Attractions

Top Choice Cultural Centre in South Bank

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 subtropical gardens, the sprawling complex of architecturally n…
Top Choice Market in Eumundi

Eumundi Markets

This is one of Australia's most famous and atmospheric artisan markets, attracting over 1.6m visitors a year to its 600-plus stalls. Dive into a leafy, bohemian wonderland of hand-crafted furniture, jewellery, cloth…
Top Choice Gallery in South Bank

Gallery of Modern Art

All angular glass, concrete and black metal, must-see GOMA focuses on Australian art from the 1970s to today. Continually changing and often confronting, exhibits range from painting, sculpture and photography to vi…
Top Choice Aquarium in Townsville

Reef HQ Aquarium

A staggering 2.5 million litres of water flow through the coral-reef tank here, home to 130 coral and 120 fish species. Kids will love seeing, feeding and touching turtles at the turtle hospital. Talks and tours (in…
Top Choice Cave in Rockhampton & Around

Capricorn Caves

A rare acoustic and visual treat is found deep beneath the Berserker Range 24km north of Rockhampton near the Caves township. The most popular one-hour tour includes a classical music recording and, around mid-morni…
Top Choice Landmark in Central Brisbane

City Hall

Fronted by a row of sequoia-sized Corinthian columns, this sandstone behemoth was built between 1920 and 1930. The foyer's marble was sourced from the same Tuscan quarry as that used by Michelangelo to sculpt his Da…
Top Choice Waterfront in Cairns

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-metre saltwater pool is lifeguard patrolled and illuminated …
Top Choice Castle in Around Mission Beach

Paronella Park

Set beside a series of creeks and waterfalls 50km northwest of Mission Beach (with at least one resident croc), this unusual tropical park is a romantic, Dali-esque escape from reality. Day trippers wander dreamily …
Top Choice Park in Mareeba

Mareeba Tropical Savanna & Wetland Reserve

Home to more than 200 bird species, this wonderful 20-sq-km reserve includes woodlands, grasslands, swamps and the expansive Clancy's Lagoon, a birdwatchers' nirvana. Kangaroos, echidnas, dingos, snakes and scores o…
Top Choice Cave in Chillagoe

Chillagoe−Mungana Caves National Park

This park boasts a magnificent miscellany of features including 400-million-year-old limestone caves, indigenous rock art, eerie outcrops and the looming ruins of Chillagoe's old smelters. The park is spread across …