Queensland

Queensland is a state of Australia that occupies the north-eastern section of the mainland continent and is bordered to the east, by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. Queensland is a wonderland of adventures you really must see for yourself.

Made up of unique and captivating destinations for you to explore, Queensland truly is like no other place on earth. From our seemingly endless coastlines to the great expanses of the outback, the world famous Great Barrier Reef and our array of luscious rainforests, our home state is a giant living and breathing postcard, waiting to be explored! 

Because of its size, there is significant variation in climate across the state. Low rainfall and hot summers are typical for the inland west, a monsoonal 'wet' season in the far north, and warm temperate conditions along the coastal strip. Inland and in southern ranges low minimum temperatures are experienced. The climate of the coastal strip is influenced by warm ocean waters, keeping the region free from extremes of temperature and providing moisture for rainfall.

Tourism is Queensland's leading tertiary industry with millions of interstate and overseas visitors flocking to the Sunshine State each year. The state contains six World Heritage listed preservation areas: Australian Fossil Mammal Sites at Riversleigh in the Gulf Country, Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, Fraser Island, Great Barrier Reef, Lamington National Park and the Wet Tropics of Queensland.

Prepare to be wowed. Prepare for the time of your life. There’s a reason they say that Queensland is where Australia Shines and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Map of Queensland

The main cruise destinations of Queensland include, Brisbane, where you can access the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island, Gladstone, the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island, Townsville and Magnetic Island, Tropical North Queensland including Cairns, Port Douglas and Yorkeys Knob, Cooktown and Thursday Island. 

 

There's Nothing Like Australia: Queensland