• Home
  • /
  • Australasia
  • /
  • In BIG pictures: beauty spots of Queensland, Australia
Fraser Island Sunset

In BIG pictures: beauty spots of Queensland, Australia

We were invited on the exciting ‪#‎ThisisQueensland‬ blog trip with Visit Queensland touring around Australia’s dazzling northeastern corner. With days of endless sunshine, gorgeous coastal towns and some of the finest beaches in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s an extraordinarily beautiful region which would easily top a list of the most photogenic places in the world. For the first week, we spent our time exploring some of the region’s highlights – the cosmopolitan beach town of Noosa, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland – a tranquil place filled with pretty towns and spectacular vistas and Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world known for its brilliant blue freshwater lakes, crystalline creeks, sculpted coloured sands, lush rain forests and even its own striking shipwreck.

We ended our first week on Lady Elliot Island, a tiny, highly protected coral cay and one of the most extraordinary places we’ve ever seen. Located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef it’s home to over 1,200 species of marine life including manta rays and endangered turtles. We spent our days snorkelling with colourful fish and highly endangered turtles and gawping at the unspoilt coral reef. Here are our favourite Queensland beauty spots, in BIG pictures…

Fraser Island

Fraser Island Beach


Shipwreck Fraser Island


Fraser Island Sunset

Beach Fraser Island

Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay

Lady Elliot Island

Low Tide Lady Elliot

Sunset Lady Elliot Island

Turtle Lady Elliot Island


Little Cove Noosa

Noosa sunset

Noosa Sea

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

All words and photos by Becky (taken with a Leica camera), I was a guest of Visit Queensland but as always all views are my own.

Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a special fondness for Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up visits to over 40 countries. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Nordic noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my favourite places; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland.


Leave a Reply