Hey you guys it's Phoebe here fromLittle Grey Box with Matt behind the camera and on this channel we share with you all of our experiences and tips to help you travel well and in today's episode I'm gonna be sharingwith you some of our favourite spots to visit in oursun-drenched home state of Queensland If you don't already be sure to subscriberight now so you never miss an episode and say hello in the comments below but let's dive right in Located around three hours drive northof Brisbane, Rainbow Beach is a gorgeous sleepy little beach town, home to some spectacular beaches and lovely locals But Matt and my favourite thing to do in Rainbow Beach is visit the Carlo Sand Blow this is one of the most beautiful spotsin Queensland in my opinion the sunrises and sunsets here arenothing short of spectacular You can stay right on the beach in a camping situation and wake up and go straight down to thewater or you can stay somewhere like we do which is our favourite spot, Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort Located in the Darling Downs, Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt sit right near the Queensland – New South Wales border about a three-hour drive southwest of Brisbane Now this area is famous for its incredible local produce and there are some spectacular vineyards out there too.
They're really are somepeople out there who are doing amazing things with food, wine and even craft beers so if you love that type of escape this is going to be the spot for you You can even get into the GirraweenNational Park and do some great bushwalking and hiking through there too.
You'll find the sleepy little beachtowns of Agnes Water and 1770 located on Queensland's Discovery Coast about 90 minutes drive in either direction from Gladstone and Bundaberg.
The beaches here are fantastic you can explore a little bit ofqueensland's history by visiting some of the lookouts which havereally really interesting stories behind them there's a beautiful butterflyseason and you can do some cool things too like sunset kayaking Iconic Australian bush experiences don't get much better than Carnavon Gorge which is located in Queensland's Central Highlandsaround 720 kilometres northwest of Brisbane in an area known as the Sandstone Wilderness There is an abundance ofwildlife here and the walking trails are absolutely fantastic.
Now thisdestination is probably best suited to kind of those cooler months, we stayed at the stunning Takaraka Bush resort and we absolutely loved it they have some really cool platypus there that ifyou're lucky you might just get to spot Affectionately nicknamed T-Bar you willfind Toowoomba in the Darling Downs region around 125 kilometres west of Brisbane Now this area is famous for its amazinglocal produce so if you are a foodie this is definitely your destination.
There is so much to see and do in this region you could easilytime your visit with the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers or for when the sunflowers come out to bloom You could spend some time exploringthe High Country Hamlets and the Ravensbourne National Park and even take a trip up to the stunning Bunya Mountains We love to stay at Quest Toowoomba ecoRidge Hideaway, Bunnyconnellen orthe gorgeous little spot called Cloudlake Journey into the heart of countryQueensland with a visit to iconic Longreach, a place that has a very very special place in my heart Now it is located 700 kilometres west of the coastline from Rockhamptonso it's the perfect spot to either drive fly or even catch the train to.
You couldmake a real journey out of visiting this place We had some unforgettable experiences in Longreach thanks to the guys at Outback Aussie Tours we got to connect with locals and bushpoets while sipping a cold beer at the iconic Wellshot Hotel, we got to cruise down the beautiful Thompson River while we were sipping onsome cold beers in the afternoon every single experience we had was fantastic and everyone we met was truly lovely I cannot recommend a visit toLongreach quite highly enough Now when it comes to finding somewhereto stay we stayed at Saltbush Retreat and absolutely loved it.
Famous for Bundaberg Rum andBundaberg Ginger Beer the town of Bundy is located around 385 kilometres north of Brisbane now it is also a fantastic access point to the Southern GreatBarrier Reef you can head out to Lady Elliot Island and actually go swimming with turtles the reef out there is fantasticyou can also head to Mon Repo where you can see turtles laying or if you're lucky get to glimpse hatchlings bursting forth from the sand and you guys don't tell anybody butBundaberg is actually home to some of my favourite thrift shops in the world Situated around 38 kilometres northeast of Rockhampton the gorgeous little town of Yeppoon is the gateway to the Capricorn Coast andthe Southern Great Barrier Reef Now what I love about it other than the incredible beaches and the beautiful sceneryis the sense of community and there is a thriving and unexpectedly awesome food scene here there is an abundance of great cafes restaurants and bars that are really doing someincredible things and some really amazing locals runningcool little boutiques and shops as well You can head over to Great Keppel Islandand explore some of the world's most beautiful beaches, head over to Pumpkin Island where you can have the whole island all to yourself, like we did or if you want to reconnectwith your Queensland or Aussie roots head back into Rockhamptonwhere you will love every second of exploring that gorgeous little town We've stayed at a few different spots in the area but our favorites would have to be Villa Mar Colina, the Pumpkin Island Resort Great Keppel Island Hideaway and the gorgeous Byfield Cabins Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island stretching over 120 kilometres off the coast of Queensland Now it is around 360 kilometresnorth of Brisbane accessible by barge so you can hire a four-wheel drive or ifyou have one you can take one over there and you can either camp if you prefer orstay somewhere gorgeous like Kingfisher Bay Resort which is where we stayed.
Now we loved having our own four-wheel drive and being able to takecharge of our time on the island there is just an abundance of great things to see and do from exploring the MahenoShipwreck which is just so cool and so big and a really gorgeous spot to floating down the serene waters of Eli Creek or marvelling at the stunning blue water of Lake Mckenzie Now Fraser Island is also home to adingo population so if you do visit make sure that you are very, very careful listen to what the locals have to say, don't touch approach or try to feed the dingos Of course, we can't make a video sharing our favourite spots in Queensland without mentioning our hometown and Queensland's capital city, Brisbane now Brisbane is located along the twistsand turns of the Brisbane River it is a sun-drenched capital cityand it is home to some great food great culture and plenty of things to seedo and eat along the way you can explore some of our most iconic spots like theLone Pine Koala Sanctuary Streets Beach, Mt Cootha and theBotanical Gardens and you should definitely check out theEat Street Markets at Northshore Be sure to grab a bite to eat also at the Howard Smith Wharves check out some of Brisbane's great local markets and dine in West End All right you guys I would love to know of all the spots that i have just listedwhich ones did you like the look of the most which activities and whichaccommodation caught your fancy.
Let me know in the comments below and if you're a Queensland local or anAussie local and you have some other great spots that i have missedplease let me know in the comments below so i can check them out, Google image the crap out of them and then add them to my very own travel bucket list too All right you guys and with thatthat brings this video to a close i really hope youhave enjoyed it now if you don't already be sure to subscribe right now so younever miss a single episode and say hello in the comments belowhave a great weekend you guys and i will see you next week with a brand new episode love ya! (music).