Far North. International gateway to the tropical north with access to the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropical Rainforests.
Northern Region. City began when a sea captain Robert Towns commissioned a wharf to be built at Cleveland Bay to service the new cattle industry.
Central Region. Lies just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, the “Beef Capital of Australia”.
Gladstone Region. Largely an industrial based city, and on a tonnage basis, Queensland’s major export port.
The area is known for extensive sugar cane fields and for the production of Bundaberg Rum.
The city sits on the crest of the Great Dividing Range, around 700 metres above sea level.
South East. Originally inhabited by Aboriginals from two major language groups; the Yugambeh and the Jaggera. Logan was first named in recognition of Captain Patrick Logan who first explored the river in 1826.
Phascolarctos cinereus. Officially named the animal emblem of Queensland in 1971, after a newspaper poll showed strong public support for this marsupial.
A rich, well balanced brew offering depth and flavour with sweet, lingering, pleasant aftertaste. Considered by coffee connoisseurs to be Australia's answer to Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.
Became known as Queensland's floral emblem in 1959, during celebrations to mark the state's centenary.
Has featured on the Queensland Coat of Arms since 1977. It wasn't until January 1986 that it was announced as the official bird emblem of Queensland.
Named the official state gem for Queensland in August 1985.
Officially named as Queensland's aquatic emblem in March 2005. The public nominated the species as their preferred representative for Queensland.
A village built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770. Population 221 (2001 Census).