Paradise exists in this archipelago of tropical islands. Home to one of the world's best beaches, Whitehaven – a 7km stretch of pure-white silica to sink your toes into.
From glitzy Surfer's Paradise to laidback South Stradbroke Island, the Gold Coast is justly famous for its beaches, theme parks, shopping, nightlife and glorious hinterland.
The steamy tropical north is packed with plenty of bucket list material. Dive into the Great Barrier Reef one day. Zipline through the Daintree Rainforest the next.