Photo: Steve Austin, Glass House Mountains viewed from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (Some rights reserved)

Queensland has a bit of everything, including the Gold Coast’s subtropical rainforests, the Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island. Prominent cities are Brisbane and Cairns. Pay attention to smaller towns such as Cooktown and Townsville.

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Stray Observations

  • Queensland is Australia’s second-largest state. The state is divided by the Tropic of Capricorn.
  • There are around 54 species of frogs in Queensland.




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