Queensland is the second-largest state in Australia and has the third highest populations with 4,560,059. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales with the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean on the east. Queensland is the leading tourist state in Australia and had forty three Budget car hire locations to accommodate visitors no matter where in Queensland they are spending their holiday.
Destinations in QLD - Holidays & Places to Visit
There is so much to see and do in the state of Queensland, with the main tourist destinations including Brisbane, Cairns, Port Douglas, and the Gold Coast. Some choose to take their car hire and drive to each city to enjoy all it has to offer, others choose to make returning visits so that they can stay in one city at a time. No matter how you choose to visit Queensland on your holiday you will not have a lack of attractions and activities to enjoy.
One of the most popular destinations to visit in Queensland is the Daintree Rainforest where you can relax, get an up close look at the native wildlife or swim in one of the many lagoons and springs. Great Barrier Reef is another favorite, with snorkeling, scuba diving and scenic flights over the reef. Another top tourist destination is Whitehaven Beach with its crystal clear waters and beautiful white sandy beaches.
Anyone looking for a fun filled, family, holiday should drive their Budget rental to the Gold Coast. Often referred to as Australia's theme park capital, the Gold Coast is home to five of Australia's most popular amusement parks. Dreamworld provides everything for a family, from thrills on the Cyclone roller coaster to laughs on the Ogre-Go-Round. Dreamworld is also a great place to meet many of your favorite characters from Dreamwork films such as Madagascar and Shrek. Movie World is the home to many of your beloved Warner Brother characters, as well as thrill and family friendly rides. If you have a love for the animals of the sea then Sea World is also located in Gold Coast, Queensland. Here you can watch as the dolphins do tricks, feed the penguins or enjoy some rides with your family. When the day gets hot the Wet 'n' Wild and WhiteWater World are a great way to cool down and have some fun on the water rides and adventures.
Queensland is also the home of several wildlife parks. Take a drive, in your car rental, to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Burleigh Heads and get a close up look at dingos and kolas, take a segway safari tour or try your hand at the treetop rope course. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is another great destination for anyone looking to cuddle up with a Koala, feed a Kangaroo and encounter an array of Australian wildlife. Other great attractions to visit in Queensland include UnderWater World, Australia Zoo, Alma Park Zoo, and the Kumbartcho Wildlife Sanctuary.