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Queensland Sightseeing

Sightseeing attractions and destinations in Brisbane and elsewhere in Queensland, including the Great Barrier Reef, Gold Coast, Darling Downs, Noosa.


The uniquely named Queensland town of 1770 is possibly the only place in the world with numerals for a name.

Australia Zoo - Getting There

Australia Zoo, made famous by Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, is located in the Queensland town of Beerwah on the lower Sunshine Coast, southwest of Caloundra.

Bowen: Whitsunday Coast Holiday Town

Close to Queensland's Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday resort islands, the seaside town of Bowen is a place for lazy beach holidays with a spot of snorkeling and scuba diving and barbecues in the park.

Brisbane: Queensland's Capital City

A close look at Australia's third largest city. What to see, what to do.

Brisbane Regional Map

Queensland's capital city and its environs.

Brisbane River and the City Centre

Take a ferry cruise on the Brisbane River, discover the city's heritage buildings, head off to other Queensland destinations.

Brisbane's South Bank

Across the river from Brisbane's central business district lies the former World Expo site which has been redeveloped into an exciting precinct with a variety of cultural, leisure, sports, entertainment, dining and shopping areas

Cairns: Gateway to the Reef

Escape the Aussie winter and travel north. But beware the box jellyfish and the crocs.

Captain Cook 1770 Festival

May is the month of the Captain Cook 1770 Festival in the uniquely named Queensland town of 1770 - possibly the only place in the world with numerals for a name.

Darling Downs, Queensland

Forgo the hectic pace and travel down to the Darling Downs in Queensland for a taste of country Australia.

Discover the Darling Downs

The Darling Downs in country Queensland is a land of wine and roses, horses and rodeos, and undulating farmlands.

Dreamworld Theme Park, Gold Coast

Thrill rides, close encounters with wildlife, cartoon character attractions, IMAX movies - and Big Brother! - are among the many attractions of Dreamworld, one of the Gold Coast's more popular theme parks.

Fraser Island

Australia's fourth largest island and the world's largest sand island. Popular holiday destination off the Queensland coast.

Fraser Island Dangers: Sand Dunes and Dingoes

There are Fraser Island dangers in its shifting sand dunes and foraging dingoes.

Fraser Island: Fast Facts

Knowing more Fraser Island information helps with driving on the island, accommodation, attractions and activities.

Go for Gold on the Gold Coast

Golden sand on golden beaches under a golden sun - a holiday eden.

Gold Coast Attractions

The Gold Coast tourist strip, theme parks and wildlife sanctuaries are major Queensland attractions.

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia's most visited destinations, comprising a succession of spectacular reefs extending from just south of the Tropic of Capricorn off the Queensland coast to Torres Strait in the north.

Great Barrier Reef Coral

Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia's most visited destinations, provides unique views of underwater life, including colorful fish and a great variety of coral.

Green Island: Popular and Accessible

One of the most accessible and popular islands on the Great Barrier Reef is Green Island, a 12-hectare coral cay set in a 710-hectare reef bed just about 30 kilometres from the far north Queensland city of Cairns.

Have a Lark on the LARC

The LARC is an amphibious vessel used on land and sea for environmental tours in the town of 1770 in Queensland.

Heron Island

Along the Tropic of Capricorn, 72 kilometres east of the Queensland town of Gladstone, Heron Island has fine white sand beaches, clear blue waters, colorful reefs, interesting marine creatures. Enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving adventures.

Movie World Theme Park, Gold Coast

If you are fascinated by movies, movie characters, movie shows and how movies are made, Movie World on Australia's Gold Coast could be a place to visit on your trip to Queensland.

Riversleigh: World Heritage Site

Fossils dating back to the Oligo-Miocene period some 15 to 25 million years ago can be found in Australia in the Riversleigh World Heritage area in Queensland, Australia.

Sea World Theme Park, Gold Coast

Sea World on Queensland's Gold Coast is the coastal strip's oldest theme park, having been started in 1958 as Surfers Paradise Ski Gardens at Carrara and later renamed and relocated to Sea World Drive in 1971. It remains a showcase of marine life wonders and a place of various rides, shows and other attractions.

South Bank Beach and Aquatic Playground

South Bank in Brisbane includes a man-made beach and aquatic playground within the city.

South Bank Dining and Shopping

South Bank in Brisbane provides an attractive dining venue and shopping area across the Brisbane River from the city central business district.

Story Bridge Climb

Brisbane's Story Bridge has been opened for bridge climbs, one of only four bridges in the world to allow people to climb to the top of the bridge.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

In tropical north Queensland, experience Aboriginal life and culture in Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where different strands of indigenous life are exhibited, performed, and learned.

Wet 'n' Wild Water World Theme Park, Gold Coast

Wet 'n' Wild Water World describes itself as Australia's largest Australian water theme park. It features water slides, pools and other attractions and is very much activity-oriented.

Australia Zoo

Zoo popularised by television's Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Located on the Sunshine Coast between Landsborough and Beerwah north of the Glass House Mountains.

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Rainforest habitat of hundreds of exotic butterflies. Located at Kuranda.

Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre - Calendar

Events at Queensland memorial to pioneers who settled and developed the Australian Outback.

Cape York

Australia's northeasternmost region. Important information plus transportation, accommodation and other links.


Theme park on Queensland's Gold Coast. Check out the attractions.

Hot Air - Cairns

Balloon flights. View the Cairns area from the air with Australiana-themed balloons. Champagne breakfast, too.


In Queensland's north coast, southeast of Airlie Beach.

Reef Casino

Cairns casino complex. Gaming tables, hotel, restaurants, shops.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park

Cairns showcase of Aboriginal arts and culture. Take an Aboriginal tour.

The Whitsundays

Just off the north Queensland coast between Mackay and Bowen. Clear blue waters and forested islands.

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