Queensland is known as the sunshine state and is the second largest in Australia. It also has 10 of the 30 largest cities in the country.
There are lots of great things to do in Queensland. You can dive the Great Barrier Reef, choose from a variety of national parks to visit, relax on a beach, learn to surf , visit the outback and choose from many other options.
With so many options and such little time, what would I do with 5 days in Queensland?
Tough decisions have to be made and I would want to see a variety of what Queensland has to offer. So here is what I would do.
I’d start off my first day with a visit to the Gold Coast. I’ve always wanted to learn how to surf so why not give it a try at an appropriately named beach- Surfers Paradise. After my morning surf lesson, I’ll head over to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to spend some time visiting the kangaroos, koala, emus and other native Australian animals.
|Glass House Mountains|
For my second day l’d drive along the Sunshine Coast to get to Glass House Mountains National Park. While there I’d do some hiking and take in the great views. If I could arrive early enough, a balloon flight would be the ultimate way to see the mountains. After a few hours visiting the mountains the Australia Zoo, owned by the family of the late Steve Irwin, would be my next stop. I’ve always heard great things about the zoo. I’d like to see some of the shows and get to take part in some of the animal interactions and feedings.
This day would be dedicated to visiting the largest sand island in the world- Fraser Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I’d take a charter flight in so I could get to experience arriving/ landing on the beach. Sounds a bit scary but thrilling at the same time. Since this is such a short trip,a 4WD vehicle would be perfect to take me around the island to visit the main sites.
Day 4 & 5-
The last two days of my trip would be spent visiting the Whitsunday Islands, part of the Great Barrier Reef. I’m not a diver so I’ll do lots of snorkeling, check out the beaches and hopefully get a chance to fly over Heart Reef. I’d give myself two days so I could get to experience the islands and reef without feeling too rushed!
I want to thank Johnny Jet, Tourism & Events Queensland and Delta Vacations for offering this amazing opportunity to win this incredible prize.
Please pick me so I can make visiting these amazing sites around Queensland a reality!
(All photos used in this post were found in google searches)