Places to See in Queensland

Queensland, is famous for its easy going laid back lifestyle, the amazing natural wonders of Mother Nature, wide-open spaces, the wonderful beach lifestyle and its indigenous Aboriginal culture. Australia has more natural World Heritage Listed sites than any other country, with the most famous of those being the Daintree Rainforest, and the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. The Tour Specialists are your go to experts for everything Queensland and Great Barrier Reef. See their famous tour deals for families, helicopter and reef combo tours, half day tours and luxury yacht charters.

Explore Queensland

Explore Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef, with The Tour Specialists and experience the sunshine states amazing iconic attractions like a local. Whenever someone is thinking of a tropical holiday in Australia, Queensland is the place that comes to mind. Queensland is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and we can show you the best way to explore this amazing icon with our famous combo package tour deals, luxury yacht charters and scenic flights.

Things to do in Cairns | Aerial view of Cairns - Courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Cairns Tropical North Queensland

Cairns Tropical North Queensland
Things to do in Cairns | Aerial view of Cairns - Courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Cairns and Port Douglas are known as the gateways to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. These locations are the best departure points for all the things to do and things to see in Tropical North Queeensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

Sailing Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef - The Tour Specialists

Whitsundays

Whitsundays
Sailing Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef - The Tour Specialists

The Whitsundays, a group of 74 tropical islands, on the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays is most popular for sailing, diving, and snorkelling with a wide selection of tours to experience iconic Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, Hamilton Island and the beautiful beaches of the Whitsundays Islands.

Townsville Helicopter Scenic Flight

Townsville North Queensland

Townsville North Queensland
Townsville Helicopter Scenic Flight

Whether it's exploring lush rainforests, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, or embarking on wildlife encounters, Townsville and Magnetic Island captivate visitors with its boundless natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Whales of the Great Barrier Reef - Humpback Whale Hervey Bay

Fraser Coast

Fraser Coast
Whales of the Great Barrier Reef - Humpback Whale Hervey Bay

Discover Queenslands Fraser Coast, home to the acclaimed Whale Watch Capital, Hervey Bay, the iconic K'gari (Fraser Island) and Lady Elliot Island. This region is a tourism gem, intricately linked to the worlds largest Great Barrier Reef, inviting adventurers to explore its breathtaking landscapes.

Cape York Tours - Bamaga Tours & Attractions

The Wild North

The Wild North
Cape York Tours - Bamaga Tours & Attractions

Exploring Queensland's Wild North, Cape York, Lizard Island, and Cooktown

Great Keppel Island Hideaway arial shot

Capricorn Region

Capricorn Region
Great Keppel Island Hideaway arial shot

The Capricorn Region in Queensland captivates with its rugged landscapes, pristine beaches, and vibrant communities. It offers a perfect blend of natural wonders and cultural experiences. With Great Keppel Island, the Great Barrier Reef, Yeppoon and Rockhampton at your door step.

Whale Watching Agnes Waters and Seventeen Seventy

Gladstone Region

Gladstone Region
Whale Watching Agnes Waters and Seventeen Seventy

Gladstone is the gateway to the popular islands of Heron Island, Wilson Island, North West Island, Facing Island and Curtis Island. Locals like to camp on these islands and tourists love the opportunity to go snorkelling and explore the underwater world.

Burnett Heads Lighthouse, Bundaberg North Burnett

Bundaberg North Burnett

Bundaberg North Burnett
Burnett Heads Lighthouse, Bundaberg North Burnett

A major food. bowl for the nation, the Bundaberg North Burnett region produces 25% of Australia's produce, it is also the southernmost gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the spectacular Lady Elliot Island and the home of nesting turtles and the famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery.

On the beach, Mackay

Brisbane

Brisbane
On the beach, Mackay

Discover Brisbane and all it has to offer.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

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Fresh Great Barrier Reef Seafood. Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

New South Wales North Coast

New South Wales North Coast
Fresh Great Barrier Reef Seafood. Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

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Fraser Island Tours : Lake McKenzie, Fraser Coast

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast
Fraser Island Tours : Lake McKenzie, Fraser Coast

Experience thrilling adventures on the Sunshine Coast: swim with whales, enjoy helicopter and seaplane rides over Noosa Heads and Glass House Mountains. Explore wildlife, hinterlands, and savor local flavors. Unforgettable experiences await in this vibrant region.

Iconic Queensland Destinations

With white powdery beaches that go for miles and not a person to be seen, the attractions of Queensland as the holiday destination of Australia is undeniable. In colourful contrast behind the azure blue waters, is the lush greenery of the mountains and then beyond that, the famous vastness of outback Australia. Queensland is your departure point for all Great Barrier Reef tours, rainforest tours and outback 4WD tours. Explore each one of these destinations and uncover all the things to do and things to see in Queensland, Australia.

Mamu Rainforest, Innisfail

Byron Bay

Byron Bay

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Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Coast

Noosa

Noosa

Stretching for more than 60km (40mi) along the Queensland coast, the Sunshine Coast is as vast as it is varied. White sand beaches and pristine waterways sit alongside lush rainforests and Heritage-listed national parks, with charming historic villages sprinkled throughout.

Beachwalking, Moon Bay, Great Sandy Strait

Coolum

Coolum

Come to a place you can relax again. Kick off your shoes, have a surf, go for a walk on our discovery trails and see the spectacular views. All with our local hospitality and the whole Sunshine Coast at your fe

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It's famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways.

Fraser Island Four Wheel Drive Tours | Fraser Coast

Caloundra

Caloundra

With its stunning beaches, beautiful parks, and family-friendly atmosphere, it's the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy some time away.

Sunset at Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast

Brisbane

Brisbane

Brisbane CBD is popular for chain fashion stores and luxe brands on busy Queen Street, plus the shady riverfront City Botanic Gardens.

Champagne Rock Pools Lookout, Fraser Island

Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba

Recently voted one of the best beaches in the South Pacific, Mooloolaba is beloved by locals for its central location, sweeping coastal views and trendy beachfront eateries.

Champagne Rock Pools, Fraser Island

Bribie Island

Bribie Island

Bribie Island - Your Effortless Island Escape. Craving an island getaway without the hassle? Look no further than Bribie Island, the hidden gem connected to the mainland by a convenient bridge.

Hill Inlet Lookout over Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsundays

Hill Inlet

Hill Inlet

Hill Inlet the most visited location in the Whitsundays due to its dramatic landscape views of the ever changing patterns of the swirling white sands within the Hill Inlet on each tidal change. See the best Hill Inlet tours from Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island and Daydream Island that offer not only Hill Inlet tours but other combination tours to explore Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsundays.

Whitehaven Beach Tours - Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach can be found in the Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and is renowned worldwide for its breathtaking scenic beauty. Spanning over seven kilometres, the beach is divided into two distinct sections - North Whitehaven Beach and South Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet on the opposite side.

Heart Reef Exclusive Tour - Hamilton Island Scenic Flight

Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island, a picturesque island nestled in the heart of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. Charter a luxury yacht, take a helicopter ride or book a snorkelling tour from Hamilton Island. See all the best things to do when holidaying on Hamilton Island.

Cairns Tours & Attraction - Wally the Giant Maori Wrasse - Snorkel Tours

Cairns

Cairns

Explore things to Do in Cairns - the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. See the best Cairns Reef tours on the Great Barrier Reef and the most popular things to do in Cairns including Cairns day tours to Kuranda, Daintree Rainforests, Cooktown and Cape York. Cairns offers so many amazing thing to do and experience.

Kuranda Tours & Attractions - Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway

Kuranda

Kuranda

Kuranda Village a place to enjoy markets, wildlife parks and rainforest. Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail and Kuranda Train or coach. The Tour Specialists have partnered with the best tour operators in Cairns providing guests with the right options and best prices to suit your holiday budget. Instant book, skip the queue tickets, pre-allocated Kuranda train carriages, express check in Skyrail.

Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkel Tour at Lady Elliot Island Day Trip Great Barrier Reef

Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, known for its vibrant marine life, pristine beaches, and commitment to eco-tourism. This island is not only a sanctuary for a variety of species but also a fantastic destination for those looking to experience the natural beauty of one of the world's most famous reefs.

Lizard Island Tours & Attractions

Lizard Island

Lizard Island

Lizard Island is known as the hideaway island in the northern section of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Visitors come to Lizard Island on scenic flights from Cairns and Cooktown to snorkel in the Blue Lagoon. Superyachts anchor off the island for some of the best diving and snorkelling with giant Potato cod fish at the Cod Hole.

Helicopter Flights - Whitsundays Scenic Helicopter Flights

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach serves as the vibrant gateway to the enchanting Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef tours and attractions. Jump on a Whitsundays sailing holiday, visit Whitehaven Beach and Heart Reef, take a helicopter ride or jet boat ride for a snorkelling tour on the outer reef. Airlie Beach is the main departure point for all the things to do in the Whitsundays aquatic wonderland.

Low Isles off Port Douglas - The Tour Specialists

Low Isles

Low Isles

The Low Isles, a group of islands located off Port Douglas is considered a must visit destination for snorkellers, nature lovers and those visitors that love adventure. As you snorkel around the Low Isles waters you will come across a diverse range of marine life, including colorful corals, tropical fish and sea turtles. Half day tours, full day tours or combination snorkel tour and sunset cruises

Green Island Tours: Gavin the famous Parrot Fish on Green Island, Great Barrier Reef

Green Island

Green Island

Green Island is just a 45 minute boat ride from Cairns and is a great introduction to the Great Barrier Reef. See all the things to do and things to see on Green Island. Snorkelling tours, dive tours, helicopter scenic flights and Seawalker. See our famous family package deals with one child travelling free.

Fitzroy Island Tours - Family Tours on the Great Barrier Reef

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island: A tropical paradise just 45 mins ferry ride from Cairns, fun for all ages. Swim, hike, wine & dine, snorkel, visit Turtle Rehab, glass-bottom boat tours, all budget-friendly. Fitzroy Island Half day tours 3.5 hours, full day tours 5 hours. Cairns most fun island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Discover the magical Daintree Rainforest

Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge is a must see destination! Set against a backdrop of tropical rainforest, gigantic granite boulders and a stream feeding the popular swimming hole, Mossman Gorge is the southernmost part of the Daintree Rainforest. Take a guided Mossman Gorge walk and experience local Indigenous culture on a guided rainforest tour of Mossman Gorge.

Cairns Island Tours - Kayaking on our Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef tour

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the Great Barrier Reef: Earth’s premier natural wonder and ultimate tourist destination. With over 2 million annual visitors, the Great Barrier Reef has earned its place as a World Heritage listed icon and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, situated off the Queensland coast.

Fraser Island Tours

K'gari (Fraser Island)

K'gari (Fraser Island)

Discover K'gari: Your comprehensive guide for Things to Do and Things to See on Fraser Island. Known for 4WD tours and adventures Fraser Island is a place to get back to nature and revel in the environment, swim in blue lakes, spot the local wildlife and see giant humpback whales as they congregate around Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.

Daintree Rainforest Tours & Attractions - Cassowary in the rainforest, Tropical North Queensland

Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest

Explore the best things to do in the Daintree Rainforest. Celebrated for its incredible biodiversity and stunning landscapes, it's a must see destination for eco-tourists and adventure seekers alike. Discover an array of things to do in the Daintree Rainforest from guided wildlife tours, to immersive Aboriginal cultural experiences and exhilarating canopy zip-lining adventures,

Anzac Park Markets, Port Douglas

Port Douglas

Port Douglas

Port Douglas, a luxury tropical holiday destination that is highly favoured by well-heeled world travellers and families alike. The seaside village of Port Douglas offers world standard accommodation, multi-award winning tours and an abundance of amazing things to see and do in the surrounding rainforests, mountains and of course the famous Great Barrier Reef.

Atherton Tablelands Tours & Attractions - The Waterfall Circuit

Atherton Tablelands

Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands are a combination of lush tropical rainforests, volcanic craters, sweeping Savannah lands and vast outback desert. A great place for a 4WD day tour to visit old volcanoes, see rare wildlife. View all the things to do on the Atherton Tablelands.

Cooktown Tours - Grassy Hill Lookout

Cooktown

Cooktown

Cooktown is a place of cultural history and cultural heritage. From Cairns visitors can book a day tour or overnight extended tours to visit this pretty Far North Queensland town.

Cape York Tours - Cruise Ship Tours - Welcome to the Northern most point of Australia Cape York!

Cape York Peninsula

Cape York Peninsula

Cape York is full of culture, history and wonderful wildlife. A place of mystery and wonder. Enjoy a scenic flight from Cairns to Cape York, a 4WD safari across the top of Cape York or a wonderful cruise ship holiday.

Townsville Yacht Charters - The Strand

Townsville city

Townsville city

Townsville is indeed a vibrant hub, seamlessly blending urban sophistication with the breathtaking beauty of nature. Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef, just a stone's throw away, add an extraordinary dimension to life in Townsville.

Kayaking, Monkey Beach, Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island, often hailed as one of Australia’s most enchanting secrets, sits at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Book a ferry ride over from Yeppoon to go snorkelling in the uncrowded bays and beaches on Great Keppel Island, go hiking to spot wildlife or enjoy cocktails at the beach bar and admire the views over the Great Barrier Reef.

Shute Harbour from Coral Point Lodge, Whitsundays

Shute Harbour

Shute Harbour

Situated near Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour emerges as a tranquil haven amidst lush forests, serving as a secluded departure point for numerous Whitsunday Island tours. It stands as the nearest gateway to Whitsunday Airport, facilitating scenic helicopter rides, airplane flights, and sailing adventures over the iconic landscapes of the Whitsunday Islands.

Relaxing in the town of Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy

The beachside township of Seventeen Seventy is a little gem of a holiday destination and is unique as it is the beginning of the Great Barrier Reef and also provides hot surfing spots along its beaches. The snorkelling and marine life on Lady Musgrave Island is simply superb and a must see must do tour along with a flight to Lady Eliot Island.

Palm Cove Tours and Attractions - The Tour Specialists

Palm Cove

Palm Cove

Palm Cove Tours & Attractions. See all the tours and attractions on offer for guests staying at Palm Cove beach. Most tours pick up from Palm Cove to take guests out snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, on guided tours of the Daintree Rainforest and of course the ever popular Kuranda Tours. Browse the selection of tours and attractions on offer from Palm Cove by using the search filters.

Cairns Tours & Attraction - Wally the Giant Maori Wrasse - Snorkel Tours

Trinity Beach

Trinity Beach

Trinity Beach, one of the locals’ favourite beaches in Cairns. Trinity Beach has a relaxed tropical setting which gives an ambience rarely found elsewhere in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland Australia.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises Cairns - Aerial View of Cruise Ship on Great Barrier Reef

Yorkeys Knob

Yorkeys Knob

Yorkey's Knob a delightful beach north of Cairns has everything to offer cruise ship passengers and visitors — cruise ship shore tours, safe swimming beaches, restaurants, accommodation and friendly locals.

Mission Beach Tours & Attractions - Tropical North Queensland

Mission Beach

Mission Beach

Whether you are looking for absolute thrills and spills like white water rafting, jumping out of an airplane for skydiving or a relaxing time snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef. exploring Dunk Island, Mission Beach has something for everyone.

Cairns Beaches - Kewarra Beach, Tropical North Queensland

Cairns Northern Beaches

Cairns Northern Beaches

Cairns Northern Beaches is made up of the very popular beachfront holiday suburbs of Palm Cove and Trinity Beach

Cairns Scenic Flights - Vlassof Sand Cay 60 Minute Helicopter Flight Including Landing

Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach

Only 15 minutes from the Cairns airport, Clifton Beach offers an ideal base for visitors who wish to visit the Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands.

Queensland

The Tour Specialists know Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef as locals and provide our customers with a high level of personalised service 7 days a week. Our team are the most knowledgeable experts in providing visitors with the information on the best tours and attractions to suit your travel style. We take pride in curating your Queensland and Great Barrier Reef tours personally. There are no places in Queensland we have not yet discovered for our guests, so if your looking for the best things to do and things to see in the sunshine state you found the right team to assist you with your Queensland holiday and Great Barrier Reef tours.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It's famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways.

Sunset at Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast

Brisbane

Brisbane

Brisbane CBD is popular for chain fashion stores and luxe brands on busy Queen Street, plus the shady riverfront City Botanic Gardens.

Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Coast

Noosa

Noosa

Stretching for more than 60km (40mi) along the Queensland coast, the Sunshine Coast is as vast as it is varied. White sand beaches and pristine waterways sit alongside lush rainforests and Heritage-listed national parks, with charming historic villages sprinkled throughout.

Beachwalking, Moon Bay, Great Sandy Strait

Coolum

Coolum

Come to a place you can relax again. Kick off your shoes, have a surf, go for a walk on our discovery trails and see the spectacular views. All with our local hospitality and the whole Sunshine Coast at your fe

Fraser Island Four Wheel Drive Tours | Fraser Coast

Caloundra

Caloundra

With its stunning beaches, beautiful parks, and family-friendly atmosphere, it's the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy some time away.

Champagne Rock Pools Lookout, Fraser Island

Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba

Recently voted one of the best beaches in the South Pacific, Mooloolaba is beloved by locals for its central location, sweeping coastal views and trendy beachfront eateries.

Champagne Rock Pools, Fraser Island

Bribie Island

Bribie Island

Bribie Island - Your Effortless Island Escape. Craving an island getaway without the hassle? Look no further than Bribie Island, the hidden gem connected to the mainland by a convenient bridge.

Mamu Rainforest, Innisfail

Byron Bay

Byron Bay

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Cairns Tours & Attraction - Wally the Giant Maori Wrasse - Snorkel Tours

Cairns

Cairns

Explore things to Do in Cairns - the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. See the best Cairns Reef tours on the Great Barrier Reef and the most popular things to do in Cairns including Cairns day tours to Kuranda, Daintree Rainforests, Cooktown and Cape York. Cairns offers so many amazing thing to do and experience.

Townsville Yacht Charters - The Strand

Townsville city

Townsville city

Townsville is indeed a vibrant hub, seamlessly blending urban sophistication with the breathtaking beauty of nature. Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef, just a stone's throw away, add an extraordinary dimension to life in Townsville.

Swim with the Whales Hervey Bay - an amazing opportunity!

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay

Welcome to Hervey Bay, Queensland's whale-watching capital and gateway to Fraser Island, recently re-named as K'gari. Experience the thrill of whale-watching and swimming with whale tours. Catch a flight to Lady Elliot Island for unparalleled snorkelling experiences with manta ray, turtles, whales and more.

Cape York Tours - Cruise Ship Tours - Welcome to the Northern most point of Australia Cape York!

Cape York Peninsula

Cape York Peninsula

Cape York is full of culture, history and wonderful wildlife. A place of mystery and wonder. Enjoy a scenic flight from Cairns to Cape York, a 4WD safari across the top of Cape York or a wonderful cruise ship holiday.

Bundaberg Distillery, Bundaberg North Burnett

Bundaberg

Bundaberg

Bundaberg, situated in Queensland, known as the departure point for flights to Lady Elliot Island, its iconic Bundaberg Rum distillery, and also serves as a crucial nesting site for loggerhead turtles, drawing tourists to witness these majestic creatures during nesting and hatching seasons.

Rockhampton, Capricorn Region

Rockhampton

Rockhampton

Rockhampton is known as the beef cattle empire of Australia and the best place to go to a pub for the best side of steak in your life fresh from the farm. Its a destiantion to enjoy the real outback and see how Australian farmers put in the hard yards to feed our countryand a great place for hikers and advntures to explore the outback and Great Keppel Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Gladstone marina

Gladstone CBD

Gladstone CBD

Gladstone is the gateway to the popular islands of Heron Island, Wilson Island, North West Island, Facing Island and Curtis Island. Locals like to camp on these islands and tourists love the opportunity to go snorkelling and explore the underwater world.

Queensland & Great Barrier Reef

Come and explore the Great Barrier Reef with The Tour Specialists. The local experts for over 20 years providing visitors with unbias information and curating the most amazing tour package deals with all the best things to do and things to see in Queensland. See our famous tour deals for families, helicopter and reef combo tours and luxury yacht charters. Do life changing activities like swim with whales, dive with sharks, swim with crocodiles, ride an underwater scooter on the Great Barrier Reef, cruise the reef in a semi-submarine or glass bottom boat. Learn all about Aboriginal culture, explore the rainforests and see our rare wildlife. There are countless things to do and places to explore so why not consult The Tour Specialists to find its real treasures and the absolute must do must see things in Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland is a beautiful destination for a holiday all year round and each season offers something new and amazing.