Best Places to Visit in Queensland

The "Sunshine State," Queensland, is Australia's most popular vacation destination. The state's natural treasures include golden beaches, picturesque tropical islands, spectacular surf breaks, World Heritage-listed rainforests, rivers, reefs, and waterfalls, to name a few.

All of Queensland's sun-drenched locales provide thrilling outdoor pursuits. The Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef provide excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities. K'Gari (Fraser Island) is a popular four-wheel-driving destination, and the Queensland coast's wilderness regions are ideal for hiking, bicycling, boating, and fishing.

Brisbane, Queensland's capital, offers big-city attractions with a small-town vibe for a change of pace. The flashy Gold Coast, south of Brisbane, is known for its hedonism and high towers. Traveling north from the capital along the coast, you may visit a slew of holiday destinations, from peaceful beach towns and rainforest settlements to gorgeous Port Douglas and the tropical tourist magnet of Cairns. With our list of the top attractions and activities to do in Queensland, you can learn more about the greatest spots to visit in this sunny state.