Facts about Queensland


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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 – the world's largest sand island

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.


Volcanic lake in Crater Lakes National Park

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.


Chillagoe. Inhabitants: 192

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.


Bird watching at Mareeba wetlands | Queensland

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 Queensland

The road to Cape Tribulation in northeastern Australia offers the world's oldest rainforest and pristine beaches. And also some crocodiles and snakes.


Undara - Adventure in the Australian outback

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.

Tolga Bat Hospital - Queensland - Australia

The orphaned babies at Tolga Bat Hospital

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!


Photo album from the Great Barrier Reef

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 world's best whale watching - here are the whales!

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.