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Queensland, our '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.
With a vast area and a range of geographic and climatic regions running north and south, Queensland is perfect for visitors who want to explore different aspects of Australia. The coastal centres and islands of the Great Barrier Reef, stretching for 2,300km (1200 miles), offer activities such as snorkelling, diving and sailing. The Great Dividing Range separates the sub-tropical rainforest coastal areas, from the lush beauty of the hinterland with its national parks and unique birds, animals and plant life. Further west the lush vegetation turns into the arid, stark land of the Outback.
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.