Queensland – Things to do

Queensland Attractions

Queensland offers activities for all tastes, be it hiking in national parks, visiting museums in Brisbane or snorkelling to see exquisite marine life and thriving coral reefs. There are world class beaches and surf spots, including Byron Bay, as well as five World Heritage Areas for nature and wildlife lovers. Don’t forget boat trips to pristine islands, wine tasting and visiting cute seaside towns.

Snorkel and island hop in Queensland

Don’t miss a diving or snorkelling trip to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s natural wonders and its biggest coral reef system. Island hop around the famous Whitsundays and sail to Lady Elliot or Heron Islands to see turtle hatchlings between January and March. Visit champagne pools and shipwrecks on World Heritage Listed Fraser Island and head to Magnetic Island to see the country’s largest population of wild koalas.

Visit national parks and rainforests

Queensland has over 1,000 national parks and forests packed with wildlife. These include the world’s oldest continually surviving rainforest, Daintree, and Noosa National Park, which boasts everglades, freshwater pools and rainbow beaches. You can also visit the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests or the extinct volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains. For natural history, discover 25 million year old fossils at Riversleigh Fossil Sites or head to Carnarvon National Park for aboriginal rock art.

City sightseeing in Brisbane

Soak up the culture in Queensland’s largest city, Brisbane. Take a stroll on the South Bank among lush parks or enjoy a meal at a world class restaurant. Head to Queen Street for shopping and explore some top museums, botanic gardens or nearby Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Other Queensland city highlights include tropical Cairns and Townsville, which has a spectacular sunset mountain viewpoint.