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Queensland is one of the six states in Australia and probably most famous because of its association with several major world heritage sites including the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park. Eastern Queensland has a climate ranging from subtropical to tropical, and it's a popular wintertime tourist attraction. Large areas of western Queensland are very arid. Much of Queensland has a wet and dry season due to its latitude, and this is more notable further north you travel. One of the major tourist areas is the beach-based tourist resort just south of Brisbane, known as the Gold Coast. South East Queensland is one of the fastest-growing areas of Australia.




Other destinations


  • Golden Chain Motels - Queensland has over 50 locations in Queensland including Brisbane, The Gold Coast and Cairns as well as many regional towns and cities. Golden Chain is a great option for quality accommodation at affordable prices. View a Map of Queensland

Highways and byways

  • Gulf Track
  • Telegraph Track (Peninsula Development Road)



As in most of Australia, English is invariably spoken. However, in some popular tourist cities (particularly Cairns) some signs may be in Japanese.

Get in

The main international airports are in the state capital, Brisbane and Cairns. Domestic airports can be found in some moderately sized cities such as Mackay, Rockhampton and Townsville.

Get around



Go Tandem SkyDiving in Caloundra with Sunshine Coast Skydivers

Orchid Beach on Hinchinbrook Island

Catch The Savannahlander from Cairns to Forsayth - this unique four day train trip is a great way to see the Australian outback. Best costumes hire in Brisbane at stanleystreet 659 http://www.disguises.com.au


Much of Queensland's income is still derived from agriculture, with different regions specialising in different produce. Famous examples include sugercane in the Whitsundays; peanuts for Kingaroy; mangoes for Bowen. Fresh local fish can also be found right along the coast, usually sold in "Fish & Chips" shops.


The local beer brewed in Queensland is "XXXX", known locally as 'fourex'. Rum is also produced in Queensland at the central coast town of Bundaberg. Hence it is creatively called Bundaberg Rum, or 'bundy'. There are several vineyards surrounding the town of Kingaroy.

Stay safe

  • Saltwater Crocodiles (crocodylus porosus) are common throughout the tropical northern half of Queensland all the way down to Rockhampton. Some people play down the threat to humans posed by the Saltwater Crocodile. The facts are that the Saltwater Crocodile has been protected for decades now and there is a healthy population in Northern Australia. It is always best to play it safe as a saltwater crocodile can grow to over 5m in length, and are found both in salt and fresh water. Beaches, rivers, creeks and waterholes can be home to large crocodiles. They are not known to frequent the Great Barrier Reef but live in coastal areas and rivers in tropical Australia.

Get out

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