Definitive Proof That Queensland Is The Real Sunshine State

Sorry Florida. Pictures via Tourism Queensland’s Instagram.

1. Queensland is Australia’s Sunshine State, with 263 sunny days a year on average.

2. Every morning, thousands of Queenslanders hit the beach for the greatest show on Earth.


4. Queensland has 6,973 km of coastline (4,333 miles) = spectacular sunrises aplenty.

Mostly you can have the sunrise to yourself. Covering 1.8m sq km, Queensland is more than seven times the size of the United Kingdom, with a population of just under four million, mostly living in the south-east corner.

5. In Queensland the early bird gets the worm.

6. Over Brisbane.

7. The Sunshine Coast. (See what they did there?)

8. Burleigh Heads.

9. Fraser Island.

10. Mission Beach, Far North Queensland.

11. Port Douglas, FNQ.

12. And the Gold Coast.

13. A new day dawns, and all is right with the world.

14. Eventually the sun is up, and Queensland basks in 13.5 hours of solar bliss*.

15. All too soon, the sun begins to sink towards the horizon.

16. Another beautifully perfect Queensland day comes to a close.

17. That great big ball of fire falls away.

18. And the sky glows again.



21. Home to the greatest sunrises and sunsets on Earth.

22. See?

23. SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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