The Great Barrier Reef is only one of the fabulous natural assets found throughout the state. Visitors to Queensland will also discover some of the world's most beautiful beaches, luxuriant tropical rainforests, islands, vast deserts, national parks and fascinating towns.
Bundaberg Coral Isles and Country

Bundaberg, Coral Coast & Country, the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Expect a place of plenty with 17 sandy beaches, 140 kilometres of coastline, coral cays and warm hospitality. The region is the heart of Queensland's sugar country.

Tropical North

Tropical North Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea islands and the Great Barrier Reef to the east and the rainforest mountains that sweep down from the northernmost section of the Great Dividing Range to the west.

Western Downs

Located 100km inland from Brisbane, the verdant plains of the Darling Downs are dotted with farmhouses, pastures, crops and grazing lands. The Darling Downs are often associated with the grand old pastoralists of south-east Queensland.

Mackay Region

Located midway between Brisbane and Cairns, the Mackay Region coastline stretches 200 kilometres north from St Lawrence to the Whitsundays, and inland to the town of Clermont. The region is founded upon sugar cane, mining, beef and agriculture.


The Whitsunday Group lies off the stretch of coast between Mackay and Bowen. Paralleling the island group, further offshore in the Coral Sea, are the coral reefs and lagoons of the Great Barrier Reef a wonderland of marine diversity.


The northernmost of Australia's state capitals, subtropical Brisbane is an attractive city lying 14km inland on the banks of the Brisbane River. It enjoys warm summers and clear mild winters. Visitors will find a modern and sophisticated city that is full of life and vitality.

Fraser Coast South Burnett

The magnificent natural playground of the Fraser Coast hosts diverse and unique landscapes, from intriguing coloured sands, rainforests, giant sand dunes and basalt headlands to tranquil lakes, beaches and national parks.


Straddling the Tropic of Capricorn, the Capricorn Region is an inviting combination of stunning beaches, rivers, subtropical reef islands and coastal rainforests. The region is dotted with historic townships with elegant buildings that hint at the wealth of former times.


Centre of the Southern Reef - The Gladstone Region is a unique area of Queensland. This dynamic city basks in a sub-tropical climate with islands, waterways and beaches on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef.


Fossick for opals at Yowah, Cunnamulla and Quilpie, explore the universe's wonders at Charleville's Skywatch, seek out birdlife in saltwater and freshwater habitats and relax at the Great Artisan Spa in Mitchell. This is Central West and Matilda Country.

Gold Coast

The impressive coastal strip is dominated by high-rise accommodation, retail and tourist shops, international-standard resorts and restaurants, nightclubs and neon signs. The most famous stretch of Gold Coast beach is glittering Surfers Paradise.

South East Country

The natural beauty of the Southern Downs and Granite Belt, South East Queensland Country, inspires the thriving local arts community, and the Brass Monkey Season represents the peak of the region's cultural calendar.

Townsville Region

Visitors to the Townsville region will enjoy beautifully warm days, with the sun shining brightly on the calm blue sea. North Queensland has been blessed with National Parks that are home to rare butterflies and birds, kangaroos, platypus and ancient trees.

Sunshine Coast

North of Brisbane, the 48km coastal stretch bound by Caloundra to the south and Noosa Heads to the north is called the Sunshine Coast. The name conjures vivid images of the region's many surf beaches stretching to the horizon.