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Southeast Queensland

From Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast, the cool city of Brisbane and the lush South East Queensland hinterland. This is a region of a thousand beaches. South East Queensland has long attracted the holiday crowd from Australia’s southern states who flock to the region’s pristine beaches for sunshine and cocktails.

What areas are in South East Queensland?

South East Queensland is the region that includes Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. It’s one of the fastest growing areas of Queensland, Australia,

How many people live in South East Queensland?

The region is the most populous area of Queensland, with 3.4 million people out of the state’s population of 4.8 million.

What’s the main city of South East Queensland?

Brisbane is the largest city in South East Queensland and the capital of Queensland. The region is also home to the second largest city in Queensland, the Gold Coast. Maroochydore is a smaller city on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane.

things to do on the gold coast
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Myall Park Botanic Garden native plants
A man’s love of the bush has evolved into Australia’s second-oldest native garden. Myall Park Botanic Garden draws thousands of visitors by showcasing the abundant beauty of the bush and the birthplace of the acclaimed Grevillea Robyn Gordon.The sun’s first rays pierce the canopy of towering gums and gnarly...
queenslands festivals
Community celebrations promulgate the national heritage of nations. Festivals in Queensland — including food, music, religious, sports — are held to celebrate culture, the arts and so much more. The depth and diverse range of activities on offer demonstrates that carnivals are a time to have pleasure, amusement, it’s an...
Noosa things to do
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 sand and creature comforts galore, from beachside cocktails to coconut lattes. There are so many things to do in Noosa, but you’ve got to start somewhere.Maybe...
australian zoo
It has been 12 years since I last visited Australia Zoo. Even though I live less than a 30-minute drive away, somehow visiting the zoo has never really been high on my agenda. I had heard lots about the new attractions and animal displays from friends and family, so...
Things to do on the Sunshine Coast
Queensland’s Sunshine Coast stretches from Caloundra to Cooloola. The region to the north of Brisbane is one of Queensland’s top holiday destinations. Think sun-drenched beaches and green rolling hills. It's a great combination for a relaxing holiday. It's also easy to get there as it’s only a one-hour drive...


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20 things to on the Gold Coast with kids

Australia’s amusement park capital is a barrel of fun for all ages. From roller coaster rides to nature experiences, fun at the beach and...