QUEENSLAND TRAVEL GUIDE
Are you looking for adventures in ancient lands and stunning underwater worlds?
Queensland is the place for you. Allow us to help you plan your trip to Queensland.
We have traveled the state in-depth for several years and lived in two QLD regions: The Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
It's our favorite region for adventure, pristine beauty, hidden surprises, and a laid back beach culture and lifestyle. You couldn't find a better climate!
Browse on through to our best Queensland travel tips including places to visit in Queensland and all the many things you can do, see and taste!
From the dusty interior Outback to the place where the world's oldest rainforest meets the world's largest barrier reef, Queensland is the most all encompassing adventurously beautiful state in Australia.
Here are your bucket list moments.
UNIQUELY QUEENSLAND - WORLD HERITAGE SITES
There are over 1,000 World Heritage listed sites around the world, and five of them can be found in Queensland. That's a pretty impressive feat, and further indication of how special The Sunshine State is.
Here are a few of them we've had incredible adventures through.
We have not experienced the Australian Fossil Mammal site in Riversleigh and so many more destinations that make up the Gondwanan Rainforests and Wet Tropics.
BEST QUEENSLAND ISLANDS
Queensland’s 7000km-long coastline, from Brisbane to the Great Barrier Reef are filled with islands to suit any kind of traveler and adventure seeker.
From budget to secluded luxury, you'll be guaranteed a piece of paradise.
Here are some of our favorite we have featured content on.
- Fraser Island
- Moreton Island
- Great Keppel Island
- Daydream Island
- Magnetic Island
- Whitehaven Beach
- Stradbroke Island
- Hyman Island
You'll also find islands to consider in round up posts like:
QUEENSLAND ROAD TRIP IDEAS
Queensland is seven times the size of Great Britain, and two and a half times the size of Texas - that's a lot of road trip opportunities.
Skip flying between each destination, because in the Sunshine Coast, the space in between is filled with pristine environments, sparkling beaches, magnificent wildlife, and magical memories.
You could cover almost the entire state's coastline on the 1808-kilometre Pacific Coast Way, which stretches from Brisbane to Cairns, or choose much shorter road trips that explore each diverse region and landscape in a slower and deeper fashion.
Here are a few of our favorite Queensland road trips.
WHAT REGION IN QUEENSLAND ARE YOU PLANNING TO VISIT?
Queensland is divided into nine main geographical regions. Click the image to head straight to our tips and resource guides for the region you are planning to visit.
AMAZING WILDLIFE EXPERIENCES IN QUEENSLAND
From kangaroos on the beach to platypus swimming in quiet ponds, cassowaries kicking to up close encounters with endangered bilbies, Queensland has a wealth of animal experiences - you may even find a few green tree frogs in your Outback toilets!
- Kangaroos on the beach at Cape Hillsborough
- Platypus at Eungella National Park
- Whale Watching, Hervey Bay
- Carnarvon Gorge National Park (endless kangaroos)
- Fraser Island dingoes
- Underwater world - Great Barrier Reef
QUEENSLAND ITINERARY IDEAS
Planning a through Queensland can be overwhelming and time consuming. It's bigger than you realize and filled with one epic experience after another. We've seen and done a lot but still feel like we've only taken a nibble.
We're helping to save you time with a few planned itineraries for regions we know you'll love!
QUEENSLAND GETAWAY DEAS
Short breaks and getaways are worth it! It's a chance to disconnect from your chaotic life for easy rejuvenation.
Queensland has ample opportunities for easy getaways no matter where you are. Here are a few ideas for you!
FEATURED VIDEO: Great Barrier Reef
In this video we enjoy snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef off Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland.
FOLLOW OUR CURRENT ADVENTURES
Travel has been the focus of our life since 1997 - intentionally.
We don't plan on stopping that. We now have a base in Raleigh, NC - after being granted a Green Card for our extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.
We will continue to explore more of the US but also intend on traveling further abroad - Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America.
We can't wait to share more of our favorites as we experience them.
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ALL QUEENSLAND ARTICLES
Browse through all of our Queensland content to see what amazing experiences are on offer.