Queensland is the place to go to Australia if you want every type of adventure. It’s the perfect place for families, couples and those on a working holiday visa. However, it’s also the ideal place for backpackers who are seeking out an adventure. With 7,000km of glittery, endless coastline to explore, backpackers can jaunt the entire edge of this grand state while taking in the coolest cities and sights that are simply unforgettable. It’s nothing like anywhere else in the world.
Queensland isn’t the kind of state that you visit and forget and the sheer number of things to do here ensure that you will never get bored. It’s simply impossible to put together a list of every single thing that you can do in Queensland, but on your visit, you need to make sure there are certain things that you do. Let’s take a look at the top three activities that you need to schedule during your next Queensland visit.
It’s a highlight in Queensland that really cannot be missed and it’s the bucket list goal of every backpacker and traveller in Queensland. Seventy-five miles long, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. One of its quirks is that it’s got rainforest growing on it – on the actual sand! Getting into a 4-wheel drive and drive along the 75 Mile Beach is a must, and if you want a break, heading to one of the many famous lakes in Fraser Island will give you the experience of some of the cleanest spots to swim in the world.
The Great Barrier Reef
Some wonders are above the water, but The Great Barrier Reef is all happening under the surface. You can book a tour on this website, giving you the chance to swim with dolphins, whales and turtles among the brightly coloured corals. There are plenty of ways to see The Great Barrier Reef, but it’s a sight to be seen as one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.
Sometimes, the beach isn’t the place you want to visit right away. You can get a little bored of the endless sandy beaches (maybe?) and if so, heading inland will transform the way that you see Queensland. The Daintree Rainforest is carefully protected, with guided tours that take you through the paths to show you some of the most iconic wildlife. Sugar gliders and bandicoots are just the beginning, with cassowary and crocodiles finishing up your tour.
Queensland is a gem to visit, and it doesn’t matter whether you prefer the cities or you want to spend your entire visit dipping your toes in some of the most incredible parts of the ocean, there is something for you to see. Take note of being as safe as possible on the beaches (swim between the flags!) and make sure that you wear plenty of sunscreens. Your adventures in Queensland are only just beginning, and they’re the kind that makes you want to visit again and again.