300 days of sunshine, 365 days of adventure
Massive in terms of size and enjoyment, Queensland is a one-size-fits-all destination, whether you prefer to 'glamp' in the wilderness or splash out on a penthouse high above the glittering cityscape.
World-class theme parks for tots and teens, golden beaches for sun-seekers, island hideaways for luxury lovers, a vibrant capital city for culture vultures, Hinterland retreats for the romantic at heart, rugged Outback for intrepid explorers – the Sunshine State delivers it all in spades!
Bucket-list experiences don't get much greater than discovering the Great Barrier Reef. Scuba-suit-up and set sail – there's 2,300 kilometres of reef to scour, with 900 islands sprinkled down the coast, so you're bound to find Nemo somewhere out there!
Did you know Queensland is also the only place in the world where two Heritage-listed sites meet? The lush, tropical Daintree Rainforest north of Cairns is the oldest rainforest in the world, but it's got some serious competition in terms of 'wow factor' thanks to southern dwelling Fraser Island – the only place in the world where rainforest sprouts from the sand.
There's #nofilter necessary when it comes to the Whitsundays, where celebs flock to private resorts, soar over the iconic Heart Reef, or island-hop via chartered yacht. Don't despair – these experiences aren't just limited to the rich and famous, but they definitely require some serious budgeting!
Laidback capital city Brisbane is making east coast rivals Sydney and Melbourne sit up and pay attention thanks to its booming small-bar scene, an endless arts and entertainment calendar and a serious appetite for flavour, from on-trend green smoothies to epic American-style burgers.
Brisbane is the perfect base for day-tripping all around the south-east, from Australia's favourite playground – the Gold Coast – to food and wine trails lacing the Granite Belt region in Southern Queensland Country, and the chilled reprieve of the Sunshine Coast and surrounding Hinterland.
Watch tiny turtles hatch and scurry to the surf, fossick for gemstones, walk in the footprints of dinosaurs, cuddle a koala, unroll your swag under a blanket of stars, slide down sand dunes, dine at hatted restaurants, and take your sightseeing tour on a stand-up paddle board – all on one unforgettable holiday in Queensland.