Queensland Travel Guide

In depth travel guides on destinations in Queensland
plus honest reviews of attractions, accommodation, and restaurants.

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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.

The Northern Territory, South Australia, and New South Wales border the state.

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.

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.

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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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Having lived in Australia for over 20 years, we have visited Queensland numerous times. We’ve discovered the best things to do in Queensland and put them all in a handy guide.

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Queensland Articles

10 Best Places to Visit in Queensland
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10 Best Places to Visit in Queensland

Even though I love living in Western Australia, my favourite place to holiday in Australia is Queensland. We have visited numerous times, so I’m going to share what I think are the 10 best places to visit in Queensland. The sunshine state has so much to offer the traveller with a world heritage reef, paradise…

Popular Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour Review 2021
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Popular Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour Review 2021

The waterfall circuit in the Atherton Tablelands is one of the most popular attractions in Tropical North Queensland. To save time and sample the best of the area, why not take an Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour? This Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour review breaks down what you might see on your tour and the best one…

The Best 27 Port Douglas Accommodation Options
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The Best 27 Port Douglas Accommodation Options

Are you looking for the best Port Douglas accommodation? This article breaks down the best choices for families, couples, plus the cheapest places to stay and the top luxury 5-star resorts. The Best Port Douglas Accommodation We book our accommodation mainly through Booking.Com or Stayz (similar to Airbnb). Both these companies have an easy to use booking…

Best Selling Kuranda Skyrail and Train Review 2021
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Best Selling Kuranda Skyrail and Train Review 2021

Most people who visit Cairns make a trip to Kuranda, whether by car or on the Kuranda Skyrail and Train. So what is best? Are the Kuranda Skyrail and Train worth the money? This guide and review will help you make your mind up. I would like to respectfully acknowledge the Djabugay People, the Traditional…

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