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Great Barrier ReefQueensland is a state of Australia that occupies the north-eastern section of the mainland continent. It is bordered by the Northern Territory to the west, South Australia to the south-west and New South Wales to the south. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. The state is Australia's second largest by area, following Western Australia, and the country's third most populous after New South Wales and Victoria.

The state capital is Brisbane, located on the coast 100 kilometres (60 mi]]) by road north of the New South Wales border. The fifth-largest city by area in the world, Mount Isa, is located in Queensland.  Other smaller geographical regions of note include the Atherton Tablelands, the Granite Belt, and the Channel Country in the far south-west.

Queensland has many places of natural beauty, including: the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast having some of the state's most popular beaches; the Bunya Mountains and the Great Dividing Range with numerous lookouts, waterfalls and picnic areas; Carnarvon Gorge; Whitsunday Islands and Hinchinbrook Island.

WhitsundaysThe state contains five World Heritage listed preservation areas: Australian Fossil Mammal Sites at Riversleigh in the Gulf Country, Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, Fraser Island, Great Barrier Reef, and the Wet Tropics of Queensland.

Queensland, the 'Sunshine State', is the second largest and boasts perfect tropical weather and the world's largest living organism - the Great Barrier Reef. Lying on the north-east of the continent, the azure waters of the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean lapping its coastline, it is bordering New South Wales and South Australia to the south, and the Northern Territory to the west.

Outback Queensland covers a huge area where the clear, blue skies, golden sunsets and friendly locals welcome you to explore this fascinating area of old bush pubs, national parks, limestone caves, dinosaur footprints and Aboriginal rock art.

 Queensland is also rich in World Heritage listed areas ranging from Riversleigh fossil mammal site, the ancient rainforests of the Wet Tropics, Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, to the Great Barrier Reef teeming with marine life.