I head to Queensland, Australia this month for a press trip courtesy of Tourism Queensland. We just got our full itineraries and here are 5 activities and places I’m looking forward to on the trip.
1. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef
Given that one of the primary purposes of the trip is to visit the Great Barrier Reef, we will be spending multiple days snorkeling. The best snorkeling I’ve ever experienced was in Belize and I have great expectations for the coral and fish in the Great Barrier Reef.
2. Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa
Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa is in the world’s oldest living rainforest – The Daintree Rainforest. The resort has 15 villas and a spa relaxation center and won an award for Australia’s Leading Green Hotel.
3. Fitzroy Island
Fitzroy Island is one of the most accessible islands on the Great Barrier Reef. It’s just a 45 minute ferry ride off the cost off Cairnes. The Island is a National Park and features rainforest, mangroves, and snorkeling.
Townsville Queensland hosts the Reef HQ, the world’s largest living reef aquarium. I’ll be happy to experience some of Australia’s many scary predators behind the safety of glass and not in the open water.
5. Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island is just off of the coast of Townsville and is partially a National Park. It is in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Watch for my follow up posts about more amazing Queensland Activities when I’m back from Australia.