Queensland

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. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/KoRH5qJHmWLwRJ8f8 Stray Observations Queensland …

Queensland’s Big Pineapple

Photo: Drew Douglas (Some rights reserved) Among our fave big things: The 16-meter (52-foot) fibreglass Big Pineapple has attracted millions of visitors since it opened on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast tourist strip in 1971. Open 9am-4pm. The Queensland Heritage Council placed the 16-meter (52-foot) fiberglass pineapple on its register in March 2009, ranking it alongside the …