Reefs and Rainforest

  • 19 August 2005
  • UK

Queensland is home to sun-kissed beaches, gentle warm sea and one of the natural wonders of the world, The Great Barrier Reef. Tourists also flock to the area for great dining, a thriving, accessible indigenous culture, tropical rainforests and a year-round fantastic climate. The state’s capital Brisbane, is growing in popularity too and has become known for its culture, café scene and lively nightlife.

Our all-in-one guide to Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef contains a full-colour special section on the Reef as well as a comprehensive new Outdoor Activities chapter highlighting beach, reef and rainforest activities.

Other features include:

• A new Around Brisbane chapter featuring more comprehensive coverage of North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Bay.

• Increased coverage of the popular and beautiful Cairns as well as a new map of Cairns’ northern beaches.

• Tips on where to fill your face with fresh seafood at a posh Noosa eatery, sample eclectic international fare at Cairn’s restaurants, or enjoy café lattes and live music streetside in Brisbane.


The Great Barrier Reef is more than 2,300km long.

Moreton Bay’s original inhabitants participated in cooperative fi shing with dolphins, who would herd prey towards their spears and traps.