15 Queensland Places to Free Your Inner Mermaid
This post originally appeared on Flight Centre Australia's blog
Let’s face it: most young girls (and I daresay a number of young boys) dream of sprouting scaly tails and becoming mermaids and mermen. Merpeople, if you will. But somewhere along the line, when imagination has to give way to more ‘practical’ thoughts of phone bills and health insurance, our dreams of living in giant clam shells are washed away.
Deep down, though, those fantasies of brushing your hair with a starfish and befriending wise-cracking crustaceans never truly die, and the great state of Queensland has ample places for you to splash freely.
Of course, we ALL know these mystical creatures exist, but who’s to say if they prefer salt or fresh water? A mermaid might feel just as comfortable beneath a cascade in Cairns as she would out on the reef.
In the wise words of Sebastian the crab; the human world? It’s a mess. Up on the shore they work all day, out in the sun they slave away, while we devotin’ full time to floatin’ under the sea…
Opal Reef, Port Douglas
Noosa National Park
Springbrook National Park
Lady Musgrave Island
Stoney Creek Falls, Cairns
Lady Elliot Island
Cedar Creek Falls, Airlie Beach
Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island
Ellinjaa Falls, Cairns
The Great Barrier Reef
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