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Queensland Travel Guide

Australia's Sunshine State offers some of the most unique experiences and adventures. Whether you want to work in the sunshine for up to three years, traverse the coast in a campervan with a handful of new friends, discover the Great Barrier Reef or throw yourself out of a plane 13,000 ft above it, Queensland will always find a way to push your limits. Ready for your next chapter? 

What we love in Queensland

Palm tree Fraser Island
Queensland is home to over 100 islands, including the world's largest sand isle, the UNESCO-listed Fraser Island.
Tropical reef fish The Great Barrier Reef
Visible from outer space, this reef is the largest living thing on earth and home to 1,500 different species of fish.
3 tall trees National Parks
There are over 200 national parks in Queensland, some home to dugongs, also known as sea cows.

Plan your trip to Queensland

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Adventure tours

Explore the best Queensland has to offer with our adventure tours and day trips. Get taken to hidden gems by knowledgeable guides, and meet other like-minded travellers on your journey.
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Hire a Campervan

Experience life far from your usual routine, making new friends, sleeping and dining under the stars, and testing your sense of direction as you navigate up the east coast.
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Cheap flights to Queensland

With 261 days of sun per year, Queensland is rightfully labelled the Sunshine State. Whether you are looking for multi-stop flights across Australia or a one-way flight to Queensland we can help you find the greatest deal to the sunshine. 
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Work in Queensland

Break your everyday routine, get yourself a Working Holiday Visa, get into the great outdoors and earn more money to travel further! You'll learn new skills and you might just conquer your arachnophobia or fear of snakes, too. You'll be located in the perfect spot, with paradise and adventure right on your doorstep - what better way to live the Australian dream?

Queensland tours & experiences

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The Sun Seeker with sailing

Noosa Everglades > Whitsundays > Magnetic Island > Byron Bay > Cairns

With coastal cities, world heritage sites, white-sand beaches & laid-back vibes, the East Coast of Australia is a sun seeker's dream.
10 days
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Queensland: Sand & Sailing

Brisbane > Noosa Everglades > Fraser Island > Airlie Beach > Whitsunday Islands > Cape Tribulation > Cairns

Now's the time to explore Australia on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. On this 12-day tour, we do our darndest to bring you to the best secret coves, idyllic islands, and sandy beaches that the Land Down Under has to offer.
12 days
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Frequently asked questions about travelling to Queensland

When is the best time to visit Queensland?

The great thing about visiting Queensland is that it's pretty much a year-round destination. Like the rest of Australia, their seasons are swapped around, so summer is December to February, and winter is June to August. You can still get decent temperatures in the winter, with highs averaging 21°C, making Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef a year round destination for travellers.

How easy is it to live and work in Queensland?

So easy! If you're a British citizen under 30, you can apply for a one-year Australia Working Holiday visa so you can live, work and travel around Australia. You don't need to secure a job before you land; just save up enough to live for a few weeks to months after you arrive. It's easy to find work - travellers can do anything from bar or office work to farming. We can also help you with job hunting and accommodation until you start earning. Just check out our Work in Australia hub for more information.

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