Queensland’s tropical north, there’s no place on earth quite as spellbinding and magical. Off its alluring coast you’ll find the Coral Sea - keeper of one of the world’s most beloved natural wonders - the enchanting underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Extending as far as the eye can see, the tropical North’s white sand beaches welcome these same warm, clear waters to its idyllic shores.
Queensland’s magnificent marine beauty is rivalled by its natural land based wonders. A veritable Eden made up of lush rainforest, impressive mountain ranges and a bountiful spattering of sugar cane fields and pineapple croplands, the region’s verdant landscapes provide a thrilling mix of nature hikes, 4WD tours and leisurely sightseeing drives.
It’s perhaps the many tropical islands that best encapsulate the tropical beauty of Queensland. From the world heritage listed Fraser Island with its fresh lakes and pristine woodlands to the romantic coves of the Whitsunday Islands, nothing says the tropics quite like a Queensland island escape.
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Arriving at the video facility near Cairns, Queensland, where scenes from Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough were shot, I knew I was in the right place. There, behind Building E1 on the lush, tropical campus of James Cook University, a yellow sign bore the silhouettes of a s
Whichever city you choose for an Australian holiday, there will be a buzzing metropolitan beach or a secluded cove within easy reach. Therein lies the reason as to why everyone around the world associates Down Under with the beach.
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” With these simple lines – the core of his 1923 poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening – the great American wordsmith Robert Frost captured an essential truth.