Queensland Campervan Hire
Popular Places: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Airlie Beach, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, Fraser Island, Cairns and Port Douglas, Daintree Rainforest, Kuranda.
- Queensland is Australia’s second-largest state, and its capital is Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city. To the south is another large city, the Gold Coast, and northern Queensland’s largest city is Townsville.
- Queensland’s climate ranges from sub-tropical up to tropical in the north, and this combined with some of the most stunning, often uncrowded beaches in the world make it a popular holiday destination for both Australians and overseas visitors.
- The most famous geographical feature of Queensland is the Great Barrier Reef, which is known as one of the natural winders of the world. Around 2000kms long, it has some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world due to its rich marine life and some 900 beautiful tropical islands. Particularly spectacular are the Whitsunday Islands which are a must-see on your motorhome roadtrip itinerary.
- In the upper part of Queensland (known as far North Queensland, or F.N.T) lies Daintree National park, home to the world’s oldest rainforest and amazing spots such as Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest runs uninterrupted to the reef. Up here is the only place in the world where two World Heritage areas exist side by side.
- Inland Queensland is mostly desert, or Outback, starting from the west of the Great Dividing Range up to the Northern Territory. Queensland borders South Australia to the south west but it’s not a route for campervans, as there are no roads – you can cross into New South Wales in the south, however.
- North of Queensland is the Torres Strait which separates Australia from Papua New Guinea, and is the end point of the Great Barrier Reef. People who live on the islands in the Torres Strait are officially citizens of Australia.
Brisbane is the hub of a diverse holiday region - a modern cosmopolitan city with a subtropical climate that is famous for its friendly charm. As Queensland’s thriving capital city, Brisbane offers the very best in food, wine, arts, entertainment, shopping, and sporting events with relaxed sub-tropical flair.
Brisbane is the heart of an area bounded by surf beaches, mountain ranges and pristine subtropical rainforest. It is an ideal stepping-off point for day tours to glorious places like the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. Head into the surrounding hinterland and wake up to the beauty of lush green forest and the warm hospitality of south-east Queensland country. And close to the city is Brisbane’s own aquatic playground – Moreton Bay and Islands, the perfect place for water sports.
Brisbane is a green city. Almost 25 per cent of its area is bushland. In all, the city has 9,500 hectares of bush and 1,500 parks and public gardens – making Brisbane an easy city to find a shady place to sit and watch the world go by.
Cairns is located in the the Far North of Queensland. The city is rapidly expanding with a population of 122,731 at the 2006 census. Tourism is the largest income producer for the region, followed closely by the sugar industry.