Go to Queensland!

by Michelle on January 21, 2011 · 8 comments

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland


Hey guys,

I’m sure anyone who has been keeping up with the news have heard about the flood in Queensland, Australia. Having spent over three months in Queensland (particularly in Brisbane), it became almost a second home to me. I’ve met some amazing people, and experienced some of the best moments of my life while there. 
I hope the flood will not stop anyone who is planning to go to Australia, or already in Australia from visiting this wonderful place. Recently, I received an e-mail from Bunk Backpackers (a nice hostel I’ve stayed at in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane), and I’ve decided to post it below. I think it does a really great job of explaining the situation…and it would be a shame for any traveler to Australia to miss out on the beauty of Queensland!

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Dear Travellers to Queensland
As you may be aware Queensland has recently been inundated with devastating rains which tragically took lives, destroyed property and businesses. What you may not have heard in the media is that large parts of Queensland including major tourism destinations remain unaffected by floods. All the adventure activities such as SCUBA diving the Great Barrier Reef, white water rafting, skydiving, camping on Fraser Island, dolphin feeding, rainforest walks, bridge climbs, sailing out of Cairns and Whitsundays and bungy jumping as well as fantastic indigenous tours and farm stays are operational and waiting to show visitors a great time
In Brisbane, it is business as usual… Moreton Island is as beautiful as ever, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is open, Riverlife Adventure Centre which operates on the Brisbane River has reopened and taking people rock-climbing and abseiling on the iconic Kangaroo Point cliffs, all the Fortitude Valley nightclubs are heaving, the surf is pumping on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, and the LOCALS ARE AS FRIENDLY AS EVER.
Why do I tell you this? Well, the media has portrayed Queensland and Brisbane in particular as destinations destroyed… this is simply untrue! We need the message send out to your friends, family and strangers in the street, from those that know how fantastic an experience travelling to Queensland is, that Queensland, and this great city of Brisbane, is safe and as beautiful as ever.
For more info on Queensland as holiday destination please go to http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/
I give you all a heartfelt thank you in advance for your support.
BEN SCHULTZ – GENERAL MANAGER
BUNK | BIRDEES | GO TRAVEL

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Anonymous January 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Queensland is great!

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Professional Blog: http://barnardbarnes.wordpress.com January 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Thanks for this post. From someone who lives in Brisbane.

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Michelle (Confessed Travelholic) January 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

You're welcome!

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Muhammad February 24, 2011 at 3:07 am

You saved my a lot of time thank you so much for sharing your experience. Hope to hear more from you!
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Anonymous April 24, 2011 at 1:45 am

Just stumbled across this blog, it's fantastic! I I live in Brisbane myself and think it's wonderful you've posted this.

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campsites sunshine coast April 24, 2011 at 11:21 pm

it is a very nice post

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Campsites sunshine coast June 14, 2011 at 4:58 am

This is a great post

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Rena Smith August 16, 2011 at 4:43 am

Nice! I've hear some rumors about queensland, its often visited by tourist.

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