Whitsundays_Christmas_photo by @oceanrafting

7 reasons why you need to experience a Christmas in Queensland

Looking for somewhere better than the North Pole this Christmas? Sleigh no more.

Tis the season to give so we give you the top reasons why you need to experience a Christmas in Queensland (read: why Queensland does it better than anywhere else in the world 😍).

1. A ‘SWELL’ TIME

“…Jingle bell time, it’s a swell time to go gliding on a gnarly wave” 👌🏄

What better way to spend Christmas then by hanging ten on an actual 10/10 of a beach on the Gold Coast?

Whether you’re a grommet or a pro, take off on a sweeping right-handed or for a stroll along the Coastal Track, followed by a looong brekky at beautiful Burleigh. Either way, you’re sure to be met with epic views, friendly locals and a relaxed vibe.

2. A TRUE WHITE(HAVEN) CHRISTMAS

Whitsundays_Christmas_lookout_photo by @oceanrafting

Photo by @oceanrafting

There’s an urban legend that if you listen closely to the carol ‘White Christmas’ that you will hear the actual lyrics of ‘Whitehaven Christmas’. And, if the photo above is anything to go by, it’s not hard to see why.

Forget swirling snow; the dreamy blend of the ivory silica sand and turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach at the Hill Inlet Lookout in the Whitsundays are truly magical.

3. BRRRR-ISBANE

‘Baby it’s cold outside?’ Not in Brisbane, it isn’t. In fact, the hottest place to be this Christmas is Queensland’s capital.

If you find yourself saying ‘all I want for Christmas is new’ then say hello to Howard Smith Wharves, the new players at the Brisbane International and an entire Santa’s sack full of new hotels.

4. JINGLE BELL CROC

Santa Croc Show 2018 photo by @australiazoo

Photo by @australiazoo

No matter if you’re the big guy himself or an out-of-towner, the locals at Australia Zoo are always up for a snow show.

Head to the Crocoseum for the daily show during the holidays and you’re guaranteed to be ‘crocing around the Christmas tree’. 

5. A WINTER WONDER(IS)LAND

“Santa baby, set sail around the open seas…”

Give yourself the present of your presence sailing around Magnetic Island (just 20 minutes from Townsville). Then, anchor up and come ashore to kick back on palm-fringed beaches with the largest wild koala population in northern Australia.

If you are looking to maroon yourself on Maggie, we suggest you tick off these six must-dos.

6. LAST CHRISTMAS, I GAVE YOU MY HEART (REEF)

Heart Reef GBR photo by @taramilktea

photo by @taramilktea

Move over heart emoji, we’ve found something better this Christmas.

Say hello to this beauty by taking a day trip out to Heart Reef with Air Whitsundays.

7. FOLLOW THE STARS

Why have one star on the tree when you can have 1 billion by camping under the stars on the beach on Fraser Island?

Sign us up 💁

So, where in Queensland do you want to visit for Christmas?