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Discover Magical Queensland

Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent. It is neighboured by the Northern Territory to the west, South Australia to the south-west and New South Wales to the south. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean.

Magical Journeys to Queensland

Popular Destinations: BrisbaneCairns & the Tropical NorthFraser Island
Gold CoastNoosa & Sunshine CoastPalm CovePort DouglasTownsville
The Whitsundays & Hamilton Island… and more

• Brisbane

Destination Guide Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane is in the southeast corner of Queensland. The city is centred around the Brisbane River, and its eastern suburbs line the shores of Moreton Bay. The greater Brisbane region is on the coastal plain east of the Great Dividing Range. The CBD lies in a curve of the Brisbane river …

• Cairns & the Tropical North

Destination Guide Cairns & the Tropical North, Australia

Cairns is located on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula on a coastal strip between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range. The northern part of the city is located on Trinity Bay and the city centre is located on Trinity Inlet. Some of the city's suburbs are located on flood plains …

• Fraser Island

Destination Guide Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island has rainforests, eucalyptus woodland, mangrove forests, wallum and peat swamps, sand dunes and coastal heaths. It is made up of sand that has been accumulating for approximately 750,000 years on volcanic bedrock that provides a natural catchment for the sediment …

• Gold Coast

Destination Guide Gold Coast, Australia

The Gold Coast is the second most populous city in Queensland. It is also the most populous non-capital city in the country. The Gold Coast is known as a major tourist destination with its sunny subtropical climate, popular and busy surfing beaches …

• Noosa & Sunshine Coast

Destination Guide Noosa & Sunshine Coast, Australia

Filling the space between the beach and the vast empty of Queensland's interior is the Sunshine Coast's undulating hinterland, where charming villages linger on the outskirts of national parks. The area was first settled by Europeans in the 19th century …

• Palm Cove

Destination Guide Palm Cove, Australia

The history of Palm Cove dates back to over 60,000 years ago when the Aborigines became the first settlers. The most famous landing at Palm Cove happened in 1873 when G.E. Dalrymple's Northeast Coast Expedition landed to explore the beach …

• Port Douglas

Destination Guide Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas is a town in Far North Queensland, Australia, approximately 80km north of Cairns. The town's population can often quadruple with the influx of tourists during the peak tourism season May-September. The town is named in honour of former Premier of Queensland, John Douglas …

• Townsville

Destination Guide Townsville, Australia

Stationed on the northeast coast of Queensland, the city of Townsville offers adventurous travelers easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and plenty of outdoor adventure. But there's more to this urban destination than its close proximity to underwater wonders. There's always something to celebrate in Townsville …

• Whitsundays & Hamilton Island

Destination Guide Whitsundays & Hamilton Island, Australia

Much of the archipelago of the Whitsundays and the surrounding turquoise water belongs to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, ensuring that this huge adventure playground stays as pristine as possible, with the notable benefit that its delights are accessible to all budgets …

… more destinations in magical Queensland

» Bribie Island National Park

Bribie Island National Park

Even though it's only an hour from Brisbane's big city lights, Bribie Island National Park is about as remote as it gets. Only accessible by 4WD (or in some cases, by boat), the park offers coastal scenery looking back towards Queensland's coast. When looking across the Pumicestone Passage on the island's western shore, keep an eye out for dolphins and dugongs splashing within the surf. The Glass House Mountains rise in the west to perfectly frame the sunset, and days on the island are spent exploring the wetlands, dunes, and coast …

» Broadbeach


Along with Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta, the suburb of Broadbeach is one of the premier destinations on Australia's Gold Coast. Like the aforementioned spots (Surfers Paradise being the exception), Broadbeach has a relatively small native population of less than 4,000 people. What sets the suburb apart is the system of canal waterways and Lake Intrepid that are linked to the Nerang River. The Venice of the Gold Coast is serviced by water-going vessels, obviously, and regular bus service and taxis …

» Coolangatta


Situated at the southern end of Australia's famous Gold Coast, Coolangatta has accommodations and attractions that are affordable for virtually every traveler, from the budget conscious backpackers to the high rollers. This prosperous suburb has a shared economy with nearby Tweed Heads, and in some ways, with the rest of the coastal region as well. It repeatedly appears in popular culture worldwide, most recently as the setting for fictitious town in 1994's Muriel's Wedding …

» Cooloola Recreation Area

Cooloola Recreation Area

Massive sand dunes, rocky cliffs, saltwater beaches, thick wooded forests, wildflower patches and freshwater lakes make Cooloola Recreation Area the perfect place to escape the bustle of Queensland and get back to nature. From family-friendly tent camps to remote bush sites, Cooloola offers travelers a low-key, high-quality Outback experience that's certain to be a trip highlight. Miles of walking trails and hiking passes wind through Cooloola. Visitors can spend a few hours trekking along one of the circuits, or take an overnight hike …

» Crater Lakes National Park

Crater Lakes National Park, Queensland

Consisting of both Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine, Crater Lakes National Park has the two clear, blue bodies of water set against the backdrop of lush Australian rainforest. The park is part of the Wetlands World Heritage Area, with hiking trails and picnic areas that allow visitors to take in the pristine scenery. Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and bird watching also bring many to the area. Both lakes were the result of craters formed by explosions of groundwater millions of years ago …

» Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island, Queensland

Lady Musgrave Island, the second largest island in the Great Barrier Reef, is most easily accessible from the town of 1770. Its scenic shores, crystal clear waters and close proximity to some of the best diving and snorkeling on earth make it a popular destination for travelers and adventurers. Regular ferry service transports visitors to the semi-enclosed lagoon, where travelers can deboard and head to one of the island's popular camping sites, hike along the well-kept trails or embark on an underwater ocean adventure …

» Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach, Queensland

This scenic beach is located on the Inskip Peninsula in a quiet village of only about 1,000 people. Though once accessible by boat alone, contracts set in 1969 with local sand miners made getting to Rainbow Beach a whole lot easier. Today, 4WD enthusiasts flock to Double Island Point for wild off-road adventures, while hikers and wildlife lovers often find themselves combing the wooded trails of Great Sandy National Park, located along the south side of town. Visitors also love boating in Tin Can Bay, where wild dolphins play …

» Town of 1770

Town of 1770, Queensland

Originally known as Round Hill after the creek it sits near, the town of 1770 was renamed in 1970 to commemorate the 200-year anniversary of James Cook and his crew landing in Australia. Today, travelers flock to this destination on Queensland's Discovery Coast in the Joseph Banks Environmental Park. 1770's close proximity to the scenic Coral Sea, crystal blue Bustard Bay and Agnes Water make it the perfect destination for ocean lovers. In addition to friendly residents, local restaurants and lively pubs …

» Workshops Rail Museum

Workshops Rail Museum, Queensland

History comes alive at the Workshops Rail Museum - affectionately known as The Workshops in Ipswich, Queensland. The site from which the state's very first train ran over 145 years ago, The Workshops celebrates its heritage with a living museum. Opening as a rail museum in 2002, The Workshops combines hands-on exhibits with the experience of witnessing the oldest continually running railway workshop in Australia. The museum features 15 permanent exhibits, depicting subjects from the introduction of diesel trains …

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