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Queensland: Cities and Vacations

Queensland Vacations: information about the history of Queensland and cities.

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3/7/2010
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Queensland has an area of 1,852,642 sq km and a population of around 4 million. Its capital city is Brisbane.

Queensland is a state in the north-eastern corner of Australia. It is bordered by the Northern Territory in the west, the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean in the east and New South Wales and South Australia in the south. Queensland is the country’s second largest state. The northern part of the state is the Cape York Peninsula, a triangular area which faces New Guinea.

Residents of the state are usually called ‘Queenslanders’. The state has a history that dates back to a thousand years. The indigenous presence has been dominant in the region for a long time, and the heritage of the native Aboriginal people can be found in their festivals, art and cuisine. Queensland’s people are quite friendly and relaxed and their towns are colourful and vibrant.


Pallavi 8/14/2013 At 06:47
Noosa 8
Noosa Region is located in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in Australia and is about 136 kms North of Brisbane. This region is known for its rich cultural heritage. The major art gallery is The Noosa Regional Gallery which represents a collection of the Australian Contemporary Art. It also features the touring as well as local exhibitions. The Annual Event held in the month of June is called as The Noosa Long Weekend Festival that celebrates the local talent. This event is held for 10 days which includes literature, art, drama, music, dance and food. The Noosa Jazz Festival is held in the month of September which includes Jazz Music. One should also visit the Noosa National Park which is the best place for hiking. Some of the famous restaurants are Aromas Noosa which serves the best breakfast,...

Devesh 8/12/2013 At 09:34
Cairns 8
Cairns is a metropolis in the state of Queensland in Australia. The city was named after the former Governor of this state. This city was formed to serve for exporting the goods like sugarcane, gold and other precious metals. Tourism industry serves a great part for the economy of this city. Cairns is the fourth largest tourist destination. Chinese leisure market is one of the great interests for the people. The city has plenty amount of shopping complexes. Cairns is a key worldwide destination for water sports and scuba diving as the Great Barrier Reef is very close to this area. Various other recreational activities like skydiving, snorkeling and many others are the main attractions for tourist. This city offers a lot of beaches and resorts. Museums, National parks are another gift for...

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