There is no place I long for as much and as often as Cairns and Queensland. Hike the world's oldest rainforest, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, drink tea at a tea plantation in the Atherton Tablelands, explore an outback cave and watch saltwater crocodiles slide down the Daintree river. Queensland offers adventure for the whole family!
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Fraser Island in Queensland is a national park, a world heritage site and the world's largest sand island. Although the island consists of sand, there are also rainforests, freshwater lakes and a rich wildlife including dingos.
The Atherton Tablelands is said to be the only place in the world where the climate can give you both coffee, tea, sugar and milk. Simply everything you need in life. We have visited Australia's largest tea plantation – Nerada.
We are in Mossman Gorge in the land of the Kuku Yalanji people. For more than 50.000 years they have lived here in northern Queensland, in the world's oldest rainforest.
A giant volcanic explosion created what are today the lakes of Crater Lakes National Park in Queensland. We went here to hike and (hopefully) see the occasional Australian bush hen.
Sometimes you surprise yourself. Like when we were suddenly standing on a pier in north Queensland fishing for barramundi. But how did we end up here?
Chillagoe was never our destination on the road trip. We just happened to pass by on our way to a national park. An ordinary day in the outback in Queensland in northern Australia.
Great Barrier Reef. Turquoise water. White coral beaches. Lots of fish. Fitzroy Island National Park outside Cairns in Australia is all of this. A real little paradise island.
There is no place I long for as often as Queensland. And when I daydream about the mild winters in the tropics, Trinity beach is what I see in front of me.
Mareeba Wetlands in Queensland is located in the middle of the dry outback, but offers a diversity of exotic birds. We met lots of animals - both on the lake, on land and in the toilet...
The road to Cape Tribulation in northeastern Australia offers the world's oldest rainforest and pristine beaches. And also some crocodiles and snakes.
The dark red termite mounds along our path get bigger and bigger the further from the coast we go. Just when I think we've reached the end of the world, we suddenly pass a house. Someone lives out here. Far from everything. We are heading towards the lava tunnels of Undara National Park, in the northern Queensland outback.
A visit to the Tolga Bat Hospital in Queensland, Australia changes any preconceived notions you might have about bats. If you think all bats are scary vampires, then you definitely need to come here for a visit!
The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 200 miles along the north Queensland coast. Crowded, exuberant and exciting – the eighth wonder of the world has everything for the perfect holiday.
The feeling of waking up at sunrise with the rainforest's king parrots, rainbow lorikeets and tree kangaroos. A wilderness experience in luxury packaging.
Queensland is definitely our happy place in Australia! Here's our favorite list of attractions around Cairns for all ages.
Are you planning your dream trip to Australia? Here you have planning help for a three-week road trip between Cairns and Brisbane in Queensland.
One of the best things we know when we travel is to have the opportunity to meet wild animals and especially we love to see whales! Humpback whales, sperm whales, beluga whales, killer whales, herring whales, dolphins - now only blue whales are left to see on our list! To see whales, you need both the right season, the right weather and a great deal of luck. Here are our 4 favorite places to meet the giants of the sea.