We asked Queenslander, and one of our favourite Instagrammers, Jason Charles Hill (@jasoncharleshill) to shine the spotlight on some of the natural playgrounds he seeks out on weekend adventures around the Sunshine State. From coastal island paradise to splendid jungles hidden in the Hinterland, Jason shows us there's more to Queensland than meets the eye.
"North Stradbroke Island has to be my favourite beach destination go to with good friends. You can swim all day in some of the clearest blue water and camp out under the starry skies at night."
Places like these aren't meant to be shared alone • Who would you want to be here with??? @helloemilie A photo posted by Jason Charles Hill (@jasoncharleshill) on
"This lookout at O'Reillys Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast Hinterland is one of those places you have to see with your own eyes. Grab a torch and walk in about an hour before sunset, then sit back, relax and take it all in."
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"If palm trees and tropical beaches are your thing, then Fitzroy Island just offshore from Cairns has to be on your list. Walk 10 minutes in either direction on the isle and find your own slice of paradise."
Yesterday we took a dive into the tropical rainforest of Fairy Falls Just a short 15min drive from the heart of Cairns! Today we are off to the Daintree, anyone got any tips of some awesome spots to visit??? @thurstonphoto @flightcentreau @tropicalnorthqueensland #exploreTNQ A photo posted by Jason Charles Hill (@jasoncharleshill) on
"You can't go past Fairy Falls on the outskirts of Cairns for secluded waterfalls and swimming holes surround by tropical rainforest."
"Get some friends pack the car and just drive. I often find myself exploring the mountains surrounding the Scenic Rim. Its hard to believe this is only an hour from Brisbane."