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Alexandra Headland Town | Alexandra Headland

A twin resort to Mooloolaba, Mecca of game fisherman; adjoins Maroochydore and and Maroochydore. The town with its laid back atomosphere and beautiful beaches has become a popular spot for surfers. The rocky headland has some of the best surf on the Queensland coast. Swimmers can also enjoy the rolling beaches as there is a patrolled swimming area provided by the surf club. The headland has spec...

Brisbane City | Brisbane

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, may be approached from the south by the regular interstate air routes; by rail or road either up the coast or through the New England Tableland; or by sea. The approach to Brisbane by sea is very attractive. From the entrance to Moreton Bay via the North Passage, the unusual forms of the Glass House Mountains may be seen and then, for 20 kms up the winding Bris...

Coolum Beach Town | Coolum Beach

Coolum is the largest beach side resort on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The area is fast growing with a population of 18 000. Although visitors will always be welcome to this beautiful place, the population may be capped to preserve the resources and standard of the living in the area. Coolum is approximately 90 minutes (135 km) north of Brisbane and about 15 km south of Noosa. The resort town ...

Gordonvale Town | Gordonvale

Situated 26 kms from Cairns and is at the gateway to the Atherton Tablelands. The run to the Tablelands along the Gillies Highway is one of the most scenic in the State. The Highway has its starting points at this town. The surrounding district is engaged in sugar, maize and banana growing.

Mackay Town | Mackay

Principal attractions of the mackay region include three National Parks: Cape Hillsborough, Dipperu, and Eungella. To the north of Mackay, Cape Hillsborough National Park preserves rainforests, cave formations and striking rock outcrops. The main headland is dominated by a steep-walled rock mass rising almost 300 metres. Eungella National Park is arguably as the state’s most spectacular, extend...

Mount Tamborine | Nerang

Mount Tamborine (553 metres) is one of the most popular mountain resorts within easy motoring distance of Brisbane city. In Macdonald Park and Franklin Reserve are large patches of rain-forest vegetation with creepers, palms, ferns, and lichens. The butterfly collection at North Tamborine is worth a visit, and also of interest is the palm grove at Eagle Heights, where visitors may see Macrozamia p...

Noosa Town | Noosa Heads

Near the lake Country and provides many attractions. Trips can be arranged to local beauty spots including the Stairway and Paradise Cave. The fishing is good. Although reports of the area can be traced back to Captain Cook's voyages in May 1770, European settlement in the region did not proceed for almost a century. This early settlement was primarily driven firstly by timber logging and the...

Sarina Town | Sarina

Discover the Serenity Coast and Sarina. Located about 37 kilometres south of Mackay, at the foothills of the Connors Range, Sarina Shire is home to the largest coal export facility in the southern hemisphere, Hay Point Coal Terminal. Sarina also offers a spectacular range of unspoilt beaches which provide sheltered swimming, sailing and fishing spots, with over 90 kms of coast line fronting the Co...

Southport Town | Southport

Southport, bordered by the open seas and Nerang River, is 77 kms south of Brisbane, and Surfers' Paradise, 3 kms further down the coast, forms a favourite winter playground for Southern visitors. There is a splendid surf. A string of fine beach resorts stretches from Southport right down to the N.S.W. border Southport is the largest of the south coast towns. It is at the southernmost end of More...

Toowoomba City | Toowoomba

'The garden city of Queensland' is the main centre for the famous Darling Downs. The City lies 609 metres above sea level on the crest of the Main Range and overlooking a great basalt tableland. It is the chief centre of trade for the Darling Downs comprising an area of over 15,000,000 acres of the richest agricultural land in Queensland. Toowoomba has a population of over 200,000. City and su...

Airlie Beach Town | Airlie Beach

Airley Beach, a town in Queensland, is the gateway to the 74 Whitsunday Islands that lie inside the Great Barrier Reef. The Town is a perfect holiday destination with palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks and alfresco dining restaurants. Airlie Beach is easily accessible. A number of buses serve the airport terminal, and drive to Airlie beach or other locations. All but one must be pre-booked. ...

Bundaberg Town | Bundaberg Central

Bundaberg, a city in Queensland, lies on the banks of Burnett River. Bundaberg is the birthplace of the famous airman, Bert Hinkler, and theatrical star, Gladys Moncrieff. Located approximately 378 kms north of Brisbane, Bundaberg is a major centre within Queensland's Wide Bay-Burnett region. The city is approximately 4 hours drive by car north of Brisbane. Buses do the journey in around 6 ho...

Cairns City | Cairns

Situated on Tropical Bay, Cairns is Australia’s most northern city. Cairns is the centre of the northern tourist area and a mecca for winter tourists. The City ia also an Important port for the northern sugar area and Cairns Hinterland. Among the beauty spots adjacent to Cairns, which can be reached by car and bus, are Crystal Cascades (source of Cairns’ water supply), Barron Waters, Innis...

Caloundra City | Caloundra

Caloundra is the southern-most community on the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland. It is about 60 minutes' drive north of Brisbane CBD, and 45 minutes from the domestic and international air terminals at Brisbane Airport. Sunshine Coast Airport nearby offers flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Caloundra is accessible from Landsborough Railway Station and the Caloundra Bus Station ...

Cooktown | Cooktown

Cooktown is the northernmost town on the east coast of Australia, located at the mouth of the Endeavour River, on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. Cooktown is Australia's first non-indigenous settlement, discovered and settled by Captain Cook and his crew in 1770. Every June the town celebrates Cooktown's status as Australia's first, European settlement at a Discovery Festival which...

Eumundi Town | Eumundi

Eumundi is a small town with 600 residents in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of Brisbane. It is located just off the Bruce Highway. Nearby towns are Yandina and Cooroy. Eumundi is very popular on the coast for its bi-weekly farmer's markets. The marketplace is full of locally-made produce, which has made Eumundi and the surrounding...

Gladstone Town | Gladstone

Gladstone is an Australian city located 546 kms north-west of Brisbane and 100 kms south-east of Rockhampton. Gladstone is one of the busiest ports in Australia. The warm subtropical climate, beaches, rivers and reef islands of Gladstone attract an increasing number of tourists each year. The city is situated between the Calliope River to the north and the Boyne River some 14 kms to the south. Th...

Gympie Town | Gympie

Gympie is a picturesque country town set on green hills, 170 kms north of Brisbane on the main northern railroad. Now the centre of a rich dairying district, Gympie was once the scene of a spectacular goal rush. Here was found the famous Curtis Nugget - 975 ounces of pure gold. Altogether over $28,000,000 worth of gold was mined in the Gympie area.

Imbil Town | Imbil

Imbil is the largest town in the lower Mary Valley, in Queensland. Like most country towns, it has a warm community with many active groups, and that, combined with its picturesque main street perched on the banks of Yabba Creek, is one of its main attractions. There is an annual country show, local Sunday markets starting at 9.00am and the Friday night youth group, as well as various events...

Ipswich City | Ipswich

Ipswich is Queensland's oldest provincial city. The City, 38 kms west of Brisbane by rail and 80 kms by river, was once the natural centre of trade for an extensive and closely-settled agricultural district producing good crops of maize, lucerne, and potatoes. Largely because of its abundant coal-measures, Ipswich has become the most important manufacturing centre outside the capital. Ipswich is ...