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Queensland has the weather that any Melbournian child grew up dreaming about. Warm sunny days all year round, where you never need a winter jacket and thongs are acceptable footwear for most of the year. After all, they don’t call it the sunshine state for nothing, do they?! 

From the Gold Coast hinterland in the south to the tropics in the north, there is just so much to explore in Queensland. After all, it is Australia’s second largest state and home to favourite holiday hot spots including Hamilton Island, Sunshine Coast and the Great Barrier Reef. 

Whether you’re visiting for a weekend or an extended time, you’ll quickly fall in love with Queensland, this sunny state will have you planning your next trip back before you’ve even left. 

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Capital City: Brisbane

Start here: queensland.com or blog.queensland.com for all the inspo.

Check out all the locations for Queensland Visitors Centres to find the one closest to you. 

Stay connected & get featured: Follow @queensland on Instagram, YouTube & Twitter, @VisitQueensland on Facebook & Pinterest, & hashtag #thisisqueensland to have your photos featured on their socials.

For caravan parks and information on caravanning around QLD: caravanqld.com.au

For help on the go, download the Queensland App: queensland.com/en-au/plan-your-trip/travel-tools/the-queensland-app-store

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the whitsundays

Home to some of Australia’s most incredible beaches, the clearest turquoise water and perfect white sand beaches, the Whitsundays are one of the most beautiful locations in Queensland. 

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latest posts from queensland
Where To Stay In Tropical North Queensland
Looking for accommodation ideas? Here’s your go to guide for all the hotels we stayed in across Coastal and Far North Queensland.
An Essential Travel Guide To Port Douglas
The ultimate destination in Tropical North Queensland for some rest and relaxation and epic trips out to the Great Barrier Reef, here’s everything you need to know about Port Douglas.
The Babinda Boulders – Queensland’s Hidden Gem
The Babinda Boulders in Tropical North Queensland, Australia are a tropical hidden secret of beautiful waterholes and rivers waiting to be discovered.
Exploring the Atherton Tablelands
If you’re never heard of the Atherton Tablelands before here’s a beginners guide to everything you need to know – where you find it, how to get there and the epic waterfall circuit.
Road Trip Break: Relaxing at Mission Beach
Mission Beach is the underrated gem of Tropical North Queensland that definitely needs more than a quick stopover on your road trip.
Top 10 Things To Do On Magnetic Island
A complete guide to planning your day and what to do on Magnetic Island – including the top 10 things to do and can’t miss views and experiences.
An Essential Travel Guide To Magnetic Island
This little island off the coast of Townsville in Tropical North Queensland might just be one of Australia’s best kept secrets. Here’s everything you need to know for your first visit.
A Guide To Choosing A Whitsundays Scenic Flight
Get the best view of the Great Barrier Reef by jumping onto a Whitsundays Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach, flying over Hamilton Island, Heart Reef and more!
What To Do On Hamilton Island
So you’ve landed on the beautiful island of Hamilton Island but you’re not sure where to start? Here’s everything you need to know for your first visit to Hamilton Island, the heart of the Whitsundays.
The Best Whitehaven Beach Tour with Cruise Whitsundays
Exploring the absolute best that the Whitsundays have to offer, cruising to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet with Cruise Whitsundays.
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important websites to help you plan

Road conditions and closures: racq.com.au/cars-and-driving/safety-on-the-road/road-conditions

Catching trains throughout QLD: queenslandrail.com.au

Emergencies and breaking news: abc.net.au/news/emergency/state/qld

Toll roads and how to pay your tolls in Queensland: queenslandtollroads.com.au qld.gov.au/transport/safety/tolls

Queensland National Parks: npsr.qld.gov.au & qld.gov.au/camping

Safety advice for remote areas: npsr.qld.gov.au/experiences/safety_in_parks_and_forests

Becoming croc-wise in crocodile infested waters: ehp.qld.gov.au/wildlife/livingwith/crocodiles/

Fraser Island has specific road rules, especially for 4WD vehicles. For all information about driving on Fraser Island:  qld.gov.au/transport/safety/rules/fraser-island and to apply for specific permits to take your vehicle into Fraser Island National Park: nprsr.qld.gov.au/fraser

There are alcohol restrictions when travelling through Far North Queensland and Cape York to help improve the health and well being of all people living in remote communities. For more information visit: datsip.qld.gov.au