Q is for Queensland, Australia

On my travels I have met a lot of Australians, and one of my favourite friends from Down Under happens to be from Queensland. Brisbane, actually. My only real knowledge of Australia, is from Bill Bryson's book about Australia, but I am dying to do a trip around the whole country, but for now here are my top three things to do in Queensland.

Look at this face!

The XXXX Brewery

A great trip for any beer lover. The brewery is 135 years old, and iconic in Australia. You can take a tour where you'll learn about the origins and history of beer, and of XXXX. Learn about brewing and the ingredients and to pour the perfect beer, and there is a tasting at the end of the brewery's tour.

XXXX Brewery in Milton

Coochiemudlo Island

This tiny island, only 5 square kilometre's, boast 4 kilometre's of beautiful safe beaches. Coochiemudlo lies between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, in Moreton Bay. The island's shallow beaches and mangroves are protected from the breakers of the South Pacific. The most dominant feature of the island is the red rock, which it gets its name from. Don't be fooled by the name, even although "mud" appears in it there is only one mangrove, the rest of the island is beach.


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

SQUUUEEEEE! Best for last. Koala's. Koala bears. Koala cuddling! Need I say more? You can't do this in New South Wales anymore, but it's still allowed in Queensland. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary started in 1927, and started small, with just two koala's named "Jack" and "Jill". There are around 130 koala's living in the sanctuary now. Nowadays it's more than a koala sanctuary, and has various other wildlife living there too. 

Koala baby with its mother

Have you visited Queensland, what did you do?

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  1. Those koalas are so adorable! And you know I'd be up for the brewery tour of course :-)

    1. Of course, in fact I think my last two posts were perfect trips for you :)

  2. AUSTRALIA is on my Wish list, Bucket list and must absolutely visit list ! Hope you get to Wander and roam everywhere #AtoZchallenge ☮Peace ☮ ღ ONE ℒℴνℯ ღ ☼ Light ☼ visiting from http://4covert2overt.blogspot.com/

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Australia sounds amazing, right? And, awesome to see another 'Egan' here too.

  3. We had an awesome experience in Queensland for our honeymoon in December 2013. We celebrated the New Year in Brisbane and had a great experience at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (you can read our experience on our site). We also went to the GABBA to watch a cricket match which was awesome before we headed south to the Gold Coast which was also really cool. You have included a great selection of highlights here and we are really looking forward to heading back there in the near future hopefully to explore further.

    Great post!!

    1. Thank you. I'll definitely go and read your experience :)


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