The second-largest state in Australia, Take a step back and smile as The Great Barrier Reef takes your breath away. With stunning coral reefs, colorful marine life and a rainbow of blue water as far as the eye can see, it’s a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed.Queensland occupies 25% of Australia’s continent and is a popular holiday destination thanks to its laid back lifestyle and attractive northern location. The large state offers plenty of holiday destinations to enjoy and explore and is renowned for its spectacular tropical weather and stunning beaches. The relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals add to the fantastic range of things to see and do. With some of the most popular holiday destinations within a couple of hours drive of each other, you can make the most of your time in Queensland.The tourism regions of central and north Queensland rank high up on the list of Australia’s most popular go-to holiday destinations, and the diversity of these regions is largely to thank. The Fraser Island and Hervey Bay regions are home to world heritage-listed eco-tourism spots, and here you will also find some of the best whale-watching points on earth.