With so many things to see and do in Queensland, you really are spoilt for choice. Go on wildlife tours and explore native habitats, take a whale watching cruise or even follow the early pioneers into the Queensland Outback. There are plenty of adventure tours on offer as well as the kids' favourite, Gold Coast theme parks.
Step back in time as you view Aboriginal art or attend local cultural exhibitions and visit art galleries. There's also the shopping: markets, shopping centres and boutiques all offering Australian made products - whether you're looking for souvenirs or just browsing through town.
The Gold Coast has more to offer than just sun, surf and sand. After half a century as one of Australia's leading tourist hotspots, it's evolved into much, much more. On the Gold Coast, you can go on wine trails, hike rugged mountains, jet-boat and hug koalas all within 50km of one another. Have a luscious spa treatment, get a theme park thrill, feast on local seafood at a surf club or visit the world's tallest residetial tower-Q1.
Like most other regions in Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is a popular destination for outdoor adventures. South to north, there is over 70 kilometres of white surf beaches stretching across the Sunshine Coast. Grab your surf board or join in on a surf lesson found at nearly every beach on the coast. The Sunny Coast has their share of Theme Parks, as well as 4WD tours through rainforests and secluded beaches, sailing adventures and some fantastic fishing spots.
Tropical North Queensland
Tropical North Queensland is Australia's nature-based adventure destination offering the best Australia has to offer in the realm of tropical experiences and nature based adventures. Nowhere else can you better experience the natural wonders of the planet's largest marine park than in Tropical North Queensland - Australia's closest and easiest access point to the Great Barrier Reef, where diving, snorkelling, sailing, cruising and island hopping are a way of life. Explore the lush green Daintree, ride the world's longest gondola cableway or tackle the Tully river white water rafting.
The Whitsundays consists of 74 semi-submerged mountains, where the mountain tops are tropical islands. Only eight Whitsunday islands are inhabited, most of the islands are National Parks and all of them are naturally beautiful.
These beautiful islands can be viewed by foot, from above by helicopter or sea plane or on board a yacht or cruise. There are numerous tour companies in Airlie Beach that will be able to assist you with day tours and activities in the Whitsundays.
Pack a picnic lunch and venture out to the white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, island hop in a day to Daydream, South Mole or Long Island or wander the village streets of Airlie Beach on the mainland.