Whether it’s Gold Coast theme parks, the Great Barrier Reef or finding dinosaur fossils in the outback, Queensland has a family holiday for everyone.

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Tropic Wonders: Cairns

The international gateway to Tropical North Queensland, Cairns is the closest jumping off point for the Great Barrier Reef from the Australian mainland, with around 300 days of sunshine a year and plenty to explore.

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Tropic Wonders: Townsville

Big city benefits combined with pretty coastal havens, sandy beaches, rainforests, rugged outback terrain and the idyllic paradise that is Magnetic Island right on the. doorstep

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Tropic Wonder – Whitsundays

Whether you’re after a relaxing break or a wild adventure, Tropical North Queensland, where the rainforest meets the reef, is the perfect paradise for every family. By Aleney de Winter

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Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Park is an amazing wildlife and geologically rich oasis, stretching over 112ha on Tamborine Mountain. Translucent rock pools, inspiring landscapes, towering rainforests, star-studded skies all add to the magic of Thunderbird Park.

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The Whitsunday Islands

Situated about halfway along the Queensland coast, the Whitsundays is a dream destination where a tropical climate, calm waters and some of the most stunning island scenery in Australia awaits.

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Australia Zoo

No family visit to the Sunshine Coast is complete without a trip to the Australia Zoo – named Queensland’s Major Tourist Attraction three years running.

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Fraser Coast

The diverse and naturally beautiful Fraser Coast encompasses the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the whale watching capital of Hervey Bay plus the towns of Maryborough, Tiaro, old gold mining hub Gympie, Cooloola National Park and the Great Sandy Strait.

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Sea World

Conveniently located minutes from the heart of Surfers Paradise, Sea World has a terrific range of animal exhibits, shows and thrill rides for all ages.

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