The Best Summer Things to Do in Queensland

    November 22, 2022Tom Lanauze

    4 min read

    With multiple world heritage listed sites and national parks, Queensland offers a plethora of amazing sites from the top to the bottom of this impressive state.

    You can see and book more experiences via our Queensland Experiences Guide.

    1. Explore The Whitsundays No list of must-see places in Australia’s summer can be complete without this natural wonder. The world's largest coral reef has one of the most unique ecosystems in the world - think the Amazon Rainforest, but underwater! It has a plethora of marine life and is surrounded by hundreds of gorgeous islands each with their own stunning beaches.

    Of all the places to visit on this mammoth reef, the Whitsundays are our favourite. These 74 islands are at the heart of the GBR. With clear waters and tropical beaches, it’s a crowd pleaser - without the crowds. Whitehaven Beach is one of our favourite places!


    2. Take A Dip In Josephine Falls Finding safe places to swim in North Queensland can be tough, but you are in for a treat if you take a dip here! Not only can you escape the heat, but Josephine Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Australia. Tucked into a rainforest, with a picnic area and open fireplaces to cook on, this might be the perfect place to escape summer!

    The falls are accessed via a paved path, suitable for all ages and is wheelchair accessible.

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    3. Sir David’s Favourite - Noah Beach, Daintree National Park Imagine all the places that the iconic Sir David Attenborough has seen. Now imagine what he called "the most extraordinary place on earth".

    Imagine it no longer - it’s time you experienced it for yourself!

    Noah Beach sits right in the heart of Daintree Rainforest offering perhaps one of the best off-the-grid camping locations in the world. Where else can you camp between a stunning coral reef and a world heritage listed rainforest that’s over 100 million years old?

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    4. Noosa Double Whammy Noosa offers the perfect summer mix and something for everyone.

    Noosa town is a vibrant up and comer with an awesome summer vibe and acts as the gateway to Noosa National Park, an oasis of natural beauty just outside Brisbane.

    This national park offers a plethora of natural beauty thanks to its eucalypt forest, rainforest and coastal scenery with helpful viewpoints to help you take in the best that mother nature has to offer.

    On a hot day, you can enjoy a dip in the natural fairy pools while visiting the park, and if you want to go for a proper swim, surf or snorkel, check out Little Cove Beach - a little hidden gem we can share with you.

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    5. See The Turtles At Mon Repos Beach Home to one of the largest populations of nesting marine turtles in Australia, Mon Repos is not only a truly special place, but a very important one for the survival of these amazing creatures. Summer is the best time to visit the Turtle Centre as between November and March you can book their famous Turtle Encounter Tour where you can observe one of nature's most remarkable events - the female turtles arriving to nest then hatchlings starting to emerge from their nests!

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    6. What’s So Great About The Great Sandy Biosphere?

    This is possibly the most important place in Australia that you've never heard of!

    Wondering just how special this place is? Think the Galapagos, the Amazon and Uluru - UNESCO awards this area the same status as those globally recognised places.

    The Fraser coast and Hervey bay are both integral parts of this stunning area. There are tons of free things to do along with some amazing once in a lifetime experiences, including those with local First Nations Butchulla guides.

    When we say “local guide” we mean it!. Your guide's people have been living in the area for thousands of years!

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    7. Thrills and Spills Sand Tobogganing The Giant Moreton Island Dunes Everyone loves Tobogganing! We have all seen the images and videos of kids and adults having a great time in the snow. But the Aussie summer isn’t well known for its powder!

    Luckily, they had an answer! Moreton Island is home to the world's highest sand dunes and what better way to explore them than enjoying the stunning panoramic views from the tops of the dunes before sand tobogganing down their sandy slopes!

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