QUEENSLAND'S PERFECT BUCKETLIST
The Sunshine State is full to the brim with holiday escapades: coastal beauty, tranquil hinterland, remarkable wildlife, outdoor adventures, delicious produce and a fabulous wine and dine scene. Here, we give you a head start to planning your next trip. 1 FRASER ISLAND LAKE MCKENZIE he faous ore hues of ae cKenie are a ust on every envyǦinducing nstagra itineraryǤ trie a pose on the silica white sands, dive into water so clear you can’t see it, and float your cares away in this pictureǦperfect, perched dune laeǤ he Butchulla people’s nae for raser sland is K’gari, which eans paradise Ȃ and once you get here and see this eauty for yourself, you won’t want to leaveǤ fraserisland.net noy a ush tucerǦinfused degustation FINE DINING IN THE WILD at the awardǦwinning eaelle Restaurant, while the ids go ush Ȃ literally Ȃ at Kingfisher Bay Resort’s renowned Junior co Rangers prograǤ ou can discover a range of new flavours that incorporate local indigenous fare, while the ids are usy eploring the terrain where your dinner was grownǤ kingfisherbay.com et lost on the ͳʹͲͲ iloetres of tracs HIT THE SAND TRACKS, HARD! that traverse the world’s largest sand islandǤ al through ancient rainforest growing in the sand and ae your way to ore than ͳͲͲ freshwater laes hidden within this orld eritageǦlisted geǤ
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75 Mile Beach on raser Island is a gaetted CATCH A FLIGHT ON THE BEACH highway, where you can cruise for hours Ȃ passing wild dingoes and some of the best fishing spots in Australia. Watch out for planes landing while you drive, as this is one of only two places in the world where planes take off and land on the beach. ark up in the sand and catch a scenic flight for an epic drive-and-fly experience in the wild! airfraserisland.com.au SAY HELLO TO THE HUMPBACKS
While there are many places you can see IN HERVEY BAY the whales migrating along Australia’s east coast, there is only once place where they stop to playǣ the calm waters on the sheltered western side of raser Island, known as the whale-watching capital. ere, you can even dive in for the swim of a lifetime, right alongside a 30,000-kilogram oceanic friend. whalewatch.com.au 2The
OCEANS five-star Oceans MOOLOOLABA Mooloolaba is perfectly positioned across from Mooloolaba Beach. All 46 exquisite suites and penthouses encapsulate state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge, smart technology. All Oceans apartments are architecturally unique to allow maximum balcony area and exposure to unsurpassed 180-degree views. Oceans boasts a movie theatrette, heated pool, spa, steam room, gymnasium, daily maid service, luxurious bathroom amenities and Nespresso coffee machines. Mooloolaba is full of bucket-list activities including a visit to the famous Australia Zoo and whale watching. oceansmooloolaba.com.au 3 OCEAN erfectly situated VIEW 45 kilometres ESTATES from Brisbane in the rolling hills of Ocean View, along the Mount Mee tourist drive, is a family owned winery and brewery offering an experience to suit every occasion and season. Ocean View Estates has some of the best cellar door experiences around. hoose elegant dining in the beautiful a la carte restaurant or a laid-back picnic among the vines. Take in the smells of fermenting wines and brewing hops on a tour or enjoy a food, beer and wine pairing experience. or something truly special, arrive in style by helicopter or explore the property on horseback. Meet the chef who will share his love of food and be drawn into the rivalry between winemaker ȋdadȌ and brewer ȋdaughterȌ as they compete to bring you a glass of their best. poil yourself and stay overnight in a vineyard cottage. Once you’ve seen the spectacular surrounds one day will never be enough. oceanviewestates.com.au 4 BUNDABERG RUM The Bundaberg VISITOR Rum EXPERIENCE Visitor Experience is a world-class attraction, made to celebrate Australia’s iconic Bundaberg Rum. Newly refurbished, the Visitor Experience offers something for everyoneǢ whether you prefer to take your time through the interactive self-guided museum, or choose to jump on a guided tour deep into the heart of the fully operational Bundaberg Rum istillery. In an Australian first for a rum distillery, visitors also have the opportunity to craft their own personalised blend on the Blend Your Own Rum Experience, where you will walk away with two bottles of your very own premium rum. One to keep, and one to enjoy. bundabergrum.com.au/distillery/book-a-tour
Walk through ancient rainforest and explore more than 100 freshwater lakes within this World Heritage-listed gem.
From top left: Serene Lake McKenzie; Kingfisher Bay Resort; Oceans Mooloolaba; The Bundaberg Rum Visitors Experience; Ocean View Estates