15 Queensland Places To Free Your Inner Mermaid

27 July 2015

Let's face it: most little girls (and I daresay a number of little boys) dream of sprouting scaly tails and becoming mermaids and mermen. Merpeople, if you will. But somewhere along the line, when imagination has to give way to more 'practical' thoughts of phone bills and health insurance, our dreams of living in giant clam shells are washed away.

Deep down, though, those fantasies of brushing your hair with a starfish and befriending wise-cracking crustaceans never truly die, and the great state of Queensland has ample places for you to splash freely.

Of course, we ALL know these mystical creatures exist, but who's to say if they prefer salt or fresh water? A mermaid might feel just as comfortable beneath a cascade in Cairns as she would out on the reef.

In the wise words of Sebastian the crab; the human world? It's a mess. Up on the shore they work all day, out in the sun they slave away, while we devotin' full time to floatin' under the sea...

Opal Reef, Port Douglas

Noosa National Park

Springbrook National Park

Lady Musgrave Island

Stoney Creek Falls, Cairns

Killarney Glen, Gold Coast

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Serenity Falls, Buderim

Lady Elliot Island

Crush hanging out at the drop off #turtletuesday #crush #turtle #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland @ladyelliotislandecoresort A photo posted by Jeremy Somerville | Australia (@jeremysomphoto) on

Cedar Creek Falls, Airlie Beach

Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island

Ellinjaa Falls, Cairns

So much explored, yet so much to explore ✧⚬✧⚬Elinjaa Falls, Atherton Tablelands #exploreTNQ A photo posted by Ellie ❥ (@elsas_wholesomelife) on

Burleigh Heads

Stradbroke Island

Prettiest place ive seen in Oz so far #travels #tourists #stradbrokeisland A photo posted by Melissa (@melissadunn90) on

Mossman Gorge

The Great Barrier Reef


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Ashton Rigg

When I'm not at home in Brisbane, you’ll find me wanderlusting around hipster bars, eclectic boutiques and arty nooks. From bagels in Brooklyn to strudel in Salzburg, I believe the best way to experience a destination is by taking a bite! Tweets & 'grams at @AshtonRigg