Known as the sunshine state, Queensland is Australia’s second largest state. In fact, it’s 1,727,000 square kilometre area is almost five times the size of Japan and boasts some of the world’s most renown beaches and rainforests. There are around 4 million people who call the state home.
Some of Queensland’s must-visit locations include five out of the eleven Australian World Natural Heritage areas, such as Fraser Island, the Scenic Rim National Parks and the Daintree Rainforest, as well as one of the Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef. While Brisbane is Queensland’s capital city, tourists flock to the theme parks of the Gold Coast, rainforests of Cairns, beaches of the Whitsundays, tropics of Townsville and many other regions around the state.