Things to do in Queensland

Things to do in Queensland

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As the home of pristine beaches, stunning hiking trails, breathtaking views, and two World Heritage-listed sites (the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest), there is no shortage of fun things to do in Queensland.

Here at Adrenaline, we’ve curated all the best attractions and experiences that QLD has to offer. Whether you’re new to the state or have lived here for your entire life, our exciting selection means you’ll never be short of ideas when deciding on what to do in Queensland. 

What are the best things to do in Queensland?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Queensland is massive and has hundreds of unique things to offer. The best activities in Queensland for your visit will depend on how you enjoy spending your time. To make your trip that little bit easier, we’ve broken down the experiences on offer into geographical areas. 

Gold Coast

Families, couples, friends and solo travellers alike flock to the Gold Coast’s famous beaches and clear waters throughout the year. It is an incredible place to visit, with experiences suitable for adventurers of all ages. Gold Coast theme parks like Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild and Sea World are a big draw for families. You can get your adrenaline fix with incredible V8 experiences, skydiving, jet boats and more. Those who prefer to relax and unwind will love the incredible boat tours and national parks. Whatever your taste, an incredible experience awaits at the Gold Coast.


As Queensland’s state capital city, Brisbane has a wealth of adventures awaiting locals and visitors alike. The city’s iconic Story Bridge is impossible to miss. An adventure bridge climb to the top is a must-do Brisbane City attraction, offering incredible panoramic views. Searching for fun for the whole family? Why not head to iFly to enjoy the thrill of indoor skydiving?

Sunshine Coast

To the south of Brisbane is the stunning Sunshine Coast. With amazing beaches and gorgeous scenery, it’s easy to see why this is a popular destination for holidaymakers. Noosa and Mooloolaba are among the most popular spots to visit, offering beautiful beaches and thrilling experiences in equal measure. Whether it’s skydiving, snorkelling, shark swimming, or anything in between, it has something for everyone.


Cairns (alongside nearby Port Douglas) is the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north. This adventure hotspot offers everything from ancient rainforests to high-octane experiences. Whether it’s snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, strolling through the Daintree Rainforest, or taking a helicopter ride over the region’s natural landscapes, Cairns is a tropical paradise for adventurers of all ages.

Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands is famous for its picture postcard views, but there’s more to this beautiful part of Queensland than stunning landscapes and scenery. Make the most of your time here with incredible fishing trips, cruises, helicopter rides, skydiving experiences and even Segway tours.

Book things to do in Queensland

Queensland is huge, diverse, and filled with possibilities for visitors and locals alike. If you’d like to browse Adrenaline’s best experiences and activities in Queensland, you can do so by filtering by location at the side of the page. From Airlie Beach and K’gari (Fraser Island) to Cape Tribulation and Townsville, there really is an experience for everyone. You can even narrow down the search further by selecting a price range that suits you.