Queensland

From reef to red dirt: the Overlanders Way

Explore the Sunshine State’s diverse landscapes on the Overlanders Way, travelling east to west from the tropical beaches of Magnetic Island to the outback desert near the Northern Territory border. Townsville and Magnetic Island Starting our journey in tropical Townsville, it’s hard to believe that we’ll soon be worlds away in the hazy dry heat … Continued

The big outback bucket list

Outback adventures are abundant in Queensland year round, but after a sweltering summer season, autumn is the perfect time to head out into the vast, arid landscape. You could head to the big outback hubs like Mount Isa and Longreach (which we certainly recommend you do!), but there’s something special about the more remote, secret locations. … Continued

Explore popular, low-cost camping areas for caravans

In partnership with Banana Shire. Spanning almost 28,000 square kilometres, the diverse landscapes of the Banana Shire, home of the Sandstone Wonders, are jaw dropping. There’s a range of camping areas available for those that are travelling in caravans and who are keen to get closer to nature. Junction Park, Theodore: peaceful, pet-friendly paradise Located … Continued

Three nights on the road from the Gold Coast to Bundaberg

If you’re suffering from wanderlust and are craving some sun and surf, follow this route along the Gold Coast, travelling up north along the east coast into Bundaberg. Gold Coast to Brisbane Begin your journey in the bustling beach hub of the Gold Coast. This renowned coastal attraction, lined with long, sandy shorelines and characterised … Continued

Queensland’s top national parks

Queensland’s postcard-ready beaches and islands tend to hog the spotlight – understandably, we’ll concede – but from the temperate south-east, to the tropical far north and the semi-arid west, the most amazing thing about Queensland may be its incredible ecological diversity. Let’s slip on our walking shoes, slop on some sunscreen, slap on our niftiest … Continued

Top summer daytrips from Brisbane

Whether you’re wanting to explore South East Queensland, are looking for the perfect weekend getaway, or simply have a day to spend lapping up the summer sunshine, you can’t look past a daytrip. Keep the convenience of the city nearby and get ready to explore all that the Sunshine State’s south has to offer, from … Continued

Four days along the Great Beach Drive

Roads? Who needs ‘em! From Rainbow Beach to K’gari (Fraser Island), through Hervey Bay and onto Noosa, the Great Beach Drive combines off‑road adventure and coastal nirvana. Day one: Noosa North Shore to Rainbow Beach There are two ways to get to Rainbow Beach from Noosa North Shore. You can either take the vehicle ferry … Continued

Six days along the Great Green Way

Sun-soaked beaches, untouched islands, vibrant reef life and World Heritage–listed rainforests await along Queensland’s Great Green Way. So, what are you waiting for? Join us as we spend six days travelling from Townsville to Cairns, exploring some of Australia’s most beautiful natural landscapes. Day one: Townsville Begin your time in Townsville by familiarising yourself with … Continued

Stargazing spots in the Sunshine State

The best places in Queensland to channel your inner space explorer and admire the incredible night sky. Rubyvale Observatory, The Gemfields Nestled in the heart of the central Queensland outback, The Gemfields is famous for its abundance of cobalt-blue sapphires. But that’s not the only sparkly thing about this region – the clear night sky … Continued

Hidden Hinterland highlights

Hidden high in the hills above the golden sands of the Sunshine Coast’s famous beaches lies the lush forests and glittering streams of the Hinterland. From tranquil walks among waterfalls to rainforest retreats, the Hinterland will have you reconnecting with nature and even with yourself. Located just 30 minutes from the popular beaches of Maroochydore … Continued

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