Queensland has a fair bit to boast about. It’s home to the world’s largest coral reef, the world’s oldest rainforest, and Australia’s smallest town. And while jaw-dropping destinations are what we often look for when travelling, friendly hospitality can also go a long way. Education geography website WorldAtlas has rounded up 7 of Queensland’s most welcoming towns for your next trip around the Sunshine State.
Among the towns named is Stradbroke Island’s Amity Point, the seaside spot mentioned for its accommodating locals and accessibility from the mainland, alongside its blissful beaches, fresh seafood dining and comfortable range of accommodation options to suit travellers of varying budgets.
Another South East Queensland gem that made the list is Montville for its hinterland seclusion and romance of wineries, waterfalls and nature stays, namely Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, which got voted “Most Romantic Hotel in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice Awards in 2021.
The Sunshine Coast’s Noosa Heads and Rainbow Beach also made the cut, as did the “Rose and Rodeo Capital” of Warwick, as well as Far North Queensland’s Port Douglas and Bowen.
7 most welcoming towns in Queensland
- Port Douglas
- Noosa Heads
- Rainbow Beach
- Amity Point
To find out more about why these spots got chosen, head to the WorldAtlas website.