When staying in Brisbane travellers can easily take advantage of all the activities and attractions that South East Queensland has to offer. The city of Brisbane itself, however, also includes a lot of different things to do and see for people of all ages. This includes such things as enjoying the Southbank parklands with its man-made beach, studying the stars at the Brisbane Planetarium, climbing up to the top of the iconic Story Bridge, attending Brisbane's annual Ekka Show or taking a romantic evening walk along the Brisbane River.
Cairns is the main entry point for people who want to experience the wonders of tropical North Queensland. Things to do in and around Cairns are many and varied, including exploring the natural wonderlands of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, shopping at the major shopping centre or local markets, enjoying the nightlife of the city, soaking up the sun on the nearby beaches and dining out in style at one of the many restaurants. There are also thousands of tours that leave from Cairns provided you will an endless choice of fun and exciting activities.
The tranquil township of Port Douglas is well known throughout the world as a popular holiday destination for retirees, couples, honeymooners and family. It provides travellers with the perfect combination of a peaceful place to relax and a wealth of fun things to see and do. Of course there is the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef and Mossman Gorge, but Port Douglas also has its own amazing beach, cosmopolitan lifestyle and friendly local tour operators that can take you on any sort of adventure that you can imagine.
Airlie Beach is a tropical paradise that is surrounded by national parks and provides easy access to the Whitsunday Islands and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. In fact Airlie Beach is much more than just a gateway to the 74 magnificent islands of the Whitsundays. It is an exciting destination in its own right with lots of things to do and see for travellers of all ages, including a safe lagoon for swimming, local markets to explore, exciting nightlife entertainment and some wonderful restaurants serving fresh local produce.
The Gold Coast is the most popular holiday destination in the whole of Queensland and indeed Australia. The entire region is filled with so many different things to do that there is no way that you can possibly do them all in one visit. Some of the more well known things to do include the fun and excitement of MovieWorld, DreamWorld, SeaWorld and Wet'n'Wild, relaxing walks along the beach, shopping, surfing and golfing. The Gold Coast and in particular Surfer Paradise comes alive at night with an array of fine dining restaurants and nightlife entertainment for all ages.
If you or your family are staying on the Queensland Sunshine Coast then you will find plenty of things to do for everyone. Each town on the Sunshine Coast has its own local attractions like beaches, restaurants, cafes and nightlife, but there are also activities that are a must do regarless of where you are staying. These attractions include exploring the world famous Eumundi markets, seeing the animals and feeding the crocdiles at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo, enjoying the rides at Top Shots Fun Park and getting up close and personal with the marine animals at UnderWater World.
Taking a relaxing break and staying in the cosmopolitan city of Townsville is one of the best things to do in Queensland. This large, tropical city features a number of fun activities and things to see like the snorkelling and diving in the southern Great Barrier Reef, day trips to Magnetic Island, wandering through the nearby national parks, visiting the many museums or simply taking a relaxed stroll along The Strand. With an average of 320 sunny days a year Townsville is ideal for all sorts of outdoor sporting and adventure activities as well.