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  1. Basic facts • TheSunshineState • populationof 3.5 million • the most popularholidaydestinationforAustralians • tropicalbeaches, rainforests , distantstations • theoutback – 3.5 timesbiggerthanthe UK • theworld´s bestqualityopals • oneoftheworld´s largestminingareasforcopperandzinc

  2. Brisbane • thecapitalof QLD • 3rd largestAustralian city / 2.5 mil. / • AsianAustralians – thelargestethnic minority • stilthouses – woodenhouses on tallposts • coolairunderthe house • verandahs

  3. Whoisthecapital city namedafter ?

  4. ThomasBRISBANE - theformergovernorof NSW He ordered to built a newconvict settlement forrepeatoffenders. Thiswasthebeginningofthe city of Brisbane.

  5. TheGold Coast • calledAustralian Miami • top touristdestination • 40 km of surf beaches • SurfersParadise – theheartofTheGoldCoast • themeandwaterparks

  6. DREAMWORLD thelargesttheme park in Australia TowerofTerror ThunderRiverRide

  7. SEA WORLD thebiggest in theSouthern hemisphere themarinemammal park theoceanarium

  8. WET ´ n ´ WILD WATER PARK Tornado

  9. TheSunshinecoast • northof Brisbane • more peacefulthanTheGoldCoast • nationalparks • Crocoseum – a crocodile show Crocoseumin Australia ZOO

  10. The Great BarrierReef • stretchesalongtheeastcoast in QLD • thelargest in theworld • oneoftheNaturalWondersoftheworld • on the UNESCO Heritage List / since 1981 / • paradisefordiversandphotographers • seacreatures – whales, sharks, dolphins, turtles • 1500 fish species • 4 000 typesofmollusks • around 900 islandsscatteredaroundthe GBR

  11. starfish octopus turtle

  12. HowlongisthegreatBarrierReef ?

  13. 2 500 km

  14. Fraser Island theworld´s largestsandy island Dingoes live there.

  15. Resources: www.en.wikipedia.org/queensland www.en.wikipedia.org/brisbane www.en.wikipedia.org/goldcoast www.en.wikipedia.org/sunshinecoast www.en.wikipedia.org/greatbarrierreef www.en.wikipedia.org/fraserisland