Queensland attractions

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 with its Woven Fish sculptures, is lifeg…
Top Choice Gorge in Mossman

Mossman Gorge

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. The gorge is a boulder-strewn valley where sparkling water w…
Top Choice Gallery in Laura

Split Rock Gallery

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. The sandstone escarpments here are covered with paintings th…
Top Choice National Park in Great Sandy National Park: Cooloola Section

Great Sandy National Park: Cooloola Section

Extending from Lake Cootharaba north to Rainbow Beach, this 54,000 hectare section of national park offers wide ocean beaches, soaring cliffs of richly coloured sands, pristine bushland, heathland, mangroves and rai…
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 string of architecturally notable buil…
Top Choice Cave in Rockhampton

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 subterranean (they were formed by water working on the limest…
Top Choice Park in South Bank

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 overlooking the city centre. Its canopied walkways lead to perform…
Top Choice Historic Site in Central Outback Queensland

Combo Waterhole

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, Waltzing Matilda. It took on a whole new meaning when it cap…
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 Rolling Stones played their first-ever Australian gig in the building's magnificent auditorium in 19…
Top Choice Historic Site in Northwest Corner

Burke & Wills Camp 119

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 hinterland of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in their attempt to cross Au…