Start exploring with RACQ's 150 Must-Do's in Queensland
Photo competition shows off the best of the Sunshine State.
Choosing your next holiday or road trip has been made easier with RACQ’s 150 Must-Do’s in Queensland.
The list was compiled from entries in our 150 Must-Do’s in Queensland competition, which invited Queenslanders to send in a photo of their favourite destination or experience to help promote the Sunshine State’s tourism industry which has been devastated by COVID-19.
The contenders were published online with a public vote used to determine the winner and 10 runners-up.
The top pick was Kerryn Collins’ photo (below) of Indigenous dancers performing at Spirits of the Red Sand, which is part of the Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum.
The Gold Coast resident won the “Ultimate Queensland Experience” of return economy flights to Cairns for two adults and two children, seven nights’ accommodation and car hire, and vouchers to the value of $5500 from Experience Oz for some of the far north’s best tourist experiences.
The 10 runners-up were Lauren Folster, Scott Wallace, Martin Thiess, Jasmine Sue, Dannielle van Overbeek, Glenna Goldman, Kerry Richardson, Stephen Petroff, Jane Hislam and Bluey Harris.
They each received $1500 Experience Oz gift vouchers.
Ms Collins said the photo was taken during the night-time show at Spirits of the Red Sands.
“It is an historical re-enactment of when the British met Aboriginals for the first time in the 1800s,” Ms Collins said.
“The story centres on three Aboriginal brothers and the trials and tribulations they had to go through and the conflict they endured when two cultures came together to form the nation of Australia.”
RACQ Marketing Coordinator Ashleigh McLennan said the 150 Must-Do’s could be viewed online and reflected the wide variety of attractions that make Queensland such a great place for residents and tourists.
“From diving on the Great Barrier Reef to visiting the Darling Downs Zoo or taking the giant doughnut challenge in Kenilworth, these photos offer great inspiration for locals and visitors alike to get out and enjoy what our state has to offer,” Ms McLennan said.
“The tourism industry needs all the support it can get so, hopefully, by looking at these photos Queenslanders will be inspired to return to some familiar destinations or explore new ones.”
TOP PICTURE: Windin Falls on the Atherton Tablelands (Jasmine Sue).