These aerial photos of Queensland cover all regions broken up into convenient sections. QLD, the second largest state of Australia, covers an area of about 1,852,642 square km. With a population of over 5.1 million, Queensland is the fastest growing state in Australia, with a prediction that by the year 2051, it will surpass Victoria in terms of population growth to become the second most populated state in Australia. It shares its borders with New South Wales, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. Its offshore Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, hosts thousands of marine species. The city of Cairns is a gateway to the reef and tropical Daintree Rainforest. The capital, Brisbane, is flanked by the surfing beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Queensland is the fastest growing state in Australia, with a prediction that by the year 2051, it will surpass Victoria in terms of population growth to become the second most populated state in Australia. It shares its borders with New South Wales, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. Some of Australia's most popular holiday spots are situated within this picturesque state. Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast attract thousands of tourists each year due to their sun-kissed beaches, warm clear water, and beautiful weather conditions. Other great tourist attractions include the Whitsundays, Fraser Coast, Cooloola Coast, Cairns, Mission Beach, Townsville, Mackay, Bundaberg, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Hervey Bay and Gladstone. Nicknamed "the sunshine state", Queensland boasts some of the most tropical climates in all of Australia. Across the Queensland region, weather conditions often vary. Along the coastline, the weather is often clear and warm, which reflects upon the laid-back lifestyle. Brisbane, especially, receives lots of sun and many tourists flock to this area for that exact reason. Further inland, however, the days are often quite humid while the nights are cold and sometimes, frosty. Queensland is also home to five World Heritage sites, including the pristine Great Barrier Reef, which borders most of Queensland's offshore coast. Others include the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites at Riversleigh, Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, Fraser Island and the Wet Tropics of Queensland. Other major tourist attractions that are situated within Queensland include Australia Zoo, Sea World, Movieworld, Dreamworld, the Big Pineapple and Ettamogah Pub. Queensland has a greater land mass than the United Kingdom, France and New Zealand combined, and over 60% of all tourists entering Australia choose Queensland above all other states. floods