Home of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands, the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, Queensland is Australia’s action-packed holiday destination for those who appreciate sun, sea, sand and sizzling temperatures!
With its tropical climate, stunning coastlines and vibrant nightlight, Queensland attracts millions of visitors from across the world, in addition to all the Australian travellers, and if you fancy working your way around the globe, there are plenty of opportunities in this whopping great state.
While we didn’t get to visit the whole of Queensland during our world tour (according to Wikipedia it covers 1,852,642 km²), we did manage to fit in Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, Mackay and Airlie Beach and were lucky enough to spend Christmas Eve snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef – memorable!
We also sailed the Whitsunday Islands, and while the weather was overcast during our stay, the temperatures remained in the late 20s and we had a blast splashing around in the jellyfish-filled waters in our rather attractive stinger suits.
With much of Queensland still to uncover, it is an Australian destination that remains high up on our “must return to” list, and if you are heading down to OZ anytime soon, we can highly recommend you add this, Australia’s second largest state, to your itinerary.