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Things to do in regional Queensland

Explore the vast and varied expanse of regional Queensland, from the long stretches of pristine coastlines to the changing landscapes inland. Why not immerse yourself in a getaway to the Southern Downs or perhaps indulge in an escape to the tropical paradise of Heron Island? There are plenty of things to do in Regional Queensland.

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Regional Queensland

Regional Queensland is made up of a number of areas and beautiful towns that are definitely worth exploring. Whether you’re a local looking to explore their own backyard or your visiting from interstate, there are plenty of amazing things to do in regional QLD. From getaway packages and helicopter flights, to driving experiences and day tours, RedBalloon offers a variety of fun experiences to tick off in this part of the state!

Places to visit in regional Queensland

There are a variety of locations that make up regional Queensland and all of them are worth exploring. Whether you’re travelling with your loved one, family, friends or even kids there are plenty of experiences and attractions to explore in these areas. Discover below some of the best regional QLD areas to visit.


Located in the Wide Bay-Burnett district 160km north of Brisbane, Gympie is a small country town famous for its gold fields and historical buildings. If you’re passing through and exploring for the day there are number of fun things to do in Gympie. However, the top attraction to tick off here is the Mary Valley Rattler. On RedBalloon you’ll find a handful of things to do in Gympie including the Mary Valley VIP club car steam train experience. Travel in style as you board the beautifully restored train, seated in a private club car. Departing from the historic Gympie Station, you’ll enjoy local cheese and drink of your choice as you wind your way through the stunning Mary Valley to the quaint town of Amamoor and back.

Agnes Water

The coastal town located in the Gladstone Region, Agnes Water is best known for its central location to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. It wouldn’t a trip to this area without exploring its coastal landscapes and stunning beaches. If you’re looking for the ultimate things to do in Agnes Water why not get your friends together and enjoy a survivor-style island camping experience for 2 nights. During this RedBalloon experience you’ll enjoy kayaking, explore caves, go fishing, crabbing, sandboarding, and explore the natural wonders of this isolated island. You and your fellow thrill seekers will be left on the island for two nights with an Aussie bushman to teach survival techniques- it’s the experience of a lifetime!


The rural area of Kooralbyn is located in the Scenic Rim Region and only 90 minutes from Brisbane, making it the perfect location for a day trip or getaway. There are plenty of amazing things to do in Kooralbyn, perfect for exploring its attractions and everything this area has to offer. It wouldn’t be a trip to Kooralbyn without ticking off its famous 18 hotel golf course. You’ll find a variety of golfing experiences and getaway packages on RedBalloon so you can enjoy everything this course has to offer. The 2 night golf getaway at The Kooralbyn Valley Resort with wine in a king room is the perfect way to enjoy a getaway and a golfing round. During your stay you’ll test your skills on the 18 holes championship course, make use of the resort’s facilities like putt putt, tennis and more, and wind down with a bottle of wine.

Top things to do in regional Queensland

If you’re looking for ideas of things to do in regional QLD, RedBalloon has you sorted. Our range of experiences are the perfect way to explore the countryside of the sunshine state and tick off the picturesque regions. Below are some of our top-rated regional Queensland experiences that we recommended exploring.

  • Porcupine Gorge Scenic Helicopter flight: take to the skies and discover the unmatched beauty of Porcupine Gorge, an impressive canyon that has been carved into the landscape by the eroding action of Porcupine Creek over 500 million years. Be in awe as you gaze at the vibrantly coloured sandstone cliffs and lush forests from above.
  • Off Road 4×4 buggy tour in Kingaham: get pumped for a rip-roaring adventure behind the wheel of 4×4 off-road buggy. Test the agility of the vehicle and your own driving skills as you tackle numerous river crossings and rocky tracks, with a magnificent waterfall or two along the way. It’s a mecca for keen adventurers!
  • 18 holes championship golf in Kooralbyn Valley for 2 people: grab your clubs and putt your way through 18 holes on the championship golf course at Kooralbyn Valley. The opening nine holes will see you wind through natural valleys and watercourses, followed by 10 hectares of lakes in the valley basin. Watch out for the resident kangaroos as you swing!

There are plenty of amazing regional Queensland attractions and experiences on offer at RedBalloon! Don’t know which one to pick? Don’t worry, you can always choose a gift voucher and decide later. A gift voucher can be used to purchase any experience or product in regional QLD including any accommodation available on RedBalloon. Find out more about our gift vouchers.

Things to do in Brisbane

If you’re visiting regional Queensland, we definitely recommend continuing your road trip or extending your holiday to explore the state’s capital city. With so many amazing things to do in Brisbane from fine dining restaurants to exhilarating driving experiences, you’ll be able to enjoy everything this sunny, vibrant city has to offer.

Things to do in Queensland

Discover these regional QLD activities and plenty more experiences from the RedBalloon range of things to do in Queensland. You’ll never be short of things to do in the sunshine state with activities in Tropical North Queensland, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and plenty more destinations.

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