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Looking Forward 2020 – #travelvirtually Queensland Australia

How is it that 6 weeks can feel SO long, and so short at the same time? In our house, we’ve settled into something of a routine which has definitely helped a lot. Especially when it comes to the balance of home schooling and business.

This week we’ve learned that Queensland truly is like no other place on earth. From the seemingly endless coastlines to the great expanses of the outback, the world famous Great Barrier Reef and the array of luscious rainforests, this state is a giant living and breathing postcard, waiting to be explored.
This fantastic destination and experiences will be ready and waiting for you when we’re able to travel again safely but in the meantime enjoy our virtual inspiration and start planning that trip. I’ve been wowed. And I feel well prepared to create itineraries for the time of your life. There’s a reason they say that Queensland is where Australia Shines and here are some of our highlights of the week.

How to get there?

Emirates via Dubai

Qatar Airways via Qatar

Ethiad via Abu Dhabi

British Airways & Singapore Airlines via Singapore

Direct from London to Perth with Qantas

Highlights

  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef – The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest and longest coral reef system, stretching for 2,300km from the tip of Cape York in the north to Bundaberg in the south. Comprising 3,000 separate reefs and some 900 continental islands and coral cays, it’s one of the world’s great natural wonders.
  • Many, many waterfalls – Mother Nature knows waterfalls and swimming holes are the antidote to a sultry Queensland summer. After a hot and steamy trek through a National Park, they’re like finding gold at the end of the rainbow.
  • Fraser Island – The world’s largest sand island, but there’s more to this Queensland destination than beautiful beaches. A popular destination for four-wheel driving, Fraser Island also offers rain forest walking trails, freshwater pools, wild dingoes and colourful sandy cliffs. Self-drive or take a tour. There’s also ample opportunities to spot dolphins.
  • Day trips from Brisbane – Right on Brisbane’s doorstep is a wonderland of changing landscapes perfect for day trips or a quick weekend getaway. If you head east, you will be greeted with the aquatic playground of Moreton Bay as well as islands brimming with wildlife and stunning beaches. If you venture west, you can discover the World Heritage National Parks of the Scenic Rim and nature escapes in the Somerset region.
  • South Bank, Brisbane – The premier lifestyle and cultural destination with world-class eateries and acres of gorgeous parklands. The park is brimming with greenery, flowers and even a Nepalese Temple.
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – A large conservation field filled with over 150 Kangaroos, and Kuala
  • Cairns beaches – Spend a day in the tropical north, lying vertical on deserted beaches. They’re empty because we wouldn’t advise swimming there, with all the jellyfish, stingers and crocs!
  • Kuranda Rainforest Village – Picturesque village in the mountains overlooking Cairns. Amble through the historic markets. Open daily they have beautiful Aboriginal artefacts, local crafts and jewellery. The journey there is a real highlight too. You either get a cable car over the rainforest canopy or the 125 year old railway which passes metres from dramatic waterfalls.

Articles

Queensland’s Big Bucket List – Explore Queensland Blog

Top Camping Spots – Queensland Uncovered Blog

 

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About the Author
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