10 Instagram perfect beaches and islands in Queensland

Pack your swimwear and sunnies for these dazzling stretches of sun, sea and sand. With so many picture-perfect options to choose from, picking just 10 isn’t easy…

1. Walk along the sand…where the rainforest meets the reef at Cape Tribulation in Tropical North Queensland

2. Go snorkelling… at award-winning Nudey Beach – named Australia’s best stretch of sand in 2018 – on Fitzroy Island, a 45 minute ferry journey from Cairns

3. Leap from the skies… with Jump the Beach skydiving centre at Mission Beach in the Cassowary Coast Region

4. Splash out…from Lizard Island, a dazzling luxury lodge on the Great Barrier Reef

5. Have a champagne picnic… on your very own coral cay, with world-class dive sites within reach. Upolo Cay, Vlasoff Cay and Michaelmas Cay are all spectacular options

6. Count wave-conquering surfers… at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast

7. Try stand-up-paddleboarding… in the transparent waters at Tallebudgera Creek, a Gold Coast suburb that the Aboriginals called ‘good fish’

8. Watch playful whales… from the soft sands at Coolangatta – the southernmost suburb of City of Gold Coast

9. Explore Elephant Rock… an ancient rock formation that resembles an elephant sitting on the beach, looking out to sea, on Currumbin’s shore

10. Snorkel with turtles off Cook Island, which is just a short boat trip from the Gold Coast

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