Your Top 20 Queensland Must-Do's

Paronella Park

Back in 1913 a man called Jose Paronella had a dream of building a castle in a virgin forest alongside Mena Creek...

Take a trip to Fraser Island

Wind down your window and throw away your normal city roads and suburban worries. Fraser Island will teach you all about wide open pristine spaces...

Australia Zoo, Beerwah

A day out at Australia Zoo promises to be a day of wildlife action and adventure...

Portside, Maryborough

Imagine over 22,000 free settlers taking their first steps ashore after months at sea...

Whale Watching, Hervey Bay

Have you ever stood on the deck of a boat and looked down into the eye of a whale, as it rolls its magnificent body sideways to get a better view of you?...

See powerboat racing in action at Widebay Australia Bundy Thunder

Grab your broadest hat and a bucket of sunscreen and head down to the beautiful banks of “Sandy Hook”...

Guurrbi Tours, Cooktown

As you travel through the Endeavour Valley and branch off onto unsealed roads to an area known as Wangaar-Wuri...

Dance the night away at the Toyota National Country Music Muster Gympie

At the end of August each year the Amamoor Creek State Forest and Park near Gympie transforms into a mini city...

Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame & Qantas Founders Museum

Out here around the billabongs and under star-studded night skies, bush history slides up close to you, telling tales of bushrangers...

Brisbane River Adventures

If you think Brisbane is just another city overflowing with excellent shopping, superb restaurants and fabulous cultural experiences, think again...

Holiday at Moreton Island

Beautiful beaches, clear blue water and deserts of sand will greet you on arrival, although the star attractions don’t show up until dusk...

Chinchilla Melon Festival

If you’ve never seen anyone split open 40 watermelons in 60 seconds using nothing but, well, their own melon...

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

There is a certain thrill for children to be up way past their bedtime and let’s face it, if you’re a native animal, night time is action time...

Skyrail, Cairns

Imagine gliding silently through the heart of an untouched ancient rainforest and moving softly over its canopy...

Cuddle a koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Everyone loves the cuteness of a koala and at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, 15minutes from Brisbane city centre...

Agnes Water and the Town of 1770

Visitors come to the Discovery Coast for golden beaches, rugged headlands, national parks and the offshore Great Barrier Reef but then again...

Waltzing Matilda Centre

The soft sounds of the outback echo around the quiet billabong as a fine mist rises from the water...

Walk in the Footsteps of Dinosaurs

You are now about to embark on a prehistoric journey at Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways, following in the footsteps of those who roamed this Earth some 95 million years ago...

Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Within the diving fraternity, Queensland has a reputation as one of the world’s most exotic destinations...

Tuck into a steak at Brekky Creek Hotel

Many people wish the walls of the old Breakfast Creek Hotel could talk. Built in beautiful French Renaissance style in 1889...

... and the rest

21 Ride the Big 6 Thrill Rides at Dreamworld
22 Visit the home of Bundy Rum, the Bundaberg Rum Bondstore
23 Underwater World, Mooloolaba
24 Roll a pumpkin at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival
25 Cobb & Co Changing Station, Surat
26 Carnarvon Gorge
27 Sail the 74 Islands of the Whitsundays
28 Spring Bluff Railway Station
29 Pumicestone Passage, Bribie Island
30 Port Douglas
31 Kuranda Scenic Railway
32 Artesian Country Tour
33 White Water Rafting, Tully River
34 Whitehaven Beach
35 Ride the Valley Rattler
36 Cruise the Great Barrier Reef
37 Barramundi Fishing, Atherton Tablelands
38 Ghosts of Gold Heritage Trail, Charters Towers
39 Australian Outback Spectacular
40 View turtles hatching at Mon Repos Turtle Rookery
41 Browse the locally made crafts at the Eumundi Markets
42 Undara Experience
43 Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Daintree Rainforest
44 Reef HQ Aquarium, Townsville
45 Great Artesian Spa
46 Workshops Rail Museum
47 Explore the untouched Gulf country by train onboard Gulflander
48 Mix with the Stars at MovieWorld
49 Holiday at Stradbroke Island
50 Ekka - where the city meets the country
51 Take in a show at the Empire Theatre
52 Cool down at a Water Park
53 Swim with the Sharks at Seaworld
54 Explore the Queensland outback by train onboard Spirit of the Outback
55 Tour the Bloomfield Falls with an expert
56 Tree of Knowledge & the Australian Workers Heritage Centre Barcaldine
57 Lamington National Park
58 Ride a CityCat
59 Tour the operational Farleigh Sugar Mill
60 Tour Sirromet Winery
61 Cheer for Queensland in the State of Origin
62 Take a scenic Flight over Heart Reef
63 See the Gold Coast from the clouds in a vintage Tiger Moth
64 Celebrate Spring at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
65 Riverfire
66 Join a Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour at Cape Tribulation
67 Story Bridge Adventure Climb
68 Explore the Capricorn Caves
69 Explore the east coast of Queensland by train onboard The Sunlander
70 BBQ at the Parklands at South Bank
71 Childers Festival of Cultures
72 Mini Moke around Magnetic Island
73 Tour the XXXX Brewery at Milton
74 Lose yourself in the Bunya Mountains
75 Relax at a resort on the Great Barrier Reef
76 View platypuses at Eungella National Park
77 Breathe in the beauty of our majestic waterfalls
78 Embark on a Great Tropical Drive
79 Mamu Canopy Walkway
80 View the coastline from the deck of Q1
81 Glass House Mountains
82 Cape Hillsborough National Park
83 Forest Flying at Finch Hatton Gorge
84 Big Rig, Roma
85 Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
86 Australian Heritage Festival, Jondaryan Woolshed
87 John Flynn Place Museum - Home of the Royal Flying Doctor
88 Tour the Granite Belt wine country
89 Rubyvale Gem Gallery
90 Back a winner at the Birdsville Races
91 Snorkel around a beautiful coral island
92 Explore Girraween National Park
93 Great Walk, Fraser Island
94 Cheer on your favourite at the Camel Races
95 Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime, Mossman
96 Dive the SS Yongala, Great Barrier Reef
97 Boodjamulla National Park
98 Take a seaplane over the Great Barrier Reef
99 Cycle Hervey Bay
100 Camp at the Woodford Folk Festival
101 Tjapukai Aboriginal Park
102 Discover the natural beauty at Springbrook
103 Travel the Scenic Rim
104 Hot Air Balloon
105 Tully Golden Gumboot Festival
106 Majestic at Pomona
107 Rescue a Turtle at Cape York
108 Attend the hand cane cutting championships, The Burdekin
109 Torres Strait Island Hopping
110 Cosmos Centre and Observatory
111 Chat to a local over a beer at an Outback Pub
112 Spend the night on the reef
113 Sample the delights at the Buderim Ginger Factory
114 Australian Camp Oven Festival
115 Watch the dust fly at the Mt Isa Rotary Rodeo
116 View the city lights from Mt Coot-tha
117 Annual Stockman's Challenge, Campdraft & Rodeo
118 Brunch on Hastings St, Noosa
119 Climb Mt Tamborine
120 Trek the Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island
121 Saranealis House, Thursday Island
122 Step back in time at the Queensland Museum
123 Drive the South Burnett Food & Wine Trail
124 Shopping at the Queen Street Mall
125 Enjoy a 'Pinnacle Pub Pie' in the Pioneer Valley
126 Outback at Isa, Mt Isa
127 Fish off the jetty at Hinchinbrook
128 Enjoy a meal at a Surf Club
129 Fish at Lake Awoonga
130 Take in a show at QPAC
131 Dreamtime Centre
132 Swim in the Airlie Beach Lagoon
133 Swim in the Mackay lagoon
134 Coral Coast Scenic Drives
135 Cassowary Spotting at Hinchinbrook
136 Visit the Whitsundays during Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Weeks
137 Bowen Murals
138 River cruise to Noosa Everglades
139 Relax at a Farmstay or B&B
140 Experience art the modern way at the Gallery of Modern Art
141 Learn to surf at the Gold Coast
142 Bramston Beach
143 Gold Coast Great Walk
144 Taste the delights of West End Cuisine
145 Sea Kayak along the Whitsunday Islands
146 Whitsundays Great Walk
147 Enjoy a Hugh Jackman pie in Bowen
148 Experience the thrill of Mig Jetting
149 Try Zorbing
150 Perfect your swing at a Gold Coast golf course

And the winner is….!

After more than 150,000 votes, Paronella Park has taken out the race to become Queensland's 'Number One' Must-Do. Congratulations!

Throughout the voting period it has been great to see communities getting behind their local attractions and this support has had a significant impact on their placement in the final 150.

While there are many in the top 20 you'll recognise, the results have also brought to light some of the hidden gems that you may not have heard much about. In addition to strong local support, many of these have received worldwide recognition for being a great Queensland experience. We've had people logging on from 116 countries around the world to register their vote.

We were looking for people who were passionate about our beautiful state and we found them. Thank you to everyone for sharing your experiences with us and showing your pride for Queensland.

We hope you will continue to use this site as a guide to where you, your family and your friends, should travel in Queensland this year. If you know someone planning a trip through Queensland, make sure you let them know about this site.

And of course, if you go on a great holiday this year, we still want to hear about it! Write a comment or add it to the 151st page and explain why you enjoyed the experience. Not only will this help others plan their own holiday, it's also a nice way to say thanks our local tourism industry for doing a great job.

Brunch on Hastings St, Noosa

Brunch on Hastings St, Noosa

Float down Hastings Street Noosa, on any given morning and you will see the finest example of a...

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Daintree Rainforest

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Daintree Rainforest

Imagine being in the presence of something that is 135 million years old, not just in its presence, but walking through it, exploring its unique heart...

Dive the SS Yongala, Great Barrier Reef

Dive the SS Yongala, Great Barrier Reef

In 1911 the coastal steamship SS Yongala went down in a cyclone 90km southeast of Townsville near Cape Bowling Green...

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