies on Daydream Island, in the Whitsundays.

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

daintree rainforest
The stunning rainforest of Far North Queensland (courtesy of

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.

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Surfers Paradise, in the heart of the Gold Coast

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.

Sunshine for days in Far North Queensland.

Year-round sunshine

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.

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(Courtesy of Cruise Whitsundays)

For adventure further afield, Webjet also offers awesome deals on cruises and European tours, I definitely plan on checking them out before booking my next big trip.

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.

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  1. Great Barrier Reef under the sublime sunshine, fresh intoxicating smell of the surf, relaxing sounds of the sea. Experience snorkelling and witness the natural wonders of the world. Breathtaking images sending rhythms to my heart, it’s colour to my mind.

  2. The Great Barrier Reef has always been a bucket list of mine!
    Surrounded by its natural bright beauty and fishes is a true dime!
    I’d go snorkelling with the fish and laze on their pure white beaches in QLD’s amazing weather!
    There is literally nothing more relaxing I can think of to do with my family together!

  3. I’ve been to the Great Barrier Reef but was very ill at the time. I’d like to go to the Whitsundays. My son studied in Australia and my other sun worked there. I heard great things about the Whitsundays from the one who studied there and traveled afterwards

  4. I’d love to go to Daintree or British Columbia, but right now I just want to get to Calgary to visit a dying friend

  5. I’m headed to Aus in October and at this point, there is no way I can narrow down where I would visit, but I know winning would make it an even more amazing trip! I’m also heading to Europe next month for 42 days, hitting 8 countries!

  6. As I am typing this, it’s 36 degrees Celsius outside, it’s raining, and I am sipping on a cup of hot tea. I would LOVE to visit the Sunshine Coast right about now!

  7. Antarctica! Can you fly me there, please? 🙂 OK, failing that, I’d be pretty happy with a trip up to the Daintree to thaw out! I’m from Melbourne after all 😉

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