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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.

Turtle swimming around Lady Elliot Island
There's no doubt Lady Elliot Island, at the southernmost end of the Great Barrier Reef, is turtle paradise. It's such an amazing place to see turtles that wherever I go to peek under the water, I can’t help but compare that place to Lady Elliot Island. Why? Lady Elliot consistently...
queensland frog
Without a doubt, frogs are one of my favourite animals and I’m quite convinced I’m not on my own when it comes to liking frogs. Queensland frogs come in different sizes and colours. There are big frogs and tiny frogs, smooth frogs and warty frogs. Where do frogs live? Frogs live on...
Mt Bartle Frere walk 16
They were the longest three kilometres I’d ever walked. Just a stroll by ordinary standards, from our last rest stop at Majuba Creek to the picnic tables at Josephine Falls that would signal the end of our epic day on our Mt Bartle Frere walk in Queensland's wet tropics. The...
noosa restaurants
While there are many things to do in Noosa foodies will rejoice: there are as many cutting-edge eateries in Noosa as there are tanned beach bods. While Hastings Street in Noosa Heads is the long-standing epicurean centre, Noosa’s other areas - Noosa Sound and Noosa Junction - have fast...
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...
Kingfisher Bay Resort sunset
I am on a sand island. The biggest sand island in the world, to be exact. If this brings the image of a desert island to your mind with one lonely palm tree for shade and nothing else you will be surprised to learn Fraser Island, off the coast...


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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...