Whet Your Apettite for Queensland – 10 Tropical Photos

Posted by on March 14th, 2013 at 4:03 am

What comes to your mind when you hear Queensland? Take a look at this beautiful Australian region through the lens of 10 flickr photos.


Caloundra Beach - kayaks and hire boats
Boats and kayaks for hire at Caloundra Beach. Pictured by thinboyfatter.


Humpback whale tail slap - whale watching in Hervey Bay
A southern humpback whale tail-slaps the water off the coast in Hervey Bay. Photo by Richard Fisher.

Hervey Bay whale watching tours are organized by several operators including Spirit of Hervey Bay, Blue Dolphin Tours and Tasman Venture. Other popular whale watching locations around Queensland include the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Redcliffe.


A Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeets are common throughout Australia’s east coast.

They’re quite noisy and with their bright colours are hard to miss.

Photograph taken in Rockhampton by Rex Boggs.


Millaa Millaa Falls
Millaa Millaa Falls in the Atherton Tablelands are an under 2-hour drive from Cairns. Photo by Julie G..


Surfer in Queensland
Queensland has plenty of great surf spots – you can catch the perfect wave and ride it all the way to the beach from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast and beyond. Photo by Aristocrats-hat.

QLD is also the perfect place to learn how to surf. You can take a class with Surf in Paradise or Surf Easy among others.


The Great Barrier Reef is a terrific place for snorkelling and diving excursions. Photo of sea turtle by Marc Füeg.

Reef snorkelling and diving day trips are organised by several companies including Passions of Paradise and Reef Experience.


Camels along the foreshore in Airlie Beach. Photo by Ed 37.


Country-side on a winter morning south of Brisbane. Photographed by Johnny Worthington.


SS Dicky Wreck
The wreck of SS Dicky on the Sunshine Coast. Pictured by Samuel Sharpe.


Palm Cove in Cairns
Is this how a tropical holiday should look like? Palms growing right on the beach at Palm Cove near Cairns. Photo by Kazuhiko Teramoto.

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