Queensland in the tropical North of Australia is renowned for it’s white sand beaches, tropical rain forrest, and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. I first travelled to Queensland in 2003 as a backpacker, and have only visited this beautiful and diverse state a handful of times since.
Whitsunday Islands & Great Barrier Reef
The Whitsundays with their crystal clear azure waters and powdery white sands have to be arguably the best beaches in Australia. A short trip by boat or a scenic helicopter ride from Hamilton Island brings you to Heart Shaped Reef, Hardy Reef part of the Great Barrier Reef, an unforgettable place to snorkel and dive.