There is so much to do in Queensland’s capital city. Visit
the Alma Park Zoo, picnic and swim at Southbank Parklands or
view the city and coastal region from Mt Cootha lookout.
There is always the option of the exhilarating Storey Bridge
Climb, or why not take the ferry over to Stradbroke Island
for a relaxing day trip.
2. Gold Coast
Known for its amazing theme parks, this is the ultimate
holiday destination. Visit the tourist strip at Surfers
Paradise with long stretches of white beaches, Currumbin
Bird Sanctuary and Sea World are great for a family day
trip, or for thrill seekers you can’t go past Dream World or
3. Lamington National Park
Including the Gold Coast Hinterland and stretching out to the
surrounding mountains and valleys, you will find amazing
rainforest and walking trails here with popular attractions
including Binna Burra, Springbrook National Parks and Coomera
Gorge. Mount Barney National Park and Mount Warning offer
incredible walking trails, camping sites and lookouts.
4. Glasshouse Mountains
Easily accessible from the Bruce Highway, this tourist
region offers exhilarating lookouts and camping spots at
Coochin Creek. The best walks are Glasshouse Mountains
Lookout and Wild Horse Mountain Lookout. Mount Tibrogargan
is the most impressive as it looms over the forest below.
The famous Australia Zoo is also close by at Beerwah.
Being the main tourist centre of the Sunshine Coast
is a very popular tourist spot. The Cooloola National Park
and Noosa National Park both offer fantastic camping sites
with raw natural beauty. Hastings Street is the place to be
for stylish shopping and beach side restaurants, and head to
the Noosa River for all types of water sports, fishing and
Located in the Sunshine Hinterland, this area is popular for
weekend retreats and day trips. With exquisite art and
craft shops and sweeping views of the coast through to the
Glasshouse mountains, it is perfect for a weekend getaway or
stopover. Visit Lake Baroon for a picnic, or travel down to
Maleny for some more sightseeing.
7. Sunshine Coast
Packed with tourists, this region includes Alexandra
Headland, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and Coolum. It also
extends to the great Blackall Range. There is so much to
see, with fantastic coastal drives and blue waters. It is
the ideal base for a relaxing holiday in the sun.
This tropical city is a great base to explore the
neighbouring islands such as stunning Brampton Island or
smaller Keswick Island. Don’t miss the Mackay Botanic
Gardens or Marina Village close to the city centre. The
coastline offers fantastic drives and scenery. The Cape
Hillsborough National Park is located north from the city
has excellent campsites and stunning beaches, plus inland
lies the Eungella National Park which features the Finch
9. Lower Barrier Reef Islands
This southerly region of the Barrier Reef
is teeming with underwater beauty, known for unique tourist islands such as Heron, Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave. Most popular
activities include underwater diving and exploring the
exquisite coral reefs, just metres away from the beach.
Easily accessible for a day trip from Bundaberg or
This is the ideal city to visit the lush tropical islands
off the coast such as Orpheus, Dunk, Magnetic and beautiful
Bedarra. The Hinchinbrook Island National Park is another
world heritage listed gem that is a popular tourist
hideaway. Why not take the family to the Billabong Wildlife
Santuary close to the city, or relax at the Strand on the
beachfront. Alligator Creek, next to the lovely Bowling
Green Bay is great for a day trip.
11. Airlie Beach
is not only the gateway to the Whitsundays but
a tourist destination in itself, with beautiful beaches and
accessibility to so many stunning regions. It is a great base
to access Shute Harbour, Bowen and Abel Point Marina. Airlie
Beach Lagoon is fantastic for the family to relax and enjoy
the food and sunshine.
12. The Whitsundays
Located via Shute Harbour, this area is known for its
captivating islands and reefs. Out of the 74 islands there
are a number with excellent resorts such as Hamilton,
Daydream, South Molle, Lindeman and Long Islands.
Whitehaven Beach is stunning with its pure white sand and
blue waters. Hire a yacht for some day trips to the
islands, or try some deep sea diving or fishing on the outer
One of Queensland’s most northern cities, Cairns
for its tropical weather, warm waters and tourist
attractions. Catch a catamaran to Green Island or continue
further on for some game fishing. The harbour at Trinity
Outlet is always crammed with yachts and fishing boats.
Driving further north to Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Palm
Cove for a few days or longer. Inland the Barron Gorge
National Park offers great driving with the popular skyrail
at Kuranda, and the scenic Atherland Tablelands in the
14. Daintree Rainforest
Located in Far North Queensland, the world heritage listed
Daintree lies side by side with the Great Barrier Reef at
its doorstep. Known for its extensive rainforests, the
beautiful Daintree River, swimming holes and walking trails,
it is untamed and diverse. With campervan hire Brisbane
you can visit Cape Tribulation and Cairns further south and make the most of this untamed
There is plenty to do in this outback town west of
. The Mazeppa National Park offers tourist walks and incredible scenery. You can fossick for gems, visit Lake
Maraboon, the Emerald Museum and Pioneer Cottage or simply
camp under the stars and enjoy a break from the city.
Known for the famous Stockmans Hall of Fame, Longreach
famous outback town also known for its Qantas Aviation
Museum. Visit Starlights Lookout for a view of the town, or
drive to the Thompson River for a cruise or fishing spot.
There are sheep stations further out you can visit for a day
or two, and it is the perfect escape from the city life.
17. Carnarvon Gorge National Park
Carnarvon Gorge truly is an oasis in a parched desert. There
are a number of bushwalks which will take you to the
top of the gorge at Boolimba Bluff, down to the stunning
Moss Caves and the Ampitheatre below complete with
Aboriginal rock art. Carnarvon pools are refreshing plus
there are all varieties of wildlife and birds to experience.
18. Mount Isa
You will find this oasis city in north west Queensland,
surrounded by the Selwyn Ranges. With unbelievable sunsets,
fishing spots and endless tourist spots this mining town
is a unique destination. Best nearby attractions are Lawn
Hill Gorge National Park and Riversleigh Fossil Fields.
Experience the Queensland outback in all its elements. Roma
is a great base to explore the surrounding outer towns such
as Injune, St George and Charleville
. One of its main
attractions is The Big Rig, which can’t be missed when you
drive into town, or why not visit the Roma Villa Winery and
Meadowbank Museum before you leave. There are rodeo’s and
cattle stations, and one of the biggest attractions is the
locals, who will make you feel right at home.
is a pretty city also known for its gardens and
flower festival in Spring. It is the gateway to the Darling
Downs and the West, and natural attractions such as Crows
Nest National Park and Lake Cressbrook. Visit the Bunya
Mountains for ideal camping spots and scenery. Further
west is Oakey, Chinchilla and Dalby for some country
Known as Queensland’s wine capital, southern Stanthorpe
popular for its festivals, abundance of fruit and vineyards.
Close by are incredible National Parks such as Girraween,
known for its wildflowers, the Bald Rock National Park and
Boonoo Boonoo National Parks are also famous for their
granite rock formations. This is the perfect location for a
cosy weekend getaway with campervan hire