Queensland Travel Guide
In depth travel guides on destinations in Queensland
plus honest reviews of attractions, accommodation, and restaurants.
Queensland (QLD) is one of the six states of Australia. It has a coastline stretching nearly 7,000km so there’s a beach for everyone. Queensland is the second-largest state in size, and the third most populous.
Brisbane, a modern city overlooking the Brisbane River, is the state capital and Australia’s third-largest city.
Queensland is Australia’s most popular tourist destination after Sydney due to its tropical climate.
The southern coastline is renowned for its surfing breaks and beach culture. The tropical north has one of the natural wonders of the world, The Great Barrier Reef.
Weather and Best Time to Visit Queensland
Winter (Jun-Oct) is the best time to visit Tropical North Queensland, the dry season. December to March (summer) is the wet season and is very humid and rains a lot.
The best water visibility is from August to January if you are planning on diving or snorkeling.
Stinger (jellyfish) season is November to May but most tour operators provide stinger suits.
Southern Queensland is lovely all year round but expect the summer months to be more humid and wet.
Summer (Dec-Feb): Brisbane: 20°C to 29°C, Cairns: 22°C to 31°C
Autumn (Mar-May): Brisbane: 14°C to 28°C, Cairns: 20°C to 30°C
Winter (Jun-Aug): Brisbane: 10°C to 22°C, Cairns: 17°C to 26°C
Spring (Sep-Nov): Brisbane: 13°C to 27°C, Cairns: 19°C to 30°C
I would like to respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, and First People of these lands. I would like to pay my respect to the Elders past, present, and future, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture, and hopes of their people.
Brief History of Queensland
Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders were the first to inhabit Australia. Captain James Cook claimed the East Coast in 1770. Then in 1788, Arthur Phillip founded New South Wales, which included all of what is now Queensland.
Brisbane was established as a convict settlement in 1825 but closed by 1839.
It allowed free settlement from 1842 and was soon populated by farmers and other settlers.
Queensland separated from NSW in June 1859.
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Bucket List for Queensland
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