Queensland is famous for many things, the majority of which have to do with the incredible blessings bestowed upon the state by Mother Nature. There is the Tropical Far North with its oases and coconut trees and crystal clear waters. There’s the Fraser Coast and Fraser Island with its plethora of wildlife and adventures to be had. There’s country Queensland, with its sugarcane farms, its cattle ranches and its frighteningly beautiful rocky deserts. In fact, even from an inner city Brisbane apartment, you’re never far from the wonder that nature has to offer in the glorious state of Queensland. Here, we share a few tips on how to make the most of the natural wonderland at the top end of the country.
Just a few hours north of Brisbane is the idyllic Sunshine Coast. A collection of small coastal communities, many of which have become increasingly trendy in the past few years, the Sunshine Coast invites rest and relaxation like no other. Whether you’re into fishing, surfing, swimming or simply lounging on the sandy beaches and watching the waves crash in, the Sunshine Coast is the place for you. Enjoy some fresher than fresh fish and chips on the beach and soak in the atmosphere of pure Aussie chill.
The Daintree Rainforest in Far North Queensland is one of the real treasures of Australia. The largest rainforest in the country, the Daintree is classified as a tropical rainforest due to its constant temperature above 30 degrees and high rainfall. One of the most lush and beautiful stretches of forest in the country, the Daintree makes for incredible bushwalking, camping, bird watching and nature photography. In fact, so dense and beautiful is the rainforest itself that you’ll find it hard to believe you’re only an hour from the thriving city of Cairns.
The Gold Coast Hinterland
Everybody knows that the Gold Coast of Australia has beautiful beaches and great little surfing towns, but what is less well known is that the Gold Coast Hinterland is actually one of the most beautiful places in the region, completely apart from the beaches and the bustle of coastal living on the Gold Coast. The hinterland is a series of rainforests, rocky outcrops, waterfalls and rolling green hills, complete with quaint little villages where residents grow their own vegetables and raise their own farm animals. Almost like a step back in time, the Gold Coast Hinterland is a haven for hippies and alternative types who have rejected the fast pace of the modern world and sought refuge in the beautiful hills and communities that stretch over the countryside. If you want to experience a side to the Gold Coast not many people see, head into the hinterland and prepare to be blown away.
These are just a few examples of the beautiful natural scenery to be found in Queensland. It’s the perfect place for a traveller and it’s just waiting to amaze you, so book that travel insurance and pack your bags—what are you waiting for?