State of Queensland Things to Do

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State of Queensland Things to Do

  • Southbank

    Brisbane Things to Do

    Lucky enough there's a newsagency just behind the beach at Southbank called Southbank Beach News that sells everything you need for a last minute decision to spend a day at the beach overlooking the fabulous river and city skyline

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  • Warner Bros. Movie World

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    Warner Bros. Movie World, KNOWN as "Movie World," is a movie related theme park on the Gold Coast, owned and operated by Village Roadshow. Attached to the Theme Park is where actual movies are made. More recent movies have been "The Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Scooby-Doo and House of Wax and Ghost Ship. TV productions are...

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  • Great Barrier Reef

    Cairns Things to Do

    The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef and home to an amazing diversity of animal life. There are a large number of tour operators that depart from Cairns depending on what you want to do. Cairns is the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the outer barrier reef from Cairns is only a comfortable 90 minute boat ride or a 30 minute...

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  • Four Mile Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    At the Coral Sea end of 4 mile beach is a concrete walkway and steps that lead to firstly a great view of the beach and as far as can be seen to the horizon, but also the exclusive and expensive Murphy Street – and to think, we all thought the name Murphy was associated with the poor and downtrodden back in Ireland. Murphy Street is parallel to...

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  • Beach

    Fitzroy Island Things to Do

    There are many activities on the island and you can book them all from the Beach Hire hut on the island just to your right when you step off the dock. They offer rentals for snorkeling, paddle boarding, sea kayaking, scuba diving and glass bottom boat tours.

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  • Roma Street Parklands

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brisbane Things to Do

    At one point this area was overgrown , derelict and disused railway lines. Now it is a wonderful landscaped park filled with colourful flowers. Near this area there was a windmill that used to be turned manually by chained convicts.

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  • Beaches.

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    Miami is one of about 4 beaches immediately south of Surfers Paradise. It is a patrolled beach but generally not as crowded as some of the main ones due to lack of high rise developement. It's a nice beach to relax on and there's a surf life saving club cafe at the southern end

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  • Kuranda Village

    Cairns Things to Do

    I was excited to visit Kuranda Village because I thought it was an old Aborigine village. I am not sure where I got that from, but when we arrived, I found Kuranda Village to be a tourist trap and a village of hippies. Granted, we did not do the Rainforest Experience, Dreamtime or Wildlife Experience, but walking around the village itself is a bit...

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  • Quicksilver Cruises

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    Of course, when you come to Queensland, no trip is complete without visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Because we were going to have a 1 year old with us and we wanted to be able to bring a stroller on board, a friend had recommended the Silver Sonic Series from Quicksilver for our day trip out to the reef. We arrived to the port at 7:45am for...

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  • Walking and Exploring

    Fitzroy Island Things to Do

    Fitzroy island consists of two little hills covered by rainforest. Here you can have beatyful walks to the nice light-house or to the highest point of the island from where you get an amazing view over the ocean and the reef. There are a few little path to get till there so you can choice two different ways to go and come back. Other nice paths...

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  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brisbane Things to Do

    No trip to Brisbane is complete without seeing the cute, cuddly koalas and an ideal spot to see them is Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where they have over 130 koalas. At $36 a ticket it is an expensive day out with the family, but your kids will love holding them. See the website below for more information.

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  • Sea World

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    I have been going to Seaworld on and off for the last 30 years. I decided to go there this holiday season to see how the place had changed. Sadly, going to Seaworld has become so expensive it is barely worth going. The animal enclosures are very good. Mind you I was only able to watch one show as waiting in ques takes up much of your time. The...

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  • Kuranda Scenic Railway

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cairns Things to Do

    There are a 3 primary ways to get to Kuranda village - Skyrail, automobile and the Kuranda Scenic Railway. These are also the options for the return trip. We chose to take the Kuranda Scenic Railway on the way up. A shuttle picked us up from our hotel and took us to the Cairns Station for our 9:30am departure. The journey takes approximately 2...

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  • Flagstaff Hill

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    Flagstaff Hill has a popular lookout with sweeping views along the coast of Port Douglas. Bring your camera to capture the panoramic coast. You will see the entire stretch of the sandy Four Mile Beach, the rainforest of Far North Queensland and the calm blue waters and coral cays of the Great Barrier Reef. The easiest way to the top is to...

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  • Turtle Rehabilitation

    Fitzroy Island Things to Do

    This is an amazing opportunity to see sea turtles that have been rescued and are being taken care of to be returned to their natural habitat. It's a small exhibit and hospital on the island, but if you like animals, you will love this. They have a public area and closed to the public area, but we told them we were with VT and they let us in the...

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  • Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo

    Brisbane Things to Do

    Australia Zoo is located in the Australian state of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast near Beerwah/Glass House Mountains. It was established under the name of Beerwah Reptile Park by Bob and Lyn Irwin in 1970. Bob's son Steve - aka 'The Crocodile Hunter' - made the park a popular tourist attraction and changed the name to Australia Zoo. The zoo is a...

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  • Dream World

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    On the Gold Coast we have 5 main theme parks where family and friends get together to have a great day of fun. Dreamworld is my favourite, the rides are awesome and the atmosphere is great. Dream world has a number of fun thill rides from: The Claw Tower Of Terror Tower Of Terror 2 Giant Drop Cyclone Wipe Out Family Rides are: Rapids Ride Log...

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  • Esplanade

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cairns Things to Do

    The Cairns esplanade is a hive of activity during the day with the broad walk round the marina, the parklands and the numerous shoping areas and restaurant/pub areas that are adjacent. Always lively, always interesting. Well worth a wander. Many locals taketheir daily constitutional here, and for very good reason.

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  • Daintree Rainforest

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    One of the advantages of Port Douglas is its close proximity to The Daintree, Mosman Gorge, Cape Tribulation and areas – much of which lies in World Heritage listed tropical rainforest. I had pre-booked a one day tour through Tony’s Tours as they had been highly recommended. Through no fault of Tony’s Tours, I had to cancel the booking as we’d...

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  • Water Activities

    Fitzroy Island Things to Do

    This is definitely one of the best activities you can do on Fitzroy Island and no experience is necessary. The kayak is two-man, and you kayak around Fitzroy Island, stopping at Little Fitzroy Island; for lunch, a snorkel and a climb to the top of the island (and on the way down you get to climb through a cave, very cool). The whole trip takes...

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  • City Cat

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brisbane Things to Do

    The Brisbane River can be done on a proper Tour boat where you will be given a commentary, OR The other way, and the cheapest by far, is to catch a Citycat river Ferry. These are modern and glide along the River, making many stops along the way. You can sit inside behind tinted windows, or go outside to get a good clear view and to take...

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  • Hinterland / National Parks.

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    People always think of the beach and the theme parks when it comes to The Gold Coast. The hinterlands are usually & unfairly forgotten! It would really be a pity to miss them! Took a Scenic Hinterland day tour (can't remember the name of the company now) to O'Reilly's Plateau, Lamington & Mt Tamborine National Parks. (Then it only cost me...

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  • Atherton Tableland

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cairns Things to Do

    This was actually a great day out. I went with a company called Northern Experience Eco Tours. The Tablelands area is very scenic and we visited some nice waterfalls that were tucked out of the way. Another surprise was Paronella Park, a Spanish Castle built here by one man, Jose Paronella, in the early 1900's.

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  • Great Barrier Reef

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    We spent a fantastic day (noon to 6.30pm) on the Shaolin chinese sail boat which takes you out to the Low Isles for an afternoon of snorkelling or checking out the corel on the glass bottom boat. As max numbers are 23 the experience is very personal and laid back - a pleasant change from the more touristy Reef trips like the Quiksilver that take...

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  • City Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brisbane Things to Do

    On the City Hall tour, we were taken to see the William Bustard stained glass window. This was created approx. 100 years ago and is in the unusual position of being inside City Hall! What is meant to happen, is for the sun to shine through a skylight and to light up the window, unfortunately it was a cloudy day when we were here, so a very dull...

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  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    Located at the southern end of the gold coast, is the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary covers an area of 27hectares, but don't worry, as a little Train will take you for a ride around the whole compound, stopping at various locations on the way. The Train ride is included in the admission price. There are plenty of shady trees, so its...

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  • Green Island

    Cairns Things to Do

    We took a trip on the boat over to Green Island for a half day. I actually wish in hindsight we had made a full day of it, but so be it. It's not a particularly big island at all, but enjoyed the glass bottom boat ride, and the hour or so we had at the beach. Like most activities in this part of the world it is a bit on the expensive side to do,...

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  • Mossman Gorge

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    If you love nature, and you probably do if you are visiting Tropical North Queensland, then a stop at Mossman Gorge definitely needs to be on your list. Part of Daintree National Park and listed as a World Heritage spot Mossman Gorge is a great place to visit to see the lush tropical rainforest and learn about the lives and culture of the...

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  • Mt Cootha

    Brisbane Things to Do

    Mt. Coot-tha, this is where I came for a great view over the capital city of Queensland....Brisbane. The name 'Coot-tha' or 'Kuta' was taken from the Aboriginal name for the area which meant 'honey' or 'the place of wild honey'. From this look-out there are great views of Brisbane City and it's surroundings. The city centre often has a patch of...

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  • Surfers Paradise.

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    Infinity is a walk through maze filled with sound effects, funky music and illusions that seem to go on forever. You will be provided with cotton gloves and socks for when you need to "feel" your way around the maze. The Infinity journey takes around 30 minutes and will challenge your senses and imagination. No photography is allowed. Open daily...

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  • Palm Cove

    Cairns Things to Do

    I highly recommend that you make the time to visit the small beach town of Palm Cove. A 20 minute drive from Cairns, and on the way to Port Douglas, we stopped here for lunch after a visit to the Cairns Zoo. We loved the ultra-relaxed, laid back beach vibe this sleepy little beach town had to offer. The main street was lined with fabulous...

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  • Wildlife Habitat

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    Our visit was for Breakfast With The Birds which includes a buffet breakfast within an extremely large enclosure, similar to a circuis tent, but larger. All varieties of local birds free fly within the enclosure. You can get real close and often they land on your head, if your lucky they might land on your arm. Guides are there to answer your...

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  • Botanical Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brisbane Things to Do

    Brisbane has several excellent central parks, but the Botanic Gardens is the only one that touches the Central Business District. You can just wander in from the big city and take a break under its shady branches. The park is almost untouched since its founding, just three years after the city was settled. It's enclosed by the Brisbane River, which...

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  • Wet 'n' Wild Water World

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    I attended the Wet & Wild park today and as expected at this time of year it was very crowded. What was unexpected was that after paying my entry fee and waiting patiently in line to go an rides, a stream of smug toffs 'jumped the queue'. At the Kamikaze I waited in a qeueue for 50 minutes with my son. He asked why there was a constant flow of...

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  • Snorkelling

    Cairns Things to Do

    It took me four days to research the best Snorkeling from Cairns. Wavelength are a snorkel ONLY trip meaning that they do not compromise their sites by having to cater for divers. The questions I asked via email were answered punctually and the visit to the office prior to the trip, already felt like home. The boat only caters for small groups and...

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  • Anzac Park

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    Are you on a budget but want to view the passing parade of boats? Suggest head firstly to the supermarket and stock up on a tasty range of cold treats and then head on down to Anzac Park and grab a seat as close to the waters edge as possible and then sit back and let them all roll past you. You can even partake in the little local custom of...

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  • Story Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brisbane Things to Do

    One of the largest steel cantilever Bridges in the World - STORY BRIDGE - Brisbanes answer to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is stop 3 if your walking the Reflections of the river heritage trail. Work began on the Bridge during the 1930's Depression. The building of this Bridge gave unemployed men work, and when it was finished, the Bridge...

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  • Theme Parks

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    Have just started a trip around Australia and recently visited the gold Coast Theme Parks. I purchased a single entry ticket to Sea World for $79 and then found out that I could of purchased the VIP pass for $119 which includes unlimited entry to Sea World, Movie World and Wet n Wild through my hotel. I also found this deal through a website called...

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  • Fitzroy Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cairns Things to Do

    You will not believe your eyes when you arrive to Fitzroy Island. This peaceful and perfect island 45 minutes from Cairns by ferry, is 339 hectares of pure bliss. It contains vast rainforests, Turtle Rehabilitation Center, Foxy's Bar and Cafe, a cute open-air restaurant, and the Fitzroy Island resort. There is also a campground for those who want...

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  • St Mary's Church by the Sea

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    The Church was originally built in 1880 and destroyed by a cyclone in 1911. Over the years it became the last remaining Church in Port Douglas. The Catholic Church gave the building to several resident who organised its restorarion and moved it to its present location November, 1988. The Church is beautifully restored by the local Restoration...

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  • ChinaTown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Brisbane Things to Do

    Yes, Brisbane does have a China Town. My view.....This would be the worst China Town I have ever been to! It is located in Fortitude Valley which is only a short walk from the Brisbane CBD. There isn't a lot here, and on a weekday, it's extremely quiet. I believe that in the evenings and on the weekends, it does get busier. There are Chinese...

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  • Carrara Markets and others

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    Carrara Markets have 500 market stalls that sell everything from brand new to second hand. These are permanent markets and a lot are under-cover. Living here and going to these markets, I really don't find them much! I find these days, they are full of cheap and a lot of items come from Asia. Australian souvenirs being sold are not Australian...

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  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

    Cairns Things to Do

    This was a really great show. For a little over $100 you get a fantastic cultural show, free glass of wine upon arrival, and sumptuous buffet dinner along with Aboriginal dance spectacular and fire making. The audience is fully involved and the entertainers are great, warm and friendly. Have a look at my videos on this page if you get a chance....

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  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    Although this attraction is almost half way between Cairns and Port Douglas, we visited from Port Douglas and used a coach service for transfers to/from. Although Hartley’s specify in their web site that they have a senior’s discount, this was not offered through the transport company - BTS Tours and Transfers, who should include this discount in...

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  • Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brisbane Things to Do

    The Fern house is located next to the Tropical display dome. This house, is the newest addition to the Gardens, only being opened in 2002. There are more than 80 different species and varieties of ferns on display, including ferns that live on rocks, trees and in the water. It's worth a wander through! Fern House is OPEN.......... between 9am and...

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