What To Include In Your Queensland Holidays | With up to 300 warm and sunny days a year, Queensland makes a perfect holiday destination, especially during winter. Besides, thereâ€™s a lot to see and do during Queensland holidays 2012-2013. Find a few interesting ideas below.
Spotting the total solar eclipse
Yes, the total solar eclipse is going to be visible from Australia on November 13-14, but only from a narrow corridor southeast across Queensland and the Northern Territory. It is the first total solar eclipse to be visible since July 11, 2010.
It occurs when the moon and the sun line up perfectly together in the sky, so the entire solar disk is obscured. Those lucky who happened to spot the phenomenon state itâ€™s very emotional and thrilling. Prepare special eyewear and go see this unique nature wonder.
Visiting the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the worldâ€™s largest coral reef system consisting of more than 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. According to scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at the University of Queensland, human-made changes in the water quality caused the recent loss of up to half of the Reef corals. Visit the Reef now to spot its natural beauty.
Shopping at beach markets
December is perfect for having a look at the Airlie Beach Markets located on the beach, on the Airlie foreshore. Here, stalls include fresh fruits, vegetables, coffee, fishing supplies, clothing, souvenirs, arts, books, plants and a lot more. The biggest markets can be found on Sunday mornings and every time a cruise ship is in port in Airlie Beach.
Listening to the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Plan your trip to Brisbane with Expedia on November 19 to listen to Steven Osborne, famous pianist, with the Australian Chamber Orchestra performing an entirely Russian programme featuring Shostakovichâ€™s Octet, Prokofievâ€™s Visions Fugitives, and Tchaikovskyâ€™s Souvenir de Florence.
Watching the 5th World Sailing Championship
Visit Hamilton Island on December 13-20 to use a once in a lifetime opportunity to see many sailing teams from around the globe competing at the 5th World Sailing Championship held for the International Sailing Class. The competitors are going to enjoy unique sailing/racing in trade wind conditions and tropical Australian weather.
These are just a few holiday opportunities Queensland has to offer this holiday season. Select the event and prepare to have a dream vacation.