Brisbane: Queensland's Capital City
Brisbane is the largest city in Australia's Queensland state, which covers the northeast corner of the country. In this video, top AirVuz contributor Paul Vlad flew his DJI Mavic Pro drone over Brisbane at sunrise, creating a marvelous aerial perspective of Australia's third largest urban area after Sydney and Melbourne, both of which lie to the south of Brisbane. Brisbane sits on the Brisbane River, a few km/mi upstream of where it empties into Moreton Bay on the Coral Sea.
Gold Coast: Queensland's Second City
Contributor 70daysaroundtheworld created this amazing drone video of Gold Coast, one of the main beach cities of eastern Australia and the second largest city in the state of Queensland. It's located south of the state capital of Brisbane. Since 2005, Gold Coast has been the home of the tallest building in Australia: Q1 (Queensland Number One), which you'll see clearly in the video. The 78 story residential tower has an architectural height of just over 320 meters (1.06k ft.).
Cairns: Australia's Eco-Tourism Heaven
Top content creator Zimydakid does it again with this fantastic video from the area around Cairns in eastern Australia. Cairns is the hottest ecotourism destination in Australia; it's the city closest to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef (which runs along most of the coast of the state of Queensland) as well as the Cape Tribulation nature area where crocodiles can be found in abundance. In Zimydakid's well-developed style, the video features a mix of drone, ground camera, and underwater video footage.
Heron Island: On the Great Barrier Reef
Contributor MantaMattMedia created this epic drone video of Heron Island, a coral cay located on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest system of coral reefs in the world. It is situated in the Coral Sea, which separates mainland Australia from the South Pacific islands such as New Caledonia. Heron Island is one of the few inhabited islands amongst the 900 islands which make up the great Reef, and a popular departure point for divers.
Babinda Boulders: Queensland's Famous Rocks
The Babinda Boulders form a natural pool where three streams come together in the Cairns Region on the northern coast of Queensland, the northeastern state of Australia. Because of the fast-moving currents running over the rocks, the site is sometimes referred to as the Devil's Pool. Contributor Y0shi flew a drone over the Babindas to create an amazing aerial video of one of the world's most distinctive looking rock formations.
Whitsunday Island's Whitehaven Beach
In this video, the Besos (aka the Flip Flop Squad) give us a bird's eye view of one of the top beaches in eastern Australia. Whitehaven beach is on Whitsunday Island, the largest of a group of islands which lie off the coast of the state of Queensland. They lie between Conway National Park on the mainland and the Great Barrier Reef. The drone video shows the torquoise blue water of the island and features one of the Besos' trademark dronie shots at the 1:10 mark.
Brisbane Dawn to Dusk Montage
Here is an awesome aerial video of Brisbane, the great Australian city near the mouth of the river by the same name. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, the third most populous of Australia's seven states and its second largest by land area. Hekticdrones used a DJI Mavic Pro to shoot this dawn-to-dusk montage of Australia's third largest city, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly 2.5 million people and which has one of the most impressive skylines of the cities of Australasia.
Sunshine Coast: Fairy Pools
Australia's state of Queensland is known in part for its rock formations and its stunning beaches. In this drone video, you'll see where these natural phenomena come together in a beautiful drone video of a beach near Noosa on the state's Sunshine Coast. Located about an hour north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast region is the state's third largest population center. The Noosa beaches are known for their "fairy pools", tidal pools formed by the area's unusual rock formations.
Thornton Beach: North Queensland Treasure
Most of the best-known beaches on the enormous coastline of Australia's state of Queensland are on its southern end, in the area between the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast (with Brisbane roughly in the middle). In this video, contributor Samuel Young gives us a beautiful bird's eye view of Thornton Beach, which lies far north of these more well known areas. It's situated by Port Douglas, near the base of the gigantic Cape York Peninsula which forms the northernmost part of the state.
Great Dividing Range: Cunninghams's Gap
Contributor NASa created this awesome aerial view of Cunningham's Gap, a pass through the Great Dividing Range of mountains which runs up and down eastern Australia. This particular gap is in the state of Queensland, between the Darling Downs farming region on the western slope and the Fassifern Valley on the eastern. The Great Dividing Range is actually a series of ranges which is home to most of Australia's mountainous terrain.
Great Dividing Range: Mt. Barney
Behold this stunning drone video of Mt. Barney, one of the most scenic peaks of Australia's Great Dividing Range. With a peak altitude of 1.4k meters (4.5k ft.), Mt. Barney is one of the tallest peaks in the state of Queensland. It's about a 90 minute drive from Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, not far from the border with New South Wales. In this video from contributor NASa, you'll get a bird's eye view of this popular hiking spot in the interior of eastern Australia.
Brisbane's Bayside District
In this video, contributor Adam Macca uses a combination of ground and drone footage to give us a beautiful view of the Bayside area of Brisbane, the capital of Australia's Queensland state and its third largest city. The term "Bayside" refers to the area southeast of central Brisbane on Moreton Bay, the body of water into which the Brisbane River empties. As you'll see in this video, it's a beautiful area, with many islands, countless recreational boats, and biking trails.
On Australia's East Coast
Would you drop everything and buy a one-way ticket to Australia? Would it be worth the risk? It was for the duo behind backpackpassion. Follow their incredible journey road tripping along Australia’s east coast with a DJI Mavic Pro drone. When you see this video you'll appreciate that New South Wales and Queensland aren't just about the big coastal cities; they have endless coastlines and expansive interiors. Spoiler alert – you will also see some wild horses and a couple kangaroos.
Queensland's Spectacular Coastline
The coastline of Queensland, Australia is not as well known as that of New South Wales to its south. If the Queensland coastline perhaps lacks some of the glamour of Sydney's beaches, it more than makes up for it with its more rugged beauty and (at least in many spots) untouched look. In this drone video by contributor fromabove, you'll get a bird's eye view of some of the more beautiful and pristine spots along the long Queensland coastline, which stretches for many hundreds of km/mi.
Raby Bay in Greater Brisbane
Brisbane may be Australia's third largest city, but it definitely ranks with Sydney and Melbourne in terms of sheer physicaly beauty. The capital of the state of Queensland, it lies toward the southern end of the state's long western coastline. In this video, you'll get a beautiful bird's eye look at a part of Brisbane, compliments of contributor Marlin59. The area filmed is called Raby Bay. Considered a suburb of Brisbane, it sits just south of the city, also located on Moreton Bay.
Main Range Park: Queensland's Rainforest
While Australia is known for its beaches and deserts, what's less appreciated is that the country also hosts some impressive rainforests. One of these is in a mountainous area around Main Range National Park in southeastern Queensland, not far from Brisbane. Part of a chain of mountains called the Scenic Rim, it's one of Australia's natural treasures. In this video by contributor and drone pilot NASa, you'll get a bird's eye view of the area, which is also home to some usual rock formations called "Steamers".
Straddie: Queensland Island
Australia's Moreton Bay, on which the Queensland capital city Brisbane sits, is formed by two islands: Moreton and North Stradbroke. Until 1896, there was no North Stadbroke Island nor was there a South Sadbroke Island, there was just Stradbroke Island. In that year, a gigantic storm caused the island to split in two, divided by the Jumpinpin Channel. In this drone video by Adam Macca, you'll get a beautiful bird's eye view of North Stradbroke Island, sometimes called "Straddie".
The World's Largest Sand Island
Check out this drone video of what is believed to be the world's largest sand island, compliments of YulianS. Australia's Fraser Island is located off the coast of its Queensland state, a three hour drive north of the state capital Brisbane. Fraser is over 120 km (about 75 mi.) long by about 22 km (around 15 mi.) wide, making it the country's sixth largest island by land area. With all manner of flora and fauna, it's considered a natural treasure. In 1992, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage natural site.
Gold Coast: Australian Vacation Paradise
Here is an aerial view of the "other" Gold Coast, compliments of 70daysaroundtheworld's DJI Mavic Pro drone. While the term is frequently applied to the southeastern coast of Florida, this Gold Coast lies in the southeastern part of another state - Queensland, Australia. Situated just to the south of the state capital Brisbane, this city is home to some of the best surfing and swimming beaches in the country. Queensland's second largest city, it's home to the country's tallest building as of 2018.
Cruising Australia's Gold Coast
Top contributor fromabove created this marvelous video from Australia's Gold Coast area in southern Queensland. The video was put together to promote cruises in the boating heaven that exists in the semi-protected waters here. Queensland's second largest city has always been a leisure-oriented area. The natural visual appeal of its mangrove islands and forested coasts is complimented now by some of Australia's tallest skyscrapers, almost all of which are residential and hotels.
Aerial Montage of Queensland
Get an aerial tour of Australia's Queensland state in this marvelous compilation video by esteheyns. It contains highlights of her wanderings around Australia's third most populous state which is generally considered #1 in terms of its natural scenery. The video includes footage of some of the state's enormously long coastline (including some great shots of the Gold Coast skyline as well as the legendary surfing scene) as well as its vast hinterland.