About South Queensland
Marking the start of South Queensland is the glittering Gold Coast, renowned for its epic theme parks and the iconic stretch of sand that is Surfers Paradise. An array of exciting activities are on offer in this iconic Australian city, including skydiving, surfing and gliding through the air on some of the world’s tallest rollercoasters.
Queensland’s Capital City
At the heart of the Gold and Nature Coast regions lies Queensland’s capital city Brisbane. Home to endless street cafes and restaurants, fine historical buildings, museums, and galleries, this laidback destination makes for the perfect place to either begin your Queensland holiday or stopover as you make your way up the East Coast from Sydney to Cairns.
Just 25km off Brisbane’s shore lies the third largest sand island in the world, Moreton Island. Hand feed the friendly locals of Tangalooma Island Resort, snorkel amongst mysterious wrecks, or take a thrilling toboggan or quad bike ride down Mount Tempest, the highest coastal sand dune in the world.
Beautiful Nature Coast
North of Brisbane is Australia’s beautiful Nature Coast, home of fashionable resort area Noosa. In this charming town, designer boutiques, stylish restaurants and superb day spas sit within metres of lush hinterland and glorious golden beach. Australia’s Nature Coast is also home to Hervey Bay, dubbed the “whale watching capital of the world” thanks to the humpbacks that frequent the waters from mid-July to early November.
World Heritage Fraser Island
A highlight of most Australia itineraries is a trip to incredible Fraser Island, a World Heritage Listed wonder where tropical rainforest meets sandy beach, freshwater lakes contrast against marine abundant seas and you can spot unique wildlife from the sky to the sea. You can experience its highlights on a day tour from Hervey Bay, but to see the best of this breathtaking island, we recommend an overnight stay the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay.
If you’d like to learn more about South Queensland, talk to one of our Australia Experts today. All of our team have spent time in this beautiful state and would be happy to help plan your dream holiday.
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