1 Gold Coast
The beaches, bars and theme parks of Australia’s prime domestic holiday destination provide raucous thrills around the clock.
2 Glass House Mountains National Park
A truly special place on the Sunshine Coast: it’s worth climbing at least one of the dramatic pinnacles for the fantastic views.
3 Fraser Island
Discover the giant dunes and pristine lakes of this beautiful sand island on an action-packed 4WD safari.
4 Great Barrier Reef
Scuba diving is the best way to explore one of the world’s most beautiful coral complexes.
5 The Whitsundays
Lying inside the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforested peaks and long white beaches of the Whitsunday Islands offer some of Australia’s most picturesque cruising.
6 The Sanctuary at Mission Beach
Rare cassowaries inhabit the rainforest at this outstanding ecofriendly retreat.
7 Four-wheel driving on Cape York
The Cape York Peninsula has some of the most challenging 4WD territory in Australia – watch out for crocs on river crossings.