Historic Sites Queensland
There is a rich array of cities, towns and other historic sites across Australia. All reflecting events and population movements in the two centuries following European settlement and offers fascinating insights in the country’s history. Some historic sites can be found in National Parks which are protected by national park authorities. However, most are a within the nation’s cities or towns. Many of buildings are now in public ownership and are being used for various things like a museums. Others have been acquired by the National Trust to preserve the past and display to the public. And to conclude, the things to see in Queensland, like the historic site’s that can be found will please most tourists. Enjoy the things to see in the Queensland when you visit.
Charters Towers, Queensland. (region: North Queensland Coast)
Gold Rush wealth funded this regional centre’s imposing public architecture, which includes the grand stock exchange centre. To get to Charters Towers follow the Overlander’s Way – Flinders Highway, from Townsville to the east (130km). Visitors today can explore the rich heritage of Charters Towers in their own time. Explore the National Parks on foot, cycle or 4×4 while discovering the pristine, eco-wilderness areas
Longreach, Queensland (region: North Queensland Coast)
The head quarters of commercial aviation in the 1920’s and today the location of the Qantas Founders Outback Museum and Stockman’s hall of fame. Longreach is located 1177 km north-west of Brisbane via Toowoomba and Roma. It is 686 km west of Rockhampton. Visitors should visit one of the stations around the town and learn about the local sheep and cattle industries or take a cruise up the Thomson River
Aboriginal settlement of Australia has been traced back mare than 500,000 years. The nations first people have left us a rich and diverse legacy. Mainly taken the form of rock and cave paintings, carvings and engraving as well as a collection of artefacts. Interest in this cultural heritage has never been stronger. But their fragile nature dictates that the sites be carefully managed and presented so they can be preserved for the appreciation and education of future generations. Respect the custodianship of the descendants. And remember that all Aboriginal sites and artefacts are protected by law. Do not pick up or remove any objects you may come across on your visit – any damage or removal is a serious offence.
Quinkan Rock-Art Galleries, Queensland. (region: Far North Queensland)
As well as paintings of wildlife, the galleries at Split Rock and other sites here bear images of Quinkan spirit figures. Nationally and internationally significant Australian Aboriginal rock art of a style characterized by their unique representations of “Quinkans”, found among the sandstone escarpments around the small town of Laura, 304 km (189 mi) North West of Cairns; 143 km (89 mi) West of Cooktown, Cape York Peninsular, Queensland.
Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Queensland (region: Far North Queensland)
Tours led by Aboriginal guides explore the rainforest and the culture of the Kuku Yalanji people and the unique link to the lives, cultures, and stories of Australia’s Indigenous people and their connection to the natural environment. A visit to Mossman Gorge is a must-do for anyone travelling to the beautiful Far North Queensland region. Being 4.7 km (3 mi) southwest of Mossman; 78.8 km (49 mi) northwest of Cairns the Mossman Gorge Centre is the gateway to the world’s oldest rainforest. The Daintree Rainforest.
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Cairns, Queensland (region: Far North Queensland)
A multi-award winning combination of theatre, dance and technology showcases the culture of the Tjapukai people. Being 13.3 km northwest of Cairns; see the world’s oldest living culture brought to life through traditional dance, art and interactive demonstrations. Throw a boomerang and spear, learn about bush food and medicine, Aboriginal weapons & Aboriginal tools, didgeridoo playing and more
Carnarvon National Park, Queensland (region: Outback Queensland)
This wonderous natural gallery of rock engravings, stencils and paintings set in spectacular Carnarvon Gorge includes images of animal and human hands. The Carnarvon National park is 593 km northwest of Brisbane and hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland’s central highlands you will also discover the Carnarvon Gorge that features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna.
Wildlife Watching Queensland
Isolated for millions of years from other landmasses, the Flora and Fauna of Australia evolved into distinctive and often unique forms. Australia has giant saltwater crocodiles, forest-dwelling crustaceans, possums that fly, platypuses, echidnas, stinging trees and cycads. In short some of the most diverse and fascinating animals and plants on earth. Australia’s east coast rainforests are diverse in their formation. With the tropical northern rainforest with its strangler figs, giant tree ferns, vines and epiphytes. Then there is the sub tropical rainforest with its palms and laurels. And also there is the southern temperate rainforest, mossy with mist-shrouded beech tree. All having their own diverse creatures abounding them. These range from colourful parrots, rare insects, butterflies and tree dwelling kangaroos.
Then there is central Australia. Far from being just barren wastelands, this arid land also process drought adapted plants. From mallee and mulga trees to the spectacular wildflower display after the heavy rains. Then their are the creatures who inhabit this land. you can find massive colonies of termites that build towering chambers, frogs that stay underground for long periods of time and of course emus and kangaroos. Along the coast you can catch migrating humpback and southern right whales and well as green turtles hatching or little fairy penguins returning nightly to there nest. A must do for all is to explore the unrivalled coral reefs and the colourful inhabitants of these reefs.
Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, Queensland. (region: Outback Queensland)
Boodjamulla National Park is in remote north-west Queensland, close to the Northern Territory border, 270 km northwest of Mount Isa. One of Queensland’s most scenic national parks, its abundant wildlife, including kangaroos, crocodiles and colourful birds, roams plateaus and palm-filled gorges. The park also features spectacular gorge country, sandstone ranges and World Heritage fossils
Heron Island, Queensland. (region: North Queensland Coast)
Experience nature at its best on Heron Island, its spectacular a sanctuary for an extraordinary variety of marine life. This natural coral cay provides a genuine eco-experience and the unique opportunity to witness the magic of the world’s largest coral reef. This isolated coral cay has abundant bird and reef life, and also hosting nesting turtles in Spring and Summer. Heron Island in the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern Great Barrier Reef, 80 kilometres northeast of Gladstone and 460 km north-northwest of Brisbane.
Hervey Bay Marine Park, Queensland (region: Sunshine Coast)
Being 292 km (181 mi) from Brisbane; 113 km (70 mi) from Bundaberg; The Great Sandy Marine Park extends from Baffle Creek in the north to Double Island Point in the south. It includes Hervey Bay. Whale-watching cruise boats sail among families of humpback whales, as they rest and play in the waters of the bay. Hervey Bay is also a hub for tours to nearby Fraser Island, which has beaches and features a rainforest habitat for dingoes and other wildlife like sea turtles and dugongs.
Lamington National Park, Queensland. (region: Gold Coast)
Located 110 km south of Brisbane; Lush rainforests, ancient trees, spectacular views, extensive walking tracks, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty make this Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage. This subtropical rain-forests shelter rare plants, amphibiants, crustaceans and butterflies, as well as exotic and colourful bird species.
So why don’t you plan your visit to regions of Queensland. And enjoy the things to see in Queensland.