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Best Things To Do in Queensland

Located in the island continent Australia, Queensland is one of the North East states bordering the coastline. Set beside the Great Barrier Reef which is known all over the world as the largest Coral Reef, Queensland has multifarious species of both aquatic plants and animals. This beautiful place is full of surprises and never seems to disappoint its tourists. Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef, walking along the white sands of the Whitehaven Beach, Dining in Noosa, etc are some of the best things to do in Queensland. It is like a different world of magic that compels people to fall in love with the place. Its white sand beaches are just magnificent and will leave you speechless. The astounding marine life found here can be explored for days and take your breath away. The stunning islands present here and there beside Queensland add-on to its beauty and excellence. This unique place can give you all kinds of mixed feeling all in one place. There is the city life, the relaxing beach related activities, the adventurous water sports, the thrilling dinosaur fossils, the magnificent corals along the coast and much more. This place offers an endless list of exciting and fun activities that tourists can enjoy. For all those adventure lovers out there, there is a list of watersports like kayaking, jet skiing, paragliding, jet boat ride, river rafting and much more which are best things to do in Queensland for adventure junkies. For the families who want to enjoy the magical place and witness the marine life, there is the whale watching show, day cruises, fun activities on the beaches, spas and many other things. Besides the beach and water sports, one can even go digging up dinosaur bones in an area of Queensland. Then there are the aerial activities like flying on a seaplane over the gold coast. This place is a perfect choice for all those who want a break from their monotonous life and want to do something exciting. The magic of this place makes it ideal for couples who want to spend some quality time with their partner.

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Attractions

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Tamborine Mountain

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.

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Cavill Avenue Mall

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.

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Robina Town Shopping Centre

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
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Kurrawa Beach

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.
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Townsville

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.
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Trinity Beach

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.
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Clifton Beach

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.
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Queen Street Mall

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. 

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Queensland

  • Q. Which are some of the best things to do in Queensland?

    Being an ideal holiday destination, Queensland offers lots of interesting and thrilling activities to its tourists. Some of the must-do things in Queensland would be:

    • Watersports – being located on the coastline, there are lots o beaches and islands in Queensland that happen to entertain a lot of water sports like jet skiing, kayaking, paragliding, jet boat rides, river rafting, and much more. Watersports is one of the best things to do if you love adventure.
    • Scuba Diving – given the diverse marine life present here, Scuba Diving is a lot of fun. The colorful corals and the beautiful fishes, turtles and other aquatic animals are absolutely magical and will definitely make your trip memorable.
    • Sightseeing – for families and less adventurous tourists there are some really great attractions in Queensland which one can visit all day long and still not be done with it. The white sand beaches are something where people can spend hours relaxing and still not want to leave. Sightseeing is one of these activities that help you explore Queensland and know more about it.
    • Aerial activities – one of the greatest activity that happens in Queensland is the famous ride on the seaplane. One gets to witness the marvelous Great Barrier Reef from a great height and see some breathtaking views. This plane ride on the Gold Coast and over islands is definitely a once in a lifetime experience and a must-do
    • Snorkeling – for all the non-divers, snorkeling is a good way of exploring the marine life found here. Swimming in the shallow areas of the ocean and watching the corals is both relaxing and thrilling at the same time.

  • Q. What all adventure activities can be done in Queensland?

    Being an ideal holiday destination, Queensland offers lots of interesting and thrilling activities to its tourists. Some of the must-do things in Queensland would be:

    • Watersports – being located on the coastline, there are lots o beaches and islands in Queensland that happen to entertain a lot of water sports like jet skiing, kayaking, paragliding, jet boat rides, river rafting, and much more. Watersports is one of the best things to do if you love adventure.
    • Scuba Diving – given the diverse marine life present here, Scuba Diving is a lot of fun. The colorful corals and the beautiful fishes, turtles and other aquatic animals are absolutely magical and will definitely make your trip memorable.
    • Sightseeing – for families and less adventurous tourists there are some really great attractions in Queensland which one can visit all day long and still not be done with it. The white sand beaches are something where people can spend hours relaxing and still not want to leave. Sightseeing is one of these activities that help you explore Queensland and know more about it.
    • Aerial activities – one of the greatest activity that happens in Queensland is the famous ride on the seaplane. One gets to witness the marvelous Great Barrier Reef from a great height and see some breathtaking views. This plane ride on the Gold Coast and over islands is definitely a once in a lifetime experience and a must-do
    • Snorkeling – for all the non-divers, snorkeling is a good way of exploring the marine life found here. Swimming in the shallow areas of the ocean and watching the corals is both relaxing and thrilling at the same time.

  • Q. What are some must try water sports in Queensland?

    With such a diverse marine life and the world’s greatest Coral Reef, water sports is a must-try when in Queensland. The best water sports that will leave you speechless and give you an ultimate lifetime experience are:

    • Kayaking – in this two people sit on a canoe like a boat and ride against the strong current of the ocean that causes lots of bumps and jerks. Kayaking is a more dangerous form of River Rafting and is more difficult.
    • Scuba Diving – in order to explore the marine life present here Scuba Diving is the best option.
    • Snorkeling – for those who are scared of Diving can opt for Snorkeling that gives a similar experience as Scuba Diving.
    • Bumper Tube Ride – this is another sport quite similar to River Rafting but is a bit safer and recommended for non-swimmers.
    • Parasailing – being in the air over the ocean is a great feeling and one of the must try water sports present here.
    • Jet Ski Ride – such a ride lets you connect to Mother Nature and makes you feel fresh and thrilled at the same time.

  • Q. Which are some romantic activities in Queensland for couples?

    Queensland is one of the best places for couples to spend some private and intimate times. Some romantic activities that can be done here include:

    • Picnics on the islands
    • Staying in Silky Oaks Lodges
    • Healing Water Spas
    • Snorkeling
    • Romantic walks on the beach
    • Spend quality time on Private Islands

  • Q. Which are some famous places for scuba diving in Queensland and what are the charges?

    Scuba Diving is quite famous in Queensland and is something that every tourist wants to experience. Some of the famous places for Scuba Diving Are:

    • Agincourt Reef
    • Port Douglas
    • Cod Hole
    • Magnetic Island
    • Whitsundays
    • Oublier Reefs
    • Bunker Reefs

    The charges for doing this amazing sport ranges from $100- $500 depending on the number of dives chosen, the destination for diving and the type of diving chosen by the tourist.

  • Q. Which are some famous places for snorkeling in Queensland and how much are its charges?

    Snorkelling is a perfect sport for the non-divers and the people who do not want to spend as much as Scuba Diving. Some famous places for Snorkelling are:

    • Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island
    • Lady Musgrave Island
    • Lady Elliot Island
    • The Low Isles, Port Douglas
    • Hastings, Saxon and Norman Reefs in Cairns

    The charges for snorkeling are less as compared to Scuba Diving and ranges from $50- $100 depending on the destination and the operator the tourist chooses.

  • Q. Which are some famous sites for surfing in Queensland?

    Some of the most famous sites that are a dream come true for surfers include:

    • Currumbin Alley
    • Burleigh Heads
    • Surfers Paradise
    • The Superbank, Coolangatta
    • The Pass, Byron Bay

  • Q. Which are some amazing aerial activities to do in Queensland?

    Queensland offers some of the most adventurous and relaxing aerial activities that the tourist should definitely try. The most famous are the seaplane that flies across the Gold Coast making you witness the scenic beauty of Queensland. Then there is Ziplining, Rappelling, bungee jumping and the Jungle Swings in some adventure parks that can take your breath away. In the Jungle swing is a multi-person activity that is similar to a bungee jump but takes place through the jungle of Minjin.

  • Q. Which are best location for whale watching in Queensland and how much will it cost me?

    Queensland is a home to some really great species of the whales that include the blue whale, the white whale, dolphins and what not. Some of the best places to spot whales and enjoy the view are:

    •             Moreton Bay Marine Park in Brisbane
    •             Whitsundays
    •             Gold Coast
    •             Sunshine Coast
    •             Tropical North Queensland

    The cost for such tours is not on the high side. It is affordable and definitely worth it when you see the whales. It costs around 4500-5000 INR/ $70-$90 per person

  • Q. Which are some famous islands to visit in Queensland?

    Since Queensland covers almost the entire Great Barrier Reef, it also covers around 600 tropical islands located in this region. Some of these islands that are a must-visit while in Queensland include:

    •             Lady Elliot Island - famous for Manta Ray's a type of orchids and birds
    •             Hamilton Island - has some of the premium golf courses and best spa resorts.
    •             Fitzroy Island - known for its white sand beaches and crystal clear sea.
    •             Orpheus Island - it's one of the private islands perfect for couples wanting to spend quality and romantic time with each other.
    •             Lady Musgrave Island - known mainly for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling.
    •             Magnetic Island - known for its Rocky terrain and picturesque landscapes.

  • Q. How is Queensland nightlife? What all activities can be done during night?

    Queensland is not known much for its nightlife but certain places here like Brisbane and Gold Coast are said to have classy and fun nightlife. There are nice nightclubs located in Brisbane that set the right mood and can be a break for many. Some of the best clubs include:

    •             Sky Club
    •             Press Club
    •             Laruche
    •             Bar Some

    At night here one can do a lot of things except clubbing. These activities include:

    •             Collective market - the collective market that is set up in Brisbane are a nice place to go for all those who love shopping and it can be great retail therapy.
    •             Open-air Cinema - to spend a night romantically one can go to the open air cinema and cuddle up with their partner.
    •             Go for a drive - it is at night that all the places light up and look even better. So one can go for a spin and enjoy the place.
    •             Night Kayaking - one can go kayaking at night. This happens only in select places since it can be very dangerous.
    •             Street Food - one can go on a food tour and explore the street food present in Queensland.

  • Q. Which are some famous places for kayaking in Queensland and how much will it cost me?

    Kayaking is an adventurous activity that is recommended only for those people who are fit and know how to swim. Since Kayaking is so common in Queensland the charges for this activity are quite reasonable and range from $40-$60/ 2500-3500 INR per ride.Some of the best places to go for Kayaking are:

    •                  Moreton Island
    •                  Stradbroke Island
    •                  Brisbane
    •                  Noosa Everglades
    •                  Fitzroy Island
    •                  Rainbow Beach
    •                  Port Douglas

  • Q. Which are some famous places for parasailing in Queensland?

    Parasailing in Queensland is another one of the very famous activities that take place on every beach present here. But some famous places are:

    •             Brisbane
    •             Gold Coast
    •             Rainbow Beach
    •             Port Douglas
    •             Surfers Paradise
    •             Airlie Beach

    The charges for parasailing and paragliding are however a bit on the high side. The cost ranges from 4000-10000 INR/ $70-$200 per ride. The cost differs from place to place, like it's very cheap on the Rainbow Beach but very expensive in Gold Coast and Brisbane. Overall the experience is worth the money.

  • Q. Which are some famous places for jet skiing in Queensland?

    Jet skiing is one of those activities that are cheap and easy to ride. One can do it with a trainer or by themselves. Going up and down in the waves of the sea will definitely boost your adrenaline and make this trip one of the most adventurous ones. Some of the famous places for Jet Skiing would be :

    •             Cairns
    •             Gold Coast
    •             Rainbow Beach
    •             Port Douglas

    The charges for this activity are quite reasonable but ranges from 4000-7000 INR / $50-$150 depending on the place and the duration for which the ride is taken. The rides with the trainer cost less while the individual rides cost a bit more.