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Queensland travel stories, activity recommendations and visitor information
Queensland has long had a reputation of being Australia’s Sunshine State – a place where Australians go for beach holidays. But for overseas visitors, there’s far more to it than that. From the family-friendly Gold Coast in the South-Eastern corner to the tropical rainforests near Cairns in the north, it’s a state of incredible diversity. Oh, and having the Great Barrier Reef helps too.
Links to all Queensland stories on the site can be found below.
Magnetic Island, just off the coast of Townsville, is one of the most unaggressively lovely parts of Queensland. There’s nothing too in-your-face about it, and it’s just big enough for everyone to have theirRead More »
David Whitley gets up close and personal with a sleepy ball of fur at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Queensland. As I gently stroke her neck, ruffling her hair, Elise moves closer. IRead More »
David Whitley stumbles upon a magical wildlife encounter in a part of Australia that many don’t bother to visit. It’s that magical period of dusk where the moon is forming a perfect white circleRead More »
David Whitley rocks up in the Queenland town of Maryborough to find it suspiciously deserted… Bank holiday Mondays are usually quiet affairs, but the one I arrived in Maryborough on was suspiciously so. TheRead More »
David Whitley tests out a new sport as he hits the waterways on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Stand-up paddle surfing is pretty much what the name suggests. It’s a cross between surfing, kayaking and manningRead More »
David Whitley tries to rectify his overindulgence in Noosa, Queensland, and finds that he’s got an enormous game of catch-up to play. It was probably an error to look in the mirror in theRead More »
Landlubber David Whitley gets a taste of sailing without leaving the beach in Northern Queensland. It’s a wonder that everyone in Mission Beach doesn’t have one of these babies. The four villages that makeRead More »
David Whitley discovers why Big Things are a big thing in Australian country towns – and stumbles across a new favourite. Australian country towns can be comically magnificent. Most labour under the impression thatRead More »
Australia’s one of the most exciting, varied destinations on the planet, but current exchange rates mean it’s a lot more expensive than it used to be. The days of three dollars to the pound areRead More »
From spotting crocodiles on the Daintree to white-water rafting on the Nymboida, there are plenty of adventures to be had on rivers across Australia. As the weather in Australia’s southern states turns colder, andRead More »