With eased restrictions on the horizon, caravanners across the state can rejoice at the opportunity to enjoy the sea, sand and surf that Queensland is famed for. In addition to its coastal delights, there is also volcanic country and lush scenery steeped in Aboriginal culture. Here are some of Caravanning’s top tips on how to make the most of your next Queensland getaway.
Undara Volcanic National Park, Conjuboy
Located in Tropical North Queensland, the park is famed for having the longest remains of a lava flow from a single volcano in the world. Undura is a fitting name, and is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘long way’. Within this lava tube, there are 50 or so caves with four types of bats inhabiting them. This is a haven for bushwalkers and mountain bikers, with trails ranging in levels of expertise – something for everyone to enjoy!
This town is certainly off the beaten track and is known as the ‘furthest town from the sea’ in Australia. This tiny town (with a population of 45 people) is home to the largest dinosaur fossils ever found in Australia, and you can see them for yourself in the Eromanga Natural History Museum, along with a collection of megafauna and microfauna fossils. You can also learn more about the dinosaurs at the centre, as well as the oil- and opal-mining history, and the town’s its early residents.
Dingo Beach, Whitsunday
A 15-minute drive north from Airlie Beach, Dingo Beach offers stretches of serene beach ideal for snorkelling, swimming, fishing and picnicking. Visitors can also indulge in some of the best deep-sea fishing in Australia here. Hire a kayak, get to know the Dingo Beach coastline and get an intimate glimpse of the local aquatic wildlife. There’s also nothing better than a Queensland sunrise or sunset on a tropical beach.
Pictured is Undara Volcanic National Park, Queensland.
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