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Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, Queensland
Author: Sensenmann (public domain)

Queensland is a state of Australia on the northeastern portion of the Australian continent. It covers an area of 1,852,642 sq km (715,309 sq mi), and is the second largest state in Australia. 6.58% of Queensland is composed of water.

Queensland is bordered by the Northern Territory to the west, South Australia to the southwest and New South Wales to the south. The coast of Queensland faces the Coral Sea and the Pacific Ocean to the northeast and east. Its highest point is 1,622-meter (5,321-foot) Mount Bartle Frere.

Millaa Millaa Falls, Atherton Tableland, Queensland
Author: Rob and Stephanie Levy (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Queensland has a population of 4.4 million people. Its largest city and capital is Brisbane. Queensland observes the Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is +10 GMT, and does not observe Daylight Saving Time. Its postal abbreviation is QLD.

Moving to Queensland

By Plane
The main international airports for Queensland are in Brisbane, Cairns and the Gold Coast. In addition, there are domestic airports at Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, the Fraser Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

Flynn Reef at the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
Author: Toby Hudson (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

By Road
It takes 9 hours to drive from Sydney, 21 hours from Melbourne, 25 hours from Adelaide, and between 24 to 48 hours from Darwin.

By Train
You can take the Countrylink/XPT train from Sydney to Brisbane. The journey takes 14 hours.

Gloucester Island, Queensland
Author: Allan Henderson (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Major Cities and Towns of Queensland

  1. Brisbane - state capital
  2. Ayr
  3. Bowen
  4. Bundaberg
  5. Cairns
  6. Caloundra
  7. Charters Towers
  8. Emerald
  9. Gladstone
  10. Gold Coast
  11. Gympie
  12. Hervey Bay
  13. Ipswich
  14. Logan City
  15. Mackay
  16. Maryborough
  17. Mount Isa
  18. Noosa
  19. Port Douglas
  20. Rockhampton
  21. Southport
  22. Toowoomba
  23. Townsville
  24. Weipa

Places of Interest in Queensland

  1. Bunya Mountains National Park
  2. Cape York Peninsula
  3. Carnarvon National Park
  4. Daintree National Park
  5. Fraser Island
  6. Glass House Mountains
  7. Gondwana Rainforest of Australia
  8. Great Barrier Reef
  9. Hitchinbrook Island
  10. Sunshine Coast
  11. Toowoomba
  12. Whitsunday Islands