Welcome to Queensland
“Wunya” and “sew ngapa”
Wunya (welcome, greetings) is from Brisbane’s Yuggera language and the Gubbi Gubbi language of the Sunshine Coast. Sew ngapa (welcome) is from the Kala Lagaw Ya and Kala Kawaw Ya languages of the Western Torres Straits.
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.