Here is our list of beautiful places you wouldn’t think to visit, but should.
Known as the sugar capital of Australia, you would easily be forgiven for thinking the town was comprised of sugar cane fields and a post office.
The reality is far from this picture. You’ll find turquoise waters lapping white sand beaches stretching for kilometres, access to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, tropical islands to explore just off the coast including Brampton Island, St Bees Island, and Scawfell Island to name a few.
Must see items include watching the kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough, seeing the platypuses in Eungella National Park, and soaking up the sunshine on one of the 30 spectacular beaches!
Often thought of as a mining town, Townsville is a slice of tropical paradise. This destination harbours coastal activities galore from snorkelling and scuba diving expeditions to riverside hikes and rainforest adventures to dining along the famous strand!
You can day trip out to the beautiful Magnetic Island, discover the maritime museum, visit Reef HQ, get adventurous at Billabong Sanctuary, or simply relax and enjoy the sand and sun on the beach.
Toowoomba is a quaint country town that retains a small-town vibe, but with a big list of activities! If you’ve had enough of sand and sunburn and are looking for a cosy escape, Toowoomba is your destination!
Australia’s largest inland town after Canberra has much to offer including an edgy modern art scene that takes the form of famous outdoor art and murals that give the famous Melbourne laneways a run for their money as well as the award-winning Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.
Shoppers beware, Toowoomba’s Grand Central shopping centre is so large is deserves its own postcode! Of course, the region is also home to the Carnival of Flowers that also showcases an impressive array of food and wine!
Our Top Picks For
Sea World Resort & Water Park
Ideally situated on the picturesque Broadwater with private beach access and only minutes away from the bustle of Surfers Paradise, it's no wonder that Sea World Resort & Water Park enjoys the reputation of being one of Australia's best family resorts.
Mantra Towers of Chevron
Mantra Towers of Chevron has redefined the level of luxury and contemporary Surfers Paradise holiday lifestyle. The three majestic towers rise to a height of 50 levels, dominating the skyline and the famed international Surfers Paradise beach is only a short walk away.