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.

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,...
camping 5
For a quintessential Aussie experience, why not pitch a tent and enjoy the Southeast Queensland bush. A holiday under canvas is an opportunity to escape from the daily grind and be surrounded by nature. Listening to the rustling of leaves, a bubbling brook or gazing at the stars on...
whitsundays

Whitsundays Reef Sleep adventure

It’s nearly 3 pm and my husband and I have already had about three hours exploring Hardy Reef, one of over 3000 separate coral reefs included in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. From ‘Reefworld’, a spacious pontoon permanently moored here, we’ve swum 300 metres along a coral...
dive scuba diving

Stradbroke Island Diving

I left the Sunshine Coast at dawn to join diving group Scuba Buddies Brisbane at the North Stradbroke Island ferry terminal. It was a perfect day and everyone was excited about the exceptional Stradbroke Island diving conditions. Most of the best things to do on Stradbroke Island, such as fishing, swimming...
beach driving on North Stradbroke Island
Two million years of ocean currents and waves have shaped a string of islands off southeast Queensland’s coast. Sculpted by the elements, these sand islands are strikingly unique with tall rainforests growing out of sand dunes, endless white sandy beaches and a multitude of freshwater lakes. Close to Brisbane, there's...
humpback whales

Swimming with whales Mooloolaba

As a marine conservationist, the first-hand experience with wildlife, such as swimming with whales, is at the core of my personal mantra, which is "In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught." And that’s...