Must-see attractions in Queensland

  • Aerial view over Hill Inlet at Whitsunday Island with the world renowned Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday's, Queensland

    Whitehaven Beach

    The Whitsundays

    One of of Australia's most photogenic and hyped beaches, Whitehaven is a pristine 4.3 mile-long (7km) stretch of blinding sand (at 98% pure silica, some…

  • Anzac Memorial, Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

    Botanic Gardens


    These Heritage-listed gardens, begun in 1873, are a beautiful escape from often-sweltering Rockhampton, with tropical and subtropical rainforest,…

  • Whitsunday Island

    The Whitsundays

    The largest of the paradisaical group to which it gives its name, Whitsunday Island is ruggedly forested, and surrounded by clear teal waters and coral…

  • Mossman Gorge

    The Daintree

    In the southeast corner of Daintree National Park, 5km west of Mossman town, Mossman Gorge forms part of the traditional lands of the Kuku Yalanji people…

  • Split Rock Gallery

    Cairns & Far North Queensland

    About 12km south of Laura look out for the badly signposted turn-off to the Split Rock Gallery, the only rock-art site open to the public without a guide…

  • Queensland, Australia - December 2019: Tourists inside a cavern explore the ecosystem of the Capricorn Caves. Photography difficult due to very low light.

    Capricorn Caves


    Riddling the Berserker Range some 24km north of Rockhampton, this vast cave complex is one of the Capricorn Coast's foremost attractions. Technically not…

  • South Bank Parklands


    Should you sunbake on a sandy beach, saunter through a rainforest, or eye-up a Nepalese peace pagoda? You can do all three in this 17.5-hectare park…

  • Burke & Wills - tree and site of camp 119 - stock photo

    Burke & Wills Camp 119

    Gulf Savannah

    On 11 February 1861 the exhausted party of Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills set up camp close to the seasonal Little Blynoe River, in the…

  • Cairns, Australia - July 8, 2017: Zhanjiang Chinese Friendship Pavilion at Cairns Botanic Gardens

    Cairns Botanic Gardens


    These gorgeous gardens are an explosion of greenery and rainforest plants. Highlights include a section devoted to Aboriginal plant use, the Gondwana…

  • People by the pool at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon with the fish sculptures in the background in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

    Cairns Esplanade, Boardwalk & Lagoon


    Sunseekers and fun-lovers flock to Cairns Esplanade's spectacular swimming lagoon on the city’s reclaimed foreshore. The artificial, sandy-edged, 4800-sq…

  • Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia - December 27, 2017. Exterior view of Dreamtime aboriginal cultural centre in Rockhampton, QLD, with vegetation.

    Dreamtime Cultural Centre


    The stories of the local Darumbal people and Torres Straits islanders are well-conveyed here. Self-guide through exhibits such as 'The Vanishing Culture…

  • Queensland Cultural Centre


    On South Bank, just over Victoria Bridge from the CBD, the Queensland Cultural Centre is the epicentre of Brisbane’s cultural confluence. Surrounded by…

  • GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art, part of the Queensland Cultural Centre at South Bank.

    Gallery of Modern Art


    All angular glass, concrete and black metal, must-see GOMA celebrates modern and contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on Australian, Asian and…

  • Cairns, Queensland / Australia - December 4 2017: Two children look at fish in the Cairns Aquarium.

    Cairns Aquarium


    Cairns' multi-million-dollar aquarium is well worth a visit for its vast and gorgeously presented range of marine life, the Great Barrier Reef in…

  • Pandanus palms creep almost to the shore at Noosa National Park.

    Noosa National Park


    Noosa's unmissable national park delivers spectacular coastal views (expect to see dolphins) and ambrosial beaches like Tea Tree Bay. The most scenic way…

  • Qantas 747-200, Qantas Founders Outback Museum.

    Qantas Founders Outback Museum

    Outback Queensland

    Qantas Founders Outback Museum houses a life-size replica of an Avro 504K, the first aircraft owned by the fledgling airline. Interactive multimedia and…

  • Eumundi Markets.

    Eumundi Markets

    Sunshine Coast

    This is one of Australia's most atmospheric artisan markets, attracting over 1.6-million visitors a year to its 600-plus stalls. Dive into a leafy,…

  • Brisbane Powerhouse


    On the eastern flank of New Farm Park stands the Powerhouse, a once-derelict power station superbly transformed into a contemporary arts centre. Its…

  • Conway National Park

    Airlie Beach

    This serene national park encompasses the Conway Peninsula, once the hunting grounds of the Giru Dala and still home to large swaths of lowland tropical…

  • Bullwinkles Nightclub and Museum of Tropical Queensland (pictured at right) with reflection in water, Townsville. Australia

    Museum of Tropical Queensland


    The award-winning Museum of Tropical Queensland provides a snapshot of this diverse region, from World Heritage–listed rainforest and reefs to the story…

  • Huge company logo at factory walls of the Bundaberg Rum distillery.

    Bundaberg Rum Distillery

    Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast

    Bundaberg’s biggest claim to fame is the iconic Bundaberg Rum: you’ll see the brand's unmistakable polar bear on billboards and bumper stickers all over…

  • Two girls looking at fishes at the Reef HQ aquarium, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

    Reef HQ Aquarium


    A staggering 2.5 million litres of water flow through the coral-reef tank here at what they claim is the world's largest living coral-reef aquarium. It's…

  • ERBY04 For over 20 years Reef Teach has been educating visitors to the Great Barrier Reef about its beauty. Cairns, far north Queenslan

    Reef Teach


    Take your knowledge to new depths at this fun, informative centre, where marine experts explain how to identify specific species of fish and coral, and…

  • Combo Waterhole

    Outback Queensland

    Combo Waterhole, 132km northwest of Winton and 13km south of Kynuna, is widely believed to be the place that inspired Banjo Paterson's famous bush ballad,…

  • City Hall


    Fronted by a row of sequoia-sized Corinthian columns, Australia's largest city hall was built between 1920 and 1930. Although free, fascinating heritage…

  • Chillagoe−Mungana Caves National Park

    Cairns & Far North Queensland

    This park boasts a magnificent miscellany of features including 400-million-year-old limestone caves, Indigenous rock art, eerie outcrops and the ruins of…

  • Paronella Park

    Townsville & Mission Beach

    Set beside a series of creeks and waterfalls 50km northwest of Mission Beach (and with at least one resident croc), this unusual tropical park is a…

  • Diamantina National Park

    Outback Queensland

    The homeland of the Maiawali and Karuwali Indigenous peoples, Diamantina was a cattle station from the 19th century until it became a national park in…

  • Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

    Port Douglas

    This sanctuary endeavours to keep and showcase native animals in enclosures that mimic their natural environment, while allowing you to get up close to…

  • Wallaman Falls

    Townsville & Mission Beach

    The country's longest single-drop (268m) waterfalls, which lie within the traditional lands of the Warrgamaygan Aboriginal people, look their best in the…

  • Waltzing Matilda Centre

    Outback Queensland

    After the original centre burned to the ground in 2015, this hugely impressive rebuilt museum reopened in 2018. The displays on Banjo Paterson's iconic…

  • Outback at Isa

    Outback Queensland

    The award-winning Outback at Isa combines the visitor centre and booking office with three of Isa's major attractions. The Hard Times Mine is an authentic…

  • Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

    Sunshine Coast

    The ethereal, 55-hectare Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve wraps visitors in a remnant of the subtropical rainforests that once blanketed the Blackall Range…

  • Ballandean Estate

    Brisbane & Around

    The Puglisi family have been making vino here since 1931 and their estate is Queensland’s oldest family-owned and operated winery. Its standout wines…

  • Mon Repos Turtle Centre

    Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast

    The largest population of marine turtles on Australia's east coast arrives on the beach at Mon Repos every summer, the pregnant loggerheads dragging…

  • Museum of Brisbane


    On the 3rd floor of City Hall, this forward-thinking museum explores historic and modern aspects of Brisbane, offering fresh, progressive insights into…

  • Gab Titui Cultural Centre

    Thursday Island & Horn Island

    The superb Gab Titui Cultural Centre, near the ferry dock on Thursday Island, houses a contemporary gallery displaying the cultural history of the Torres…

  • Charleville Bilby Experience

    Outback Queensland

    This interpretive centre offers a rare opportunity to learn about the native marsupial bilby and the long-running captive breeding and conservation…