How Queensland is a distinctive landscape and culture.

Is Queensland different? Are there aspects of its culture and landscape that are unmistakeably Queensland? What is distinctive about Queensland?

There are over one hundred islands in the Torres Strait, whose area extends over 35,000 square kilometres, seventeen of these islands are inhabited.

From the air, the braided Channel Country constitutes some of the most distinctive landscape in Australia.

Black soil and ‘rolling grass seas’

Islands are an integral part of how Queensland is imagined, perceived and portrayed.

Queensland, the Pacific and Asia share a distinctive geography and history. Queensland is geographically part of the Pacific, separated only by the boundaries of modern nation states.

Queensland, twice the size of New South Wales and eight times the size of Victoria. That’s how the recently established Government Tourist Bureau promoted the state on postcards in 1912.

Souvenirs of Queensland readily reflect the distinctive nature of the state and provide inexpensive mementoes.

Queensland has a selection of unique native trees which have particular claims to distinctiveness as they have all coloured and shaped the character of Queensland's life and imagery.

Over the past thirty years three rapidly growing urban areas in south-east Queensland have merged into a two hundred kilometre long city.