IF EVER there’s a perfect holiday State, Queensland is it.
For a start, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef, hugs much of the State’s eastern coastline. Then there’s the weather. The sunshine and warmth in winter offers respite for those who hail from chillier southern climes.
Lush World Heritage rainforests in the north offer exotic natural beauty that will steal your breath away, while the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island, is to be found in the south.
Queensland’s coast has always been a mecca for holidaymakers. You can find a hideaway cove to relax and let the world go by or visit an exotic island. A whole new world will open up for you when you see the Great Barrier Reef for the first time and witness the rainbow of colours in the coral and fish.
The Bruce Highway is the most easterly major highway in Queensland, stretching from Brisbane to Cairns. It links city and country, inland and coast. Along the way, it's possible to dive off into some byway adventures as well. The whole experience offers a blend of sophistication and adventure, of simple pleasures and natural beauties.
Inland, there’s everything from regions where you can fossick for precious gemstones to vast outback scenes where land and sky seem to stretch forever. There’s just so much to see!
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