You wait until you see some of the most beautiful coastlines, spectacular landscapes and world class nature reserves! Whether it is Queensland's world acclaimed beaches, the unforgettable magnetism of Uluru, the stunning beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness or the awesome Sydney harbour; wherever you are in Australia, there is a holiday destination just around the corner.
In Queensland you do not have to travel far to visit:
Tropical North Queensland
A few favourites
Mission Beach is halfway between Cairns and Townsville. this is a place where cassowaries can still be found in the nearby bush, where the sea is a sparkling invitation and where magos droop from the trees!
Southern Great Barrier Reef
Not the first place you would think of going but this area is relatively uncrowded, down to earth but has wonderful beaches. you can fly into Bundeberg or Gladstone and then drive to your destination unless it is an island. Heron Island and Lady Elliot Island are beautiful eco-friendly resorts where you can snorkel from the beach to the reef.
What you need to know about Stingers
Stingers are jellyfish which are evidence in Tropical Queensland particularly from November to May. during this time swim oonly at patrolled beaches and ideally cover up when you go into the water.
Mission Beach is halfway between Cairns and Townsville. this is a place where cassowaries can still be found in the nearby bush, where the sea is a sparkling invitation and where mangoes droop from the trees!
Moreton Bay is just a hop skip and a jump from Brisbane city yet has miles of sandy coastline and endless national parks to discover. For wildlife lovers Pumicestone Passage is the home to turtles, maine birds and the gentle dugong. For the adventurous Moreton By is a place where you can skydive, glide, canoe or boat or walk through the hinterland. Local produce is abundant so look out for the markets or enjoy the cafes and restaurants. Every Easter The Festival of Sails takes place on Good Friday and this is a huge seaside carnival with gourmet market stalls, live music as well as the yacht race itself!
Hayman Island is the jewel of the islands at the tip of the Whitsundays and is a very special place for an exclusive experience.Over eighty million dollars has been spent on the islands fabulous One and Only resort and if you would like a romantic encounter with sea and sky this is truly awe inspiring. Getting there is from the Great Barrier Reef airport on Hamilton Island and then taking a launch which whisks you to Hayman in just less than an hour!
A Host Farm Experience
The Queensland Bed and Breakfast and Host Farm Association has many properties throughout the state offering holiday accommodation. Activities include horse riding and stock work and can be catered or self catered. See: http://www.bbfq.com.au/queenslandqldfarmstays.php
A Bushwalking Experience
There are four particularly exeptional walks in Queensland which include: Noosa Coastal Track; the Goldfield Track, the Cathedral Cave Track in Carnavon Gorge and the Lamington Border Track which links Binna Burra and the Green Mountains. One which will tell you so much about early Australia . The Cathedral Cave Track which as well as having amazing panographic views allows you access to 4000 year old Aborginal paintings, Hellhole Gorge, Ward's Canyon with its king ferns and an amazing walk to unforgettable Boolimba Bluff.