Queensland is Australia’s second most populous state covering 1,722,ooo sq.km and the third most populous with more than 4.5 million inhabitants. It has boundaries with New South Wales, South Aaustralia and Northern Territory. It is bound by the Gulf of Carpentaria, Torres Strait and the Coral Sea in the north and South Pacific Islands in the east. It has a vast coastline covering around 7400km and includes some of the best coral hotspots in the world; including the Great Barrier Reef.
Queenslanders enjoy an outdoors lifestyle with world class beaches and waterways, national parks, rainforests and tropical reefs. Over 60% of Queensland’s population live along the east coast. The climate of Queensland varies throughout the state but generally inland there are hot, dry summers and mild winters, while the coastal areas have warm, temperate weather year around. The coastal regions are also the wettest areas in Queensland. Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland. It has an average July low temperature of 10 degree celsius and an average January high temperature of 30 degree celsius.