Queensland info

To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. The state is Australia's second largest by area, following Western Australia, and the country's third most populous after New South Wales and Victoria.

The area was first occupied by Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, who arrived between 40,000 and 65,000 years ago, according to various dating methods. Later, Queensland was made a British Crown Colony that was separated from New South Wales on 6 June 1859, a date now celebrated annually as Queensland Day. The area that currently forms Brisbane was originally the Moreton Bay penal colony, intended as a place for recidivist convicts who had offended while serving out their sentences in New South Wales. The state later encouraged free settlement, and today Queensland's economy is dominated by the agricultural, tourist and natural resource sectors.

 

Bays in Queensland, Australia

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Agnes Water is an increasingly popular tourist town located on Central Queensland, Australia with unspoilt beaches and excellent activities, recreation and shopping opportunities....


Airlie Beach, gateway to the fabulous Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Australia....


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Alexandra Headland is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, located in the Maroochydore urban centre between Maroochydore CBD and Mooloolaba....


Alma Bay is located on Magnetic Island which is an island 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) offshore from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia....


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Ashmore is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia....


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Bargara is friendly coastal town and a wonderful holiday destination right at the beginning of the Southern Great Barrier Reef in the Queensland region of the Bundaberg....


Biggera Waters is a suburb in the city of Gold Coast of Australia and the Biggera Creek flows through the suburb reaching the Broadwater at Lands End. ...


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Bowen is the oldest town of East Queensland, Australia in the Whitsunday Region with an interesting history going back to 1861, untouched beaches and beautiful bays. There are excellent outdoor activities for visitors and families and the climate is perfect makint Bowen a tropical paradise....


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Known locally as Bris Vegas, the city is renowned for its sun and the brash, glitzy hordes that follow it, but it's also the arts capital of Queensland, with dozens of theatres, cinemas, concert halls, galleries and museums. A climate this good and culture too? It must be paradise....


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Located just south of the famous Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach is host to an eclectic array of attractions, dining, shopping and accommodation in the ideal beachfront position where surf life saving is a focus, and the beautiful beach plays hosts to the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. There are several markets in the area on the beachfront. You can choose from more than 100 restaurants and cafes, which inundate Broadbeach, and enjoy the nightlife here or just up the road in Surfers Paradise....


Buddina is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, and includes the business district of the Kawana urban centre....


Buderim is a solitary mountain, situated centrally on the Sunshine Coast. Commanding views are north to Noosa, east over the spectacular Pacific Ocean, south to Moreton Island and west to the Glasshouse Mountains and the Blackall Ranges. Famous for its ginger and beautiful gardens, Buderim is reputed to be one of the world's best places to live. It has a wonderful climate, mild winters with cool nights to tempt a fire and warm summers tempered by caressing sea breezes....


Bulimba is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 4 kilometres south-east of the CBD, and is located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River....


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Bundaberg is a city in Queensland, Australia and perfect destination gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and fishing, surfing, bush walking, 4WD, heritage walks, wine tasting, art and cultural exhibitions and so much more....


Burleigh Heads is regarded as having one of the best surfing beaches and is also renowned for its National Park headland, featuring rain forest walks and stunning ocean views. Burleigh Heads is one of Australia's most beautiful and most popular family holiday destinations on the Gold Coast, Queensland...


Burnett Heads is a town at the mouth of the Burnett River in Queensland, Australia on the Coral Coast, Gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef....


Cairns the northern most City in Far North Queensland is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree / Cape Tribulation National Park and Rainforest and the Queensland Outback. Cairns is on the same latitude as Fiji, Tahiti and Acapulco. Year round warm days and balmy evenings are all part of the tropical experience. There is no better climate to enjoy the two wonders of the natural world - the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest An exotic centre, Cairns offers all the comforts of a large city as well as the pleasures of a tropical resort....


Cape Tribulation is a little over two hours drive north of Cairns in Far North Queensland; a beautiful example of Australia's natural heritage with long isolated stretches of beach and lush rainforest covered mountains in the background....


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Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia and the closest to the Great Barrier Reef....


Coolangatta is the southernmost suburb of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is named after the schooner Coolangatta which was wrecked there in 1846....


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Currumbin is a suburb in the Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia. The State member of Parliament for Currumbin is Jann Stuckey....


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Deception Bay is located on the northside of Brisbane. From bayside rural to an expanding seaside residential community, Deception Bay is fast becoming the choice of lifestyle for both families and retirees....


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Emerald is located in Queensland Australia and is named after a lush green hill just north of town....


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Fortitude Valley is a suburb of central Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. The suburb lies immediately northeast of the Brisbane central business district, and is one of the hubs of Brisbane's nightlife, renowned for its Nightclubs, bars and adult entertainment....


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Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, home to Queensland's largest multi-commodity port, a natural deepwater harbour, and offers excellent boating, fishing, surfing and swimming on the beaches, islands and waterways....


If you like sun, surf and sand, unpolluted air and a relaxed lifestyle, with great accommodation and heaps of tourist attractions thrown in, then you'll love the Gold Coast of Australia. The Gold Coast can boast an average of 245 days of fine weather each year and daytime temperatures above 22 degrees for 279 days a year. Yes! This is truly the Sunshine State and we're very proud of it. The Gold Coast is located on the Eastern seaboard of Australia just 80km south of the City of Brisbane....


The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia....


Great Keppel is the largest island of the Keppel Group, which consists of 14 islands offering excellent marine life and great spots for snorkelling and diving. Because of the central location of the Island, we enjoy a warm, sunny climate year-round....


The Gold Coast has many different attractions to suit everyone's taste. The Coolangatta and Tweed River have splendid beaches and picinic areas. Local commercial outlets have a vast array of products to help you find whatever you need. Local clubs, Restaurants and other entertainment venues cater for all ages. Not to forget the Gold Coast's major tourist attractions....


Gympie is a regional town in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia....


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Hamilton Island is known as the jewel in the crown of the Whitsundays Island, at the edge of the great barrier reef just off the Queensland coast in Australia....


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Helensvale is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland , Australia and was named after Helena White....


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Bordered by 40 kilometres of pristine beaches, Hervey Bay offers access to islands, adventure, wildlife and a beautiful safe aquatic playground for visitors to the Fraser Coast. Hervey Bay has gained international recognition as one of the best locations to view a great variety of marine life especially the majestic humpback whales as they make their yearly migration south, through the region's calm waters, from August to November....


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Innisfail is a town located in the far north of the state of Queensland, Australia renowned for its sugar cane and banana industries and access to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Wet Tropics rainforests....


Ipswich is a city and Local Government Area situated on the Bremer River in South East Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 40 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Brisbane....


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Karumba is a town in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia, situated at the mouth of the Norman River and is a fishing mecca and birdwatchers paradise....


Kawana is a suburban area of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia situated about eight kilometres west of the central business district....


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Kilcoy is situated in an idyllic rural landscape on the D'Aguilar Highway just 94 kilometres from Brisbane, 76 kilometres from the Sunshine Coast and 1 and a half hours from Toowoomba. Kilcoy covers 1442 square kilometres and encompasses a diverse and picturesque landscape ranging from rolling farmlands to recreational lakes, rugged mountain ranges and stunning forests....


Kings Beach is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, located within the Caloundra urban centre directly east of Caloundra CBD....


Kirra is a beach-side suburb of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The small rocky headland Kirra Point separates Kirra beach to the north and Coolangatta beach to the south, and is noted as one of the world's premier surf breaks....


Labrador is a Gold Coast suburb in Queensland Australia located on the northern strech and overlooking the Southport Broadwater and has a history dating back to 1884....


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Mackay is a city on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia, about 970 km (603 mi) north of Brisbane, on the Pioneer River. Mackay is nicknamed the sugar capital of Australia because its region produces more than a third of Australia's cane sugar....


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Main Beach originally Southport East is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia....


Marcoola is a suburb on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia....


Maroochy has many beautiful beaches and waterways and as such the majority of activities and attractions are water-based....


Maryborough was founded in 1847 and is located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, once the largest port in the country, and is a must see with beautifully preserved colonial streets and heritage architecture....


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Merrimac is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia....


Miami is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia....


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Mission Beach is a small village along the Coral Sea in Queensland, Australia....


Blessed with a heady mix of ocean beaches, riverfront, variety of restaurants and nighteries, Mooloolaba is a popular, central Sunshine Coast resort town....


Nambour is a town in South East Queensland, Australia on the Sunshine Coast with beautiful parks, a waterfall, the museum, the RSL club and much more. Nambour industries include tourism, sugar, tropical fruits and macadamia nuts....


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Newell Beach is a rare jewel in the spectacular tropical north Queensland region of beach resort locations. Situated on the shore of the Coral Sea, with easy access to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Daintree, Newell is indeed a one in a million beach holiday location. White sands, crystal blue waters, swaying palms and cool beach walks combine to offer the very essence of tropical living....


Newstead is a riverside suburb of the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia....


Sundrenched beaches, powder white sand, pristine waters and a water temperature that invites year round swimming is Noosa's real drawcard. And when it's combined with stunning, stylish architecture nesteled against a lush green hinterland you know you've found the perfect setting for your escape....


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Oxenford is a suburb of the Gold Coast in the state of Queensland, Australia....


Palm Beach is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, between Tallebudgera Creek and Currumbin Creek....


Palm Cove is known as Australia's most popular spa destination and gorgeous beachside haven of relaxation, boasting top wellness centers and pristine beaches, it's also the perfect wedding destination....


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Peregian Beach is a small seaside town on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, in the Noosa Shire. "Peregian" is an Aboriginal word for emu. The population is about 2200 and is a popular surfing location. The Wahoo Seafood Cafe in Peregian Beach is locally famous for its deep-fried Mars Bar....


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Port Douglas is the premier resort from which to see the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforests of Northern Queensland. Through rainforest walks and safaris, diving and snorkelling the reef, sailing the waterways and even soaring above in the skies, you'll get closer to nature and its glorious simplicity here in the Northern Tropics of Australia than any place on earth....


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Rainbow Bay is situated near Coolangatta, Queensland's most southerly coastal town, the gateway to the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales....


Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in south-eastern Queensland, Australia, near Gympie. The town's name derives from the rainbow-coloured sand dunes surrounding the settlement....


Red Hill is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia, located 3 km north-west of the Brisbane CBD. The suburb is very hilly and mainly residential, with shops and small businesses located on Musgrave and Waterworks Roads....


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Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia is a city that lies on the Fitzroy River, and with over 300 days of sunshine each year is an excellent outdoor tourism destination....


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Runaway Bay is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia with Pine Ridge Conservation Park and various parklands on the western shore of the Broadwater....


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Sarina is located in the Mackay Region of Queensland, Australia on Plane Creek, which flows into the Coral Sea. With unspoiled natural beauty, beaches and charm, prime fishing and prawning, Sarina attracts many tourists....


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Shorncliffe is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is situated northeast of Brisbane and is the neighbouring suburb of Sandgate....


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The small town of Southport is situated on the south coast, 100Km (60 miles) south of Hobart. A wildlife sanctuary, a thermal pool, a historic railway and Hastings Caves are within easy reach. In addition there are plenty of opportunities for fishing, sailing, walking and even touring the area by helicopter. The town is just about the most southerly on the Australian continent....


Springfield, also known as the Greater Springfield Development, is a 28.50 square kilometre residential development located in Ipswich, in South East Queensland, Australia....


St Lucia is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia....


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Sunshine Beach is a suburb in Noosa, Queensland, Australia....


The scenic Sunshine Coast of Queensland where the all-year, subtropical climate assures you of a beautiful day one day - and a perfect day the next. Aptly named the Sunshine Coast due to the extended periods of clear blue sky and sunshine experienced for nine months of the year, the Sunshine Coast has long been a favourite holiday destination to local Queenslanders and other Australian tourists for many years....


Surfers Paradise is a town on Australia's Gold Coast in Queensland. Colloquially known as 'Surfers', the suburb has many high-rise apartment buildings and a wide surf beach. The feature of the central business district is Cavill Mall, which runs through the shopping precinct....


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Tannum Sands is a coastal town on the east coast of Queensland with long white sandy beaches and is the ideal destination for the great outdoors and marine pursuits....


Tewantin is a historic village on the Noosa River with shops, cafes, a hotel and marina, and the Tewantin National Park offers picnic areas, walking and bike tracks, horse riding trails and more....


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Toowoomba is a city in Southern Queensland, Australia....


Townsville Australia is located on the north eastern coast of Queensland 550 kilometres north of the Tropic of Capricorn and 2,300 kilometres south of the equator. Lying 1,500 kilometres north of the State Capital Brisbane, Townsville Queensland is placed firmly within the dry tropics region of Queensland and is one of the closest mainland Australian cities to the Pacific and Asia. The spectacular World Heritage Rainforests to the north, the Australian Outback to the west, the tropical islands and Great Barrier Reef to the east and the extensive wetlands and bird-life to the south make Townsville a must do travel destination....


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Hervey Bay is the gateway to Fraser Island and is the perfect place to stay when you want to experience the beautiful Fraser Coast. Take a stroll along the beachside walkway which runs from the Urangan Boat Harbour around to Gatakers Bay, overlooking Dundowran and distant Toogoom. As one of the few north facing sheltered bays, swimming is available all year round and there are a wide range of water based activities on offer, including scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, jet skiing and sail-boarding....


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Willow Vale is a suburb in the northern Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia....


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Yeppoon is a lovely coastal town on the Capricorn coast, central Queensland, midway between Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach. A long stretch of unspoilt sandy beach, ideal for all water activities. The gateway to Great Keppel Island and many tourist attractions....


Yorkeys Knob is one of the Far North's favourite beaches for locals and visitors to the area. The beach stretches for miles looking out to the Coral Sea, and is a mere 10 minutes drive from the centre of Cairns city. Yorkeys Knob is a popular spot for water activities such as sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing and fishing. At the southern end of the beach is a creek that opens onto a large sandbar. At low tides it is possible to walk out to sea for hundreds of meters and have only your shins doused in water. This is also a very good fishing location....


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