PHOTO: REA Group/ chief economist Nerida Conisbee.

BRITONS are turning to Queensland to escape the Brexit blues, with new figures showing a spike in the number of UK property seekers searching for a slice of paradise in the sunshine state.

Research by reveals the political turmoil in Britain has sent many voters heading for the exit, with searches for property in sunny Queensland increasing by almost a third in December compared to the same time a year earlier.