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Dreamy Queensland beaches we can't wait to visit

3 Sep 2021

There's nothing like kicking back and enjoying the sun against your skin.

With warmer weather just around the corner, we know we're not the only ones looking forward to closing our eyes and sinking our toes into sand!  

Queensland's coastline extends approximately 13,300km, meaning the Sunshine state is home to over 1,700 of the world's dreamiest beaches! 

Make that dream a reality this year, imagine yourself laying out on one of these Queensland beaches on your next proper getaway:

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Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island

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Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island. Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland.

One of the most popular spots on the island, its most unique feature is that it's a perched lake - meaning it's full of rainwater. Wild, right? The gorgeous white sand filters the water, producing it that crystal clear quality that it's known for. 


Dhp secondbeach greatkeppelisland qldThe iconic tree on Second Beach with buoys and a swing. Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland, Jack Harlem (FIRME Agency) 

Great Keppel Island is the largest of the 18 islands in the Keppel Group on Queenslan's Capricorn Coast. Make your way to this dreamy island from beautiful Yeppoon. Once there, be sure to wander Second Beach where you will find the Buoy Tree. What’s the Buoy Tree, you ask? It’s one of the prettiest spots of the island (and most Instagrammable, if you’re into that) where the tree is adorned with a number of quirky decorations.  

Long Beach, Great Keppel Island

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Fun times are guaranteed at Long Beach. Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

On the southern side of Great Keppel Island is Long Beach, ranked in the top 20 of Australia’s 101 Best Beaches. Seclusion is the name of the game here so don’t be surprised if you find yourself all alone. But hey, is having a beach as dreamy as this to yourself a bad thing? Not at all. Enjoy your private cove of sand and the serenity that comes with it! This is a little piece of tropical heaven, the perfect spot to eat some packed sangas on the picnic rig overlooking this impossibly blue water.  

Green Island, Cairns

Dhp greenisland cairns qldSerenity is thy middle name. Credit: Jesse Lindemann and Tourism and Events Queensland 

Just off the coast of Cairns is this special place, Green Island. Out of the 300 sand bays on the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is the only one with a rainforest. Enjoy the crystal-clear water and soft white sand on this magical place.  

Heron Island, Gladstone

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Turtles nest on many island beaches. Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland and Michelle Schofield 

These guys throw a 'shell' of a good party on Heron Island! Come summer, the island is the ultimate nesting place for both green and loggerhead turtles. Spot them after high tide and folow their tracks. Top Tip: give 'em space! Don't disturb a gal when she's digging! Sit quietly at least 10 metres away and let her do her job.  

Indian Head, Fraser Island

Dhp indain head fraser island qldAerial of Indian Head. Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland.

Pack your digital camera - a landscape like this turns any novice photographer into a wannabe pro! No filter necessary. On a clear day, all those who pass shall have amazing views of both the north and south!

Agnes Water, Gladstone

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Agnes Water Beach. Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Who doesn't love sundowners on the beach? Let's be honest, we all love an ocean view with a cold one freshly cracked. If a holiday for you isn't just lazing out on the beach, then try the local liquor (made from regionally sourced fruit) at 1770 Distillery or see dolphins and string rays at Eurimbula National Park. Agnes Water is waiting for you to discover it. 


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