Queensland, on Australia's north east coast, is home to many of the country's most important travel icons. Around seventy percent of the country's tourist infrastructure and hotel accommodation is located here so no Australian holiday is complete without visiting the "Sunshine State" of Queensland. The city of Brisbane is the capital and it is located in the southeast. It has a major international airport and most international visitors will enter the state here. This is also the jumping off point for Queensland Rail and many organized tours throughout Queensland and all the major motor home and campervan rentals companies have bases here so it is a great place to commence a touring holiday. Just to the south of Brisbane is the Gold Coast. The south east Queensland holiday attractions include the best theme parks in Australia as well as a large number of world famous beaches and attractions. The Surfers Paradise region has a world wide reputation as a holiday destination. North of Brisbane is the Sunshine Coast. Here you will find more fantastic beachside resort towns like Mooloolaba and Noosa and in the hinterland is the late Steve Irwins fabulous Australia Zoo.
A traveler heading north will visit the Fraser Coast next. Fraser Island is the major tourist attraction in this region with its ninety mile beach, fantastic lakes and superb rainforest. Hervey Bay is the main entry point to the island and is also home to the best calm water Hervey Bay whale watching location in the world. The Discovery coast is the next place to visit on a journey to the north. Towns like Bundaberg, Bargara, 1770, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Yeppoon and island resorts like Lady Elliot Island, Heron Island and Great Keppel Island all have their own special charm. The Whitsundays, on the central coast of Queensland are home to some of the best island destinations imaginable. There is also a huge bare boat charter industry and crewed sailing trips are available for a day or a week. Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Daydream Island, Long Island and Brampton Island all have fantastic resorts that range from ideal family holiday locations through to some of the most luxurious resorts on the planet. The town of Airlie Beach, on the mainland, is the main jumping off point for sailing trips and the island resorts. It is a bustling coastal holiday town with great accommodation and attractions in its own right.
Far North Queensland is unique. From Townsville in the south through Cairns in the north, the Port Douglas and the Daintree rainforest regions, it presents some of the finest holiday attractions in the country. The Great Barrier Reef lies just offshore from Cairns and there are hundreds of tours and cruises available to take you to see all of the regions beauty spots. Many great island resorts can be found here. Lizard Island, Green Island, Dunk Island, Bedarra Island and Orpheus Island all have fantastic luxury resorts. Cooktown, the Cape York Peninsular and other outback locations are all accessible via organized tours.Queensland is a unique holiday destination so make sure you see it all by using this Queensland travel guide, on your next Australian holiday.When Queensland accommodation specials and packages are on the market, they can be found in this website.