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The new series of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here is well underway and another bunch of crazy famous faces have surrendered themselves to the ritual humiliation of eating insects or wearing them. Though you might not fancy joining them in their rain forest camp, which is seriously lacking in luxury, you might be more interested in enjoying a distinctly more comfortable trip to Queensland where the show is filmed.

I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here is filmed on the edge of the Australian rain forest in a place called Murwillumbah in Queensland. The state is the second greatest in size in Australia and sits in the North East. Popular destinations include Brisbane, the state's capital, the Great Barrier Reef, Gold Coast and the Whitsundays.

As the capital city, it's no surprise that in Brisbane the pace is very slightly more bustling than other parts of the state with its shopping malls and nightlife. There are plenty of attractions to keep you busy here from the Brisbane Museum to the City Botanic Gardens and Planetarium. To get the best view of the city, take a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane. Like the London Eye, this giant Ferris wheel offers the opportunity to take in the cityscape from around sixty metres up. If you'd like to see some local wildlife, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Fig Tree Pocket is the place to head or travel North out of Brisbane toward the Glass House Mountains to find Australia Zoo which was the home of the late Steve Irwin.

South of Brisbane is the Gold Coast with its glossy high rise buildings and glitzy casino culture. It's also known for its selection of theme parks including Movie World, Wet n Wild and Sea World.

To the far North of the capital is Cairns, often considered to the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef though you can make the trip out to the reef in one form or another from most towns along the coast. The reef is the world's largest formation of coral and home to an unbelievable range of sea life.

It's a site that offers divers a truly memorable visit. If you don't fancy swimming, there are lots of boat trips available where you take in the view from a greater distance. Along the reef, there are a number of islands, some of which it is possible to make overnight stays. Queensland certainly has a lot to offer visitors and far from wanting a quick exit like the celebs, you'll certainly wish you could stay longer.

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