Top Five Best Places to Visit in Queensland to Enjoy a True Australian Experience
The media have been asking us about our trip and wanted to know the best 5 places to visit in QLD.
Possibly one of Australia’s most diverse states, Queensland offers travellers opportunities to explore and enjoy the dusty Australian outback, white sandy beaches, warm green rainforests and the scratchy muted bush. Based on sheer size alone, people – especially international visitors or out of state holiday-goers – often wonder where the best places to visit in Queensland are.
The state has a lot of off-the-beaten-track beauty, best seen by car or on foot, which drives a huge caravanning and camping population of travellers, looking for the perfect Queensland road trop.
This is Our Australia, an initiative to inspire people to explore Australia’s natural beauty, follows the lives of Fabienne and Warrick Wintle and their two small daughters as they embark on a two year adventure around the country. Through their travels so far, Fabienne and her family have discovered untouched or secluded must-see places to camp in Queensland
Since their trip started in May, Fabienne and Warrick have been sharing their road trip and camping adventures on social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest and LinkedIn. The couple also share their Queensland road trip tips and tricks on the website’s blog. www.thisisouraustralia.com
According to Fabienne, the top five best places to visit in Queensland are:
- Cania Gorge National Park – The best part of Cania Gorge National Park isn’t the gorgeous walks – it’s the crystal clear waters of Lake Cania, bordered by huge 70 meter high sandstones. “It felt like a little taste of Arizona’s Grand Canyon in our very own Queensland,” says Fabienne.
- Paluma National Park – There are picturesque waterholes in North Queensland – all within a few kilometres of Rollingstone, in Paluma National Park. Start off at Little Crystal Creek, then Big Crystal Creek for rock slides and Paradise Waterhole.
- Longreach – This gem in the outback offers so much to do and learn about Australian history and heritage, and suits adults and children alike. Visitors should set aside an extra two hours in Longreach to see the extraordinary Qantas Founders Museum, and finish the day on a Kinnon & Co Thomson River Cruise, dinner and sound and light show.
- Port Douglas – Although Port Douglas is already a popular tourist destination with road trippers, it’s always warm and welcoming, and rarely disappoints. It’s close to Thala Beach as well – another beautiful and relaxing place to visit. It’s the perfect spot to wash of the red dirt into the crystal clear ocean after an expedition to Cape York, the northernmost tip of Australia.
- Agnes Water and 1770 – Last but not least is Agnes Water and 1770; the starting point for the This is Our Australia project, and Fabienne and Warrick rate it as one of the best places to visit and live in Queensland.
Fabienne Wintle holds a Bachelor & Masters in Information and Communication Technology, a Masters in International Tourism Management, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment, and a Cert IV in Small Business Management and is a licensed & accredited Tourism e kit trainer. She is helping Australian tourism and small businesses along the way, by sharing her secrets on how to market tourism based enterprises through the internet and social networking websites.