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Visiting Queensland and want to see it all? Scroll down for 50 things to do in Queensland to get you started for your ultimate Queensland adventure.

1. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Cairns Sarah Latham

2. Hike Queensland’s highest mountain, Bartle Frere.

3. Climb Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Story Bridge Adventure Climb Brisbane

4. Go whale watching

5. Go sand boarding at Moreton Bay Island

Suggested read: Best day trips from Brisbane

Moreton Bay Island Brisbane

6. Discover the oldest tropical rainforest on Earth: the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area

Sarah Latham Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

7. Party at the Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise

8. Swim in the vibrant blue of Cardwell Spa Pools

Sarah Latham Cardwell Spa Pools Cairns

A great stop on a Cairns to Townsville road trip.

9. Experience the Undara Lava Tubes

10. Admire the rolling hills from Millaa Millaa Lookout on the Atherton Tablelands

11. Smell the roses at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

12. Catch a helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef

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13. See a crocodile in the wild

14. Kayak in the ocean, the rivers and lakes (there’s a lot of places to kayak in Queensland!)

15. Pick your own strawberries at strawberry farms

This is one of the many things you can do around Noosa.

16. Explore the caves at Chillagoe

Chillagoe Caves Billy Tea Safaris Cairns Queensland Australia

17. Slide down the natural waterslide of Josephine Falls.

18. Admire Brisbane’s cityscape from Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

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One of the awesome things to do in Brisbane Inner City.

19. Drive the Cairns to Brisbane (or vice versa) road trip.

To make your trip more interesting, see: Unexpected spots on a Queensland road trip or for a smaller trip see: Cairns to Townsville: The 2 day North Queensland road trip for time poor travellers.

20. See the sunflowers in full bloom.

21. Scenic plane ride across the Hills Inlet in the Whitsundays

Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Queensland GSL Aviation Hills Inlet

Learn about this experience here: Why You Should See The Whitsundays From Above: GSL Aviation

22. Find the Noosa Fairy Pools in Noosa National Park.

23. Enjoy sunset drinks at Howard Smith Wharves underneath Story Bridge

24. Travel on the Kuranda Scenic Railway

Sarah Latham Kuranda Scenic Railway Cairns

25. Visit the tip of Australia at Cape York

26. See koalas in the wild at Magnetic Island

27. See a freestanding natural pyramid

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One of the best places to drone in Cairns.

28. Have a sunset picnic in the Scenic Rim.

Suggested read: Your Scenic Rim One Day Itinerary: Things to Do in the Scenic Rim.

29. Hang out with the kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough at sunrise

30. Learn the stories of the world’s oldest culture at Spirits of the Red Sand in the Gold Coast

31. Take a ranger guided tour at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway‘s Red Peak

32. Enjoy a helicopter ride across the Queensland outback

Mount Mulligan Outback Queensland

33. Take a tour through the Bundaberg Rum Distillery

34. Discover the castle ruins of Paronella Park.

35. Go shopping on Hastings Street in Noosa.

A popular activity in Noosa.

36. Visit Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef.

37. Hike a mountain in the Sunshine Coast

Suggested read: Things to do on the Sunshine Coast

38. Discover Serenity Falls tucked away in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast

39. See the sunset at North Stradbroke Island.

North Gorge Walk North Stradbroke Island sunset Sarah Latham

40. Visit the quaint village of Montville in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

41. Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef with Cruise Whitsundays Reef Sleep

42. Camp on K’gari / Fraser Island

43. Climb to the top of Castle Hill in Townsville

44. Explore the prehistoric landscape of Tully Gorge.

Suggested read: How to Get to Tully Gorge in Cairns, Australia.

45. Cuddle a koala

46. Stand below one of the tallest waterfalls in Australia, Wallaman Falls

Sarah Latham Wallaman Falls Queensland Australia

Get here: How to get to Wallaman Falls in North Queensland.

47. Explore Girraween National Park

48. Admire the view from the top of Windin Falls

Windin Falls Sarah Latham Cairns Queensland Australia

Suggested read: How to get to Windin Falls.

49. Spot a cassowary, Australia’s dinosaur bird, in the wild.

50. Hang out at on a tropical island in the Great Barrier Reef

Girl floating in water at Fitzroy Island Cairns Queensland

Happy exploring in Queensland!