Queensland (Northeast)

Although the east-coast is just one coastline in Australia, yet it stretches a few thousand miles and you'll have to make choices on what to see. The great news is that it is possible to see most of the highlights on a single (2-3 week) holiday. The bad news is that you'll have to come back another time for Australia's other star attractions that aren't even near this area. So either make specific choices and priorities for your Australia or -if possible- plan for a long, long trip to do it all.

To help you choose where to go, we have divided the east coast into four main (diving) areas. From North to South, these regions are

  • Cairns & The Northeast: diving mecca and main base for the famous Northern Region of the Great Barrier Reef and the isolated reefs of the immense Coral Sea
  • Bundaberg & surrounding: Southern Region of the Great Barrier Reef and the stunning Islands Lady Elliot Island, Heron Island and Fraser Island.
  • Airlie Beach area: gateway to the 74 paradise-like islands of the Whitsundays, the central Great Barrier Reef and Australia’s greatest shipwreck, the SS Yongala.
  • Brisbane & South: Moreton Island and Flinders Reef: the reef with the highest number of coral species in Queensland.

The more north you’ll go, the more tropical the weather will be. See also the” When to Go” section.

Places in Queensland (Northeast)

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