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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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about queensland

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
Top Things To Do In Winton
With insane landscapes, an epic dinosaur history and beautiful sunset spots, here is our complete guide to the top things to do in Winton.
The Ultimate Guide To Choosing A Whitsundays Scenic Flight
For the ultimate views of Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef, here’s our guide to the best Whitsundays scenic flight.
Best Things To Do On Hamilton Island
A complete guide to the best things to do on Hamilton Island to plan your perfect island getaway in the Whitsundays.
The Ultimate Itinerary for Bareboating in the Whitsundays
Our complete itinerary, with all the best islands and places to visit in the Whitsundays for your bareboating adventure.
How To Charter A Yacht In The Whitsundays
A complete guide with everything you need to know to charter a yacht in the Whitsundays and have an amazing bareboat experience.
A Sleepover on the Great Barrier Reef at ReefSleep
For the most memorable night, stay at Cruise Whitsunday’s exclusive ReefSleep experience, and camp out right on the Great Barrier Reef.
Top 10 Things To Do On Magnetic Island
The top 10 things to do on Magnetic Island to help you plan your visit, including the best beaches, places to eat and discovery tours.
Visiting The Torres Strait Islands with Peddells
During your trip to Cape York make sure you give yourself enough time to take an unforgettable day trip across to the Torres Strait Islands.
A Unique Day On The Great Barrier Reef With Dreamtime
For a very special day out on the Great Barrier Reef take a snorkelling trip with Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel, lead by Indigenous Sea Ranges.
An Essential Travel Guide To Port Douglas
A complete guide to Port Douglas, one of the most beautifully tropical destinations in Tropical North Queensland.
everything you need to plan your visit to
queensland
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