Queensland Flights GuideThey call Queensland the "Sunshine State" of Australia for its glorious sunny days year round. Because of its tropical climate, a trip to Queensland can yield exquisite tastings of juicy pineapples and mangos, and activities such as snorkeling the world famous Great Barrier Reef, teeming with vibrant sea life and beautiful corals. Go sailing or diving off the Whitsunday Islands and Fraser Island, and explore the Glass House Mountains on the Sunshine Coast.
The Hervey Bay is a great vantage point to spot whales, and the Mossman Gorge has a number of art and dance festivals. Queensland's famous cities include Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Townsville, Cairns, and Toowomba. Get your vacation started by flying into Townsville Airport, Gold Coast Airport, or Mount Isa Airport. The warmest weather is in December through February, but there really isn't a cold period in the Sunshine State. However, the northern region is much hotter and more humid than the southeast. Visit anytime of year to relax in the sun and enjoy warm waters.