There’s no doubt about it – Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State is the sunniest of them all! Queenslanders are lucky enough to enjoy great weather, pristine beaches and many other pros to living there! While we could list out as many reasons as long as the state itself, here are four reasons to plan a getaway to the Sunshine State. 

1. It’s perfect for water babies 

Turtle, Great Barrier Reef
Photo by @pure_underwater_imaging on Instagram

Whether you’re a prolific wave jumper or a keen snorkeller, Queensland is the destination for you. Its dreamy white-sand beaches and azure waters attract water babies from all over the world each year. We love a flop-and-drop getaway in Noosa or getting amongst the action on the Great Barrier Reef and saying ‘hey!’ to Nemo and his friends!  

2. Rum fans will rejoice 

Bundaberg Rum Distillery
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Queensland is home to Bundaberg, famous for the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Even if you aren’t a rum fan, the tour through the distillery will still amaze you. You’ll see, touch and smell your way through its epic history followed by a tasting. Pick up a bottle to take home and savour. 

3. Settle into island time 

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays
Photo by @sailingwhitsundays on Instagram

We love a bit of island time when on holiday and Queensland is home to some picturesque islands that sit off its coastline. Our top picks include Great Keppel and Fraser Islands and the Whitsundays – all offering a range of activities from a leisurely swim in warm waters to hikes complete with panoramic views. 

4. Tick off some wildlife adventures 

Whale watching, Hervey Bay
Photo by @_markfitz on Instagram

The Sunshine State is renowned for its abundance of wildlife adventures! There are plenty of spots to watch magnificent whales migrating in the winter season, like Hervey Bay; you can visit Australia Zoo, home of Steve Irwin, the legendary Crocodile Hunter, to see crocs in action and snuggle with a koala; or just keep your eyes peeled when out and about and you may spot bush-tailed possums, platypus, echidnas and more!  


Plan your getaway to the Sunshine State on our Cosmos Tropical Island Discovery holiday! 

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