If you find yourself limited to staying in one area in Australia – Queensland is the best way to go. With over 1.7 million kilometers of the Australian continent, you will discover just how large Queensland really is. With that said, there are the top 5 ultimate things to experience in Queensland.
Explore the Great Barrier Reef
Visiting the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef is a must when you visit Australia. With so much to do, you can snorkel the Low Isles Coral Cay off of Port Douglas, dive with the turtles on Lady Elliot Island, and even find the Great 8. Take your time to enjoy the romantic views of the Heart Reef.
Escape to the Islands
Sail through the islands and visit Orpheus Island and check out the giant clams. If road trips are your preferred taste, drive through the 3 largest sand islands on Fraser Island and swim in clear pristine waters.
Go for a Koala Cuddle
One of the few states that you’re allowed to cuddle with a Koala in Australia is in Queensland. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to get a closer look at local animals. You will even find that plenty of celebrities often frequent the area for a quick Koala hug.
Swim with the Minke Whales
For two month out of the year, Queensland offers a once in a lifetime experience where the Minke whales visit the local waters of the Great Barrier Reef. During the month of June and July, go ahead and dive and snorkel with these amazing sea animals.
Excavate for Fossils in the Outback
Follow the dino trail between Winton and Hughenden or fossick for fossils at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs. There are countless museums to visit such as the Boulia Stonehouse Museum, Eromanga National History Museum and more.
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