Queensland’s top 100 things to do
The top 100 experiences in Queensland ‘to do before you die’ have been unveiled by Australia’s largest online tour and activity booking company, providing travellers and locals alike with the ultimate bucket list for the Sunshine State.
The list, compiled by leading tourism company Experience Oz, includes experiences ranging from well-known favourites such as Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays, the Gold Coast’s theme parks and the Sunshine Coast’s Australia Zoo, to lesser-known gems such as Jungle Surfing in Cape Tribulation, adventuring through Rockhampton’s Capricorn Caves and exploring Brisbane’s Boggo Road Gaol.
Compiled based on a mixture of criteria including web traffic statistics, customer reviews, bookings and digital exposure, the top 100 Queensland experiences were determined from a combination of this data analysed by Experience Oz over a six-year period.
Kicking off the list at 100 is a stroll through Toowoomba’s tranquil Ju Raku En Japanese Garden, while exploring the state’s flagship natural wonder – the Great Barrier Reef – unsurprisingly took out the top spot as the “ultimate”” Queensland experience.
Experience Oz Marketing Manager Matt Hobbs said they were pleased to see the positive interaction the ‘Ultimate Queensland Bucket List’ had already received, as well as the chance to showcase the state’s incredible diversity of things to see and do.
“Everybody knows about Queensland’s excellent aquatic experiences – many of which dominated the list – yet there’s far more to the state than just those,” Mr Hobbs said.
“While the state’s iconic tourist hotspots such as the Great Barrier Reef, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Surfers Paradise featured heavily, there are so many more hidden regional gems that are yet to be explored by both travellers and locals alike.
“The bucket list is great for showcasing the state’s wonders to our overseas and interstate visitors, but we also want to encourage Queenslanders to get out and experience new parts of the state that they may otherwise not even know existed.”
Highlighting a mixture of natural and man-made attractions from outback to coast, the Ultimate Queensland Bucket List covers a myriad of experience types, from cruises, to cultural attractions, natural sites of significance and more.
Putting a spotlight on Queensland’s major tourist destinations as well as creating awareness for ‘out of the box’ attractions in the Sunshine State, Mr Hobbs challenged visitors and locals to tick off as many places and experiences on the bucket list as they could.
“We’re sure that even the most well-travelled local or visitor hasn’t marked off all 100 of these excellent experiences,” he said.
To coincide with the launch of the Ultimate Queensland Bucket List, Experience Oz will be giving one lucky winner and a friend the chance to experience their very own ‘number one’ bucket list attraction first-hand, with voting now open for a People’s Choice component.
Entrants can vote by visiting www.experienceoz.com.au/en/qld-bucket-list and selecting their favourite experience out of the 100 featured in the Ultimate Queensland Bucket List, with the prize including flights, accommodation and the chosen experience for the winner.
Voting closes on March 23, 2018.
For more information, visit www.experienceoz.com.au