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.

Capricorn caves

Capricorn Caves

I am in the Capricorn Caves, some 50 metres under the earth’s surface, sitting in total darkness. It’s a cool but comfortable 24 degrees C. The air is silent and still. But a sense of slight panic stirs in my body as the darkness begins to permeate my soul. Then, music begins. Beautiful...
Green Island jetty, Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland.

Green Island vs Fitzroy Island

Green Island and Fitzroy Island are two islands on the Great Barrier Reef close to Cairns. Just 25 to 30 km offshore, a catamaran or ferry takes just under an hour from the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns. Of all the places to visit in Queensland, if you want to...
Kuranda Scenic Railway, Freshfield Station, field of sunflowers, Cairns
The Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Kuranda Scenic Railway are both attractions worth doing. Of course, you can't do these two without eating and shopping your way around Kuranda Village itself. Experience a World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest, artisan markets of romantic Kuranda Village and ride on a stunning century-old historic...
Currumbin bird sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has one of the largest collections of native animals on display anywhere in the world and the organisation promotes education through interaction. There are a number of endangered species programs as well an excellent Wildlife Hospital.   First, we take a look at the highlights of the...
whale watching hervey bay
During their annual migration of up to 10,000 km, humpback whales attract thousands of visitors to towns along Australia’s east coast. You can see whales right along the coast but the place that has earned the moniker of Whale Watching Capital of the World is Hervey Bay on the...