Things to do in Queensland
  • Flinders Reef Diving Trip for Certified Divers

    Flinders Reef Diving Trip for Certified Divers

    Flinders Reef is a small isolated reef near Moreton Island, 5 km north-west of Cape Moreton in South East Queensland. It has the highest number of coral species of any sub tropical reef system along Australia’s east coast. Flinders Reef is one of Queensland’s most popular reefs, is protected within the Moreton Bay Marine Park…

  • Sunshine Coast Scenic Food & Wine Tour Inc. Lunch, Cheese, Wine & Chocolate

    Sunshine Coast Scenic Food & Wine Tour Inc. Lunch, Cheese, Wine & Chocolate

    This full-day tour combines the stunning scenery of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with some of the region’s finest local produce.The first stop of the day is a scenic lookout to take in the stunning views of the National Heritage-listed Glass House Mountains, then onto the dairy town of Maleny where you will sample a selection…

  • Whitsunday Islands and Heart Reef Scenic Flight – 70 minutes

    Whitsunday Islands and Heart Reef Scenic Flight – 70 minutes

    An amazing and unforgettable experience.This is our most popular flight and with great reason! Combining both the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef in one.Enjoy the iconic scenery as you soar in our specially designed scenic flight aircraft, featuring high wings and large panoramic windows ensuring unobstructed views.Your pilot will point out land marks to…

  • O’Reilly’s and Binna Burra Full-Day Tour – Lamington National Park

    O’Reilly’s and Binna Burra Full-Day Tour – Lamington National Park

    Whereas most tours take you to either one or the other entrance of Lamington National Park, we will take you to both entrances of Lamington National Park (Binna Burra and O’Reilly’s) all on the one tour. We allow you time to self-guide at your own pace on designated trails to experience the ancient rainforest in…

  • Historic Village Herberton, Kuranda Village and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

    Historic Village Herberton, Kuranda Village and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

    Arrive at Herberton Historical Village at approximately 10am. Explore the Herberton Historic Village collection currently featuring over 50 original out house buildings with intact interior displays, original machinery and vehicles, plus thousands of antique items and period memorabilia. Next, visit Kuranda Village where you can enjoy a rainforest walk and take a scenic view of…

  • Sky Rail, Kuranda Scenic Railway Return Transfers from Port Douglas

    Sky Rail, Kuranda Scenic Railway Return Transfers from Port Douglas

    The Affordable Way to get to SkyRail. Pre Book Our Shared Return Cairns Attraction Shuttle Which Operates between Port Douglas and AJ Hackett Sky Walk, Sky Rail, Cairns Wake Park and Freshwater Train Station (Kuranda Scenic Railway). Sit back and enjoy your journey heading south where you will enjoy the views of the Coral Sea…

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise

    Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise

    Hit the rails, the rainforest, the sky and the reef in an action-packed day trip from Cairns! You’ll take the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway between Carins and Kuranda, soar over the Great Barrier Reef on a helicopter tour, take a lunchtime cruise on the reef, then spend the afternoon swimming or snorkeling…

  • Noosa Oceanrider Scenic Dolphin Safari

    Noosa Oceanrider Scenic Dolphin Safari

    Prepare to get a taste of Noosa from the water and discover the cheeky dolphins that play along the coast on the amazing Dolphin Safari!Departing from Noosa Marina, Captain Nathan will take you on a relaxing scenic cruise down the Noosa River and around the headland where you will soak up amazing views of Noosa,…

  • 8-Day Outback Experience from Queensland

    8-Day Outback Experience from Queensland

    This tour showcases some of real outback experience. We head inland to some of the remote townships Queensland has to offer. We explore the history of the region from Dinosaurs, Gems to Cowboys and all that is inbetween.Enjoy the comforts of a medium size boutique bus and small passengers numbers and a tour guide with…

  • Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive

    Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive

    A mature and highly-regarded local guide will provide friendly, entertaining commentary on hundreds of topics covering birds and wildlife, trees, geology, history and folklore on your 5 hour tour of the scenic roads and byways of the beautiful Magnetic Island. Departing Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal you’ll visit all the major sights, including one or two…

  • Safe Private Transfer from Port Douglas to Cairns for up to 13 people

    Safe Private Transfer from Port Douglas to Cairns for up to 13 people

    PRIVATE TRANSFERS – We go when YOU & YOUR GROUP are ready to go. Private Transfers to or from Cairns Airports, Cairns CBD Hotels & Port Douglas Hotels

  • Fitzroy Island Catamaran Transfers from Cairns

    Fitzroy Island Catamaran Transfers from Cairns

    Enjoy the picturesque surrounds of Fitzroy Island. Our full day tour departs Cairns at 930am, arriving at the island in less than an hour. The return trip to Cairns picks up at the Fitzroy Island jetty approximately 4.15pm, returning to Cairns by 5.30pm. Snorkel Hire and Glass Bottom Boat are also available for pre bookings,…

  • Kuranda Rainforestation & Kuranda Scenic Rail (R1BT)

    Kuranda Rainforestation & Kuranda Scenic Rail (R1BT)

    Join Tropic Wings, the longest established coach operator in Cairns, for a full day adventure to Kuranda, located in the middle of World Heritage Rainforest. Your experience includes a visit to the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park, where you can take a tour on a historic World War II Army Duck, as well as feed a…

  • One Way Private Transfer 1 to 3 Passengers from Cairns to Silky Oaks

    One Way Private Transfer 1 to 3 Passengers from Cairns to Silky Oaks

    We are a locally family owned and operated company with more than 30 years’ experience in transport and tourism. We take pride in offering a friendly, outstanding service at an affordable price. We live here because we love it.

  • Sunshine Coast Private Scenic Tour Inc. 2-Course Gourmet Lunch | 1-13 People

    Sunshine Coast Private Scenic Tour Inc. 2-Course Gourmet Lunch | 1-13 People

    Explore the beautiful Sunshine Coast and Noosa area on a totally relaxed and laid-back guided tour? We offer a fantastic full day out guided tour, lasting from 8.30 am until 4.30 pm. That’s more than enough time to get a real overview of how stunningly beautiful and fun-filled this area really is. We understand that…

  • Half Day Gold Coast Brewery Tour

    Half Day Gold Coast Brewery Tour

    Book direct on our website for the BEST deal!! Get behind the scenes, learn the histories, and understand the growing popularity of the beer industry on the Gold Coast. We will visit three of the listed local craft beer breweries and supply all tasters. Small groups experience unique flavors and a fun day out sampling…

  • Full-Day Whitsunday Sail and Snorkel Adventure with Lunch

    Full-Day Whitsunday Sail and Snorkel Adventure with Lunch

    Explore some of the Whitsundays best-kept secrets. Fun and informative ECO tour guides. Relax on the deck of Tongarra as she sails to the top of Hook Island and feast on delicious snacks and lunch. Snorkel at the best fringing reef the region has to offer.Enjoy a fun “Red Shark” ride and explore Langford Sand…

  • Nogo Station Experience

    Nogo Station Experience

    This tour is packed with the sights, sounds, insights and outback humour. You will be personally hosted by one of the Kinnon family, who will take you on an insiders’ journey of station life, including the merino story in the woolshed, Captain Starlight’s stockyards and the amazing station safari by open-top, double-decker bus to spot…

  • Discover Toowoomba Tours

    Discover Toowoomba Tours

    Toowoomba Discovery Tours allow guests to select an itinerary that meets their interests. We are very happy for you to contact us and discuss what you would like to do. We can then develop an itinerary for your group. We look forward to chatting with you. There are now over 30 venues and activities to…

  • Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with sparkling wine & nibbles platter

    Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with sparkling wine & nibbles platter

    Enjoy a relaxing sailing experience aboard a luxury sailboat during a sunset cruise on the calm waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Sip on sparkling wine as you take in landmarks such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Wave Break Island and Surfers Paradise. Admire the warm colors of the sunset paint the shore…

  • Brisbane Airport to and from Brisbane CBD for 7 ppl

    Brisbane Airport to and from Brisbane CBD for 7 ppl

    We Offer You Smartly Dressed Black Bow Chauffeurs in black business suits and Drive with High-End Vehicle Only, Who are trained to offer value-added services in multiple situations. We also have a Customer Helpline that addresses your queries and solves all your problems in super quick time, to say the least!Non-Stop TransfersPickup Location: Brisbane Airport,…

  • Starlights Cruise Experience

    Starlights Cruise Experience

    Enjoy an adventure to the heart of outback tradition and legend.Starlight’s Cruise Experience provides you with a choice of cruising on the only paddlewheeler west of the Great Divide or the equally charming Thomson Princess Riverboat. Cruise down the splendid Thomson River at sunset with drinks (BYO alcohol) and nibbles, watch the birds come home…

  • Wildcat Mackay

    Wildcat Mackay

    Wildcat Mackay is the regions first island exploring tour in over two decades. Visiting the most picturesque and untouched locations of the South Cumberland Islands off the coast of Mackay Queensland, this is a day tour experience you will never forget. With 5 hours exploring either Keswick Island, Brampton Island, Cockermouth Island, Scawfell Island and…

  • Dive the Scottish Prince Shipwreck

    Dive the Scottish Prince Shipwreck

    On 3/2/1887, the Scottish Prince was proceeding northward along theeast coast on the final stages of a voyage from Glasgowto Brisbane. At 11:40pm the master left the deck, leaving thesecond mate in charge—who had never sailed these watersbefore. Shortly after midnight the vessel ran aground.Several unsuccessful attempts were made by steamers to tow the ship…

  • Stand up Paddle on the beautiful Noosa River with Hourly Board Hire

    Stand up Paddle on the beautiful Noosa River with Hourly Board Hire

    Discover the beauty of the Noosa River while paddling on a Stand Up Paddle Board. Enjoy an activity that will leave you feeling revitalised, while providing a low impact, full body workout that will leave you wanting to do it again and again.  While paddle boarding on the Noosa River you’ll have the chance to spot…


All about Queensland

When to visit

There’s a reason that Queensland is called the Sunshine State, and you can expect the sun to shine through all four seasons. Summer temperatures are hot and humid, with average temperatures around 85°F (30°C) and high rainfall, especially in the tropical north. Stick to the state’s southern beach resorts in summer, then head north during the dry winter months. May through October is the best season for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, with lower water levels and higher visibility.

Getting around

As Australia’s second-largest state, there’s a lot of ground to cover in Queensland. Most travelers touch down in Brisbane or Cairns, where long-distance buses, tourist shuttles, and ferries will whisk you between the coastal resorts and islands. Queensland’s public transport network is well-developed, but you’ll still find it quicker and easier to get around with a car, especially if you’re exploring the Hinterlands and national parks.

Traveler tips

Queensland is home to one of only two everglades in the world (the other one is in Florida). Part of the Great Sandy National Park, you can explore the wild waterways of the Noosa Everglades by boat or kayak, cool off with a swim in croc-free waterholes, and spot some 40% of Australia’s bird species.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most breathtaking place in Queensland?

Queensland has no shortage of awe-inspiring natural wonders, most notably its two UNESCO sites—the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Magnificent beaches and sweeping ocean views await on Fraser Island and The Whitsundays islands, while photo opportunities abound in the Wooroonooran, Lamington, and Glass House Mountains national parks.

What is Queensland best known for?

Queensland is renowned for its year-round sunshine, golden beaches, and natural wonders. Once you’ve explored the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and snorkeled the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, take your pick of beach resorts along the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, or cruise out to Fraser Island or The Whitsundays.

Why do tourists visit Queensland?

Tourists visit Queensland to swim, surf, and sunbathe at the sandy beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, snorkel and scuba dive along the Great Barrier Reef, or hike through the UNESCO-listed Daintree Rainforest. The state is also renowned for its many family theme parks, national parks, and natural wonders.

What can you enjoy in Queensland?

Queensland is all about getting outdoors. Enjoy swimming, surfing, and water sports along the beaches, snorkeling or scuba diving along the Great Barrier Reef, or hiking amid canyons, waterfalls, and rainforests. Or get your adrenaline pumping at a theme park, sandboarding on Fraser Island, or visit Australia Zoo.

What is the best month to go to Queensland?

Summer is peak season along the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, but expect hot, humid, and wet weather, especially in the state’s north. Alternatively, the warm, dry winter months (June through October) are ideal for exploring the tropical north and visiting the Great Barrier Reef.

Why is the Gold Coast so famous?

The Gold Coast is renowned for its year-round sunshine, beautiful golden beaches, and many theme parks. Encompassing towns such as Surfer’s Paradise, Miami Beach, and Broadbeach, it’s one of Australia’s most popular family beach destinations, where you can surf, shop, golf, whale-watch, or bushwalk and food-taste in the Hinterlands.