Australia - Queensland (PDF Chapter)
This is the Queensland chapter from Lonely Planet’s Australia guidebook.
From the surf-soaked Gold Coast beaches and buzzing Brisbane to the tropical Daintree rainforest, the Sunshine State offers a dizzying array of distractions and outdoor adventures. Queensland’s big-ticket lure is the 2000km-long submarine kingdom of the Great Barrier Reef.
- explore Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank Parklands and West End mi-crobreweries
- indulge in surf, sun, theme parks and parties at the brash coastal hub of the Gold Coast
- dive or snorkel the iconic Great Barrier Reef off Cairns or Port Douglas
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Brisbane & Around, North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island, Toowoomba, Granite Belt, Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach & The Spit, Broad-beach, Mermaid & Nobby Beach, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin & Palm Beach, Coolangatta, Gold Coast Hinterland, Noosa & the Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Bribie Island, Glass House Mountains, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Coolum, Peregian, Cooloola Coast, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Fraser Coast, Hervey Bay, Rainbow Beach, Maryborough, Gympie, Childers, Bunda-berg, Fraser Island, Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands, Agnes Water, Town Of 1770, Eurimbula & Deepwater National Parks, Gladstone, Southern Reef Islands, Rockhampton & Around, Capricorn Hinterland, Whitsunday Coast, Mackay, Airlie Beach, The Whitsundays, Cumberland Islands, Bowen, Eungella National Park, Townsville & Around, Magnetic Island, Ingham & Around, Cardwell, Hinchinbrook Island, Tully, Mission Beach, Innisfail & Around, Cairns & Around, Cairns’ Northern Beaches, Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda, Mareeba, Atherton, Millaa Millaa, Malanda & Around, Yungaburra, Lake Tinaroo, Crater Lakes National Park, Port Douglas, Mossman, The Daintree & Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, Laura, Coen, Weipa, Bramwell Junction, Jardine River, Bamaga & Seisia, The Tip, Thursday Island & Horn Island, Gulf Savannah, Undara Volcanic National Park, Undara, Croydon & Around, Normanton, Karumba, Northwest Corner, Outback Queensland, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Mt Isa, Barcaldine, Charleville, Channel Country.