Friday, August 16, 2013

Discover Queensland – from Deep in the Sea to Up High in the Sky

Australia is gorgeous for its diverse nature and many incredible sights, but perhaps no other place stands out as Queensland.

Being the second largest state in Australia, it has a vast variety of amazing natural wonders – there just isn’t enough time to see everything that this beautiful state has to offer.

But there are ways in which you can really discover Queensland for what it truly is – an Australian landmark of natural wonder.

Here are a few of the best ways you can to see Queensland:

Diving and Snorkeling

Kind of natural to assume, that as a place with great weather all year long, over 2,900 islands and the Great Barrier Reef at hands reach, Queensland is a hotspot for underwater enthusiasts from all over the world.

There are few left unimpressed with the variety of exotic fish and coral life that’s just waiting to be discovered – a completely new world opens up when you go scuba diving or snorkeling underwater.

There are just so many diving sights to choose from, so much different marine life to explore that anyone can simply lose track of time and be left in awe, while exploring this natures wonder.

Whale watchers love Queensland, because its Gold Coast is one of the best places in the world to go on a trip to see whales.

There are plenty of whale watching tours leaving shore every day, and you can be sure to board a comfortable vessel that’s perfectly suited for watching whales.

You don’t have to go far from shore to spot whales, and there are so many whales during the season that the trips usually come with a whale spotting guarantee - meaning that either you see a whale while on the trip or you get your money back.

With such confidence from the trip organizers, you can be sure to have a good time and encounter one of the worlds’ grandest creatures.

Bird Watching

Although the average Queensland resident might not think of it as anything special, all kinds of rare bird species be spotted even in the cities, not to mention the farmlands or the rainforest.

The state is a perfect place for birdwatchers because there are just so many species that can be seen – some of them are exclusive to the region, or more specifically, the Daintree Rainforest.

Traveling from the Mission Beach to the Atherton Tablelands is one of the best birding trips out there – you can spot all kinds of different habitats of birds, with over 350 different species residing in the region. 

Perhaps one of the most breathtaking ways to explore the beautiful landscape of Queensland is with a hot air balloon ride.

Cairns, a region in Queensland, has one of the best suited weather conditions for hot air ballooning and the prices here surely provide the best value in the southern hemisphere.

Cairns is located between two natural wonders – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, making it an ideal place to get up in the sky and marvel at the nature’s beauty, while seeing all the mountains, rivers, forests and, of course, the Great Barrier Reef.  

Whether exploring wildlife or gazing at the beauty from higher above, this can leave an unforgettable impression and become an experience that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

If you have a chance to visit Queensland, do not miss the chance to discover the beauty of the nature that can be found there.

Whether from up in the sky, or deep in the sea, Queensland is a testament to just how truly amazing nature can sometimes be.

Hayley Woodward is a Melbourne based travel writer. When Halyley is not busy writing or researching her work, she enjoys travelling to Cairns and get out on one of the many Great Barrier Reef tours.

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