Friday, October 5, 2012

Queensland's Top Holiday Spots

By John Wright

Queensland is a condition of Australia, in the northeast of the country. The capital city is Brisbane.

For people who do not know Queensland, it is marketed as the State where Australia shines. It is hot, sunny and has (in my opinion) the best beaches in Australia.

I had a good idea of what people may suggest going into this story, however it had a few surprises. Here's what everybody came up with and they can all be holidayed in best by campervan hire Qld:

The Great Barrier Reef

No surprises that this came top of the list. The Great Barrier Reef stretching from Central Queensland on the Eastern Coast of Australia to Papua New Guinea is the biggest living organism in the world. It is a natural wonder of the world and renowned for the great thing about the coral and the creatures that occupy it.

What was surprising was the superb strategies that were recommended to experience the reef. Snorkelling and diving were popular, as were copter rides above the reef so you can actually gauge the scale of this incredible place.

The Whitsundays

The Whitsundays are a group 74 islands off the Central Queensland coast. The islands offer a massive range of tropical paradise getaways for visitors of all nature. Ideas for the Whitsundays included snorkelling and diving, as well as swimming with Dolphins off Hamilton Island. Sailing is also a favored past time in the Whitsundays and a variety of boats offer sailors of all capability the chance to experience a fantastic day out.

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the biggest sand island in the world. No this does not imply it is merely a big pile of sand. It has shocking bushland, lakes, beaches and wildlife. Any Queensland bucket list must include a 4WD camping trip here, but bring masses of toilet roll as bathrooms are few and far between. Likewise don't feed the dingoes or the rangers will be running after you. You really do get back to nature here.

The Sunshine Coast

There are plenty of places to surf in Queensland, however taking lessons in Noosa on the Sun Coast was a popular choice. Noosa was a sleepy fishing village but is now a popular, up to date town offering the most recent fashions and food on famous Hastings Street.


Brisbane, capital of Queensland, has its own unique experiences. There are only 3 bridge climbs in the world and one of them is on the Storey Bridge in central Brisbane, which enables you to get a very unique view of this city. A short drive and boat ride from the CBD is Moreton Bay, a stunning water way and group of islands that offer camping, fishing, surfing, canoeing, sailing, diving and snorkelling at its best. No surprises here that it hit the Queensland bucket list.

The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is an enormously popular vacation resort. It offer 26 kms of beaches with Surfers Heaven is iconic for its party and fun lifestyle. The Gold Coast is also known for its theme parks and these naturally hit the bucket list. Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World, Dream World, Wet n ' Wild, White Water World and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offer an impressive range of rides and experiences for every age.

A lesser known part of the Gold Coast for travellers is Currumbin. This an extremely well liked surf spot for neighbors and when the tide is out the creek turns into a water wonderland. The most bizarre bucket list proposal was walking through the rock pools at Currumbin in the rain.

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