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Things to Do in Queensland – The Top 5 Things!

The state of Queensland is one of nature's most abundant regions in the world. It is the second largest and third-most-populous state in Australia. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales. Learn more about what to do when you are in Queensland!


Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is considered Australia's greatest national treasure. And it is so, not just for Australia but for the world as the planet's largest coral reef. It takes up 2300 km from Bundaberg to Australia's Northern tip. At the closest point, it is only 30 km away from the coast of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef is made up of 3000 individual reefs, 400 types of living and dead coral polyps, 1500 species of fish, 4000 species of clams, 500 types of seaweed, 200 species of birds and half a dozen varieties of turtles. The Great Barrier Reef is a protected site due to its importance to the ecology.


Green Island

Green Island is probably the most popular day trip islands in Cairns. It is an area abundant in coral structures as well as rainforests making it the perfect getaway for people who are looking to spend some quiet time communing with nature. You can find yourself snorkelling in a tropical aquarium or heading out for hikes amid the rainforest through the well-placed boardwalks.


Hamilton Island

The second-largest inhabited island off the coast of Queensland, Hamilton Island is a star attraction for its exciting things to do, including resorts, pools, bars, some great restaurants, places to go on walks and wildlife sanctuaries, you will not be bored when you visit Hamilton Island. There are also some exotic beaches overlooking aquamarine oceans. You can snorkel and get involved in a lot of water sport adventures as well.


Tamborine National Park

Mount Tamborine National Park is only an hour's drive from an Ipswich hotel. Which is why you should consider it the first place on your list of places to visit when you stay at a resort the likes of Oaks Ipswich Aspire Suites. The Mount Tamborine National Park was established with the need to preserve Witches Falls and has since expanded across the plateau. There are marked trails around the bush that can be explored on a hike and you may come across the odd Australian brush-turkeys on the way. Natural wonders in the region consist of palm groves, eucalyptus forests, lush subtropical waterfalls and volcanic outcrops.


Agincourt Reefs

Agincourt Reef runs parallel to the Continental Shelf and is considered one of the most precious nurseries for biodiversity, situated on the northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. It is the type of reef known as a Ribbon Reef. There are many exotic and endangered species of corals and fish in this region. Being one of the most pristine ecosystems in the world, there are certain limitations when it comes to diver and snorkelling traffic so be mindful of that when you are swimming in these waters.

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