5 Queensland Spots Where #NoFilter Is Necessary

3 September 2015
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We asked Queenslander and epic Instagrammer Sue Whiteman (@suewhit) to shine a light on some of her favourite hidden gems around the Sunshine State. From the Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef to the spectacular countryside of the Scenic Rim, there is so much to see and do! Here are Sue's picks.

"Low Isles in the Great Barrier Reef is just a short catamaran charter from Port Douglas. Spend a day here or anchor overnight; forage for shells, snorkel the surrounding reef, or just chill out under one of the thatched huts. And don't forget to check out the lighthouse!"

"The gorgeous Scenic Rim is west of Brisbane and covers over 4,000 square kilometres, encompassing much of the Gold Coast Hinterland. If you can't find some magic here, well.... you're not trying! The Scenic Rim is home to green fields, organic farms and stunning sub-tropical National Parks full of surprises. One visit will never be enough - you'll keep wanting to discover more!"

"Noosa Heads may not be such a hidden gem these days, but there are certainly hidden pockets to explore. I love the beach, the walks in the National Park, the food and the locals. Noosa is relaxation and lifestyle in the sun at its best."

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"You can't travel through the Scenic Rim without sampling the produce, from Towri Sheep's Cheese to Carrot Beer and Bunjurgen Estate to taste the white port. The vineyard and the inviting food, along with the warm hospitality, is food lovers' paradise.  We all love food, right?"

"Brisbane is a sub-tropical metropolis waiting to be explored by locals and tourists alike. Ride a bike along the many bike tracks along the river, stopping off at the fabulous South Bank for a bite to eat and a great coffee. If you love markets, you'll find them in great locations around the city. There's always something exciting happening at South Bank's cultural precinct!"

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Millie Yervantian

Millie is a Social Media Specialist who has travelled to more than 30 countries. When she travels she likes to dive straight into the deep-end and experience a destination as the locals do. Art, history, food, gardens and natural landscapes are what she seeks out on her journeys.