My dream holiday as a kid was Queensland. Coming from Victoria, I couldn’t imagine how lucky Queenslanders felt living in a place where you could spend winter days walking on the beach and wear thongs all year round.
Queensland is not only Australia’s favorite holiday spot, but it’s also home to The Great Barrier Reef, almost 2000 islands, the world’s oldest continuously surviving rainforest, spectacular waterfalls, rivers, deserts, and more.
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Exploring the Great Barrier Reef
From rocky outcrops, to sprawling national parks of untouched rainforest, to exclusive private resorts fringed with powder-white beaches, the islands of the Great Barrier Reef are as diverse as the life below the waterline.
Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island
Moreton Island is 40 km off the coast of Brisbane and home to the popular Tangalooma Wrecks.
The Tangalooma Wrecks are made up of 15 deliberately sunken ships that were originally placed in 1963 to form a breakwater for local fisherman.
The site can be reached by snorkeling straight from the beach and are home to over 175 species of tropical fish such as lionfish, kingfish and yellowtail.
This is actually one of the best places for surfing on the planet. Not incidentally one of the most popular parts of the Gold Coast is known as Surfers Paradise.
The Gold Coast is not only my favorite Aussie holiday spot for the surf vibe and beach culture, but it’s also geared to give kids the holiday of their lives. And the theme parks are the icing on the cake.
ESSENTIAL WEBSITES TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR VISIT TO QUEENSLAND
Capital City: Brisbane
Check out – queensland.com
Locations for Queensland Visitors Centres to find the one closest to you.
For caravan and holiday parks in QLD: caravanqld.com.au
Download the Queensland App: queensland.com/en-au/plan-your-trip/travel-tools/the-queensland-app-store
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