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A Wonderland of Adventures, Queensland is Outstanding

A wonderland of all types of adventures, Queensland (named in honour of Queen Victoria) is a large state in the north-eastern corner of Australia. Called “The Sunshine State” because of its 300 days of annual sunshine that create warm waters, and bordering on the Pacific Ocean and the Coral Sea, it allows visitors to enjoy a wide selection of activities year round.

Queensland is the sixth largest sub-national entity in the world, is Australia’s second-largest and third-most populous state, is home to 10 of Australia's 30 largest cities (with the capital and largest city being cosmopolitan Brisbane), has a population of 4,560,059, and is the third largest economy in the nation.

Water Sports

With an amazing 2,900 islands and some of the world's best scuba diving sites, this area is also famous for snorkeling sometimes with whales, swimming including alongside huge turtles and Manta rays, surfing along the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, kite surfing, watching a live shark feed in the Wild North, white-water rafting, dolphin watching, and more.

Five UNESCO World Heritage Areas

The Great Barrier Reef is the planet’s largest coral reef system and was the first Queensland site to be recognized as representing major stages of the earth’s evolutionary history.

The Gondwana Rainforests is the most extensive remaining sub-tropical rainforest and has almost all of the world's Antarctic beech rainforest.

The Wet Tropics Rainforest is the largest remaining wet tropical rainforest and has been the home of the Aboriginal people for thousands of years.

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island in the world with 250km of sandy beaches, ever-evolving coastal habitats, and sand dune formations.

The Riversleigh Fossil Mammal site has prehistoric mammals preserved in limestone, some of which date back 25 million years.

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