THE SUNSHINE STATE is seeing more than its fair share of storm clouds of late. As donations pour into flood relief and volunteers and skilled workers toil at rebuilding towns and houses, our contribution as travellers could be as simple as heading north to say g'day.
It's still cyclone season, but Qld is by no means a no-go zone. The immense majority of the north-eastern corner is undamaged and sparkles as a tourist destination. Donating goods and money to the flood relief cause will help the region to bounce back -- here's some info on how to donate -- but we can also help out by doing what we do best: travelling.
By packing our vans and heading north, we are massaging the state's economy, and injecting some fun into the air following desolate times. There are more than enough reasons to visit Qld, especially for RVers and campers. Here are a few of our favourites, to get your travel brains ticking for the next time you venture north.
Touring from Cairns, Qld
This tropical playground is the gateway to some of Qld's best, and it's stacked with RV infrastructure.
Beauty and history in Longreach, Qld
From planes to pioneers, Longreach is a top touring stop.
Undara lava tubes, Qld
Destination with a difference: the Undara lava tubes are the amazing remains of the world’s longest flow of lava from a single volcano.