Things you must experience in Queensland

A Kangaroo warning sign in Australia

One fantastic way to do your travelling is by use of a campervan. It is a great way to travel all of Queensland, making it easy to make many stops along the way in order to get the chance to see everything! If you don’t have a campervan of your own – I’m very jealous! – you can always rent one from easy to use, and helpful places like Campervan Hire Brisbane, and start your travels!

This list follows a journey from Brisbane to North Queensland, with plenty to do in between.


When leaving from Brisbane, before you go anywhere you need to make a stop at the Riverlife Adventure Centre. Here you can experience stand-up paddle board adventures, instructed rock climbing, instructed abseiling, and day-and-night guided kayaking tours. Every activity can be done by beginners as the professionals help you along the way.

Sunshine Coast

While traveling up north, make a stop at the Crocodile Hunter’s Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast. There are 14 different shows daily that can really get your heart racing. Another stop to make is at the Underwater World. There are thousands of different marine and freshwater animals to learn about. There are even tons of animal encounter experiences where you can actually interact with the animals first hand.

Fraser Coast

Fraser Island is one of the best things to experience while making this trip. It is a breath-taking beauty and the world’s largest all-sand island surrounded by the most beautiful emerald and sapphire waters you have ever seen. You can rent a car or take the bus tour that drives right on the sand. There is an award winning eco resort, the Kingfisher Bay Resort and village, offering tours activities, restaurants, and even accommodation if you want to stay a night or two.


Stop your campervan in Gladstone to experience a little bit of history in Agnes Water and the Town of 1770. In May 1770, Captain Cook decided to come ashore – the first time he came to Queensland and now every year it is celebrated with a colourful festival. Do a little exploring with a Scooter-Roo tour to enjoy the sites and native wildlife of kangaroos and wallabies.


You don’t want to miss out on the chance to sail around the 74 islands of the Whitsundays. Make your own course and drop anchor as you head off on your own adventure of the serene bays and coral islands. Feel the freedom as you dive off of the deck of the sailboat and warm up in the sun on one of the deserted beaches.

Tropical North Queensland

The first place to head to when finally arriving in North Queensland is the Paronella Park. Here you get to enjoy a Spanish Castle that is cozied into 13 acres of natural rainforest and the striking Mena Creek Falls. Among the many other attractions another must-see if the Skyrail in Cairns. As you get the feeling of flying over the centre of this untouched ancient rainforest you will only be able to feel shock and awe.

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