Regions of Queensland

Riverside boardwalk along the Brisbane River.

The region of Brisbane lies in an arc around the Brisbane River Estuary, and includes the islands of Morton Bay. Lifestyle plays an important role in this beautiful region that encompasses both rural, suburban and inner city areas.

This area is often referred to as 'the channel country' - a sparse land where the apparently sparse natural grasses provide extremely high nutrients - and the cattle in this area are surprisingly well conditioned.

This area to the west of Brisbane and the Great Dividing Range, is one of teh most fertile areas in Queensland. Crops in the area include wheat, barley, maize, soya beans, beef cattle, dairy cattle, and horses.

This region includes the resort area of the Capricorn Coast that stretches along the coast for 47km. The area is serviced by the city of Rockhampton, and holiday destinations include Yeppon, Cooee Bay, Rosslyn Bay, Causeway Lake and Emu Park.

The Mackay region is located between the Fitzroy and Northern regions of Queensland. Mining and sugar productions are the main industries. There are still large tracts of pristine environments that include mountains and rainforests.

This area of Queensland is situated north of the Tropic of Capricorn. It has many experiences to offer visitors, from the Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, the historic outback, lush rainforests, waterfalls, national parks and world heritage listed areas.

The long tailed dunnart - one of the areas notable inhabitants - and an endangered marsupial.

This is the Queensland outback. Harsh, often dry and unbelievably fascinating. Vast expanses of land with hardly a hill in sight in some parts, broken by tiny townships where the spirit of the bush lives on.

A feature of the area is the Burnett River, flowing over 320km on a circuitous course first south and south-west to Munduberra, then east to Gayndah, and finally north-east to Bundaberg. The Wide Bay/Burnett area is the catchment for this river system.