As May draws to a close, Queenslanders are getting themselves hyped up for the state’s biggest day of the year!
What is Queensland Day?
Held annually on June 6, Queensland Day commemorates Queen Victoria’s signing of documents which granted Queensland the right to its own representative government. The milestone day has been officially celebrated since 1981 and is part of the wider Queensland Week which sees the Sunshine State enter full on party mode!
The festivities are centred around the state’s history, development, people and achievements. Everyone joins in, whether it’s flaunting the state’s official maroon colour at work or attending a school sausage sizzle!
What to do?
The best way to experience Queensland Day is to do like the locals and immerse yourself in the festive spirit! That said, there are a few great sights that you can make a beeline for if you’re going to be in town. Check out this great website for a complete list of what to see and do.
How to experience the wonders of Queensland year round?
If you’re looking for a relaxing, stress free and luxurious way to experience Queensland, look no further than a fantastic cruise package from Cruise 1st! Read on for an overview of some of the best deals on offer:
Queensland & Barrier Reef roundtrip Brisbane
Departing from Brisbane on June 15, passengers will spend seven nights on-board Princess Cruises’ luxurious yet intimate Sea Princess. The highlight of the trip is a visit to the world famous Great Barrier Reef which is celebrated as the largest living coral shelf on the planet. As well as marvelling at the colourful sea life, passengers will also enjoy stops at Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Willis Island . With special online web deals available from just $999, the cruise is an amazing deal for those that want to experience the natural wonders that Queensland has to offer!
Barrier Reef Discovery round trip from Sydney
If you’re based in Sydney, this 10 night round trip is the perfect way to experience the delights of Queensland’s sunny shoreline. Departing on August 4 on P&O’s Pacific Pearl, the cruise calls at an array of stunning locations including the Whitsunday Islands, Cairns, Port Douglas and Willis Island.
What better way to enjoy Queensland than with the cruising experts at Royal Caribbean International? Sailing on-board Rhapsody of the Seas, passengers will enjoy 11 nights of luxury peppered with port calls at Newcastle, Cairns, Airlie Beach and Brisbane. All are iconic Queensland gems that are guaranteed to delight with their mix of gorgeous natural scenery, laid back beach lifestyle and cosmopolitan vibe. The cruise departs on December 17 and with cabins starting at just $1600 per person, the offer is an amazing deal for savings savvy holidaymakers!
These three fantastic deals are just a taster of the amazing Queensland cruises on offer from Cruise 1st. For a complete run down on all their great Queensland and Australia based deals, head to www.cruise1st.com.au/cruisedeals/australia.
Images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit: Syauqee Mohamad Jan Smith University of Denver