Monday, December 19, 2011

Interesting Places To Visit in Queensland, Australia

Australia, a country in the Southern Hemisphere is included in my travel wishlist. One of its states that I would love to visit is Queensland. You know why this state is on top of my list? It is not only the most famous in Australia but it has several major world heritage sites that are a must-see including the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park.

I need to slowly save money so that I can book one of the cheapest QLD holidays in the future. Here are some of the most interesting places I would love to see and experience in Queensland, Australia.

Brisbane- known as the capital of the state of Queensland, this city is truly worth a visit. Brisbane's year-round warm climate, pleasant locals and spectacular scenery has drawn many tourists and visitors, both domestic and international. This city has everything to offer to every tourist that wants to explore it

The Portside Wharf, Manly Boat Harbour, Alma Park Zoo, City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City Hall and King George Square, Museum of Brisbane, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, are among its famous sights to see and to experience.

a bridge in Brisbane, Australia. photo credit: Dominilika Lis

Gold Coast- From its name alone, I can already think that this area is a coastal city. Adding "gold" to it, I can conclude that this is truly a must-see in Queensland. Its sunny subtropical climate, its high-rise dominated skyline, surfing beaches, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland, makes Gold Coast a major tourist destination not only in Queensland but in Australia as a whole.

I don't want to miss visiting any one or two of its theme parks. The Sea World,Wet'n'Wild Water World or the David Fleay Wildlife Park, will be great for me to experience. I would also like to go on top of the Q1 building, the world's highest residential tower, to have a good view of all the directions around it. I can't really do surfing but I would love to spend some time at the beach and watch the surfers dancing on the waters. I would find a drive or a bus tour to the Hinterland as the one of the highlights in visiting the Gold Coast.

Great Barrier Reef – I love to watch world travels and nature trips on Television and I have seen a TV program about this amazing reef in Australia. I was truly amazed by the beauty of it, with its thousands of species of brilliantly coloured fish, corals and other marine life including whales, dolphins and turtles. This will be a dream come true if I will see these creatures right in front of my naked eyes.

The Great Barrier Reef is known as the world’s largest living organism and the only one visible from outer space.
Great barrier reef. taken by an FB friend.

Fraser Island – I don't know for what reasons but I always love the sea and the beache. It is probably because we have a house right in front of the sea with a beach and I am missing it now?

Fraser Island known to have natural attractions. With its pristine fresh water lakes champagne pools, amazing coloured sand formations and a shipwreck, this island has been a famous tourist destination in Queensland. It is also very known for its flora and fauna with its over 300 species of birds. This World Heritage Listed island is for me a must to see.

Townsville- If there are cityville, farmville or castleville in facebook, I would say, thanks to all my fb friends who always invite me in these online games. Sad to say, I really don't have much time playing these games. I would rather browse about Townville, the proud unofficial Capital of North Queensland.

The Castle hill, Riverway,Dairy Farmer's Stadium,Queens Gardens, Village Boulevard, are among the sights I would love to see. Or maybe a relaxing holiday to one of its beaches, enjoy the sun and water, dining in some of its good restaurants, these are some of the things I would love to do when visiting Townville. I can imagine the 320 days of sunshine in this part of Queensland. I guess a perfect place to retire.

There are still a lot of interesting places and things to do when visiting Queensland. So far, the ones mentioned above are on top of my list. How about you?

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