15 Jan 2018
Back on the daily grind and already looking forward to your next holiday? When you're at the beach, you know it's time to let go of life's stresses (and lather on 60+ sun-cream).
Imagine laying out your towel on one of these Queensland beaches for your next getaway - and maybe make that daydream a reality.
Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island
Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island; Credit: Madelyn Rose Photography and Tourism and Events Queensland.
One of the most popular spots on the island, it's most unique feature is it being a perched lake - meaning it's full of rainwater. Gnarly, right? The gorgeous white sand filters out the water, making it that crystal clear quality that it's known for. Lovely.
Long Beach, Great Keppel Island
Long Beach; Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland.
You might find yourself alone on Long Beach, this cove of sand and serenity that you can selfishly enjoy. A little piece of tropical heaven, eat your packed sangas out on a picnic blanket looking over this spectacularly blue water. Make sure to take a selfie or two to remember later in your cubicle or on your couch.
Green turtle hatchling on Heron Island beach; Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland.
The guys throw a shell of a good party on Heron Island! Come summer, the island is the ultimate nesting place for both green turtles and loggerhead turtles. Find them after high tide and look for their tracks. Tip: give 'em space! Don't disturb the gal when she's digging; sit quietly at least 10 metres away and let her do her job.
Indian Head, Fraser Island
Aerial of Indian Head; Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland.
Pack your digi camera - a landscape like this turns any novice photography into pro work. No filter necessary. On a clear day, you get amazing views of both the north and south. Make sure to wear good shoes on the walk up, the sand gets hot and there are some rocks to climb over. It's all a part of the journey, right!
Agnes Water, Gladstone
Agnes Water Beach; Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland
Who loves sundowners by the beach? Let's be honest, we all love the view with a cold one cracked open. If a holiday isn't just lazing out on the beach, then try local liquor (made from regionally sourced fruit) at 1770 Distillery or see dolphins and string rays at Eurimbula National Park. Agnes Water is yours to discover.
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