Queensland: Adventure in the Sunshine State

Matador has teamed up with Tourism Queensland to send ambassadors on a series of expeditions and journalistic missions traversing the Gold Coast, out to Fraser and Hinchinbrook Islands, and across the vast terrains and cultures of Australia’s “Sunshine State.”

Series Articles

Circumnavigating a tropical Australian island by kayak

Australia’s largest national park island and part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area.

This may be the most intimate look at the Great Barrier Reef we've seen

Up close and personal with the Queensland's Great Barrier Reef.

Push yourself on this 600-mile motorcycle adventure up the Queensland coast

To put it mildly, Cape York is remote.

The other side of Queensland: Journey into the Outback

The Queensland Outback is so much more than a barren landscape.

A dream realized on Lady Elliot Island

It's described as one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

Discovering the Jurassic land of Hinchinbrook Island

One of the best sea kayaking destinations in Australia, it remains very low profile for now.

The art of slow travel: Fraser Island, Australia

Sleeping to the sound of breaking waves and the dingo's howl.

The ultimate road trip through tropical North Queensland

Saltwater crocodiles are no joke.

What you'll see on a road trip up the Queensland coast

Few places lend themselves as well to a surf road trip as the Queensland coast.

7 reasons to book a live-aboard dive trip to the Great Barrier Reef

The best experience with diving I’ve had and the highlight of my trip to Australia.

A rainforest road trip in North Queensland, Australia

I had underestimated just how tropical “tropical Queensland” would be.

What it's like to sail the Great Barrier Reef

I have never capsized a boat before.

A look inside the surf culture of the Gold Coast, Queensland

With the storm came the swell, pouring down the sand point at Snapper Rocks.

Images from the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival

The Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival is the longest-running Aboriginal cultural festival in Australia.

The story of the Outback

I asked what the Outback meant to Don. That conversation inspired this short.

44 surreal scenes from Australia's Great Barrier Reef

At night, sharks gathered at the back of the boat, making the evening dip ever so alluring.

Chasing fish on Fraser Island, Queensland

Thousands of miles from those early memories, I am still entranced by the hook and line.

Ever shifting: The sands and landscapes of Queensland's Fraser Island

A grain of sand will take 60,000 years to move from Fraser’s east coast to its west.

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