Queensland is a place of pristine beaches, tropical islands, lush rainforests, vibrant cities, and the authentic Australian outback; Known as Australia’s Sunshine State, it offers an abundance of diverse experiences to create lasting memories. This has led to Queensland’s “outdoor” culture, which has shaped the locals’ habits, events, and lifestyles. This province of northeastern Australia has been a self-governing state since 1859 when separated from the colony of New South Wales.
Queensland, the second largest of Australia’s states, occupies nearly one-fourth of the continent. The state is more than twice the size of the U.S. state of Texas and seven times larger than the United Kingdom. In terms of land occupancy, however, Queensland is indeed Australia’s largest state, with an occupied area greater than that of the whole of Western Australia.