If you have to pick only one state in Australia for your travel adventure, you can’t go wrong with Queensland! The state offers endless epic travel experiences for nature and wildlife lovers, beach babes and adventurers. But before you set off on an unforgettable road trip, check out our list of the best things to do and places to visit in Queensland to make sure you have the best experience.
Catch the sunrise at Burleigh Heads National Park in the Gold Coast
If you’re a morning person and love hiking, this is for you! Get up early to see an incredible sunrise and watch other early risers catching the first waves of the day.
Take a photo at Noosa’s Fairy Pools for the Gram
The two natural tidal rock pools are located a short walk away in Noosa National Park, they can be hard to find, so they are a true hidden gem. Make sure you pack enough water and wear comfortable shoes. The water is so pristine and definitely refreshing after the walk.
Go on a 4WD on Fraser Island
Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. Drive on wide open beaches, walk through beautiful rainforests and spot dingoes (don’t go to close to them, they look cute but are not dogs!). The highlight of this island is Lake McKenzie. It’s heaven on earth.
Go snorkelling in the Whitsundays
The Whitsundays are located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and one of the most beautiful places to visit in Australia and the whole world. You can relax on the white sands of Whitehaven Beach, swim with turtles and enjoy all water activities like snorkelling, sailing and swimming. Don’t forget to walk up to Hill Inlet viewpoint for the best postcard picture.
Fun Fact: Did you know that a part of the fifth instalment if the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie was filmed there?
Go skydiving at Mission Beach
Ever wanted to see Australia from above? This is the perfect activity for all adrenalin junkies out there. Enjoy a scenic flight over the beautiful tropical rainforests and freefall from up to 15,000 ft. You will never forget this trip!
Cruise around Magnetic Island in a Barbie car
Rent a pink cabrio and spot cute koalas in the wild along the Forts Walk at Magnetic Island. And don’t forget to take a picture!
Dive alongside manta rays at Lady Elliot Island
If you love marine life, this is for you! The island is the southernmost island o the Great Barrier Reef and a paradise for all ocean lovers.
Explore Cape Tribulation
Take a walk on the beach where the rainforest meets the reef, the place where two UNESCO World Heritages Sites meet. Daintree rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world and a paradise for all nature lovers.
Take a day trip to Undara Volcanic National Park
Not far from Cairns, you can walk the path of a volcano at Undara Lava Tubes. Don’t worry the volcano is not active.
See ancient dinosaur fossils in the outback
Head to Queensland’s Australian Dinosaur Trail to uncover real dinosaur fossils and walk the path of these ancient giants.
Queensland has much more to offer, but we hope we could give you some ideas for your Queensland bucket list! What are you favourite activities when you are travelling? Are you an adventurer or do you prefer to relax at the beach all day?