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1. BRISBANE and NEARBY  Queensland’s relaxed capital city with easy access to Moreton Bay, North and South Stradbroke Islands and Sunshine and Gold Coast regions. Inland is the garden city of Toowoomba, gateway to the south west of the state
2. GOLD COAST and HINTERLAND  Australia’s most ritzy high-rise holiday area with Surfers Paradise the main resort centre. Excellent sandy surf beaches and superb rainforest clad national parks nearby - Lamington, Springbrook and Tamborine
3. SUNSHINE COAST and HINTERLAND  Noosa is the main resort in this newly developed beautiful coastal region north of Brisbane, backed by the Glasshouse Mountains and the Blackhall Ranges
4. FRASER ISLAND and FRASER COAST  Hervey Bay is the main access point for unique Fraser Island
5. CAPRICORN COAST and SOUTHERN BARRIER REEF ISLANDS  Gladstone and Rockhampton are the main centres.  The islands include Lady Elliot, Lady Musgrave, Heron, Wilson and Great Keppel.
6. WHITSUNDAY COAST and ISLANDS  The Great Barrier Reef protects the beautiful Whitsundays from the Pacific swells - Hayman, Hamilton, and Lindeman are 3 of the better known islands
7. TROPICAL NORTH QLD  Cairns is the main city for visitor access in this large area which includes Port Douglas, Townsville, the rainforest regions of Daintree and Cape Tribulation, Cooktown and the tropical outback of Cape York
8. GREAT BARRIER REEF  Cairns is the main northern gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, a natural wonder stretching for about 2000 km along the eastern Queensland coast
9. OUTBACK QLD and GULF SAVANNAH  A vast and lonely landscape with giant cattle and sheep properties and a few intermediary towns interspersed along the way
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