By Martha Tattersall
Explore ancient rainforests, snorkel with rainbow fish, sink your toes into some of the world's whitest sand and watch whales on their annual migration. Discover the living masterpiece that is the Great Barrier Reef, stay at one of the world's best hotels or shop up a beachside storm on the cosmopolitan Gold Coast. Head north to admire the world's largest sand island, explore the tropical city of Cairns, and experience a thriving cultural and arts scene in an emerging world city – the state of Queensland really does have something for everyone.
HOW TO GET THERE
Queensland has international airports in Brisbane, Cairns and the Gold Coast, with direct flights from many global hubs. Within Queensland, domestic air travel is an efficient and reliable way to get around, with airports located along the coast, on islands and inland. Road-tripping is another popular way to get around – the roads in Queensland are excellent and well-maintained.
- Snorkel, scuba dive or take a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef
- Gaze at the Daintree, the oldest living rainforest on Earth
- Stay at one of the world's best resorts in the Whitsunday Islands