Fun, exciting and everything nice, Queensland captured Parineeti Chopra’s heart. Here are the top seven experiences she absolutely recommends!
By Sarah Merchant
From soaking in Brisbane’s electric vibe to surfing on the Gold Coast’s beaches, the famous actress did it all on her Queensland holiday. Take a look!
Cuddle a koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
No trip to Queensland is complete without koala cuddle. So when in Brisbane, make it a point to head to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and say hello to this local celebrity. Even Parineeti couldn’t refuse the adorable hug!
Learn to surf at Surfers Paradise
Always wanted to try your hand at surfing? Then Surfers Paradise is the right place to be! The experienced instructors here will have you catching waves in no time and hooked on to surfing long before you know it. And the best part? You don’t need to know how to swim to learn surfing.
Spot whales at Whales In Paradise
Each year between April and November, Australia’s eastern coastline comes alive with the spectacular acrobatic displays of humpback whales. Meet these adorable migrating residents in Queensland aboard the Whales in Paradise whale-watching cruise.
Explore Springbrook National Park
With lush rainforests, stunning waterfalls and idyllic swimming holes, Springbrook National Park looks like something straight out of a fairytale. Out here, you can visit the Natural Bridge waterfall and rock formation, take a short bushwalk, listen to the sounds of the wild and even spot some carpet pythons, rare butterflies and dozens of bird species.
Climb to record-breaking heights at Skypoint
Love the feeling of being on the top of the world? At Gold Coast, you can be on the top, literally! Opt for the Skypoint Climb and reach to a leg-wobbling 270 metres (886 feet). Scary? Yes! Safe? You bet. Armed with safety harness and gear, you’ll be taking the lift to level 77, post which you’ll start the climb. Heads up, the climb offers an impossible-to-beat 360-degree views of the Gold Coast!
Fly high with Sea World Helicopters
Take in a bird-eye’s view of Gold Coast as you fly above some of the best beaches of the city. A 10-minute ride, this is one of the best ways to explore the Gold Coast. Sea World Helicopters also offer rides to the city surrounds like Burleigh Heads and Currumbin Valley.
Get a taste of Australia
From fancy restaurants and distilleries to pop-up stalls and unconventional cafés, Queensland has everything that a foodie’s heart desires. Choose to dine at the elegant Alchemy or go all out on the weekend food markets or head for a liqueur tasting at Mount Tambourine, we promise, you won’t be disappointed!