Popularly known as The Sunshine State, Queensland is famous for its paradisiacal beaches, tropical islands, and outdoor lifestyle.
Located on the east coast of Australia, it is the second-largest state of the country. With over 200 national parks, there’s always something to do and someplace exciting to see in Queensland.
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Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the third-largest city in Australia. It is one of the favorite destinations of international students due to the climate and environment.
If you are interested in discovering more about Brissy, have a look at our post dedicated to the city here.
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The majority of Queensland receives from 8 to 9 hours of sunshine every day, that’s where the nickname “The Sunshine State” comes from.
The state is also appealing for its beautiful beaches along the coast.
For the tourists looking for peace and quiet, Moreton Island is an unmissable spot. To know more about this destination, check our post here.
Besides, there is Stradbroke Island, which is a nature lover’s paradise.
Straddie is the world’s second-largest sand island and it is a fantastic location with abundant wildlife.
To go there, you can catch the ferry boat and in less than 2 hours, you will be able to enjoy this fabulous island.
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TIP: Main Beach, Deadmans Beach, and Cylinder Beach are the most popular beaches on the island.
It is possible to spot kangaroos on their natural habitat whilst going around the island. Also, if you like adventures, why not camp on Stradbroke Island?
GREAT BARRIER REEF
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the wonders of the world and it is so vast that is even visible from space.
Located in the Coral Sea, it is considered the world’s largest living organism and it contains wide biodiversity. The main launching points for tours are Cairns, Port Douglas, and Airlie Beach.
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In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, there is Whitsundays, made up of 74 islands. Hamilton Island is probably the most famous one in the region.
Another jewel in Whitsundays is Whitehaven Beach, often listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming are some of the unforgettable activities in the place.
If you are interested in seeing this natural beauty in the air, you can book a helicopter flight or a seaplane and be amazed by the Heart Reef.
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To know more about this destination, visit the website.
Following the list of attractions in Queensland, the next stop is Fraser Island.
It is the world’s largest sand island with more than 120 km and it is located around 4 hours far from Brisbane city.
The island is also home to dingoes, a famous and dangerous animal in Australia.
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The famous Rainbow Beach is one of the gateways to Fraser Island and definitely worth visiting.
Also, Lake McKenzie is another must-visit location on the island, with crystal clear water and a stunning blue shade.
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If you are keen on learning more about Fraser Island, have a look at the website.
Cairns is a laid-back city in the north of Queensland.
Since it is a regional area, it offers opportunities for skilled migrants to work and live in Australia permanently. To learn more, click here.
Besides, Cairns is another gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and it is where the reef meets another paradise: the Daintree Rainforest.
The Daintree Rainforest is a UNESCO World-Heritage listed and another place that should be visited.
Moreover, Daintree is the oldest tropical rainforest in the world and it is located around 2 hours far from Cairns.
Fun fact: The rainforest is so unique and ancient that it was even an inspiration for the movie Avatar.
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Explore and feel the energy of the Sunshine State! ☀️