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Queensland

Queensland

Justifiably known as the “sunshine state,” Queenslanders enjoy a lifestyle that makes other Australians green with envy. Along with its perfect climate and sleepy seaside towns, Queensland is also home to a 110-million-year-old rainforest, and one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. When thinking of Australia, most people picture lazy days on white sand beaches. Nowhere is this image of Australia more of a reality than in Queensland. Perhaps the centerpiece of the region, the city of Brisbane, tempts visitors and locals alike with its welcoming Queenslander architecture, cheerful markets and cafés, and a beach right downtown. Wandering a bit further to the south, the Gold Coast is Australia’s version of Miami Beach, offering sophisticated waterfront resorts, gourmet restaurants and a healthy dose of unique beach culture, Aussie-style.

The main attraction of Northern Queensland is undoubtedly The Great Barrier Reef, but the region is full of rich and diverse wonders that deserve their own recognition. As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the city of Cairns features an eclectic combination of tropical outdoor living, cosmopolitan sophistication and easy access to adventure. Further north, the Daintree Rainforest is Australia’s equivalent of the Amazon, home to the highest number of rare or endangered plant and animal species in the world. And venture to the tip of the Daintree and you’ll end up at Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest literally meets the Great Barrier Reef, a perfect mix of the best of what Queensland has to offer.

Locations


Sample Itineraries

All Over Australia and New Zealand
All Over Australia and New Zealand
18 Nights From $4,120
Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Christchurch, Melbourne, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Sydney
Discover New Zealand and Australia
Discover New Zealand and Australia
14 Nights From $3,085
Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Christchurch, Cairns, Sydney
Grand Circle
Grand Circle
13 Nights From $3,735
Adelaide, Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Sydney
Luxury Islands Escape
Luxury Islands Escape
12 Nights From $12,320
Hamilton Island, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Coles Bay, Melbourne
Ultimate Australia and New Zealand
Ultimate Australia and New Zealand
14 Nights From $13,070
Queenstown, Christchurch, Blue Mountains, Hayman Island, Sydney

Tours and Activities

O'Reilly's & Lamington National Park
O'Reilly's & Lamington National Park
Brisbane
Length: Full-day
Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure
Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure
Brisbane
Length: Full-day
Cairns Hot Air Ballooning
Cairns Hot Air Ballooning
Cairns
Length: Half-day
Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest
Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest
Cairns
Length: Full-day
Coral Princess Cruises
Coral Princess Cruises
Cairns
Length: Multi-day
Kuranda Rail, Skyrail and Tjapukai
Kuranda Rail, Skyrail and Tjapukai
Cairns
Length: Full-day
Whitewater Rafting
Whitewater Rafting
Cairns
Length: Full-day
Quicksilver
Quicksilver
Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise
Length: Full-day
Reef Magic Cruises
Reef Magic Cruises
Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise
Length: Full-day
Whitsundays Charters
Whitsundays Charters
Whitsundays
Length: Multi-day