Brisbane is Queensland's vibrant riverside capital. It's crammed with incredible galleries, restaurants and waterfront precincts. Explore inner-city areas like Fortitude Valley, lose yourself in the art world at GOMA or take a tropical daytrip to the Gold Coast.
South Bank is a wildly popular inner-city oasis of green spaces, cafés, an urban beach, galleries, bars and boutiques. There are walking and cycling tracks, beachside barbecues, licensed picnic spots and weekly markets. Four dedicated dining precincts range from the casual to the fine dining, and there's a non-stop calendar of events to dip into. A walk under the landmark Arbour is a must-do. South Bank is just across the river from the CBD.
Just 6km from the city, you can hit the forest trails or cycle to the summit of Mt Coot-tha, where you'll get a panoramic view of Brisbane and Moreton Bay. They're especially spectacular at sunrise and sunset. Many trails start at JC Slaughter Falls at the foot of the mountain, which is also an ideal picnic spot, and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens are nearby as well. With over 70 trails and tracks, some as short as 15 minutes, there's something for everyone.
Stunning Moreton Island is home to incredible lakes, lagoons, beaches and sand dunes. Go diving or snorkeling amongst the shipwrecks and colourful reefs. Get snap-happy with the island's pretty wildflowers or head to the shore at dusk to hand feed the dolphins (squeal!). If you want to feel the adrenaline pumping, hit the dunes on a quad bike, a 4WD or, better yet, a sand toboggan.
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The Gold Coast is 100% fun in the sun. Dive right into its incredible surf beaches, family-friendly theme parks, holiday resorts and knockout national reserves.
The Sunshine Coast is a subtropical wonderland of pristine beaches, lush hinterlands, relaxing resorts and a bunch of family-friendly attractions.
Hervey Bay, the gateway to K'gari (Fraser Island), is the perfect Queensland escape. Come for the whale-watching, stay for the quiet, unspoilt beaches, fresh local seafood, and waterfront relaxation.
Cairns is the perfect launching pad for the wonders of Tropical North Queensland. Dive straight into the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and dreamy, palm-fringed beaches.