Top Five Family Destinations in QueenslandPosted by Angella Grey on 12th, November 2012Queensland is home to some of Australia’s most exciting and popular tourist destinations. From surferslooking for the best waves- and parties- in the world to nature lovers looking to explore the ancientrainforests, Queensland attracts a wide range of visitors from across the world. Due to the huge array ofdifferent attractions it is also the perfect destination for a family holiday-offering a little something foreveryone. At over four times the size of California deciding which part of Queensland to explore can bea daunting task. To help you here are our top five family friendly destinations:Holiday Destination | Vacation To AustraliaYacht RentalThe Great Barrier Reefis one of the natural wonders of the world- and the perfect place for any nature loving family to take avacation. Stretching for over 2000 kilometres, it is one of Planet Earth’s most impressive naturalstructures and fulfils a vital role in our fragile ecosystem. There are many beautiful locations which areperfect for a family holiday along the reef, but perhaps our favourite is Lizard Island. Some ofQueensland’s most respected diving schools are located here and family discounts are often availableon enquiry. Do bear in mind that the equipment you need is often cheaper to rent in Brisbane or otherlarge towns if you happen to be travelling.Best Holiday Destination | Vacation To Australia
How Much You Should TipThe Sunshine CoastPerhaps slightly less popular than the better known Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast is nonetheless thenumber one destination for many families visiting Queensland. It offers a combination of stunningscenery, incredible wildlife, faultless beaches and world class attractions. For adults there is theromance of some of Australia’s best wineries and most lauded restaurants. For the kids there is theexcitement of the Aussie World theme park and the internationally renowned, Australia Zoo.Daintree RainforestIf being home to the Great Barrier Reef is not enough, large areas of Queensland are also covered inlush ancient rainforest. Children will love the sheer size of trees which seem to reach up to the sky andthe large colonies of giant fruit bats which hang upside down in the trees are sure to fire theimagination. A great way to learn more about the rainforest is to visit one of the world class visitorcentres which punctuate Queensland’s forests- and there is none better than the Daintree DiscoveryCentre. Not only can you learn about the unusual wildlife, such as the blue-headed Cassowary, butthrill seekers can take the aerial walkway built high amongst the tree tops.CairnsCairns, the largest town in Far North Queensland, is not only a great base from which to start yourexploration but also a great family destination in its own right. For culture vulture’s there are several artgalleries and museums, including the brilliant Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Cairns offers afantastic choice of reasonably priced hotels and some of the best self-catering apartments which thereare to rent in Queensland.
Best Holiday Destination | Vacation To AustraliaBest Travel DestinationsSurfer’s ParadiseLocated along the idyllic Gold Coast, Surfer’s Paradise has to be one of the best family holidaydestinations in the world. It combines a world class, pristine beach with a huge array of fun attractions.The streets of Surfer’s Paradise are lined with shops, cafes and family friendly restaurants - not tomention a world class market selling everything from shark tooth necklaces to handmade skateboards.When the kids get bored of the beach,Surfer’s Paradise is also only a stone’s throw away from WarnerBrothers Movie World theme park, Sea World- and the somewhat more unusual (but no less exciting)Tropical Fruit World!