Queensland has much to offer the camping and caravanning public!

It is the second largest and third-most-populous Australian state and ten of Australia’s thirty largest cities are located here. The largest of these, outside of the State Capital Brisbane, are the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Ipswich, and Toowoomba.

Often referred to as the ‘Sunshine State’ due to averaging 300 days of sunshine a year, Queensland is overflowing with amazing landscapes and idyllic destinations. These include the stunning beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, the beautiful coral reefs and Islands of the Great Barrier Reef, the lush rainforests of the Daintree and the rich red dirt of the outback.

The state contains six World Heritage-listed preservation areas: the Great Barrier Reef along the Coral Sea coast, K’gari (Fraser Island) on the Wide Bay–Burnett region’s coastline, the wet tropics in Far North Queensland including the Daintree Rainforest, Lamington National Park in South East Queensland, the Riversleigh fossil sites in North West Queensland, and the Gondwana Rainforests in South East Queensland.

The states wide open spaces make it ideal for exploration by motor vehicles. It’s road network is extensive especially on the coast. It is served by several National Highways and, particularly in the South East, a network of freeways such as the M1 but many inland or outback towns can only be reached by dirt tracks, some of which are only suitable for four wheel drives. Driving distances can be long but doable if you plan carefully.

Queensland, which was once considered a quiet backwater state, is quickly becoming a modern contemporary destination that still manages to maintain a relaxed lifestyle, beautiful natural environment and a climate that is almost perfect.

(source: wikipedia.org and wikivoyage.org – Queensland)