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Travel to Queensland

Commonly known as the ‘Sunshine State’, Queensland is Australia’s second-largest state and has a reputation for warm weather, stunning landscapes and a bustling nightlife.

It’s home to the famous Barrier Reef and over 200 national parks so it’s no surprise that the state is a popular vacation spot given this bounty of natural wonders (not to mention its collection of theme parks on the Gold Coast!).

key facts

  • Location: The north-eastern corner of Australia
  • Population: 4,808,000
  • Size: 1,730,648 km2


Thanks to its large size there’s a significant difference between the climates across the state, such as the monsoonal, tropical north and subtropical south.

  • Summer average: 24–33°C
  • Winter average: 15–24°C
  • Average rainfall: 200–1,500 mm

about queensland

Given Queensland’s picturesque landscapes it’s no surprise that it’s a hub for tourism, with the Great Barrier Reef situated on the coast of North Queensland, beside the city of Cairns.

The Gold Coast is rich with surfing spots, night life, and family friendly theme parks.

To the west is fertile Australian outback, rich with natural gemstones and home to some major fossil sites.

about brisbane

Brisbane is a popular city for both holidaymakers and people looking for a place to stay permanently.

Known for its tropical weather and beautiful beaches, it’s also a modern city with a bustling CBD and thriving café scene.

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