Queensland spreads a dazzling array of natural and cultural wonders. Home to ancient rainforests, tropical islands, rugged mountains and the stunning Great Barrier Reef, this state harbours some of Australia’s best sites for outdoor adventure. The hardest part is deciding where to begin…
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Diverse and remarkable attractions in the ‘sunshine state’
Sunny Queensland has an estimated 300 days of sunshine a year, making it an excellent choice for days spent outdoors. Walk through one of the excellent national parks, relax on sandy sun-drenched beaches, explore the many attractions and dive the living kaleidoscope of the Great Barrier Reef.
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The Whitsundays is a drowned landscape – these continental islands are the tips of mountains fringed with coral. The Great Barrier Reef is at least 60km from the mainland. There are more than 90 islands, most of which are uninhabited.
All but four of the islands are predominantly or completely national park, but most visitors come to stay at the resorts scattered throughout the archipelago, where cheap package holidays can be booked in advance.