- Capital: Brisbane
- Famous for/as: Rainforest, Beaches
- Population: 4.2 Million
- Area: 1300 000Sq Km
- Language: English
- Best Season: All Year-round
- Weather: hot and humid in the far north, to comfortable cool temperatures in the southeast
Places to See Around
Explore the magical Daintree Rainforest with an Aboriginal guide or charter a yacht to the pristine Whitsunday Islands. Enjoy resort relaxation in Noosa, frolic on the beaches of the Capricorn Coast and see dinosaur footprints near Winton. Go diving from the gracious town of Bundaberg and bushwalk through national parks near Mackay. Visit wineries and rodeos in Southern Queensland Country and go horse riding on Townsville’s Magnetic Island.
Queensland is one of, if not the fastest growing (both economically and population )states in Australia.
Like the other Australian states, Queensland is vast; to put its size into perspective; it will take over three days to drive from Brisbane to Cairns, which is not even at the far north.
The Tropics comprise around two thirds of the length of Queensland and are bordered by the Great Barrier Reef which stretches from around Bundaberg up past the northern tip of Cape York.
The state has hundreds of coastal islands some of which, for example the Whitsunday Islands, are developed with idyllic holiday resorts.