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Best Places to Visit in Queensland of 2017

  • 01 Sea World Gold Coast

    Sea World Gold Coast
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    Having inaurgated in 1958, the Sea World Gold Coast is an iconic oceanarium and theme park which has been a point of attraction for people across the country and beyond. Going through several remodelling and developments today the park is a destination of plethora of amusement and activities which includes thrill rides, animals, water park, family entertainment and a host of other activities. Some of the popular entertainment shows here includes Dolphin Cove, Polar Bear Shore, Shark Bay, Penguin Point, Seal Harbour and prominent activities include storm coaster ride, sea viper roller coaster, Viking Flume, entertainment at Beach Break Bay and many others. The Jet Ski stunt performance is truly awe striking. It’s an absolute delightful place to spend with friends and family. The park is open everyday except on Xmas day.

    Location: Main Beach, Brisbane, Queensland

    Timings: 9:30am to 5:30pm 


  • 02 Cultural Centre

    Cultural Centre
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    Based across the river, close to the South Bank, lies the extensive Culture Centre Complex which s described as the epitome of cultural significance in Brisbane. The complex includes the sprawling structures of Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (or QAGOMA), Queensland Museum, the State Library, Queensland Theatre Company and not to forget Queensland Performing Art Centre. The concert halls and the galleries remains well filled with regular footfalls, especially with events organised in these centres. Exhibitions, debates, talks, musical performances, film screenings, theatre, drama all are scheduled in this location making t one of the sought after destination for the natives as well as the visitors. There are so many things to explore in this location that spending some good hours in this location is always entertaining.

    Location: Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 


  • 03 Story Bridge

    Story Bridge
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    One of the most innovative and unique way of exploring Brisbane is through the adventurous sport Story Bridge. It is soft adventure so all enthusiasts can enjoy the game though child below 10 years of age is not allowed to participate. It is one of the breathtaking experiences but shows off the city in the most pictorial that touches the heart and makes it a memorable stunt. It’s a two hour experience where one reaches the superstructure of the bridge at a height of 80m and experiences a 360 degree fascinating view of the city and the ever beautiful Brisbane River.

    Though all people can experience this adventure but it is advisable for people with heart problems and height phobia to avoid the stunt. The climb is guided by exclusive commentary by an experienced climber so that the journey becomes smooth and more entertaining. 


  • 04 Lockyer Valley

    Lockyer Valley
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    Based on the western part of Brisbane, and eastern part of Toowamba, Lockyer Valley is a beautiful stretch of rich farmlands. It is one of the most fertile farming areas of the world. The place is also known as the “Salad Bowl” of Australia since a varied range of fruits and vegetables are grown here. The place is quite close to Brisbane city and takes about an hour drive only. The best part of visiting the Lockyer Valley region is experiencing the road side stalls and even trying the local produce straight from the farm gates.

     Laidley Butchery based here is quite popular for experiencing the delicious treat of bacons. One can also visit the local markets where the natives sell some of the home made eateries like jam, chutney etc absolutely fresh from the farm produce. Leisure walks along the lakeside is equally beautiful where one can enjoy the peaceful serenity that rejuvenates the mind. Local exhibitions and cultural events are common here. 


  • 05 Mermaid Beach

    Mermaid Beach
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    Mermaid Beach is a suburb in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia that lies next to the Broad Beach. There is a perfect blend of dining options for the visitors ranging from Asian to Australian cuisines. It has three fantastically themed 18-hole courses at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach. Not only this, there are waterways, jungle trail, and much more. Here you can encounter exotic animals, experience water rides, conquer motorized experiences, and have the times of your life. The accommodation options available at the Mermaid Beach are many. The top on the list are Caravan Parks, apartments, Hedge’s Avenue, Millionaire’s Row, and also there are certain beachfront properties where visitors can reside during their trip. The things to do list at this beach is not a short one as well. Highlights: You can play mini golf at the Putt Putt Golf Course, play Jungle trail, fun run, or eat at BSKT café.

  • 06 Currumbin Beach

    Currumbin Beach
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    Currumbin a coastal suburb of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is another major tourist attraction. With a population of around 2,785, it has the iconic Currumbian Wildlife Sanctuary that hails tourists all over the world. The major attraction why people would love to come over here is the Swell Sculpture Festival that is held along the Oceanway between Currumbin Creek and Elephant Rock. This festival is famous for the Artwork that is displayed on private and public places across the Gold Coast region. Exotic animals like fish at the Haley Park, mother seal and pup along the Oceanway, pelicans along Currumbin Creek’s bank, and a horse in the park at Broad beach can be found here. Also, there is a metal goddess within Reedy Creek’s subdivision accompanied by a ship on Danger Point.

    Highlights: 
    Swell Sculpture Festival, Gold Coast Titans Club, and Gold Coast Rugby League, The Bin Short Film Festival.


  • 07 The Rockpools

    Situated in the heart of the city Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Then Rockpools is a famous children’s water park of Gold Coast. It is exactly located in the south port of the Gold Coast having attractions like large playground for kids, jumping pillow, and much more like a man made creek and water jets. Ample of parking space is available at the Broadwater Parklands, which is situated at the traffic lights and intersecting point of Marine Parade and Nind Street in Southport. In addition, here is a pay and display car park, which is available at very affordable prices. The Rockpools can be used for free and for the safety of the visitors, lifeguards are at service. Basic utilities like toilets and changing facilities are available as well. Other facilities like Boardwalk, Barbeques, Picnic tables, scooter facility, showers, disability toilets are also an added consideration.

     Highlights: Rockpool Café.


  • 08 Snapper Rocks

    Snapper Rocks
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    A small rocky perforation on the northern side of the Point Danger, Snapper Rocks is situated at the southern end of Rainbow Bay on the Gold Coast. It is counted as the most popular surf beach of Gold Coast as it has appropriate conditions for board riders. The amazing Quicksilver pro surfing tour takes place at the Snapper Rocks beach every year and visitors from all over the world gather here in large and large numbers and fulfill their love for surf sports. This place is best for the surfer’s at the time of south-easterly swell due to its super clean waves and the best barrels of the Gold Coast region. Another famous thing here that attracts the tourists every year is the Super-Bank, a well-known man made surf break, letting the surfers to catch a wave to the Coolangatta Beach.

    Highlights: Quicksilver pro surfing tour, Super Bank.


  • 09 G: link

    G: link
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    Also famous by the name Gold Coast Light Rail, G: link is the light rail system serving the city of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. It is a 13-kilometer 16-station line connecting the Broad Beach and the Gold Coast University Hospital. It contains 14 air-conditioned trams each having a capacity to carry 309 passengers. These trams have ample of space for prams as well as wheelchairs and include surfboard racks feature. It operates every 7.5 minutes at peak times. The time that it operates is from 5 am to midnight on weekdays, and 24 hours on weekends i.e. Friday and Saturday nights. The G: Link route takes the tourists to some of the major attractions of Gold Coast like Southport CBD, Griffith University, New Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Pacific Fair, and Broadwater Parklands.

     Highlights: air-conditioned trams, space for prams and wheelchairs, covering destinations of Gold Coast.


  • 10 The Brisbane River

    The Brisbane River
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    The longest river based in the south west part of Queensland is the beautiful Brisbane River. One of the preferred places to visit in Brisbane is experiencing the Brisbane Riverwalk, a water highway amidst the scenic beauty of the city. One can enjoy a gala view of the city as well as the sounds of rippling waters which makes the stroll more fascinating. The track is much popular for the pedestrians and the cyclists jutting down the way.

     The walkway is about 870m long above the river and what more the distinguished pathways are for both cyclists and pedestrians. About 3.5m path is dedicated for cycling and about 2.5 m for walking. There are few rest shelters on the way which makes the walk more attractive lessening the tiredness of the walk. The stretch is from New Farm area and ends at Howard St Wharves.


  • 11 Moreton Island

    Moreton Island
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    One of the most popular and preferred Sand Island, based at about 25kms off Brisbane banks is the ever beautiful Moretan Island. It is the largest sand island in the world with loads of activities and unlimited scenic panorama to entertain the visitors. Pristine beaches, fascinating sand dunes, abundant growth of wild flowers and exotic scenic beauty forms the natural surroundings of the location.

     The best part is one can do a lot of entertaining activities here like feeding the dolphins with nearly 600 bottlenose dolphins housed here, diving or snorkelling in the beautiful yet mysterious wrecks , experience whale watching and also go fishing to have some unique experiences. Other activities popular here includes sand tobogganing and quad biking. It’s a magnificent location to enjoy with friends and family and be entertained in the best way possible. 


  • 12 Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

    Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
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    Mount Coot- Tha Botanic gardens is based at a height of 287metres from the sea level, at a distance of mere 15 minutes drive from the city centre. The location is based close to in the popular tourist destinations Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. One can also view the exotic Moreton Bay Islands from here. To reach the destination one can fetch a bus from Adelaide St which bang opposite King George and the bus drops off before Botanical garden. The place is a beautiful 52 hectare garden offering a picturesque venue to enjoy and photo shoot. Entry in the garden is free and there are free guided tours every day except Sunday from 11am to 1pm. There are licensed cafe and restaurant present in the premises which can be visited for refreshments. The capacity of the restaurant is nearly 150 people so one can enjoy dining with lovely Australian cuisine amidst natural surroundings

    Location: Mt Coot Tha Rd, Brisbane 


  • 13 Museum of Brisbane

    Museum of Brisbane
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    Located in King George Square, at the top of Brisbane city Hall, lies the beautiful Museum of Brisbane, overlooking the fascinating views of City Hall with its popular clock tower and its copper dome. The museum artistically presents different aspects of the city with prominence on its historical identity and cultural values through a mix of visual arts and various exhibitions. The museum has a collection of over 5000 pieces of work of art, many made of historical ceramics. As per the data there are works of artists from the period of 1859 till the present date and how the outlook of the society has evolved. Workshops and events are quite popular in the museum and millions of tourist visits the place almost every year. Astounding facts of the pre historic times, historical details and fascinating architecture attracts the visitors to this place.

    Location: Level 3, City Hall | King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland

    Timings: 10am to 5pm 


  • 14 Peppers beach

    Peppers beach
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    Peppers beach is the best option for you if you are looking for luxurious place. Peppers beach club is one of the finest places in Port Douglas. It includes resorts with elegant open air design and lush tropical gardens which creates beautiful and peaceful atmosphere. If you need pure tropical resort experience Peppers Beach Club is first class.

    Highlights: The resort has a lagoon pool, day spa and wireless internet. You can spend your whole day relaxing without ever leaving the resort. Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas is the perfect at North Tropical Queensland escape. To satisfy your culinary desires you can go to Sublime Bar & Grills, or take a short walk to Marcossan Street.

    Location: It is located near both Queensland's famous Four Mile Beach and Port Douglas's renowned restaurant and bars. It is located at 5 minute walk from Four Mile Beach and 5 km from the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

    Price: Prices of Peppers Beach Club are affordable and it provides you a vast number of services. 


  • 15 Green Island

    Green Island
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    Most people come to Cairns to visit the Great Barrier Reef. There are many rainforests, white beaches, corals and an abundant and diverse marine life. You can do several activities here at the Green Island where the clear water invite you to dive, swim and snorkel to your heart's content. Also very famous here is the semi submarine ride and the glass bottom boat ride.

    Both of these are excellent options if you are a marine life enthusiast. Visit Green Island has live commentary, the hosts of which expound the wonders of the corals and live fish feeding. There are 3 tours departing at 9am, 11am and 1pm every day. The green island national park is also worth checking out. This is a once in a lifetime tropical island experience not to be missed.



    Location: It is situated 27 km off shore from the Cairns, Queensland in Australia.

    Highlights: Green Island is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest living thing on the planet and is even visible from space.


  • 16 Miami/Nobby Beach

    Miami/Nobby Beach
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    Located at the southern end of Gold Coast, Australia, Miami Beach is clean and sandy, offering the tourists an excellent place for picnic and barbeque. There is no denying the fact that it would be the most preferable holiday choice for the families. There is a playground for the kids for their amusement and fun. Like any other beach, surfing and swimming are the never-ending activities at the Miami Beach.
    The famous Pizzey Park is another attraction why visitors would love this place, which is a 5 star Olympic training pool of great Australian swimmers like Hackett. This beach does not lag behind when it comes to recreational activities. You can go shopping, surfing, swimming, or just walk around the beach side. In addition, there are cafes, restaurants, bars that provide excelling dining facilities making it a complete package of fun and joy. Highlights: shopping outlet, restaurants, café, Ocean Beach Tourist Park.


  • 17 Boat Tours

    Boat Tours
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    If you wish to enjoy the serene water of Gold Coast in a relaxing environment with a glass of drink and family and friend, the best way to do it is to take a luxury boat tour. There are innumerable boat tours that are operational in the Gold Coast to let you experience the sultry tropical ambience, swimming in the balmy water and interact with the abundant seal life. Enjoy the sumptuous lunch while trailing on the beautiful azure water.

    Highlights: Many of these boat tours offer you a range of water activities including dolphin feeding, whale watching, snorkelling, kayaking, and sand tobogganing etc. It is excellent opportunity for those who want to enjoy their time at a quiet pace.You can also explore the islands and parklands with their unique shopping centres, art galleries and restaurants.

    Location: The boat tours are operational at multiple locations across the Gold Coast.



  • 18 Natural Bridge

    Natural Bridge
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    Located in the south west of Gold Coast, Natural Bridge is in the local government area of South East of Queensland, Australia. The name has been derived from a rock arch in Springbrook National Park and through this arch flows a tributary of the river Nerang. Situated at the southern extent of the Nerang River Valley, Natural Bridge sits between Binna Bura and Springbook Plateau in the Scenic Rim Region. On the western side, it is guarded within Lamington National Park and is dotted with waterfalls, peaks, as well as lookouts that rise above 1,100 meters. A community based camp is run by the Police Citizens Youth Club as an initiative by the community group accommodation centre. Species like cascade tree frog, sooty owl, koala, green cat birds, paradise rifle birds, etc. can be seen in the springbook national park.

    Highlights: the nocturnal tour of microbats and glow-worms, walking, bird watching.


  • 19 Dreamworld

    Dreamworld
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    The Gold Coast is the city with numerous districts, Surfers Paradise ideal for sightseeing, dining, nightlife and holidaying. Dreamworld is a very popular theme park located on the Gold Coast at Queensland. Needless to mention over and again, it is the largest theme park in Australia with more than 40 joy rides and quality attractions, including the five thrilling roller coasters. Screamworld, as it has been named, includes thrill rides and children's rides to make the evenings memorable. Dreamworld has broken up into series of luxurious themed areas with anextensive collection of shows, rides, shops and quality attractions. From the entrance one gets to see the: Main Street, the Town of Gold Rush, the Rocky Hollow, the Dreamworld Corroboree, the Wiggles World, the River town, the Tiger Island, the DreamWorks Experience and finally the Ocean Parade.

     Ideal time to visit: As Gold Coast always packs a punch throughout the year; it does not matter when you're going. Unlimited entry to Dreamworld, Skypoint Observation Deck or Whitewater world for 1, 7 or even 21 consecutive days begin at $85, $89 and $95 respectively.

     Location: Dreamworld spanning over 30 hectares is located in the South East of Queensland at the north end of Gold Coast, on Pacific Hwy, 17kms north from the Surfers Paradise and 48kms south from Brisbane.


  • 20 Suncorp Stadium

    Suncorp Stadium
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    Built in 1914, the Suncorp Stadium was previously known as Lang Park extensively used as the home for the ever popular Rugby league in Brisbane, Queensland. Being a popular attraction and majorly used playground, the stadium underwent a huge redevelopment which was completed by June 2003. This was a two year renovation project where the stadium fetched a completely new design demolishing all existing major stands. In the present day it is one of the most sought after rectangular stadiums used for sports as well as major events of the city. The capacity of the stadium has been increased to 52,500 seats. There are about 25 food and beverage outlets as well as 34 bars. Milton Road Rail station is the nearest station and for the pedestrian there is a direct pathway on the southern plaza connecting the station at the Stadium. Roma Street station is also nearby. Also it must be noted that public parking remains at a distance from where one needs to walk down to the stadium.

    Location: 40 Castlemaine St Milton, Brisbane, Queensland. 


  • 21 Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise
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    Located in the suburbs of Queensland, Australia, Surfers paradise is the promised land of urban sundry surrounded by tall buildings and a wide surf beach. The high rise buildings of Surfers paradise are well recognized as the skyline of Queensland. With the best mall in the Kernel, the Cavill Mall', Surfers paradise is a beautiful spot for tourists to relish.

    Highlights:
    Surfers paradise is the home of 20,000 Australians. The 'Cavill Mall' is the bosom of the city which authentically blends the Australian culture with the tourist through its exotic Australian cuisine and nightlife. Surfers Paradise is recognized as the soul of Queensland, particularly because of the comportment of the wide surd beach. Tourists from all over the world, visit the place to relish this colossal destination. The great Surfers paradise festival, is celebrated every year in the month of March or April to celebrate the exuberant beauty of Gold coast's authentic cuisine, fashion, artistic production and craft, culture and local music.

    Location: Surfers Paradise is situated in the suburbs area of Gold coast in the Queensland, Australia.

    Price: Entry to Surfers paradise is free of monetary value. Only the festival time charges $15 to $25 as an entry fee.



  • 22 Sunshine Coast, Queensland

    Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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    Being the third-most populated state of Queensland, Australia, the Sunshine Coast is a semi-urban area situated at the heart of the city. The town has a touch of urban lifestyle with European culture since Europeans were the first to settle in this region. As the name suggests, Sunshine Coast is a beautiful coastal region surrounded by valleys and water bodies while making it an ideal place to hop in during vacations.

    Highlights: Sunshine Coast region is guarded by an unbreakable chain of sea beaches which attracts more than 3.2 million visitors every year. The plethora of sunshine falling upon the sun-kissed beaches explains the scenic beauty of this place. This Coast is the home for 5 famous National Parks of Australia, including Mapleton National Park, Kondalilla National Park, The Glass House National Park and so on.

    Location: The Sunshine Coast is located at the north of Brisbane, in the Southern east corner of Queensland Australia.


  • 23 Port Douglas

    Port Douglas
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    At the furthest north of Queensland, Australia, a small place called Port Douglas exists which is an extraordinary tourist destination. Travelers from all around the world who visit Australia, never misses this beautiful and refined place, Port Douglas. One cause of its popularity and fame is because of its close proximity to the World heritage sites- The Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforest.

    Highlights:
     Port Douglas is popularly named after John Douglas, the former premier of Queensland. The township is the home of four best World heritage sites: Macrossan Street, St. Mary's Wharf Street, 6 Dixie street Port Douglas Wharf and Port Douglas Court house Museum. Kitesurfing is the most popular play in the town which draws crowds of tourists hovering at the streets of Port Douglas. Port Douglas is named as one the best top 100 towns in Australia.

    Location: Port Douglas is located north of Queensland, Australia and is in close approximation to Cairins, Australia.

    Price: Entry to the Port Douglas town is free of monetary value.





  • 24 Brisbane

    Brisbane
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    Being the third largest city of Australia and existing on the banks of the winding Brisbane River, this place is the jewel in the crown with unlimited attractions that make it a popular tourist destination. Boosting its rich heritage and modern elegance, the city caught the eye with its hosting of Commonwealth Games way back in 1982 and subsequently World Expo in 1988. Having mild subtropical climate, this is one of preferred places of the country both for the natives as well as the visitors.

     

    It projects a new world with loads of opportunities in terms of commerce, industry, tourism and development. There are plenty of good places to see in Brisbane and some of them include Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Cultural Centre, Mount Coot-Tha, South Bank, Custom House, Queen Street Mall and Moreton Island. Apart from this huge activity entertainment is also available here making the city a sought after destination.


  • 25 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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    As stated in the Guinness Book of World Records, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the first of its kind and also the largest koala sanctuary in the world. The place is famous for being the home for 130 koalas and it has an experience of 85 years. The place is located in the southern part at distance of 12km from the city centre. Apart from koalas one can see kangaroos, wombats, possums, birds and other Aussie critters. One can enjoy the beautiful animals here and also click some quick snaps hugging the koalas by shedding some extra bucks. There are exclusive buses as well as Mirimar cruises which can be availed to reach the sanctuary based beside Brisbane River. There are several shows organised n the sanctuary which can be enjoyed.

    Location: 708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane

    Timings; 9am to 5pm 


  • 26 Ray White Cairns Beach

    Ray White Cairns Beach
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    Ray White Cairns Beach is mostly known for property management and real estate business. But least people know about the beautiful sight of the beaches which inhibits the real beauty of Ray White Cairns Beach. You can have island tours, scuba diving, scenic flights and adventure tours in a short visit to Ray White Cairns Beach.

    Highlights:

    Ray White Cairns Beach is widely famous for its affordable prices for houses, but the main thing which attracts people there is its scenic beauty. It’s one of the only places in the world where reef & rainforest coincides. You can have beachfront accommodation in the Cairns Beach including spacious villas and beachside apartments.

    Location: It is located within the Coastwatchers Shopping Centre on Trinity Beach Road. In fact, Ray White Cairns Beach is only 500 meters away from trinity beach.

    Price: Ray White Cairns Beach have affordable, luxurious beachside apartments. 

  • 27 Yorkeys Knob

    Yorkeys Knob
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    Yourkeys Knob is your ideal Beach front Destination for your holiday in Cairns. You are encouraged to go and find your own piece of personal paradise on the golden treasures that lay here. The wide expanse of sand covered by a palm fringed hammock will surely seduce you. With a large stinger net you can swim all you want in pure unrestricted pleasure. There is just so much to do that it will be really hard to explore all of it in just one day.

    Windsurfing and sailing are big attractions at Yorkeys. With Rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef nearby, your nature dose is never too far away. To complement that there are so many city bus tours, pick-ups and you can obviously rent your own car out there. When you do get hungry, do not forget to eat at the open air Yorkeys knob boating club which offers bistro meals. While eating there you can take in the exclusive view of the marina and the ocean.

    Location: It is located 13 km north of Cairns.

    Highlights: It is a very popular kite surfing destination. The south east winds provide brilliant thrust to your sail.

    Best time to visit: Come here between April to November for the Kite surfing.


  • 28 Gallo DairyLand

    Gallo DairyLand
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    On the Atherton Tablelands housed in the red volcanic soil between Malinda and Atherton stands the Gallo Dairyland. It was founded by Giovanni Gallo who came to Australia from Italy in the 1920's. The farm has since been in the family after opening up in 1937. In 2007 Gallo Dairyland was opened to the general public so they could see what happens behind the scenes.
    You can go and sample various cheeses like Gallo Camembert, Gallo tillsit Swiss cheese, Gallo Zola, brie, Barron River French style Cheese, Gallo heritage cheese, Gallo yoghurt, Gallo silk Haloumi, Macadamia cheese and lots of lactose free products.

    Further visit the Gallo café/restaurant to try the complete Range of Gallo products. Here you can witness how the award winning cheeses by Gallo are manufactured. Apart from this you can bird watch and witness micro bats and sweet flying foxes at the bat hospital. At Malinda you can go for guided walks by the Ngadjon-jii people.



    Location: It is hour and a half hour drive away from Cairns located at the Malanda-Atherton Rd & E Barron Rd, East Barron QLD 4883, Australia

    Highlight: Get an inside look at the manufacturing of award winning cheeses and chocolates.


  • 29 St Monica's Cathedral

    St Monica's Cathedral
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    The St Monica's Cathedral is a Catholic Church in Cairns. This nondescript Building which most people miss is a delight in itself. A witness to the battle of Coral Sea, this unknown building is a hidden gem and a wonder of architecture and interior design. There are a number of stained glass windows of which 24 depict the creation. It is a modern Cathedral which does not require any sort of religious affiliation.

    Visit this church on a sunny day to see it in its full glory. The interior of this church holds its own even in comparison with bigger churches. Here the friendly staff and the caretaker are more than happy to explain the illustrious history and architecture of the Cathedral. Do attend the church on Sundays at 10 AM to listen to the mesmerizing music of the church choir.



    Location: 181 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

    Highlight: Come here for the stained glasses and the church choir.


  • 30 Ellis Beach

    Ellis Beach
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    Lying beside the Coral Sea, Ellis is a beach in Tropical north Queensland. It is a home to a surf life saving club which organizes regular events and competitions throughout the year. Ellis Beach is named after Dick Ellis who was a shot firer for the New Queensland department of main roads. When he lost his hand in an accident, the state government built him a house on this beach. He tended and created a mango garden which still exists.

    One has to be careful of stingers here during the months of November to May, though there are patrols who make sure of safety standards. This beach was also featured in the fourth season of the amazing race. It is famous for its pumice stones which line the shore. Many revelers can be seen collecting them as it is a major hobby cultivated by the locals. The food available is said to be some of the best in Cairns.



    Location: It is located 31 km North of Cairns

    Highlights: The specialty of the Ellis Beach is the beautiful pumice stones found along the shore.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.


  • 31 Kewarra Beach

    Kewarra Beach
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    A beautiful coastal suburb, Kewarra Beach is a quiet locality in Cairns. It is a great idea to go for a relaxing stroll on this beach, while you hear the exotic birds chirping nearby. Kewarra Beach has the Coral Sea to the east and Kundarra National Park on its west. There is a little shopping centre on Poolwood Road. Pelican Park, a foreshore reserve is just adjacent to Kewarra.

    The swimming enclosure here keeps the marine stingers far in the north end. The others reserves here are Crocodile Park and Brolga Park. There are many luxurious resorts here for your pleasure including Kewarra Beach resort and Palm Beach country club. It is just 20 minutes from Cairns, if you take the Captain Cook highway. Sun bus has a bus service which you can take to reach the beach.



    Location: Kewarra is a coastal suburb in Cairns city.

    Highlights: Kewarra has a lot of places to go around including many animal reserves including Crocodile Park.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.


  • 32 Broadbeach

    Broadbeach
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    Famous for surfing in the lovely beaches and parks, Broad Beach or ‘Broadie’ is all ready to jail the visitors from all over the world. A place full of exciting things to do, it has street artists, shopping malls,five star hotels and the list is almost endless. You may fall short of time but not things to do. So, make a long, long list before you head towards Gold Coast’s exciting beach, the Broad Beach. Being a suburb in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, it has all the razzle dazzle that the visitors would get attracted to. The 24x7 lounges, restaurants, casino bars, and shows is all you need to make your trip a memorable one. Well, the activities to do here can never end. You can shop, eat, surf, walk in the gardens, watch the exhibition.
     Highlights: Art and Craft Markets, Jupiter Hotels and Casinos, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.


  • 33 Main Beach

    Main Beach
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    Sitting at the northern end of the Gold Coast, Main Beach has an open shore break and this is why is very popular among the surfers. The Pavilion 34 is a casual beach café that serves delicious potato scallops, Chikko rolls, fish, chips, and pineapple fritters, which may be another reason why tourists would love to visit this place. Since, it is the main surf beach to the town of Southport, therefore, it is named so. Right next to the Southport Surf club is the bathing pavilion accompanied by shady park that provides a perfect space for seaside picnics. There are exclusive bars, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and much more to attract the tourists and provide them a trip full of fun and joy. To add to the frolic there are hotels, shopping malls, clubs, and theme parks.

     Highlights: Marine Mirage, Palazzo Versace, The Southport Yacht Club, Gold Coast Seaway, Sea World.


  • 34 Purling Brook Falls

    Purling Brook Falls
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    Purling Brook Falls is one of the largest falls in Gold Coast and is one of the major tourist’s attractions in Gold Coast. The gorgeous falls and the surrounding vistas is a sight to behold. The Purling Brook Falls Lookout is a smaller and easier trail to follow with beautiful landscape and abundant flora and fauna. The Purling Brook Falls Circuit is a 4 km journey that starts form Gwongorella picnic area and takes you through the dense eucalyptus forest from where you can descend to the base of the waterfall. From there you will climb through the rainforest to reach back the starting point.

    Highlights: Do not forget to book an appointment with the Springbrook Observatory to watch the mysteries of night sky through powerful telescopes. Also, visit the largest glow worm colonies of Australia.

    Location: Located at the centre of Springbrook National Park, a World Heritage Site. 


  • 35 Greenmount Beach

    Greenmount Beach
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    The Gold Coast has some of the most incredible and popular beaches. Greenmount Beach is one such idyllic beach, characterized by warm white sand and pristine water. The beach is separated from the Coolangatta beach by the coastal head called Greenmount Point. Most of the time, the waves here are gentle, making it ideal for surfing and swimming. Several trails can be taken to enjoy a beach walk. You can take the trail to steer towards the Greenmount Hill to reach Point Danger which is a good place to enjoy whale watching.

    Highlights: Greenmount Beach Surf is located at the southern corner where you can enjoy refreshing drinks. Grab a delicious meal at the Rainbow Bay, overlooking the picturesque beach with lapping waves and warm sand.

    Location:
    The beach starts at the eastern end of Coolangatta Beach, at the suburb of Coolangatta, south of Gold Coast.

    Timing: N/A

    Price: N/A


  • 36 Skypoint Observation Deck

    Skypoint Observation Deck
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    SkyPoint Observation Deck is Australia's one and only beachside with an observation deck. Rising 230 meters in the sky, SkyPoint is among the Gold Coast’s popular attractions and is a destination worth a visit for locals as well as visitors. It provides a 360-degree panoramic view which stretches from surf the hinterland and beyond and provides the ideal location for its visitors to experience an unforgettable Gold Coast shimmering skyline or take views of Brisbane to the Byron Bay. SkyPoint Observation Deck thus is on the list of must-see places for Gold Coast visitors. With its unrivaled 360 degrees view from coast to hinterland, mini-theatrette, and feature zones along with the amazing displays providing the entire needed information, one can plan the holiday hit list without any hassle. During the night, SkyPoint Observation Deck can be seen to transforms into a high altitude and chic lounge bar with pleasing music.

     Location: SkyPoint Observation Deck located on the Levels 77 and 78 of Q1 Building at Surfers Paradise. The one-time entry starts at $24 while day and night admission is priced at $19.


  • 37 BurleighHeads,Queesnland

    BurleighHeads,Queesnland
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    Australia's Gold Coast is the buzzing city, the favorite to Surfers ideal for a thrilling holiday with festivals, golden beaches, nightlife, theme parks and more. Burleigh is famous for its surf beaches and point breaks and its laid back atmosphere. The beachside town, Burleigh possesses a charm of its own, a beach culture with plenty of activities. Strolling along a promenade lined with the Norfolk Island pines and taking in sounds and beauty of Burleigh has been a favorite of tourists ever since.

    Alfresco dining at the cafes or restaurants next to the beach or surfing the lifesaving clubs have so much to offer. Local shops take care of the shopping needs with the shopping centers located within easy reach. The James Street with boutiques as well as and other shopping and dining options is mesmerizing for shopaholic souls as well as non-shopaholics.

     Location: It is bordered by the breathtaking Miami Beach and Palm Beach and the mountains reaching the Gold Coast.


  • 38 Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast

    Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast
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    The Gold Coast has been popular for the spectacular beaches, theme parks and thrilling rides, scenic rainforests and unlimited entertainment 24 hours every day. Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast has been popular as one of the largest water parks located in Gold Coast, both operated and owned by Village Roadshow Theme Parks. The park stays open throughout the year with the pools and the slides heated during winter months. For the much awaited splashtacular day out with the family, keep Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, on the list with endless summer at its exposure.

    The 'AquaLoop' slide cannot be missed for the gut-wrenching experience which it offers as the trapdoor gets released, sending the riders to plummet and accelerate into a vertical and massive free fall. The ultimate adrenaline rush comes with the Extreme H2O Zone and followed by the Blackhole, the Tornado, Kamikaze and Mach 5. General Ticket charge is about $64.00 while several discounts and advantages apply to groups purchasing more than 20 tickets.

    Location: Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast is the famous water park located in Oxenford, Gold Coast.


  • 39 Springbrook National Park

    Springbrook National Park
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    Springbrook has been enlisted as a world heritage national park. Springbrook is the home to a world of epiphytes, strangler figs, rare birds and plants, glow in the dark mushrooms, vines tangling around trees, mossy fern groves. Few places in the world contain such plants and animals which remain unchanged from the ancestors in fossil records. Springbrook Mountain has its origins millions of years ago. Still not spoilt by excessive commercialization, Springbrook is a part of ancient Gondwana Rainforests and home to avariety of wildlife such as the rare Albert’s Lyrebird, rosellas and the bowerbirds. One can relax in the protected rainforest and look at the stars in the clear sky or pay a visit to the colonies of the glow-worms any time of the year.

    Location: Gold Coast hinterland 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise and about 1.5 hours away from Brisbane.

    Things to do: Walking tracks, picnic, guided tours and long walks, View wildlife and Horse riding.


  • 40 Eagle Street Pier

    Eagle Street Pier
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    If the choice is to experience the breathtaking sights of Brisbane River then one of the best ways of doing the same is to visit the Eagle Street Pier. This is a fascinating waterfront with charming views of the river and filled with a splendid collection of some of the best eateries and dining avenues serving some of the best cuisines worldwide. This is one of the famed locations for enjoying excellent food and entertainment with the presence of ARIA restaurant, Pony, Cha Cha Char, Sake and many others. Apart from delicious food, the place is also a great stop to enjoy work class wines and cocktails available in the best rated bars located here. In fact it is one of the popular places to spend a delightful evening with friends and family.

    Locaton: 45 Eagle Street, Brisbane. 


  • 41 Hamilton Island

    Hamilton Island
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    Hamilton Island is a part of Australia's famous Island collection called Whitsunday Island. Located close to The Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the prestigious world's Heritage places, Hamilton Island is an ideal place to spend a holiday away from the urban-clad lifestyle of the modern century.

    Highlights:
    A holiday plan to Hamilton Island is an ideal choice if you want to enjoy the raw essence of Australia's white sand and untouched coral lifestyle. The Island has emerged a marine lifestyle which is quite different from the rest of Australia's Island collection. Hamilton Island is a paradise for golf lovers since it houses 18 famous golf championships. Hamilton Island houses the world's famous sea beach, 'Whitehaven Beach'.

    Location: Hamilton Island is located at the heart of The Great Barrier Reef and very near to the Queensland state of Australia.

    Price: Entry fee to the Island is free of any monetary value. 


  • 42 Whitsundays Island

    Whitsundays Island
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    Sandwiched between the NE coast of Queensland state and The Great Barrier Reef, in Australia, Whitsunday Island is an assemblage of beautiful yet adventurer islands, clubbed in together, forming an exotic tourist attraction place. Though Whitsunday Island is itself popular enough to draw tourists, businessmen are simply attracted to its more commercial kind of term known as 'Hamilton Islands'.

    Highlights:
    The Whitsunday Islands are a collection 74 continental islands situated at the north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. One cause for the massive tourism attraction of the Whitsunday Islands is its exotic yatching destination. Brisbane weekends are largely spent on the southern waters of Whitsunday Island, yatching out along the seashore. With a mixture of tasty Australian seafood and the traditions of Ngara people, the natives of Whitsunday Island, this spot is the best holiday destination.

    Location: The Whitsunday Islands are typically located on the northeastern shores of Brisbane, Queensland.

    Price: Entry to the Whitsunday Islands is free of monetary value.




  • 43 Machans Beach

    Machans Beach
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    Compared to other extravagant Cairns beaches, Machans is modest. Being closest to the city of Cairns it is easily accessible by most modes of transport. The kind of people that usually come here are those who are looking to get away from the madness of most Cairns' northern beaches. Machans offer a tranquil hippy style beach experience, much like the locals at the nearby Kuranda village.

    The locals appreciate a quiet peaceful atmosphere as most of them are humble working class folks. They like the pristine natural beauty in their locality and have made great efforts to keep it that way. It also has a unique community centre which reflects the attitude if the locals that sets them apart from other communities at Cairns. You can enjoy the local salsa and mother /daughter nights held at Machans.



    Location: It is a suburb in the city of Cairns.

    Highlights: Come here for the hippy style beaches and the eclectic local fare.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.


  • 44 Holloway's Beach

    Holloway's Beach
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    A Cairns residential beach, Holloway's is gaining popularity due to the establishment of a beach resort by the waterfront. It is an extremely narrow beach, with only two meters as its width. It is extremely apt for fishing as on a good day you can see many locals out with their fishing nets at Holloway's. There is also a popular cafe and hotel which makes Holloway's a brilliant destination. If you are looking for some privacy, turn right when you see the Holloway's beach sign.

    There is a quite little spot only frequented by couple and artists. A turn left ahead is a shack, easily recognizable with its bluish yellow interiors, which is famous for its local alcohol made from various fruits. The friendly staff is sure to please you with their wide smile and Pleasant demeanor. There is a safety net for you during the stinger season, please be within it to avoid unnecessary complications.



    Location: Holloways Beach is north of Cairns City.

    Highlights: A small quite beach to explore your personal space.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.


  • 45 Cairns Botanic Gardens

    Cairns Botanic Gardens
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    The Cairns botanical gardens officially known as Flecker botanical garden is a botanic reserve in Collins Avenue. It is named after Dr. Hugo Flecker who is known for his immense botanical contribution to this place. Commenced on the 2 of February 2007, it has since become a world heritage listed site. It is also known as Fitzalan's Botanical gardens and Edge hill nursery.

    Having a special place in Cairns history this garden has its native sausage tree kigella pantana, hoop pines Araucaria cunninghamii and Cook pine Araucaria columnaris. Further down the Goodwin street are the damson plum and a blue quandong. There are rainforest understory plants along the creek with a paperbarks and a Leichhardt tree. Aroids and gingers are a part of the garden as well. The walking area is non slippery due to the use of exposed aggregate concrete.



    Location: Collins Ave, Edge Hill QLD 4870, Australia

    Highlight: The garden has its theme based on the botanical historical evolution of the new Queensland region.


  • 46 Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre

    Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre
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    Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre is a must visit place in Gold Coast for a full day family fun and shopping spree. The shopping centre has more than two hundred outlets of some of the most celebrated brands across the world. Apart from that, the shopping centre also houses some of the best restaurants to tantalize your taste buds. From fresh produce to homewares, fashion to health & beauty, the shopping centre has almost everything for your need. It is a popular place amongst both tourists and locals.

    Highlights: Enjoy the one of its kind cinema experience at the Reading Cinemas in Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. There are fourteen big screens running the latest blockbusters. If you wish to experience the exclusive luxury and comfortable environment, the Gold Lounge has two separate cinemas with bar and dining.

    Timing: On most days the centre is open from 9.00am to 5.30pm


  • 47 Surfer's Paradise Beach

    Surfer's Paradise Beach
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    Being a suburb within the local government area of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Surfer’s Paradise beach is built on a completely energetic and electric scene. Having a population of 19,668, it is world famous for international events, pumping atmosphere, and nightlife venues. Also, it has many high-rise apartments and a wide beach for surfing. The most amazing feature of this beach that hails tourists from all over the world is the Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids that is specifically designed to develop goodwill with the trippers. The Cavill Mall is the biggest shopping precinct of the area accompanied by the Cavill  Avenue, which is the busiest shopping strip in Queensland and the main center of activity for exciting nightlife. It can be said that this beach is the tourist and entertainment hub of Gold Coast as it offers many facilities of fun and frolic.

    Highlights: Cavill Mall, Cavill Avenue, Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids.


  • 48 WhiteWater World

    WhiteWater World
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    Introduced by Dreamworld, the WhiteWater World isn’t yet an ordinary water park – it is a water ride park which features the extreme waterslides on the planet with lovely family oriented and friendly attractions. WhiteWater World pays homage to Australian surf culture, and it is the first Australian park where one gets to experience four hottest waterslides. With thrilling water rides one gets to enjoy the newly featured games and rides and other attractions such as the ‘The BRO” or 'Triple Vortex’, the first eight-lane octopus racer of the world or even the 'Super Tubes Hydro Coaster' - the intense water rollercoaster; 'The Green Room' a funnel ride; 'The Rip' which is the biggest gurgler; or 'The Temple of Huey' and 'The Cave of Waves' that allows you to witness the surging 1.5 meter waves. Children and adults can also enjoy, play and splash at Wiggle Bay, with sprays, toddler rides, and water pianos!

    Location: WhiteWater World is situated in the South East of Queensland at the northern end of Gold Coast, on Pacific Hwy, about 17kms north of Surfers Paradise and about 48kms south of Brisbane. The best time to visit would be during autumn and spring.


  • 49 Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

    Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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    Voted as one of the most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has been the crown of National Trust of Australian properties. Enlisted also as one of the earliest nature-basedtourists spots of Queensland, this Sanctuary is an embodiment of all that the NTAQ represents: conserving Indigenous, historical and natural heritage and cultures. Blinky Bill is now present for the daily shows thereby making the total experiences worth paying a visit. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate spot to visit when on a holiday adventure with the family or loved ones.

     The four identifiable areas in the main sanctuary comprise of three on the eastern side of the highway: original sanctuary site on south of Tomewin Street, reserve lands around Flat Rock Creek, picnic ground and car park on the north of Tomewin Street and an area of land on the west of Gold Coast Highway, popular as the Western Reserve. A tunnel under highway links eastern and western sides of the sanctuary.

    Things to do: Catch the free flight bird show and go on the absolutely eco-friendly Segway Safari or visit the wildlife hospital and visit the sanctuary market. The best time to visit is in end of October and from 11 onwards.


  • 50 Alma Park Zoo

    Alma Park Zoo
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    Located in Alma Road on the northern side of Brisbane, The Alma Park Zoo based on 40 acres of land is the oldest zoo and the first one built in Queensland. Tropical gardens and paved pathway at the backdrop of lush rainforest trees and verdant growth of plants beautifies the zoo in the most fascinating way. Photography is allowed here so one can catch some great clicks of snakes, crocodiles, koalas, lemur, baboons and others. The zoo houses almost 200 mammals and comprises of almost 100 species including exotic ones from Australian natives, American, African and even Asian animals. Several events remain organised by the zoo like Hamadryas Baboon presentation, reptile presentation and others which makes the tour more interesting. The zoo is quite easy to locate as it is only 30 minutes drive towards the north of Brisbane, close to Dakabin Railway station.

    Location: Dakabin, Queensland

    Timings: 9am to 4pm 


  • 51 Treasury Casino

    Treasury Casino
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    Throbbing life, loads of energy and huge excitement symbolises the authentic Treasury Casino which is a 24 hour casino is one of the best hangout places in Brisbane. And what more, the casino has deluxe hotel facilities in the premises which grants the visitors to spend some more time relaxing and entertaining. Based in two of the most desirable heritage buildings in the midst of the beautiful river city, this is a perfect place to unwind and relax. The casino as well as the hotel houses some the best creations which have been restored to protect historical integrity.

     The casino hotel has six prominent restaurants and seven bars. Every night, the excitement is pulled up by the live music performance arranged here. The Hotel is also quite popular here especially since it is an award winning hotel in its distinctive boutique which remains preferred by all. 


  • 52 Brisbane City Hall

    Brisbane City Hall
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    When it comes to cultural and heritage icons, then the most apt sightseeing destination in Brisbane, is the Brisbane City Hall. Built in 1930, the hall has remained a property symbolic of huge pride, elegance and grandeur. Based in the heart of Brisbane, the place is famous for conducting many events displaying cultural and civic events. Going through several restorations and repairing works, the institution displays the history of Brisbane and regular tours showcases iconic clock tower, Father Henry Wills Organ and Main Auditorium.

     One can also visit the Museum of Brisbane on the 3rd floor of the City Hall, which is known for displaying the best artworks by specialized artist of the city. Contemporary exhibition is scheduled here which is equally interesting. Art and Architecture gets the best expression in City Hall and there are guided tours available to understand it in a better way. 


  • 53 Palm cove

    Palm cove
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    Palm cove is the shy, quiet chilled out unique village which is referred to as the Spa capital of Australia. Some who visit it call it 'the ultimate tropical serenity'. It offers the best of tropical adventure with its reef, rainforest and indigenous culture. Relax by the ancient paper bark Melaleuca trees lining the casually styled esplanade. There are various world class beach resorts and hotels here to pamper you and further cater to your every whim and fantasy.

    When you get tired of relaxing move out into the tropical sunshine and take part in Great Barrier Reef excursions and rainforest trips, go seeking thrill on a kayaking adventure or try fishing in your personal jetty. A Mecca of sophistication, Palm cove lets you pamper yourself with its various beauty salons and spas. Shop in its boutiques and take care of yourself by taking advantage of the health and fitness centers.



    Location: It is located 27 km North of Cairns

    Highlights: It is known as the Spa capital of Australia

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.


  • 54 Clifton Beach

    Clifton Beach
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    Clifton is a serene local beach lined beautifully by swaying palm trees. This beach is great for children with its swimming net and playgrounds. There are facilities for BBQ so that you wouldn't have to go away looking to eat. You can enjoy all of your time under the big rain trees right here at Clifton. You can take a walk for kilometers on end enjoying the sunshine, with beach on one side and the Rainforest Mountain on the other.

    You can walk right up to Palm cove and chow in its restaurants while laying around on a completely untouched natural environment that Clifton offers. Clifton rarely has tourists and is relatively undeveloped. Having no high risers, it is dotted with low lying beach front houses. This beach is great for family outings and privacy seeking lovebirds.



    Location: Clifton is located 22 km north of Cairns.

    Highlights: Local beach with less people and undeveloped areas. It is an ideal spot for having a little quiet time.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.


  • 55 Trinity Beach

    Trinity Beach
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    This beach is the favourite beach of a true Cairns local. Trinity beach is an amazing beach known for its clear waters. The beach offers a beautiful ambience which never fails to impress anyone. Even more so than the other beaches, the locals and tourists mingle here to give it a much friendlier vibe. This beach is not far from the Cairns International Airport so it is a preferred destination and usually the first beach tourists end up going to.

    The beach is cornered by two headlands which provides for an amazing Bay area for all popular activities to take place and thoroughly enjoy their varied pleasures. If you have come here with the sole intention of relaxing, the palm lined shores will just not fail to disappoint you. On the other hand, if adventure is what you seek, you should totally take up on the various tours on offer that leave from Trinity Beach at regular intervals.



    Location: It is situated 20 km from the centre of Cairns.

    Highlights: Various tours are organized to cater to different people and their budgets.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.


  • 56 Coolangatta Beach

    Coolangatta Beach
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    The southernmost suburb of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is the Coolangatta Beach having a population of 5,193. It shares its economy with its neighboring twin town Tweed Heads situated in New South Wales. The Gold Coast Airport has some of the runway crossing the border into New South Wales The delicious food served by the clubs and the restaurants of the holiday region at the Coolangatta Beach includes local seafood that tastes amazing. The Tweed River supports the fishing fleet of the region and the Greenmount Hill offers a perfect spot for swimming. It is connected to Rainbow Bay from where a point named the Point Danger can easily be reached. Coolangatta has worldclass oceanfront hotels, clubs, restaurants, and much more for the entertainment of visitors. The famous Twin Towns Services Club serves as the home to various international as well as local acts.

     Highlights: Tweed Heads New Year’s Festival.


  • 57 WarnerBros.Movie World

    WarnerBros.Movie World
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    The Gold Coast has been the premier holiday destination of Australia and Gold Coast Tourist Attractions include Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, Paradise Country, Australian Outback Spectacular, and Sea World Resort. If you have been wondering how to find daily show timings at movie world, you ought to know that every visitor is handed a map of the park and list of show times as soon as one enters the park. It is recommended the children under 14 years of age be accompanied by any adult. At the Warner Bros Movie World ‘Parent Swap’ has been introduced that is offered to friends, guardians or parents who may have a child unable or very frightened to go up on a ride. With the Parent Swap one person enjoys the ride while another waits with a child. When the first individual is done with their ride the second, goes to the queue front and enjoys the ride, minimizing delays. Visiting the Warner Bros Movie Park can never be a disappointment.

    Location: Located on the Pacific Motorway on Gold Coast, Queensland. The best time to visit would be during holidays specifically before Christmas and during 1-7pm.


  • 58 Pony Dining Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane CBD

    Pony Dining Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane CBD
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    This restaurant is mainly renowned for its modern Australian cuisines and steaks. The location is excellent, which is one of the major reasons for which lots of people are attracted to this restaurant. The service is good and the staffs are friendly and attentive towards the customers. It is also recommended for special events because it has a private room. The food is indeed excellent and flavourful. If you have never visited this restaurant before, you should visit it at least once, and you will surely not be disappointed with it. The fitouts are stylish and modern, and you will get a sense of warmth and comfort. Booking in advance is a good idea.

    Location: You can find this restaurant at Upper Level, Eagle Street Pier, 45 Eagle Street at the heart of the Brisbane city.

    Price: Expect to pay around $100 for two people. 


  • 59 South Bank Parklands

    South Bank Parklands
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    South bank Parklands is located in the southern bank of Brisbane River. 17 hectares of lush and verdant landscape forms the destination of premier lifestyle and cultural stoppage of Brisbane. The park host a range of world famed renowned eateries with delicious mouth melting cuisine, breathtaking and awe striking views of the rivers and hundreds of cultural entertaining events that keeps the place throbbing with almost every night throughout the year.

    For the nature lovers there are place to enjoy the silent harmony away from the hustle and bustle too. In a whole it is a splendid place to unwind and relax specially feel entertained in the weekend nights with family and friends. One can enjoy some of the best Australian cuisine in the eateries based here. 


  • 60 Gallery of Morden art

    Gallery of Morden art
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    Based in Stanley Place, The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is one of the famed sightseeing destinations in Brisbane. Based in the beautiful twin buildings of Cultural Precinct, this is a treasury of the finest art of Asia, Australia and Pacific. Hosting some of the renowned world famous Australian as well as International art exhibitions, the place has successfully grabbed the attention of millions of art lovers across the world. In fact the greatest achievement is the storage of more than 17000 works of art in various genres like contemporary, historical and even modern art from various parts of the world. The Gallery has its own retail outlets where all purchases of artworks can be done. The stores are open from 10am to 5pm.For the travellers there are refreshments within the premises, the Goma Restaurant and QAG Cafe and Goma Cafe Bistro.

    Location: Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland.

    Timings: 10am to 5pm 


  • 61 Queen Street Mall

    Queen Street Mall
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    Queen Street Mall is the shopping paradise in Brisbane city. It is the most popular pedestrian mall in the whole country and it is known to host about 26 million visitors every year. The mall has huge number of stores which showcases local, international as well as flagship brands. It is believed that there more than 700 retailers based here which caters to almost all kinds of goods available here. It is not only the shopping that attracts people here but it is also considered as the most happening place in the whole Brisbane.

    Thousands of events gets organised here and one can feel the thud of music feeling the air on every weekends. Restaurants, pubs, cinema halls, beauty salons, boutiques, bars and a throbbing nightlife can be experienced here with some of the best entertainment options being available here. It is truly the premier entertainment destination of Queensland. 


  • 62 Townsville

    Townsville
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    The Northeastern Coast of Queensland, Australia, Townsville is the beauty of the country which attracts tourists from all over the world. Townsville is noted as Australia's largest urban centre for livelihood, modernity and shopping centres. The City has emerged some World's leading brands in terms of fabric, knit and leather.

    Highlights:
     Townsville is one of the most Urban-clad cities of Queensland, Australia. "The Strand" is the main cause of tourist attraction in this city. It is considered as one of the most beautiful sea beaches of the Australian continent. Apart from that Townsville is the house of Australia's largest heritage places like Riverway, a riverside parkland, The Castle Hill, which is considered as the most famous tourist attraction spot. The Castle Hill is known as the city's fitness destination.

    Location: Townsville is located on the north-eastern corner of Queensland, Australia, which is just adjacent to The Great Barrier Reef.

    Price: Entry to the land of Townsville is free of cost unless you are willing to be a part of any event.


  • 63 Kurrawa Beach

    Kurrawa Beach
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    Kurrawa Beach lies on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and is popular amongst the enthusiastic surfers. It is well known for hosting the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships by the
    surfing enthusiasts and is popular nationally as well as internationally. The Kurrwa Surf Life Saving Club is one of the leading clubs of Kurrwa known for surfing sports and at the same time is popular amongst the locals for its bistro and bar. The trippers across the world come here for spending their holidays and relish a full dose of entertainment along with mouth-watering meals and refreshing cocktails and beers. To the north of the main beach area is a playground and a duck pond for progeny, which is also meant for picnic purpose and barbeques. Activities like cycling, rollerblading, walking, and watching the alluring view are famous things to do here.

     Highlights: Pacific Fair, Kurrawa Surf Club, Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.


  • 64 Robina Town Shopping Centre

    Robina Town Shopping Centre
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    Shopping at Robina Town Shopping Centre will be a very exciting affair for you. With more than three hundred and fifty shops and food joints, this Gold Coast’s largest shopping centre defines luxury shopping and dine-in. From fashion to departmental stores, you can find almost everything in the Shopping Centre.

    Highlights: Enjoy a cup of coffee and relax at the Food Atrium. After shopping enjoy the latest movie on the comfortable chairs of the Events Cinema. You can also spend some fun time at AMF Bowling and M9 Laser Skirmish. Finish your day with a delicious meal from one of the beautiful lakeside restaurants of The Promenade.

    Location: The Robina Town Shopping Centre is located next to M1 Motorway. It is less than a kilometre away from Queensland Rail Robina Station. The free shuttle service from the Centre is operational on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    Timing: 9.00am - 5.30pm


  • 65 Cavill Avenue Mall

    Cavill Avenue Mall
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    At the heart of the Surfer’s Paradise lies the best nightlife and shopping avenue of the Gold Coast – The Cavill Avenue Mall. It is the fun and leisure centre of the Surfer’s Paradise, with a number of shops, bars, restaurants, night clubs as well as some of the best food joints. The avenue is a place where you can see some of the incredible live music performances.

    Highlights: The Cavill Avenue Mall houses some of the best restaurants that offer a wide array of mouth watering cuisines from all over the world. The close by streets is the major attraction of the Cavill Avenue Mall. The street has some of the best night clubs, tattoo shops and economical yet incredible food.

    Location: The Cavill Avenue Mall is located in Surfer’s Paradise and is just a little more than hour an hour’s drive from Gold Coast International Airport.



  • 66 Tamborine Mountain

    Tamborine Mountain
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    Tamborine Mountain is one of the most tranquil spot in Gold Coast that takes you away from the hubbub of city life, to indulge in the serene and scenic beauty of tropical rainforest, exotic birds and incredible flora and fauna. Apart from the breathtaking view, the destination also offers you a range of comfortable accommodation, a host of restaurants, arts & galleries, wineries, breweries, cafes and other shops.

    Highlights: There are a host of things that you can do at Tamborine Mountain. The Skywalk tour is a unique way to experience the beauty of the beautiful rainforest. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the area by floating on a hot air balloon. Apart from that, it is an excellent place for bird watchers and people who enjoy living close to nature.

    Location: It is located in the Scenic Rim, just an hour’s drive away from Gold Coast.



  • Nearby Getaways from Queensland
  • 01 Cairns

    Cairns is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site Daintree Rainforest and the alluring Great Barrier Reef. It is also the commencement point for the somber 4WD treks into the vast wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula. Cairns largely reckons on the tourism for the travel. For few tourists who come to Cairns for holidays, Cairns basically marks the end of a protracted journey up to the eastern coast and for the others Cairns is just the commencement of the Aussie adventure. Whichever way you are swaying, you are definitely going to encounter convivial nomads.

    Old salts asserts Cairns as the city which has traded off its soul. Bars, clubs, restaurants, resorts, guesthouses and stays, are simply hungry for your tourist dollars. With a past life as thrilling as the rollicking goldfields' port, perhaps it has always been like this. Tourists usually find it easy to spend their riches amidst the tropical, holiday vibe of this Queensland city.

    The neat CBD of Cairns is far more board shorts than the briefcases despite the fact there is no beach in the town. The plus manicured Boardwalk, Lagoon and Esplanade are all equally loved while the northern beaches, Great Barrier Reef as well as the bottomless bundle of activities is not too distinct.


  • 02 Gold Coast

    Tourist places in Gold Coast are both plenteous and varying in kind. Located in Queensland, Australia it sports some of the most awe-inspiring beaches. It is the center of watersports like surfing and kayaking. One can also experience underwater sea life here like nowhere else. One can go underwater sea diving or snorkeling and look at the beautiful reefs and swarms of fish in the clear blue ocean water. One can also go to one of its many beaches with friends and family and lie down on the pristine golden and white sand beaches and just relax or go to the numerous nighttime parties to have a wild and exciting time! In addition to beaches, the Gold coast has myriad other tourist activities as well. It has theme parks like Dreamworld where both the young and the old have a magical time! It also has water-based theme parks for tourists to spend some quality family time together having fun. It has several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks where one can visit the exotic wildlife of Australia.

     

    Nature walks across rainforests and woods also abound here. The nightlife in Australia has always been very exciting. Gold coast exemplifies this too. There are several interesting bars and clubs peppered across the city where tourists can go in for a quiet drink or for an exciting dance! There are also tonnes of resorts and hotels here for the comfort of the tourists. These charge varying prices and thus fit the budget of an economic tourist as well as that of a luxurious one. A perfectly comfortable weather coupled with welcoming residents and availability of commodious accommodation make it a very luring holiday destination for many travelers. Gold coast is the perfect destination for a relaxing as well as exciting and adventurous holiday and must be visited as soon as possible.

  • 03 Brisbane

    The beauty and richness of Tourist places in Brisbane are what make this great city a magnet that attracts people from all around the globe. One of the best things about Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland is how the government has recognized the city’s value as a heaven for tourists. The wonderfully maintained beaches, the natural attractiveness, the food, the vineyards, and a lot of other aspects of the city will surely satisfy your senses. The cultural scene of Brisbane includes adventure, traditions, and the ever growing metropolitan itself. Located along the Brisbane River, this third largest city of Australia is a home to a huge variety of wildlife. The coexistence of nature only adds to the great diversity of Brisbane, which makes it a city you must visit.

    In last decade, Brisbane has become one of the fastest developing cities of Australia. The modern restaurants and bars, the unconventional architectural progress, and the traditional sense of Brisbane offer a perfect tourist destination. Your traveling goals will never be fulfilled if you do not plan to make a trip to this city. And, if you like adventure and danger then Brisbane will be even more attractive to you. Like any other city in Australia, the people here too are always hunting for thrill. This is why the adventure sports are popular as activities in Brisbane and you must take a taste of it.      

    The gentle subtropical weather makes the city really comforting. This has made the beaches even more popular among the tourists as there cannot be a better way to spend a sunny day than to lazing around on the sand. The beauty of Brisbane was almost undiscovered until 1982 when the city hosted the Commonwealth Games. The world suddenly came to know about this gem of a tourist destination and it has been busy being so since.  

  • 04 Cape Tribulation

  • 05 Moreton Island

  • 06 Port Douglas