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Queensland

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Experiences in Queensland

 

Queensland is the second largest state in Australia, covering an area of 1,730,650 square kilometres and with a coastline stretching for 7,400 kilometres. Queensland is seven times the size of the United Kingdom, or five times the size of Japan, or twice the size of Texas. The population is 3.5 million, of whom nearly half live in Brisbane.

Queensland can claim to be both the wettest and the hottest state in Australia. Mt. Bellenden Ker, near Tully, once recorded 1.14 metres of rain in a single day, while Cloncurry claims Australia's record temperature of 53.1C (127.6F) on 16th January 1889.

Queensland travel

 

The first European exploration of Moreton Bay, where Brisbane lies, was carried out in 1797 by Matthew Flinders, who landed where today Redcliffe is situated. In 1799, Flinders, in the Norfolk, charted the east coast of Queensland. In 1823, John Oxley in the Mermaid named the Brisbane River after the Governor of New South Wales at the time and travelled 100 kilometres up the river.

Airlie Beach tour

A convict settlement was established at Redcliffe in 1824 and moved to Brisbane in the following year. At the time, this territory was still part of New South Wales. The first free settlers arrived in 1837 and by 1840 all convicts had been withdrawn from Brisbane. By 1851, the residents of Queensland had started to think of independence from New South Wales. Queen Victoria was petitioned and agreed, understandably preferring the name Queensland to the alternative suggestion of Cooksland. Queensland was proclaimed on 6th June 1859.

Tour Airlie beach

One of the great wonders of the world is the Great Barrier Reef stretching up the coast of Queensland, and it is one of the reasons why Queensland is the most popular state for visitors to Australia. The Great Barrier Reef extends for over 2,000 kilometres and actually consists of some 2,500 individual reefs and 700 small islands, covering a total area of 345,000 square kilometres. There is much more to explore in Queensland and browse some of the destinations below.

Travel Gold Coast

 

Noosa travel

Free camping in Queensland


Queensland towns

   
Airlie Beach
Atherton
Barcaldine
Beaudesert
Birdsville
Blackwater
Bowen
Buderim
Bundaberg
Burketown
Burleigh Heads
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Caboolture
Caloundra
Cardwell
Charters Towers

Childers

Clermont
Cape York
Capricorn Coast
Charters Towers
Cloncurry

Cooktown
Daintree
Emerald

Fraser Island
Gladstone
Gold Coast
Goondiwindi
Gympie
Hervey Bay
Innisfail
Ipswich
Kenilworth
Kingaroy
Kuranda
Longreach
Mackay
Magnetic Island
Maleny
Maroochydore
Maryborough
Mission Beach
Mooloolaba
Mt Isa
Murgon
Nambour
Nerang

Noosa
North Tamborine
Palm Cove
Port Douglas
Rockhampton
Roma
Stanthorpe
Surfers Paradise
Sunshine Coast
Toowoomba
Townsville
Warwick
Whitsundays
Winton
Yeppon
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