DESTINATIONS: Top 100 things to do in Queensland

24 March 2018

The top 100 things to do in Queensland has been unveiled by Experience Oz, providing travellers and locals alike with the ultimate bucket list for our gorgeous Sunshine State.

The list includes experiences ranging from well-known favourites such as Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays, the Gold Coast's theme parks and the Sunshine Coast's Australia Zoo, to lesser-known gems such as Jungle Surfing in Cape Tribulation, adventuring through Rockhampton's Capricorn Caves and exploring Brisbane's Boggo Road Gaol.

Compiled based on a mixture of criteria including web traffic statistics, customer reviews, bookings and digital exposure, the top 100 Queensland experiences were determined from a combination of this data analysed by Experience Oz over a six-year period.

Kicking off the list at 100 is a stroll through Toowoomba’s tranquil Ju Raku En Japanese Garden, while exploring the state’s flagship natural wonder – the Great Barrier Reef – unsurprisingly took out the top spot as the "ultimate"" Queensland experience.

Experience Oz Marketing Manager Matt Hobbs said they were pleased to see the positive interaction the ‘Ultimate Queensland Bucket List’ had already received, as well as the chance to showcase the state’s incredible diversity of things to see and do.

“Everybody knows about Queensland's excellent aquatic experiences - many of which dominated the list - yet there's far more to the state than just those,” Mr Hobbs said.

“While the state’s iconic tourist hotspots such as the Great Barrier Reef, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Surfers Paradise featured heavily, there are so many more hidden regional gems that are yet to be explored by both travellers and locals alike.

“The bucket list is great for showcasing the state's wonders to our overseas and interstate visitors, but we also want to encourage Queenslanders to get out and experience new parts of the state that they may otherwise not even know existed.”

Highlighting a mixture of natural and man-made attractions from outback to coast, the Ultimate Queensland Bucket List covers a myriad of experience types, from cruises, to cultural attractions, natural sites of significance and more.

Putting a spotlight on Queensland’s major tourist destinations as well as creating awareness for ‘out of the box’ attractions in the Sunshine State, Mr Hobbs challenged visitors and locals to tick off as many places and experiences on the bucket list as they could.

“We're sure that even the most well-travelled local or visitor hasn't marked off all 100 of these excellent experiences,” he said.

The Top 10:

  1. Explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  2. Visit Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet
  3. Fun at the Gold Coast's Theme Parks
  4. Visit Australia Zoo
  5. Watch NSW lose the State of Origin
  6. Enjoy Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island
  7. Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Drive up to Cape York
  9. Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  10. Climb the Brisbane Story Bridge

You can see the full list here!


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