Visit Queensland Australia
Queensland – the state full of warmth and sunshine.
Queensland lies along the coastal region of Australia in the northeast bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Coral Sea. Many beautiful beaches lie along the coastal line and this includes the famous Sunshine Coast and the popular Gold Coast, surrounded by islands. The warm summer condition of between 20 to 28 degrees all year round combined with the warm sea makes it the ideal holiday getaway location for the sun seekers. Tourists flock to Queensland all year round, some to escape the cold winters in their own country or to enjoy and relax on the beach, others to enjoy the surfs and the underwater experience that this region has to offer.
GREAT BARRIER REEF
Known as one of the 8 wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef stretches over 2300 kilometres from Tropical North Queensland to Bundaberg and is home to an abundance of marine life. This magnificent underwater world hosts around 1500 species of tropical fish, display of large species of corals (makes up of around one-third of the world’s coral species), anemone, marine algae, giant clams, cone shells, nudibranchs (sea snail), leather back sea turtles, dolphins, sea snakes, sharks, humpback whales in their migration, dwarf minke whales, endangered species like Dugong and more. These coral reefs and marine life provide the most exciting diving and snorkelling experience.
There are numerous diving locations along the Great Barrier Reef includes Cairns, Port Douglas, Mission Beach, Whitsundays, Fraser Island, Moreton and Stradbroke Islands, Hayman Islands, Hamilton Islands, Norman Reef, Green Island, Agincourt Reef, Upolu Cay, Michaelmas Cay, Hastings Reef and more. Many tour operators with half day or one day tours, cruises, diving, snorkelling and fishing charters. There are also other water sports that you can enjoy which includes kayak, windsurf, surfing etc. Other activities include the hot air ballooning, island day trips, Daintree Rainforest, Scenic Flights etc. The wide selection of resorts, spa accommodation, holiday units and apartments will cater to the needs of holiday makers.
Sandwiched between Townsville and Mackay, the Whitsundays comprises of 74 islands in the tropical waters of the Coral Sea. Various locations include the Airlie Beach (don’t forget to visit the lookout overlooking Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach), Bowen (mainland with golf resorts), Cannonvale, Collinsville, Conway Beach (popular fishing spot), Daydream Island (various water activities, also great for families and couples), Dingo Beach, Hamilton Island (luxurious beachfront accommodation), Hayman Island (accessible only via luxury transfers, sea or air crafts), Hideaway Bay (spotting of dugong, whales, dolphins, sea turtles), Hook Island (national park with aboriginal cave shelters), Jubilee Pocket, Lindeman Island, Long Island, Newry Island, Proserpine, Shute Harbour, South Molle Island and Whitsundays. Rent a yacht, charter a boat or simply sign up for the various tours and diving courses. Enjoy the breathtaking views, watch the migration of the magnificent humpback whales. Whitsunday Islands accommodation is home to a range of resorts and hotels along the coasts and on the islands. From budget accommodation to luxury resorts.
The temperate climate in Gold Coast provides the picture perfect sun-kissed, stunning beaches and not forgetting the great surfs and many things to do on the Gold Coast. There is no lack of activities for the young, family, couples or the old, making Gold Coast the ideal holiday destination for travellers of all ages. Gold Coast boasts a fantastic range of activities, tours, entertainment from morning till late into the night. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or one that keeps your adrenalin pumping with adventures or sports, Gold Coast has much to offer.
Check out the pristine beaches along the Gold Coast from Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Miami Beach, Palm Beach to Tweed Heads. The main beaches are normally patrolled by lifeguards. You can hire surfboards and learn to surf.
Gold Coast attractions include various theme parks like the Wet ‘n’ Wild , Dreamworld & White Water World, Sea World, and Movie World. Other attractions include the Australian Outback Spectacular, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Tropical Fruit World.
Swim with the dolphins, go on a whale watching tour, hop on the jet-ski, venture onto nature walks in the Gold Coast Hinterland, visit wineries, go for a scenic drive, relax in a spa and wellness centre, shop till you drop or enjoy the great food and entertainment on the Gold Coast. With so many things to do, no wonder Gold Coast is the top destination with tourists from all over the world.
Getting around the Gold Coast is easy as there are various transport options from renting a bike, take a bus to hire car, van or even boats. There are airport-transfer buses that travels between Brisbane and Gold Coast Airport, two-way buses from airport to your accommodation. Most Gold Coast accommodation are hi-rise apartments accommodation that are self contained, providing the convenience of home away from home with kitchen and laundry facilities. There are also many resorts that caters to group accommodation, family or couples. The family resorts provide facilities like child-minding services, children’s pool, playgrounds, games room, tennis courts, spa, swimming pool etc providing for family members of all ages. There are hotels and motels as well as holiday caravan or camping parks to suit any budget. The Hinterland accommodation consists mostly of bed and breakfast lodges, motels and cottages. You will easily find great deals or packages for your Gold Coast holiday.
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