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Why Visit Queensland
Visiting Queensland is an opportunity to experience some of the world's most beautiful nature. Most notably home to the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world, home to more than 7,000 unique species of marine life. In addition to an over 100-million-year-old rainforest, Daintree, Queensland is also home to one of Australia's most famous coastlines: The Gold Coast. It also houses Brisbane as its capital — widely loved for its outdoor dining, beautiful architecture, and cultural ties to Australia's indigenous people.
When to Visit Queensland
As a tropical region in the Southern Hemisphere, Queensland enjoys beautiful, sunny weather year-round. In the summer, temperatures sit comfortably around 30°C, and in the winter, you can expect temperatures of around 20°C. For those hoping to scuba dive and spend their days on the beach, September offers the optimal climate for swimming, clear waters, and phenomenal views of the reef. As far as Daintree goes, the cooler months with less rainfall are ideal. Plan your trip between May and September when the average rainfall is lower than during the hot and wet seasons.
Getting Around Queensland
Walking around Brisbane is easy and a fantastic way to discover new locations. The majority of Southeast Queensland features busses, trains, and car services. The Gold Coast is just 58 minutes by car from Brisbane and offers one of the most scenic routes throughout the region. The Great Barrier Reef drive spans from Cairns to Cape Tribulation, and it's the best way to witness everything from the coral reef to the rainforest. If you fancy cycling, there are more than 5,700 cycle routes throughout Queensland that can take you along some of the most beautiful routes throughout the state. And for those who prefer public transport, Queensland has buses, trains, trams and ferries to help you on your journey.
Things to Do in Queensland
Snorkelling and diving at the Great Barrier Reef are always must-dos for people visiting Queensland. If you prefer to stay on land, you can still have a fantastic time relaxing on one of the dozens of beaches that line the coast. Surfers Paradise Beach on the Gold Coast is 2 kilometres of golden sand and endless waves; Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach are beloved spots on the Sunshine Coast. Visitors should also take a tour of Daintree, the world's oldest rainforest, and check out the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.
Where to Eat and Drink in Queensland
Queensland has no shortage of restaurants and bars for every taste. The state is known for its outdoor dining, so you'll find the best spots in Brisbane or along the coastline. Queensland is well-known for its fresh prawns and Barramundi, a sea bass. Whether you like fresh seafood, are vegan, or want to indulge in savoury flavours from around the globe, Brisbane has something for everyone. If you want a diverse selection of beachfront dining, Cairns is the place to be.
When it comes to choosing where to stay in Queensland, you have plenty of options. From the heart of the city to the country outback to accommodation near the Great Barrier Reef, Accor has accommodation throughout Queensland, including in the following locations: