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Map of the Queensland Coast

The Queensland Coast stretches along almost 7000 km of stunning beaches, reefs and shifting landscapes. From the Sunshine Coast, popular with families and Brisbane locals, all the way up to Cairns in tropical North Queensland, this map reveals the distinct and wildly diverse Queensland Coast regions.

Down south on the Gold Coast, families and young travellers enjoy Australia’s most popular theme parks and attractions. Here the city quite literally meets the sea, and it’s in Surfers Paradise where locals and tourists come to swim and surf as the towers shadow’s creep across the long stretch of beach.

Drive just over an hour north of Brisbane and find yourself in the aptly named Sunshine Coast. Popular beach-town Noosa is here, hosting the large number of visitors who seek a warm sea escape each year.

QLD Coast Map

Follow the map further north into the Fraser Coast and slip across the narrow straight to stunning Fraser Island. Passing through Bundaberg, Gladstone and Mackay, watch as the landscape gives way to the tropics.

Just north of Mackay many visitors will stop in at the soft-white sand Airlie Beach. Gin-clear waters and lush national park await. Here many will take the opportunity to explore the remarkable Whitsunday Islands just offshore. Hamilton Island and Whitsunday Island are some of the most popular, with many smaller deserted islands dotting the region. This is also where tourists will find the UNESCO World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Marvel at the extraordinary marine-life that call the reef home and take advantage of the diving and marine education programs widely available.

Continue north on the Queensland Coast map to Townsville, a regional hub and must-stop. Enjoying beautiful beaches and a snaking river, this bustling Queensland city is worth a day or two of your time.

Beyond Townsville, visitors will pass through Cardwell and the remarkable Mission Beach before arriving in the tropical city of Cairns.