Whether you want to bask in its tropical climate, swim in the Great Barrier Reef, or enjoy its infamous nightlife, Queensland will have something for you. Located in the north east of Australia, Queensland is home to many backpacker gems, from Cairns and the Whitsundays, to Fraser Island and Surfers Paradise. What more could you want?
Brisbane's tropical climate makes it a must-stop destination for any sun-loving backpacker. Not only is 'Brissy' rife with busy nightclubs, cool cafes, excellent coffee and stunning parks, but you'll be able to spend your days sunning it up in Brisbane's man-made beach or watching the passing dolphins, turtles and wales at Moreton Bay.
Situated off the Queensland coast, the Whitsunday Islands can only be described using one word: paradise. This dreamland will leave you questioning how an ocean can be that blue, how a beach can be so pristine and how you've been so lucky.
Situated on the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland, Cairns is a hub for fun and a must visit for all backpackers wanting to make the most of their time in Australia. From Cairns you can go white water rafting through the mountains, dive amongst the iconic Great Barrier Reef or for the less adventurous, enjoy the many bars and shops along the ocean front. You'll never run out of things to do here.