Queensland is a state full of adventurous experiences, whether you want to have some wet and wild fun on the water or enjoy exploring the outback. From thrilling rodeos, an authentic hands-on mine and breathtaking natural wonders, there is a huge array of things to see and do.

Mount Isa is a vibrant city in Queensland’s gulf country that is known not only as a mining centre but also an exciting tourism destination. One of the busiest times of the year is during the Mount Isa Rodeo, the largest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere. The rodeo festival over 25,000 visitors for three days of black tie events, parades, horse races, bull riding and lots more. Held in August every year it is a great chance to enjoy and experience outback culture.

Mount Isa’s Hard Time Mine tour is a totally hands on experience, from the moment you meet your tour guide who is a real miner, to being kitted out to your own mining overalls and head lamps for an authentic experience. You even get to try your hand using one of the drills yourself!

But Outback Queensland isn’t just about bull riding and mining, there is plenty to do for kids of all ages. The Mount Isa Family Fun Park is one of the biggest playgrounds in Australia and is totally free. With a pirate-themed juniors area, exciting play equipment, a water park, an interactive garden and a double flying fox, the family fun park is a must-see when you are visiting Mount Isa and fully accessible for people of all abilities.

Closer to the coastline, the bustling city of Rockhampton experiences 300 days of sunshine each year making it the ideal tourist spot. Visit the Koorana Crocodile Farm, Queensland’s first crocodile farm and the filming location for the ABC TV series ‘Croc College’ just a short drive from Rockhampton. See baby crocodiles hatching, watch the big crocs being fed and you can even get the chance to hold a crocodile yourself for an unforgettable experience!  It’s just one of the thrilling ways you can experience Queensland’s unique nature and wildlife.

No matter where you go in Queensland you are bound to find some of Australia’s most exciting and unique experiences. So stay in a caravan holiday park for the best value and best locations when you are exploring the amazing sights of the Sunshine State.

The very best way to experience all that Queensland has to offer is staying in a caravan holiday park, it’s the best way to be close to nature while also just stone’s throw away from some amazing tourist attractions. With accommodation options for every taste and every budget, it has never been a better time to experience Queensland while caravanning or camping!

Where to stay:

Discovery Holiday Parks  Argylla, Mount Isa, QLD

Argylla is five hours from Winton and just over one hour’s drive from Cloncurry. The perfect launching pad for adventure sports, fishing and outdoor pursuits, Argylla is more than just a caravan park. From a basic campsite or a deluxe two-bedroom villa, there is an outstanding range of accommodation options. Look for our plentiful, shady palm trees and you’ll know you’ve arrived!

Freecall: 1800 664 418

Phone: (07) 4743 4733

Website: Click here

Discovery Holiday Parks Mount Isa, Outback Queensland, QLD

For a true Aussie outback experience, head to Discovery Holiday Parks – Mount Isa. Set by the banks of the beautiful Leichhardt River, this park is the perfect base to play ‘explorer’. With other Discovery Holiday Parks located at Blackwater and Rockhampton, Queensland’s Outback and Central regions are ideal destinations for a touring holiday.

Freecall: 1800 456 661

Phone: (07) 4743 4676

Website: Click here

Discovery Holiday Parks  Cloncurry, Outback Queensland, QLD

Conveniently located near the town centre, this park is the ideal location from which to explore local attractions and the surrounding region. Their accommodation ranges from beautifully shaded camp or powered caravan sites to comfortable cabins. Our self-contained standard cabins sleep 4 to 5 and feature en-suite bathroom, TV, kitchenette with microwave and veranda.

Freecall: 1800 635 559

Phone: (07) 4742 2300

Website: Click here

Discovery Holiday Parks Rockhampton, Capricorn, QLD

This park is only 10 minutes from the bustling town centre of Rockhampton and offers an exceptional range of accommodation, from powered camp and caravan sites, units and apartments, to cabins, villas and chalets. You may not even want to leave the luxury of your 4.5 star apartment, with air-conditioning in every room and our gorgeous camp site settings must been seen to be believed.

Freecall: 1800 815 563

Phone: (07) 4926 3822

Website: Click here

Discovery Holiday Parks Lake Maraboon, Central Highlands, QLD

Water lovers rejoice – this park is for you. Discovery Holiday Parks – Lake Maraboon is set on the banks of Fairbairn Dam, overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Maraboon, no less than three times the size of Sydney Harbour. This magnificent location is sure to delight, with endless aquatic pursuits including fishing, swimming and water skiing. Lake Maraboon is fishing heaven, with eight different kinds of fish to catch – but most famous for its plentiful Red Claw Crayfish.

Freecall: 1800 627 226

Phone: (07) 4982 3677

Website: Click here

Discovery Holiday Parks Lake Tinaroo, Atherton Tablelands, QLD

Located midway between Port Douglas and Innisfail and just an hour and a half from Cairns, this pet-friendly park is a short drive from all the conveniences of nearby Atherton. The park offers accommodation  from deluxe villas to budget cabins and our camp and caravan sites, set deep within the quiet park, feature individual access to water and power.

Freecall: 1300 727 044

Phone: (07) 4095 8232

Website: Click here

Discovery Holiday Parks Biloela, Banana Shire, QLD

Biloela, the main town in Banana Shire, is in Central Queensland’s Callide Valley. Providing services to nearby Callide Coal Mines and Power Stations, Biloela is under two hours from Gladstone and Rockhampton and a three and a half hour drive from Emerald. Whether you are passing through or staying a while, this caravan park is your best choice for comfort, quality and ‘home away from home’.

Freecall: 1800 635 559

Phone: (07) 4992 2618

Website: Click here

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  • Cool! Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this!


  • so funny that you didn’t mention some really good spots. saving them for yourself? lol
    if you go to rockhamton, go to yeppoon. it is beautiful there

    • many places along the coast are great to visit


  • Sounds like some great places to visit.


  • Looks like a great place with lovely scenery.


  • Sounds like a great place to visit.


  • Queensland is a great holiday destination. there are so many different areas, activities and sights


  • Just what I needs for a trip to regional Queensland


  • I’ve been to Qld a few times but have only been to GC and Bne.. sounds like there’s a lot more to qld than I’ve seen!


  • have always loved holidaying in qld


  • thanks for this read, I love qld the weather and all it has to offer


  • have to keep this article handy for future reference!


  • Queensland does have some great places to explore


  • Great read! Thank you for sharing xx


  • Excellent read. It has been so long since I have visited Queensland, looking forward to going again.


  • thanks for sharing was a great read


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