Queensland is best known for the Great Barrier Reef, which boasts the world’s most amazing underwater vistas and most unusual wildlife. Slap on some goggles and a snorkel or get in scuba diver gear to get an even closer look at brilliantly colored coral cays and even brighter tropical fish. The state of Queensland is worth a visit at any time of year for its coastline alone, which is lined with extraordinary white beaches. Two seasons keep things simple, with the wet season coming to an end at the end of April just in time for perfect sunny days in May. An added bonus for spring travelers, the jellyfish haven’t yet arrived, so spring visitors can enjoy the waters without deterrence. Offshore, hundreds of tropical islands jut out of the water covered by dunes and dense forests growing right out of the sand. Book a beachfront hut or a bayside yurt and make the trip to Queensland in springtime.