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Your guide to visiting Queensland

It's live in Queensland... head north during spring and summer for culture, sport and festivals

Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim
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Spring and summer are brilliant seasons for heading to Queensland. 

Festivals of all kind erupt from the Tweed to the Tropical North, bringing with them music, theatre, art and excitement. World-class sporting clashes in tennis, cricket, rugby, motor sport and more are drawing the crowds – Queensland offers you a ringside seat.  Or perhaps you're planning on getting in on the sporting action yourself and testing yourself to your limits? It's a time for endurance sports and races for all ages. 

Below, find Time Out's guide to the big ticket events certain to tempt you on a northerly sojourn. In Queensland, it's all happening, and it's live.

Spring festivals and events in Queensland
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Spring festivals and events in Queensland

Queensland blooms with art, flora, music and more

Summer events in South East Queensland
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Summer events in South East Queensland

There’s plenty to do in Queensland all year round, but a wave of big-ticket items hits this summer

Blockbuster sport events in Queensland
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Blockbuster sport events in Queensland

When the weather warms up, Queensland’s got the competition covered

Achieve your personal best at these Queensland events
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Achieve your personal best at these Queensland events

If you’re the type who likes to throw yourself headlong into the athletic action, boy does Queensland have the line-up for you