queensland travel

The beautiful beaches, big surf, and pumping nightclubs lure tourists from all around the world to Australia’s Gold Coast. The high rise resorts may unnerve some frugal travelers but rest assured, there’s plenty of high quality hostel accommodation if you know where to look. The first step is deciding exactly where you want to stay. […]

Most visitors to Australia’s Sunshine State, Queensland, flock to the well known tourist areas. There’s the beach strip known as the Gold Coast, the idyllic resorts of the Top End, and of course the capital city of Brisbane. For all of the convenience of Brisbane without the crowds and expense, consider bunkering down at Limes […]

Rooftop bars first became popular in Miami, Florida, but these days they’re popping up all over the world. Now Australia has gotten in on the act with the launch of Lilo at the top of the Rydges Plaza in Cairns, north Queensland. Lilo makes the most of the warm weather that Queensland’s top end is […]

When thinking of up-market vacation destinations, few people think of Queensland’s Gold Coast. It’s got a reputation for cheap plastic souvenirs, action-packed theme parks, and rowdy high school graduates. But there’s a much classier side of the Gold Coast to be discovered at Surfer’s Paradise’s more sophisticated cousin, Broadbeach. Broadbeach is an easy hour’s drive […]

If you’re young and a little strapped for cash, forget the luxury Australian islands of Hayman and Hamilton. The Whitsundays destination for you is Koala Adventure Island, the only location in the region which caters exclusively for backpackers and other tourists aged between 18 and 35. Originally called South Molle, Koala Adventure Island is far […]

If you’re traveling around Australia and end up in the far north Queensland region, chances are that you’ll happen upon one of the area’s infamous cane toad races. // These wacky events are a crowd-pleasing way to deal with the infestation of these pesky amphibians. The grotesque cane toads were originally introduced into Queensland to […]

Sydney and Melbourne may be Australia’s biggest tourist centers, but if you’re looking for theme parks you’ll need to head up north. Queensland’s Gold Coast is regarded as Australia’s amusement park capital, and there’s a good reason why. While Australia’s largest cities are lucky to have one or two theme parks, the Gold Coast hosts […]

When international tourists think of Queensland they tend to think of the sun, surf, and sand of The Australia Gold Coast. But within Australia, the state has another, more dubious reputation as the home of Big Things. More than 40 massive sculptures are dotted around the state. There are enormous animals, gigantic pieces of fruit, […]