Places to Discover Before 30: Queensland

Queensland, the sunshine state.

And probably the most varying in landscapes in all Australia. Bursting with stunning coastlines, heavenly beaches and a culture unlike any other, it’s an absolute MUST for anyone approaching thirty.


If you like sunshine, you’ll love Townsville. It’s Northern Queensland’s sunniest and largest city and has some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever come across! This is a short break away you’ll never want to leave.


Mooloolaba is known to have one of the safest and most beautiful beaches on the Sunshine Coast. Its northerly facing waters will have you feeling sun-soaked and rested even after just a weekend away!

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270km inland from Rockhampton, this is a Queensland destination perfect for anyone who likes to explore. Visit Fairbarn Dam for a picnic, hit up the Emerald Aquatic Centre or go for a stroll through the Emerald Botanic Gardens. Whatever you decide, you won’t leave Emerald disappointed.

Mermaid Waters

The quintessential Queensland weekend away. If you’re wanting great restaurants and great shopping without the crowds look no further. Described by some as a “quiet Surfers Paradise”, Mermaid waters is the perfect Queensland getaway no matter what time of the year it is.

After more ‘Before 30’ inspiration? Check out where to go and what to do in:
Western Australia
New South Wales

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