Your Guide to Queensland, Australia

 

The entirety of Australia is like a sun-tastic funland — a place where you can catch some rays at any time of the year and enjoy some of the natural world’s most wonderful creations. 

 

Queensland, in particular, is an astounding place to visit. A backpacker could spend their entire gap year there, such is the scope of its sights, sounds and cultural hotspots. 

 

This Australian state covers the continent’s northeast, with an impressive coastline that stretches across 7,000km. And with a population of 4.691 million, this is an area of Australia where many people absolutely love to live. 

 

And there’s a good reason for that. To help you understand the pull of this highly populated Australian state, we’ve put together this list of some its most impressive cultural hotspots. 

 

Take a look and get ready to book a long flight that takes you across the world to experience countless bucket list adventures.

 

Cairns airport

 

Think of Cairns Airport as your gateway into Queensland. This flight hub, situated in the city of Cairns, is the seventh busiest airport in Australia, and contains a number of impressive facilities to keep passengers happy. 

 

If you’re hunting for a place to eat, you’ll find the Great Northern Bar & Eatery, the Urban Food Market and Hero Sushi. For private parking, Looking4.com is your best bet. And if you’re looking to test your credit card to the limit, retail outlets like Aelia Duty Free and Australian Made are dotted through the airport. 

 

Cairns Airport feels a lot like Australia itself – urbane, filled with great food, and organised with convenience in mind.

 

 

the great barrier reef

There’s very little else on the planet like the Great Barrier Reef. This 2,300km-long ecosystem is the largest living thing on Earth, and contains over 600 types of hard and soft coral. 

 

Pay it a visit and you’ll see a panoply of peerless jaw-dropping colours. 

 

The colourful and diverse nature of the reef has been dampened by man-made pollution, but this is still an awe-inspiring place to visit, and proof that nature’s creations are more impressive than anything made by humans.

 

 

daintree rainforest

For those who need more proof of Australia’s capacity for natural wonder, even a cursory glance at the Daintree Rainforest will impress. 

 

The largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia, you can book tours through this impressive feat of the ecological world and see its impressive array of animal and plant life for yourself.

 

 

dreamworld

And now for something completely different – the Dreamworld theme park is a sprawling area containing themed rides, a wildlife park, and five rollercoasters that could challenge even those with a stomach of steel. 

 

If you like pulse-pounding action, this is the park for you. 

 

That’s our list! Can you think of any other attractions in Queensland? Then let us know in the comments below.