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Queensland Tourist Guide. Brisbane, Gold Coast, Maps and Places

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Long, deserted golden sand beaches, islands of natural splendour, pristine rainforests, ancient volcanoes and home to the Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland has much to offer for everyone, shopping by the bagful, surf spots that pump, luxury resorts to budget hotel, motel and youth hostel accommodation. There are beautiful National Parks, guided tours and endless chances to explore on your own.

This state of Australia occupies a quarter of the Australian continent and is called ‘The Sunshine State’ for good reason, it has pleasant weather the year round.

Although Queensland abounds in magnificent sun-drenched beaches and has many tropical and sub-tropical islands well worthy of a visit, try not to miss seeing the lush rainforests of the north or the stark, surreal beauty of the Australian desert regions.

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Peppers Palm Bay at Sunset

Brisbane Australia

Somewhat quieter than Surfers Paradise, Brisbane Queensland is a sophisticated poly-cultural city and capital of the state. Australia’s third largest city it has great restaurants as well as a varied nightlife. You will find great art galleries, museums, movie and stage theatres, night clubs and cabarets:

Capital of QLD, with Tourist Map Brisbane Australia

Bundaberg Coral Coast and Country

Bundaberg Coral Coast and Country - Queensland Australia - known as the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with air travel and boat cruises to some 13 islands and more than 20 reefs:

Bundaberg Coral Coast QLD
Bundaberg Coast with Map Bundaberg Coral Coast

Capricorn Coast QLD

Here there are beautiful rainforests, sapphire gemfields to explore, or venture out to the Great Barrier Reef or the popular Heron and Great Keppel islands. See more:

Capricorn QLD

Inland, about one hour’s drive from Rockhampton is the beautiful:

Byfield National Park
Capricorn Coast with Map Capricorn Coast

Darling Downs

This vast agricultural region, just west of Brisbane and the Great Dividing Range, has wonderful historic towns including Toowoomba, Queensland’s Garden City. The Granite Belt Wineries, some forty in all, are also here, most with cellar doors:

Darling Downs Queensland
Darling Downs with Map Darling Downs

Fraser Coast QLD

Encompassing Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, the Great Sandy Strait and the coastal region surrounds of the Fraser Coast QLD. Fraser Island has gorgeous beaches including Seventy Five Mile Beach, sparkling fresh water lakes, multi coloured sandstone cliffs, Australian wildlife and plenty to see and do.

Fraser Coast with Map Fraser Coast

Gladstone QLD

From the busy and beautiful harbour of Gladstone you can visit the Great Barrier Reef as well the Heron and Lady Musgrove islands to swim, snorkel and dive amongst the many reefs:

Gladstone Queensland
Gladstone Region with Map Gladstone Region

Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise

South East of Brisbane: The Gold Coast is extremely popular with Australians, with over 3 million visitors a year. See also the Surfers Paradise Weather.

Gold Coast with Map Gold Coast

Great Barrier Reef

Stretching for 2000kms along the Queensland Coast, the Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 2000 species of fish and countless species of corals. Dotted with hundreds of idyllic tropical islands, much of it is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Park.

Queensland Coast and the Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef Barrier Reef

Mackay Region

The beautiful town of Mackay, surrounded by cane fields, has many beautiful beaches and national parks with a huge variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies and bush turkeys:

Mackay Queensland
Mackay Region Mackay Region

Queensland National Parks

Queensland National Parks - Landscapes and terrain includes tropical rainforests, vast red deserts, coastal islands, rivers and stunning sea vistas:

Queensland National Parks
QLD NP National Parks

The Outback

The vast Outback of Queensland Australia has famous places like the Combo Waterhole, Mt Isa, Cloncurry, Boulia, the Birdsville Hotel, the Riversleigh site and the Simpson Desert:

Queensland Outback of Australia
QLD Outback National Parks

Sunshine Coast, QLD

On the East Queensland Coast and north of Brisbane. Just an hour’s drive from the city centre is the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Great weather, scenic countryside, idyllic beaches and a beach lifestyle beckons:

Sunshine Coast QLD
Great Beach Lifestyle Sunshine Coast

Tropical North Queensland

Cairns is the gateway to the tropical north of Queensland. Located here are the World Heritage listed areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests. Whether your looking for relaxation or adventure:

Relaxation and Adventure Tropical North Queensland

Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Coast and Islands consists of a stunning coastline and seventy four islands, eight of them with luxury resorts. Cruising the blue azure ocean is a wonderful way to explore this part of the world, the beaches are glorious, diving and snorkelling the Barrier Reef is a life long memorable experience:

Whitsunday Islands
Relaxation and Adventure Whitsunday Islands

Attractions and Museums

See Queensland Attractions - Queensland Museums.

Touring the East Queensland Coast

The East Queensland Coast has stunning sandy beaches, the Great Barrier Reef and islands, national parks, and idyllic seaside towns and fishing villages: Touring Queensland: Touring the East Queensland Coast.



Festivals, Events and Things to Do around the country:

Exhibitions, Events and Festivals in Australia

Work, Jobs in Australia

Thought about a working holiday in Queensland:

Work in Australia


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