Queensland Holiday Destinations.
The Gold Coast, in the southern part of the state, is a
Theme Park paradise and the most popular destination for
foreign visitors. A great place to stay short term if you
have a young family. Those foreign visitors to the Gold
Coast generally have the Great Barrier Reef on their
itenary and maybe a short visit to the Queensland Outback.
The Whitsundays and Cairns will satisfy your Barrier Reef
requirements and both destinations have added features.
Cairns is close to Port Douglas and The Daintree Rainforest
and The Whitsundays have their beautiful Islands. The
closest Outback experience from the Pacific Highway is a 2
hour drive to Charters Towers from Townsville. This is a
great City with numerous historical buildings and relics
from the past.
Over 2,000 klms apart, The Gold Coast and Cairns are the
major outposts on the Queensland Coastline but there are
numerous destinations in between and all have their own
Brisbane the Capital, has a wealth of historical buildings
and a host of attractions including The Koala Sanctuary,
Southbank,The Queen Street Mall,The Moreton Bay Islands and
China Town. Toowoomba lies 130 klms West of Brisbane on The
Great Dividing Range and is the second largest inland City
in Australia. Famous for its Carnival of Flowers held every
September and home of The Australian Gospel Music Festival
held at Easter. The City has a Military Museum and a
The Sunshine Coast, stretching from Caloundra in the South,
to Noosa Heads in the North has a wealth of interesting
locations to visit. The Hinterland is dotted with small
towns with multitudes of antique shops and The Glass House
Mountains as a magnificent backdrop. The Sunshine Coast is
also home of The Australia Zoo, Underwater World and the
famous Ettamogah Pub.
Further North, Hervey Bay is the whale watching centre of
Queensland, and on into The Bundaberg Region that is famous
for its Rum Distillery, Mon Repos Beach where the Turtle
Rookeries abound in the season between November and March
and the small town of 1770 where Captain Cook made his
first stop on his way North on his ship The
Rockhampton sits on The Tropic of Capricorn and is the Beef
Capital of Australia. Plenty of historical architecture in
the City and The Board Walk has nice views towards the
city. The Dreamtime Cultural Centre is the largest of its
kind in Australia. The Capricorn Caves are just North of
Mackay is the Sugar Capital and has a Heritage Walk in the
City Centre. Several nice sandy beaches close to the City
and The Eungella National Park is home to The Broken River
where visitors can see the famous Duck Billed
Between The Whitsundays and Cairns, Townsville is
Queenslands largest Tropical City and home to The HQ. of
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The Reef
Headquarters has a tropical aquarium with a walk through
viewing tunnel. Castle town Shopping World is the second
largest retail centre in Australia. The Strand is a
magnificent area with Tropical Parks, Rockpools, a water
park and BBQ areas. Looking out from the shoreline,
Magnetic Island stands shimmering in the tropical
So many destinations to choose from and yet many more
abound in this magnificent State of Queensland.
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