Queensland Tourist Information
Queensland is absolutely huge! Not just in the 1.8 million square kilometres of the state, but in the diversity of life, climate and multitude of things to do.
Visitors to the sunshine state can enjoy some of the best surfing in the world, tropical islands, dusty outback towns, hinterland villages, ancient rainforests and diving on the largest coral reef in the world to name but a few of the attractions on offer.
On this page you’ll find all the important tourist and tourism information you need to plan a Queensland holiday. Whether you’re still deciding on where you want to go or you’re at the final stages of checking the weather and getting travel insurance, there is something here to help you.
Queensland has such a diverse range of landscapes and scenery that it’s virtually a photographer’s paradise. You don’t have to be a pro to see or appreciate these breathtaking images though. These image tours are made up of brilliant photos from across Queensland, taken by photographers commissioned by Tourism Queensland for your enjoyment.
Queensland is an incredibly diverse region, both geographically and in climate. A picture may say a thousand words but sometimes you need that little bit more. We’ve collected a number of videos for each of the main regions of Queensland that should help you to understand what this great state has to offer.
Queensland is such a large state that the climate differs greatly from one end to the other. The coastal regions are influenced by the warm ocean waters which usually keep the region free from extremes of temperature and provide moisture for rainfall. You’ll find Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast have definite 4 seasons with cool to cold winters, warm summers with humidity and thunder storms.
There are plenty of car hire operators throughout Queensland, particularly in airports and tourist centres. Compare car hire prices from five major rental companies including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz & Thrifty in one easy system with VroomVroomVroom and buy direct from the supplier.
Queensland is famous for its beaches. From the surf breaks of Snapper Rocks to the calm waters of the Whitsundays, there is something for pro surfers, strong swimmers, young, old, and even those just learning to paddle. In spite of how beautiful Queensland’s beaches are, they can be dangerous if you don’t know the area or ignore the warning signs.
Australian slang is a colourful mix of shortened or abbreviated words, affectionate name changes, and some terms that find their origins in the gold fields and cattle mustering of the early colonial days. If you’re looking to infiltrate and blend in with the locals here are a few of the more common terms you’ll hear
The official currency in Australia is the Australian dollar. The Australian dollar is divided into 100 cents. Our coin denominations are 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 while our notes are in $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations. Use our currency converter to see the current value of the AUD, plus our guide to tipping.
There are a number of airports throughout the state linking you to cities, islands, tourist centres and some of the most distant, regional locations. Book the right flight and it only takes half a day to make it from Brisbane to the tropical playground in far north Queensland.
With such a huge diversity of landscapes, climates and regions, a holiday through Queensland is like visiting numerous countries without even leaving the state. With so many locations, activities and holiday styles to choose from, it can be daunting trying to plan your trip! Read through a selection of travel articles for some holiday inspiration...
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