Often referred to as the ‘holiday state’, Queensland is the second largest state in Australia and offers plenty of sunshine and a tropical climate for house sitters.
The “Sunshine State” is Australia’s second largest state and the capital, Brisbane, has a very manageable size with around 2.2 million inhabitants.
In the Queensland winter, a t-shirt is usually enough to keep you warm enough, which is why so many Australians spend their winter holidays there.
The Great Dividing Range lines the coast with great views of the mountains. The sun drenched shores of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts boasts beaches perfect for swimming and surfing; the bronzed Queensland outback has red deserts and colourful local characters; and up north, the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef are just two of the natural wonders you can explore.
The many islands that dot the coast of Queensland offer a variety of attractions, activities and great scenery for holidaymakers. For example, some of the more popular islands include Moreton Island, North Stradbroke Island, Fitzroy Island, Fraser Island, the Southern Reef Islands, Great Keppel Island, the Whitsunday Islands, Magnetic Island, Green Island, Lizard Island and the Torres Strait Islands. But all the small towns between Brisbane and Cairns also offer many activities, especially those that have something to do with the sea.
Queenslander’s are renowned for their friendliness and chilled out attitude towards life. Life in the Sunshine State may be relaxed, but it’s never boring!
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Brisbane, the capital of Queensland has warm sunny days and mild nights. It is sometimes nicknamed the Biggest Small Town in the World, due to its combination of big town convenience and small town charm. Brisbane is located in the subtropical south-eastern climate of the state and is therefore pleasantly warm even in winter.
The Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate and enjoys bountiful sunshine all throughout the year. It is just an hour from Sydney with lush tropical rainforests and several water sports attractions. The Gold Coast is a very cosmopolitan city and premier shopping outlets and markets are to be found here.
The Sunshine coast is an hour’s drive from Brisbane and home to some of the world’s finest beaches. It has some small relaxed townships in the hinterland and bohemian and farming communities. The nearby Glasshouse Mountains make the scenery even more spectacular and you will wonder why you have never visited this stunning place before in your lifetime! One place on the Sunshine Coast is Caloundra which has one of the most kid friendly beaches in the entire world.
Townsville is a cosmopolitan city, in the heart of the tropics with the Great Barrier Reef on its doorstep. Local features include the world renowned Reef HQ, the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, the Billabong Sanctuary where you can learn about Australia’s native wildlife, and the Brolga Dreaming Aboriginal Centre. The rocky granite headlands of Magnetic Island merge with 23 bays and beaches where you can explore surrounding coral reefs, tropical fish and marine life.
Located on the coastal strip between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range, Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests in Queensland’s north. It is a tropical city of over 150,00 residents and a hub for tourism to northern Queensland and the Outback.
Toowoomba, Queensland’s beautiful ‘Garden City’ combines modern living with old world charm, where you can enjoy a relaxed country lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city.
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