Queensland Islands Vacation Destination, Australia. Tourism, a Travel Guide. Vacation Packages. Queensland has for years continued to attract hoards of holidaymakers to its shores, a trend that doesn't seem likely to reverse any time soon. Outdoor Queensland is truly 'great'. Take the Great Barrier Reef for starters: slip on some goggles and ogle one of the most amazing underwater landscapes on earth. There’s also white-water river rafting and easygoing kayaking along the coast. Bushwalking here is first-rate: propel yourself along a multiday 'Great Walk', or take a shorter hike through a rainforest gorge or up a mountainside. Sail across the azure Whitsunday waters, or tackle a 4WD adventure along Fraser Island's ‘beach highway’. There's also great surfing, skydiving, mountain biking, fishing and hang-gliding to be had. When you brush off the sand from the surface, the reason quickly becomes apparent: there are just so many places to visit and so much to do here. Diversity is the word. Clearly, the Sunshine State has something for everyone. The nature enthusiast can revel in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef (one of the largest living structures on earth) or go whale watching in the tranquil waters of Hervey Bay. Couples looking for a romantic getaway have many dreamy islands and spectacular resorts to choose from. Families in search of amazing beachside spots have fantastic options littered between the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. Kids, on the other hand, will find it hard choosing between the many internationally-recognised theme parks offering all the fun and excitement imaginable.