12 Natural Wonders in Queensland, Australia That'll Take Your Breath Away

Cape Tribulation / Unsplash
Cape Tribulation / Unsplash
Photo of Alice Duffield
11 September 2017

There’s a lot that makes Queensland stand out from other states – the seafood, incredible hiking trails and of course, the one and only Great Barrier Reef. Here are 12 more breathtaking natural wonders in Queensland.

Lake Mackenzie

If you live in South East Queensland, chances are you are well aware of this incredible natural wonder on Fraser Island. The island boasts many crystal clear lakes but Lake Mackenzie stands out, it holds only rainwater. It has to be seen to be believed.

Lake Mackenzie | © Sam Haldane/Flickr

Cape Tribulation

About 110km north of Cairns, this stunning Cape has some incredible walking tracks and is home to some extremely rare fauna. Try one of the eco lodges for an authentic experience.

Noosa National Park

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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park | © Andy Hay / Flickr
It’s no wonder this 4,000 hectares park is the most popular national park in Australia. Located on the Sunshine Coast, the park hosts an array of activities – snorkeling, rock climbing, fishing, surfing and of course, some of the most divine swimming opportunities.

Lady Elliot Island

Situated in the Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island is surrounded by what’s known as a ‘Green Zone’, home to some incredible and colourful marine and reef life.

The Wet Tropics

This jaw-dropping tropical rainforest in Northern Queensland will make you feel like you’ve stepped straight onto the set of Survivor.

The Wet Tropics | © tanetahi / Flickr

Moreton Island

A well known diving and snorkeling destination, Morton is just off the coast of East Brisbane and is Brisbane’s own little stretch of paradise. Aqua waters, white sands, shipwrecks – the perfect day trip any time of the year.

Moreton Island | © Brewbooks / Flickr

Carnarvon Gorge

Carnarvon Gorge is a huge 30km long and 600m deep at its mouth. Take a sleeping bag and camp in the Caranavon National Park before hiking to the Gorge. It’s a sight you won’t forget.