Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast. Photo: 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.


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.

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


Go running on the Gold Coast beaches
Gold Coast beaches. Photo: Tourism Queensland

  • 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.

  • 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.​