Known as the 'Sunshine State', Queensland is predominantly a destination for enjoying the outdoors, blessed with an array of natural attractions and scenic spots. However, thanks to the steady growth of its capital city, Brisbane, Queensland is becoming just as popular for its cultural sights and cosmopolitan charm as it is for its beaches and hinterland. With such an enormous area to cover, a great way to see and learn about it all is by joining informative tours around the state.
Don't miss these Queensland attractions
- Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling cruises
- 2-day Fraser Island 4WD tours
- Brisbane's South Bank precinct
- Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast
- The big four Gold Coast theme parks
Getting amongst Queensland's wildlife
Positioned along Australia's eastern shore, Queensland is one of the best places to fall in love with the country's beach culture and environment. There are a variety of options for exploring the Great Barrier Reef including scenic helicopter flights, snorkelling tours and cruises. Get up close to some of Australia's native animals at Australia Zoo, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or on a whale watching excursion off Hervey Bay.
Further inland, you can trade the sun-drenched beaches for more shady nature reserves such as the Daintree Rainforest, Springbrook National Park and the Atherton Tablelands, all easily explored on a walking tour.
Attractions for all styles
Family fun is in store for anyone who takes on the thrills and magic of the Gold Coast's theme parks, which includes Dreamworld, Movie World, Wet'n'Wild and WhiteWater World. Multi-park passes are available, granting you more fun and excitement for a reduced price. Queensland's most famous beer, XXXX, can be seen, tasted and learned about on an immersive tour of the XXXX Brewery.
Don't let the culinary delights stop there, with romantic dinner cruises, winery day trips and outback dining experiences aplenty. Experience Queensland's culture with a tour through the iconic Suncorp Stadium or a trip to one of the many theatre events being held year-round.