Queensland, the Holiday of a Life Time!
Queensland Australia is famous for its spectacular environmental conditions including the sunny climate all year round. The mesmerizing 7400km coastline captures pristine beaches and calm relaxing tropical waters.
The state of Queensland is situated northeast of Australia with its land mass being the second biggest in the country and covers an expanse of 1722 000 square kilometers. Brisbane is the states capital and is the fastest growing region in Australia. Bordering Queensland is 4 diverse waterways, each has its own characteristics but combined makes up the tourism Mecca of Queensland.
Queensland has long lived in the shadows of its larger cousins Sydney and Melbourne. However with these two cities facing increasing congestion and declining standards of living, Australia is turning to Queensland for a better way of life. Known for its beautiful climate, friendly people and its increasing contributions to the Australian economy, Queensland is showing the rest of Australia that it too is becoming an internationally recognized region.
With it’s pristine beaches, restaurants, theme parks, shopping and thriving nightlife, the Gold Coast has got the lot. Make sure you book a day out to visit the very famous Sea World. The creators of Sea World have put together a marine theme park that amazingly combines all of Queensland’s vast array of sea life. You will be mesmerized with the underground aquariums, fascinated by the array of marine species, and made to laugh at the professionally rehearsed dolphin shows.
The Sunshine Coast is where the massive coastline of Queensland starts. This part of the state has become an integral part of the Queensland tourism trade and also boasts other popular tourist attractions including the beautiful hinterland and Glass House Mountains. Maroochydore is the economic epicenter for the Sunshine Coast which has all the leading corporate giants in Australia lining up to become part of this growing region.
The Coastline of the Great Barrier Reef runs parallel to the coast of Queensland stretching 2000kms and is included in the 7 natural wonders of the world and heritage listed by the Australian Government and by the World Heritage Trust which has set up management (Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority) to oversee its original and pristine status remains in tact. This special place is dampened by the warm waters all year round.
Use this guide as a starting point for your dream holiday down under. We have included some suggestions so you don’t miss out on some of the attractions you simply cannot afford to accidently overlook! Hope to see you real soon, and don’t forget to say G’day!!
Continued here: Queensland Australia – For the Holiday of a Life Time!
Top 12 things to do in and around Cairns - Port Douglas
Have a look at our list of the 12 "must do" things in and around Port Douglas, Cairns and the Atherton tablelands. This list is derived from content with the Latitude Travel Services wholesale brochure. Enjoy! And we hope this assists your planning.
Visit Coffee Works in Mareeba and experience Coffee World, just one hour drive from Cairns. If it has anything to do with Coffee it will be there. Enjoy unlimited all-day tastings of coffee, tea, chocolate and liqueur.
Hire a Car and explore the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation, be sure to visit the Floravilla Ice Cream Factory.
Take a short drive to Mossman, swim and explore the Mossman Gorge, experience the Sugar Mill tour and drop by Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.
Join Aussie Drifterz at the Behana Gorge on their magical Half Day Tubing Tour, Tube through natural tree tunnels, freshwater snorkel, make natural facepaints, swim or just relax!
Explore Kuranda with Skyrail,. Glide just metres from the rainforest canopy in gondolier cabins to experience the wonders of the Rainforest. Spend a few hours at the Kuranda Markets and return via the famous scenic railway.
Walk 4 Mile Beach, Port Douglas at Sunrise. Kilometres of sand lapped by the waves from the Coral Sea and overhung by palms and tropical forests.
Discover Cairns with Cairns Discovery Tour; learn about the rich local history of Cairns, the tropical climate and lifestyle of this city.
Get up close and personal with the animals at Daintree Wild Zoo, only 40 minutes north of Port Douglas.
Visit the famous Port Douglas Sunday market for local produce and arts and crafts.
Spend the morning at the Wildlife Habitat having "breakfast with the Birds", the kids will love it!