Under the Aussie Sun: A Queensland Photo Gallery

 
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The world's largest living organism: Queensland's 133,208-square-mile Great Barrier Reef is larger than the UK and Ireland combined.  
Credit: Weststock 
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190,000 years ago, a crater erupted in Queensland, smothering ancient riverbeds in lava; today, the Undara lava fields preserve the oldest and most extensive lava tubes in the world.  
Credit: Leanne Mitchell 
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Queensland truly is a wave-player's paradise: here, enthusiasts prepare for Kirra Beach's surf Carnival.  
Credit: Australian Tourist Commission 
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Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, has freshwater dune lakes, tropical rainforest, and 25 species of mammals.  
Credit: Australian Tourist Commission 
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One of Australia's less frightening reptiles, the forest dragon resides mainly north of Cairns in Queensland.  
Credit: Australian Tourist Commission 
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A World Heritage Listed area, Daintree Rainforest in northern Queensland protects the largest diverse range of plants and animals on Earth.  
Credit: Leanne Mitchell 
 
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