Vacations don’t always mean adrenaline-filled and high-energy getaways. Sometimes we don’t feel spirited enough to spend all day outside. Tired, sore, and drained from the demands of our normal routine, we just need a quiet place to explore and relax for a little while.
Australia’s never short of the fun and exciting, but it also has its quiet places and secret havens where you can feel like you have an entire vacation spot to yourself. But why Queensland? The “Sunshine State” harbours many silent sanctuaries of its own. From secluded beaches to hidden nooks and crannies in the city, Queensland has its moments of stillness.
Here our top picks for those who want a little peace and quiet in Queensland:
Considered as the more relaxed Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast is home to as many major attractions as its livelier counterpart, but just with far less people. Mainly surrounded by the suburbs like Noosa and Caloundra, Sunshine Coast has less commercial establishments more likely to be noisy like theme parks – or kids.Attractions here are the Noosa Main Beach, the Buderim Ginger Factory, and the Big Pineapple – one Australia’s renowned “Big Things”. Sporting events such as the Mooloolaba triathlon and the Sunshine Coast marathon are also held here for those who want to keep in shape. And of course, all extremely quiet locations for the self-absorbed (in the good way) traveller.
Attractions here are the Noosa Main Beach, the Buderim Ginger Factory, and the Big Pineapple – one Australia’s renowned “Big Things”. Sporting events such as the Mooloolaba triathlon and the Sunshine Coast marathon are also held here for those who want to keep in shape. And of course, all extremely quiet locations for the self-absorbed (in the good way) traveller.
Despite being one of Australia’s busiest capital cities, Brisbane has a couple of surprising spots that a lot of people take for granted – like the Botanical Gardens. Filled with rare and exotic flora. Well maintained since the 18th century, this park is one of the premier parks of Australia. For those who want to browse through history or contemporary art, Brisbane’s Museum has a constant flow and cycle of travelling exhibits.
After satisfying your appetite, you can head out to Brisbane’s more secluded spots, such as Dennis Lake, a calm boardwalk-crossed body of water that’s fittingly near the peaceful Chung Tian Temple, a Buddhist retreat.
Dingo Beach, Whitsundays
For those who want a little more sand and surf but not the people that usually come with it, the Whitsunday Islands are the best place to go. Located right at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday region is home to more than 70 different islands and reefs.
One particular place that you can go to is Dingo Beach, a small township located on the northern side of the coast. There are miles of coast here when you can snorkel, sail, swim and fish at your own leisure.
These are just a few places in Queensland for the people-weary traveller. Quiet, calm and peaceful for those who want a more easy-going vacation, these destinations will delight and relax you in equal measure.
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