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Explore Southern Queensland

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As the rain lashes down outside (again), it is perhaps time to think about your next holiday, and heading to warmer and drier climes. This sort of weather makes me dream of the places I have visited, and the one that is in my mind today is Australia, and specifically southern Queensland. This part of Australia, on the eastern coast is lucky enough to have great weather year-round. Far enough south to avoid the majority of the wet season, yet far enough north not to get too cold.

Brisbane is the main gateway to the region, offering a safe and interesting city to visit. The Queen Street Mall is great for shopping, and the South Bank Parklands offer a relaxed haven from the hustle and bustle of city life. Take a cruise on the Brisbane River, or climb Story Bridge (one of only three bridges in the world offering bridge climbs, the other two being in Sydney and Auckland).

After a couple of days, leave the city behind and head for the beach. North of Brisbane is the Sunshine Coast, and here lies Noosa – an upmarket seaside town, with a boutique-lined main street and a fantastic beach –great for swimming and surfing. You can even take surfing lessons! Head out of town and visit Noosa National Park, or the Noosa Everglades.

South of Brisbane is the Gold Coast – known for its many theme parks including Dream World, Sea World, White Water World and Movie World amongst others. It is also known for great beaches and surf opportunities – so much so that one city along the coast is named Surfer’s Paradise! Coolangatta is another great coastal town – located on the border with New South Wales and the twin town of Tweed Heads.

Inland, visit Lamington National Park – home to a temperate rainforest with zip wires, glow worm tours, bird watching, hiking and tree top canopy tours to name but a few activities in the area.

Call 01323 446550 or email me at angie@experienceholidays.co.uk for more details, and I can work with you to put together a tailor-made itinerary to suit your preferences and budget.


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