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Best of Queensland

Home to the Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforests and some of Australia’s best beaches. There are way too many experiences in Queensland to fit on your bucket list. The Sunshine State is so large you could travel around for years and not see it all. Here are some inspiring ideas to get you started.

cairns to cooktown
A road trip from Cairns to Cooktown is a driving adventure that you won't forget. The 327km drive takes four hours and is a world of nature, history and fascinating outback characters.Why visit?With a beautiful harbour, warm climate and historical significance as the first European settlement in Australia, Cooktown’s buildings...
atherton tablelands
Head inland from Cairns and discover the many attractions of the Atherton Tablelands, where the climate is cooler and there are interesting and quirky villages and towns to explore. Here are the best things to do on the Atherton Tablelands.While there are a number of things to do in Cairns,...
Mount Tamborine waterfalls
Tamborine Mountain, or is it Mount Tamborine? It’s Tamborine Mountain and the suburbs of North Tamborine, Mount Tamborine and Eagle Heights form this beautiful hinterland destination. With scenic drives past wineries, craft shops and other attractions, along with relaxing Tamborine Mountain walks and waterfalls, there's plenty to do in...
Couple at the top of mt barney
Climbing rugged Mt Barney, Southeast Queensland’s second highest mountain, is one of the state’s most spectacular land-based outdoor pursuits. Just don’t underestimate the time, fitness, and skills required to reach the top.Hiking Mt Barney may not be one of the first things to do in Queensland that pops into...
Charters Towers
If you follow the ghost trail in Charters Towers, you'll discover secrets of the heady days of Queensland's gold rush. Charters Towers is a town built on gold and while it may not be such a well-known spot there are plenty of things to do in Charters Towers.It all started...
best cafes on the gold coast
Until a few years ago, ‘froth’ on the Gold Coast was associated with two things: foam from ocean waves during a big swell, or a milky cappuccino. The more froth on both, it seemed, the better. Who would have thought that froth would one day be associated with a...

Sunshine Coast Markets Guide

There's something grounding about going to the markets, especially on a weekend. It's relaxing to wander around aimlessly, looking at plants, books, clothes and...