Larger-than-life Queensland defies definition. Just when you think you’ve got it pinned, Australia’s northeasterly state changes the game.

Discover Queensland’s crown jewels: the kaleidoscopic world of the Great Barrier Reef, the ancient rainforests of the Daintree and the secluded beauty of the hinterland. Glitzy surf resorts spangle the sweeping coastlines. The state capital, Brisbane, is a mix of riverside chic, bayside beaches and neighbourhoods with their own distinctive flavour.

Frequently Asked Questions about Queensland

What is Queensland famous for?

Adventurous holidays and gorgeous landscapes, to start. It has the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, and Fraser Island-and that's just in the water. It's also home to the planet's oldest rainforest in Daintree National Park. Not into nature? No problem. Queensland has the Gold Coast, one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations, and big-city life in Brisbane.

When is the wet season in Queensland?

You'll want to bring your umbrella from December to March, when most of Queensland's rainfall occurs. However, rainstorms are usually quick, and you'll still have plenty to do even in a downpour. In fact, summer is one of the most popular times to visit thanks to the school holidays and the fact that some attractions-like waterfalls-get even better in the rain!

What is the bird emblem of Queensland?

It's the brolga! Never heard of it? They're the only crane species found in Australia, and they live along Queensland's northern coast and into Western Australia. It was announced as the official bird emblem in 1986, though it was on the coat of arms for nearly 10 years before that.