The tragedy that has struck large parts of Queensland is nothing less than heartbreaking. I’m sure you’ve heard about it, and I’m sure you’ve been concerned about your upcoming Australia travels because of it. For this reason, I’d like to take a moment to reiterate the sentiments of the various tourism agencies in the state that have been seeing the decline in travelers.
First off, many of the most popular tourist destinations in Queensland have been unaffected by the floods.
The area in the northern part of Queensland is open to visitors, including the Whitsundays, Cairns, Cooktown, Port Douglas, Townsville and then some. Down to the south, the Gold Coast is waiting to make your acquaintance and offer you an action packed time in doing so. Don’t cancel your future trips, and if you have any questions, the Queensland Tourism group will be happy to help you out.
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Secondly, cancelling your Queensland travels is the last thing the state needs.
With agriculture losses and the cost to repair and rebuild, a stable income from the tourism industry is vital. Since so many amazing places in the sunshine state are doing just fine, they really need travelers to follow through on travel plans and bring some business. You may think that staying away is best for this state (to stay out of their way I suppose), but that is probably the farthest from the truth.
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Finally, Queensland is glorious, warm, bright, tropical and beautiful.
Why would you want to miss that? There are things like sailing the Whitsundays, snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and lounging on Magnetic Island to take advantage of. How about skydiving or bungy jumping in the Gold Coast? There’s also a few day tour of Fraser Island just waiting to give tourists one of the best times of their life in a unique and beautiful setting.
Don’t give up on Queensland, travelers. They need your love, now more than ever, so do think about booking a trip if you haven’t done so yet.
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