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Trending Destinations in 2024: Queensland

Trending Destinations in 2024: QueenslandTrending Destinations in 2024: Queensland

Trending Destinations in 2024: Queensland

Swain Destinations travelers are increasingly drawn to Queensland, attracted by its unique cultural heritage and the trifecta of Australian wilderness: reef, rainforest, and outback. With United Airlines offering direct flights from San Francisco to Brisbane, the "Sunshine State" has never been more accessible or popular. Here's why Queensland is the hottest trending destination for 2024:

Adventure Bigger
Queensland offers unparalleled adventures. The state boasts the world's most extensive barrier reef, the Great Barrier Reef, which is a marine paradise for both novice snorkelers and experienced divers. The Daintree, the world's oldest rainforest, is home to prehistoric flora and fauna, while Brisbane's subtropical climate creates a vibrant and exciting outdoor lifestyle.

Adventure Brighter
Nicknamed the Sunshine State for good reason, Queensland has over 300 sunny days a year. From its sparkling coastline to its white sandy beaches, the state's tropical and subtropical climates ensure that travelers are never disappointed. Moreover, with the opportunity to combine beach relaxation with adventures in the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, and the Outback, you’re in for a trip of a lifetime.

Adventure Deeper
Australia is home to one of the oldest living cultures on Earth, the Aboriginal people, whose culture dates back more than 60,000 years. Queensland offers a range of unique experiences, including the welcoming ceremony of the Turrbal on the banks of the Brisbane River (Maiwar in Turrbal), which includes Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony, and Didgeridoo performance. Also in Brisbane, the First Artists experience at the Queensland Arts Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), is a First Nations storytelling experience that is an absolute privilege to behold. A walkabout in the Daintree Rainforest with a guide from the Kuku Yulanji people, whose ancient culture revolves around a deep respect for nature and its cycles, is one of the most authentic ways to explore the rainforest.

Adventure Bolder
Tropical flora and wildlife abound in Queensland's Daintree Rainforest, home to over 400 bird species and rare prehistoric flora, making it one of the most biologically diverse flora and fauna in the world. The Great Barrier Reef is teeming with over 1,625 fish species and 1,400 coral species. Once you've explored the reef, spend a day navigating the Coral Sea and encounter an array of marine life, from minke whales to humpback whales and dolphins. Take in the sights of kangaroos, wallabies, and pademelons grazing in their natural habitat, and be amazed by the beauty of the colorful cockatoos, lorikeets, and parrots that surround you. Snorkel alongside sea turtles just off the beach of Lizard Island, and search for the elusive platypus or cassowary as you adventure through the region.

Ready to adventure bigger in Queensland? Take a look at our sample itineraries below...

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More Sample Itineraries

Inspirations from Queensland
Inspirations from Queensland
11 nights from $8,370 p/p

Relax on the beaches of Hamilton Island and explore the Daintree Rainforest on this Queensland escape.
Queensland Luxe
Queensland Luxe
7 nights from $7,195 p/p

Experience the luxury of Queensland.
Natural Wonders of Queensland
Natural Wonders of Queensland
9 nights from $6,620 p/p

Experience the natural wonder of Queensland.
Adventure in Queensland
Adventure in Queensland
8 nights from $8,235 p/p
– air inclusive

Experience adventure in Queensland.

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Customized Itineraries
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