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
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.
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
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.