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Top Things To Do In Queensland

White sandy beaches, rainforests, tropical destinations, vibrant cities and more! Queensland is a holiday paradise. Here is our list of top things to do in Queensland.

The Great Barrier Reef

Covering 344,400 square kilometres, the Great Barrier Reef is filled with pristine islands and resorts ready to make your holiday unforgettable. Discover extraordinary marine creatures including manta rays, and colourful coral gardens or simply relax on one of the beautiful beaches with a cocktail in hand.

Surfers Paradise

This surfside suburb has been a tourism hotspot since the 1920s, famed for its pristine coastline and surf beaches. The perfect family holiday destination for families with close proximity to theme parks and endless beach fun!

Daintree Rainforest

The World-Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest is full of ancient ferns, green vines, and lush canopies. Discover plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet, fly through the trees on a zip-line, or cruise along the winding rivers and see saltwater crocodiles.

Visit The Outback

The best of Queensland is not just along the coast! Moving inland you can find more history about Australia and experience the amazing landscape. Visit the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach or stay on a cattle station at Mount Mulligan.

Port Douglas

Roughly a one hour drive from Cairns you can really enjoy the best of Queensland in one spot at Port Douglas with the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef all within easy distance. The friendly village vibe of Port Douglas and the stunning clear blue waters and lush rainforest make this area a popular holiday destination for retirees, surfers and families alike.


Surrounded by stunning beaches, lakes and national parks, Noosa is one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. The area has plenty to do including surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and sunset cruises. Or for a more relaxed experience visit one of the amazing day spas, world-class golf courses, shopping or restaurants.

Scenic Rim

Home to six national Parks and a World Heritage rainforest, the spectacular Scenic Rim hinterland is just an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Marvel in the natural beauty of rainforests, gorges, eucalyptus canopies and native wildlife located inside an ancient volcanic caldera. There is plenty of opportunity for adventure too with walking tracks, cycling trails and natural rock pools. Alternatively sit back and relax with delicious local produce and wine.

Glass House Mountains

Made up of 11 peaks, the Glass House Mountains are found in the Queensland hinterland around the Sunshine Coast. The area is home to many small towns, as well as Australia Zoo. Explore the area on a hike through the mountains for spectacular views and lookouts.

Search our Queensland tours and accommodation packages below, or contact our QLD Specialist Travel Consultants to book your personalised itinerary.


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