Queensland, the Sunshine State, is the second largest state in Australia, and a great place to visit if you are planning a week-long getaway from everyday life. A long weekend will do just as well.

What makes this state so popular is the fact that it is bordered by Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean, which makes it perfect for sunbathing, swimming and diving adventures, as well as for fieldtrips in the country.

Take a closer look at what it offers to tourists who want to get away from exhausting cities for a quick weekend adventure.

Pic 2 - Fraser Island

Take a day trip to an island

If you are a fan of sandy beaches and would like to visit the biggest sandy island in the world – take a day trip to Fraser Island, which even deserved its UNESCO World Heritage status back in 1992. And with good reason!

Fraser Island is located east of Australia, opposite Hervey Bay, and its nature will leave you breathless – creeks, woods and more than one hundred lakes which are perfect for swimming. It should definitely be your next stop this holiday.

Another great place to visit is Magnetic Island, on the Great Barrier Reef. This tropical idyll is a great place to spend your weekend on especially if you love palm-lined beaches and wildlife full of koalas and kangaroos.

Pic 3 - Cairns Australia

Diving and snorkeling locations

If you are open to diving adventure, Cairns is the right place for you.

Atherton Tablelands, a place with great historical background and diverse nature, lay near this city and you can visit it after you have had a snorkeling/diving adventure in the Great Barrier Reef.

And in the evening, you can watch the sunset in one of the city’s beautiful restaurants, parks as well as the swimming lagoon.

Since the tropical season lasts from November to May, you should definitely visit Cairns somewhere from June to October.

Pic 4 - Spa

Healthy holiday without stress

Many agree that mental health is the key to happy living. So, if you want to run away from everyday city noise, life-changing mental health retreats in Living Valley are the key.

Take a long weekend off from work and revitalize your body, mind and soul. You can either have a one-day spa treatments, make a three-day rejuvenator plan, or make your stay seven days long in a healthy and relaxing holiday package, or extend it to fourteen days long detox treatment in the best place on Earth.

Festival time is on!

Pic 5 - Noosa Food & Wine festival

And as for festival lovers, there are some wacky ones, such as the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival each May, and the Chinchilla Melon Festival in February.

More on food. Noosa International Food & Wine festival is being organised each year at Noosa Heads, where you can enjoy great food and beverages on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

And when it comes to music, if jazz is what you like, visit the Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival in Warwick.

Garden City organises Toowomba Easterfest which lasts for three days, so make sure not to miss it!

As you can see, Queensland is a territory full of surprises. There is practically not a minute during the day – and the year – which will stop you from moving – once you are there, you will run to see all that nature Queensland has to offer – and honestly, there are a lot of things to see.

About the author

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Marie Nieves, student of economics who loves unusual trips and have a plan to travel the whole world. She has always loved to travel, and she loves to talk about her experiences. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and loves to surf the Internet. An avid lover of photography and regular author on High Style Life.

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