Queensland is the second largest state in Australia with six distinctive world heritage sites. With a range of geographic from high mountain peaks to stunning coral reefs, Queensland has it all.
Getting around Queensland is easy with major car hire agencies like Budget, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, and Thrifty. Car hire lots are located throughout the state so that visitors can easily rent a car in the capital of Brisbane and drive out to the Coral Sea.
What You Can Do in Queensland A car hire company is helpful in accessing the World Heritage Sites of the Wet Tropics of Queensland, Australian Fossil Mammal Sites at Riversleigh in the Gulf Country, Fraser Island, Lamington National Park, Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, and Great Barrier Reef. Fishermen can’t ask for a larger variety to catch in Queensland ranging from off-shore favorite fighting-fish like tuna off the Great Barrier Reef to stream-dwellers in Lampington National Park.
Snorkers will love the colorful colors and myriad of reef fish on the Great Barrier. For a little more intense water experience, a car rental is necessary to reach some of the many windsurfing, sailing, surfing, and paragliding points throughout Queensland. Lampington National Park is home to six breath-taking waterfalls surrounded by a tropical rainforest.
Riversleigh has some of the earliest and best preserved mammal fossils in the world. The isolated nature of the area, some 35 million years ago, resulted in the unique evolution of mammal species. The formation superbly preserved the biological diversity of the area, which can be seen by the public today.
How do you get there? There are many ways to get to Queensland. By far, the most popular method is by air travel however other means are available. There are coach, rail, and cruise services that have the added benefit of great scenery during the trip.