Mooloolaba Beach. Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Where is Queensland?

Welcome to Queensland

Welcome to Queensland which could be mistaken for heaven on earth. This state is home to: ​

  • White sandy beaches with crystal blue water that you can swim in all-year round.
  • Stunning rainforests and national parks that ideal for picnics, bushwalks, cycling and camping.
  • Adrenalin filled activities such as parasailing, sky diving, jet ski riding.
  • Theme parks such as Dreamworld, Seaworld, Movie World, Wet and Wild water park, and the Outback Spectacular.
  • Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast which is owned by the late crocodile hunter - Steve Irwin, and his wife Terry, and their children Bindi and Bob.

Get your personal holiday itinerary

Get your personal itinerary with recommended activities and restaurants. Itineraries include all information and booking links so you can save yourself time and money by booking directly. It's easy and it's worth it!


About Queenslanders

​You’ll discover that Queenslanders are very laid back and friendly. The locals love life and they don’t take themselves too seriously.​

When you’re lucky enough to live in a paradise like Queensland, why wouldn’t you go at a slower pace so you can really enjoy the beauty around you. Visit Queensland and experience it for yourself.

What to do & where to visit

I recommend you start off at the Gold Coast and work your way up to the Great Barrier Reef. Your stops along the way should include:

  • The Gold Coast that has stunning beaches, national parks, world class theme parks, shopping and adventure. Why not do something completely different and book a surfing lesson.

  • Do a day trip to Stradbroke Island which is just off the Gold Coast.

  • Spend a day or two in Brisbane before heading visiting Moreton Bay Island or Fraser Island.

  • Stop at the Sunshine Coast which has great beaches, cafes and restaurants and village shopping.

  • Keep working your way up to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. This is one of the natural wonders of the world and is a must-see.

Michelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef.
Photo: Ben Southall, courtesy of Queensland Tourism

  • At the top of Queensland is Cairns and Port Douglas which has the oldest living rainforest in the world, stunning islands and marine life, and adventure activities.