Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Tropical North Queensland
Queensland is one state with a different type of paradise in each region. One state, too many destinations to count.
In a group of strangers, even friends or family, say the word ‘paradise’ and everyone visualises something different. Every traveller has a differing idea of what a dream holiday looks, feels, smells, tastes like - none better or worse than the other. So it’s no wonder that planning a holiday with others becomes the daunting task of getting everyone to want the same experience. But in Queensland, there’s a different type of paradise awaiting travellers in every corner of this Australian state.
For the traveller chasing nightlife and excitement, the Gold Coast is the perfect option offering countless attractions and a gorgeous coastline and population. One hour south of Brisbane lies this region where the pulse is always pumping. Thrill seekers can get their kicks on the water surfing at world-famous Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads and Kirra; or opt for dry land and try your luck at the casino and meet others who come alive at night at legendary nightclubs.
Tropical North Queensland, which reaches from Mission Beach to Cape York and the Torres Strait, is for the traveller chasing a tropical adventure. Visitors get the unparalleled chance to share their holiday with curious minke whales and sea turtles whilst snorkeling off Cairns, pass tree kangaroos and cassowaries whilst ziplining through the Daintree Rainforest or kayak solo in remote Cape Tribulation.
For the traveller chasing crystal waters and velvet sand look no further than The Whitsundays, an archipelago of 74 green islands and sandy atolls sitting in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Whitehaven Beach’s pristine vistas are complete with the feel of 98% pure silica sand. A flight over the iconic Heart Reef will have visitors awestruck by the clarity of the water and the rich colours of the reef.
If you're after the true Aussie experience, the Outback Queensland is quintessential Australia with National Parks, mesmerising landscapes and a landback culture that complements a dynamic and rich history. Travellers can get the chance to dig up 20-million-year-old dinosaur bones along the Dinosaur trail between Winton, Richmond and Hughenden and witness the most complete plesiosaur skeleton in the world at the Boulia Stonehouse. For thrills from this century, the chance to experience the rich-hued sunset and sleep in a swag under the moonlight in the Simpson Desert gives the sense of living totally in the present, appreciating every natural wonder of the day.
And that’s only just the beginning. Each region in the state of Queensland calls to a specific state of mind - adventure-seeking, desire to learn, need to reconnect with self and others. It’s hard to name another state or province in the world that has such varied landscapes and natural wonders to explore.
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