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The top 5 things to do in Queensland

By on 1. March 2017

The top 5 things to do in Queensland are not easy to choose, but I think the following ones are a good selection and it should be something in there for everyone. Every traveller has his/ her own opinion on what are the best things to do in this lovely area, but there is just some stuff you have to mention. From famous islands to endless coastlines – you will not get enough of this wonderful area…

The top 5 things to do in Queensland

From all of the states that I have seen in Australia like Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory – Queensland maybe has been the most unique one. And this is why…

Whitehaven Beach – Pure paradise

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the first one to name under the top 5 things to do in Queensland. This place is absolutely stunning. It is the biggest sand island on earth and a destination every traveller in Australia wants to go to for many reasons.

You can see very untouched and pretty unique nature there. Besides that you will have a lot of fun on the camping grounds with other travellers, if you visit the island by booking a guided tour. You can also go on your own. Just make sure to go by 4 wheel drive. Otherwise you will have a problem 😉

Prepare for some spots you will never forget like lake McKenzie or the Maheno Wreck 😉

Top 5 things to do in Queensland – Visiting the Maheno Wreck on Fraser Island

Endless beaches on Fraser

Gold Coast & Surfers Paradise

The second thing that needs to be under the top 5 things to do in Queensland are actually to things – the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise.

The whole Gold Coast is a mecca for surfers. It is good for pro’s as well as beginners. It is a very beautiful coastline with a lot of spots to stop by and hang out at. Surfers Paradise is one of them. It is a place where you can have great parties and it looks like the “Miami” of Australia. Countless skyscrapers along a white sand beach… What else do want?

Surfers Paradise

Sunset at Surfers Paradise

Whitsunday Islands

A Whitsunday Islands tour has to be under the top 5 things to do in Queensland. Me and my girlfriend went on one of many offered boat tours (price: about 470 $) and it was an experience I will never forget.

These sailing tours are so much fun. You can help the crew and learn a bit on how to sail a big boat or you just lay back and relax. You will visit Whitehaven Beach, go snorkeling and maybe see some exotic animals like sea eagles, dolphins or whales

The Whitsunday Islands is a “Must Do” in my opinion and I guess almost everyone, who has done it, will agree on that.

Going on a Whitsunday Islands tour has to be under the top 5 things to do in Queensland

Incredible water colour at Whitehaven Beach

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is absolutely stunning. Literally everyone knows it and it definitely has to be on under the top 5 things to do in Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef is by far the biggest coral reef on earth. It is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. I went there for one day and did a snorkeling as well as scuba diving tour on the outta reef. You can reach this beautiful destination via speed boat or with a helicopter tour. Prepare for a ruff ride, if you take the boat. Especially when it’s wavy 😉

tour costs about 195 $. Depending on what kind of trip you book, the prices can get a lot higher though. But it is worth the money anyway. The Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime experience. So make sure you put this on your list of the top 5 things to do in Queensland.

Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

Daintree Rainforest

The last place, that has to be on the list of the top 5 things to do in Queensland, is the Daintree Rainforest. This rainforest is truely special. It split apart from the Amazonas millions of years ago. Today it is the home for aboriginal tribes and lots of different animal species. Cassowaries are one to name 🙂 Along the way you should also stop by at Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge and Port Douglas. All of these spots are very beautiful.

Make sure to have a look at Cape Tribulation when you visit the Daintree Rainforest. It is a famous beach where James Cook in 1768 almost had an accident with his ship. It is an UNESCO World Heritage sight as well. Australia actually has countless of them as well as very cool road trip destinations 😉

Don’t miss the Daintree Rainforest from the top 5 things to do in Queensland

Me at Cape Tribulation



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Christian "Volle" Vollmert
Hamburg, Germany

I am a german dude, who loves travelling and exciting adventures from bottom of his heart. I want to inspire other people to get out of their comfort zone and travel the world. Plus I really want to show how much you can learn from traveling and what kind of personal development as a human being comes along with it!


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