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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.

Lady Elliot Island
I have a terrible travel habit. Wherever I go to peek under the water, I can’t help but compare that place to Lady Elliot Island, a coral cay on Queensland’s Southern Great Barrier Reef. Why? Lady Elliot consistently rewards visitors with amazing encounters with marine life: manta rays, yes,...
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The hairy biker looks my wife up and down and asks her, “So what’s it like having a red devil between your legs?” Our eyebrows vault in unison at the quip, though before I’m obligated to defend her honour, Rod Sheridan, our guide for the afternoon points to the bright...
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. Frogs come in different sizes and colours. There are big frogs and tiny frogs, smooth frogs and warty frogs. Here's where to photograph frogs...
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....
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. From cheap, ‘grab-a-burger-on-the-run’ holes-in-the-wall, to high-end gourmet palaces, food options are plentiful and great quality. For post-swim snacks, cafes, bakeries and gelaterias fill...
Things to do at Mt Tamborine 7
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 mountain locality. Tamborine Mountain is home to Queensland’s oldest national park and the third oldest national park in the world. Tamborine Mountain is the southern end of...

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Things to do in Noosa

Noosa. Just the name of this sparkling epicentre on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, two hours’ drive north of Brisbane, conjures balmy sea breezes, squeaky white...