Queensland attracts more than half of all international tourists to Australia. Its tropical coastal strip includes sandy beaches, coral islands and plenty of sunshine.
In the far north, the Daintree Rainforest sweeps down to the sea. As the oldest rainforest on Earth, it nurtures spectacular wildlife. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the “Natural Wonders of the World”. As the largest World Heritage Area, it stretches more than 2000 kilometres alongside the coast, and is home to around 1500 species of fish and 350 types of coral.
West of Queensland’s Great Dividing Range are mine sites and huge cattle and sheep properties. The unique red and brown landscapes of Queensland’s outback span around 800,000 square kilometres. Closer to Brisbane, some of the largest sand dunes in the world attract travellers to Stradbroke, Moreton and Fraser Islands.
Those who explore further afield in Southeast Queensland will enjoy many wonderful and unique experiences including: Jondaryan Woolshed, Natural Arch, Springbrook Natural Park, the Gold Coast, feeding wild dolphins at Moreton Island, and whale-watching from many vantage points.