Queensland is Australia’s second largest State measuring more than 1.72 million square kilometers, 25% of Australia’s land mass. Queensland is four times the size of Japan, nearly six times the size of the UK and more than twice the size of Texas in the US.

Whether you’re after adrenalin pumping adventure, relaxing on sun-kissed beaches, trekking through ancient rainforest or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, there’s an experience waiting to become your treasured memory. Queensland is known as Australia’s Sunshine State. Brisbane, the capital makes an excellent base for touring the Gold Coast, “Australia’s Playground.”

The gateway to Tropical North Queensland is Cairns, a vibrant and colourful city with a warm tropical climate. Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef to the east and the mountains of the Great Dividing Range to the west, there’s no shortage of things to do in Cairns.