Top 10 Places to Visit in Queensland, Australia

If you want to enjoy the top ten places to visit in Queensland, you will have a variety of adventures in this true paradise that is the most beautiful of Australia’s states. Holiday packages can make arrangements for you and set up conveniently the basics that you will need so you can concentrate on the attractions that are waiting for you.

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Here are some of the top attractions of Queensland that you may not want to miss out:

1. The Great Barrier Reef

Just off the coast, The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s great wonders. The best way to experience this is by snorkeling or taking a cruise that will point out interesting facts.

2. Barron River

If you’d rather go white water rafting, one of the popular places is along the Barron River in North Queensland. An experienced guide will instruct you on the use of your safety equipment, and then you will be rafting through the crystal clear rivers and rapids while marveling at the breathtaking scenery.

3. Townsville

Take a sunset cruise in the magnificent tall ship that is the only one in the Townsville region. Family-owned, this classic schooner gives you an adventure sailing in bygone days, as this is a replica of one of the first vessels that sailed in the America’s Cup in the 1870s.

4. Brisbane Story Bridge

Delight in taking the Brisbane Story Bridge’s Adventure Climb, one of only three that are similar in the world. View the city at dawn or at twilight as the lights come up and see the picturesque Glasshouse Mountains, the Moreton Bay Islands, and the lush Brisbane Forest Park.

5. Magnetic Island

A National Park takes up half of Magnetic Island, and there are 36 km of bay and bush tracks to walk or bike through. One of three air-conditioned ferries that run up to 15 trips a day can take you there in only 25 minutes.

6. Gold Coast Q Deck

The highest point that rises above the Gold Coast is the Q Deck, a panoramic observation deck on levels 77 and 78 of the world’s tallest residential building. Located in Surfers Paradise, you first ride in one of the world’s fastest elevators that goes from the ground to level 77 in only 43 seconds!

7. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway near Cairns is the longest gondola cableway in the world. See the rainforest, beautiful panoramic scenery and a magnificent waterfall. The one-way trip lasts an hour and a half.

8. Kuranda Scenic Railway

If you’d prefer a train, the Kuranda Scenic Railway that runs from Cairns to Kuranda has 15 tunnels and 37 bridges that were constructed between 1882 and 1891. This is a monument to the unbelievable engineering feat that is still being enjoyed.

9. Sunshine Coast Hinterland

You can take a Winery and Gourmet Tour in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Visit vineyards and taste award-winning quality wines, watch cheese and yogurt being made as well as handmade Swiss chocolates, and relax in rose gardens or on the veranda of a quaint old homestead.

10. St. Helena Ghost Tour

Top it all off with the St. Helena Ghost Tour. You arrive at a jetty for a forty-minute cruise and are met by professional actors who entertain you with stories about the harsh times on the island that you go to for the evening and end up at the cemetery before returning to the boat for refreshments and more entertainment.

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  1. Sammy

    There is so much to see in Queensland! This is a fantastic list. I’ve done quite a fe of these but hadn’t heard of the ghost tour. Sounds spooky. I’ll have to add it to my list for the next time I visit. Thank you!

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