Your ultimate guide to

QLD

Discover everything Queensland has to offer with our ultimate travel guide of things to see and do in Queensland. Relax on beautiful beaches, be inspired by world-heritage listed rainforests or escape to an island paradise.

 

Explore stunning destinations in South East Queensland such as the Gold Coast, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast or head to the tropical climates of the Daintree Rainforest, Whitsunday Islands and the Tropical North.

 

Queensland is a great holiday destination for family beach holidays, romantic getaways on tropical islands or road tripping to the outback; Queensland has it all.

Top Things to Do in Queensland

There are plenty of things to do in Queensland and a visit to the Great Barrier Reef should be on everyone’s bucket list. Explore the Whitsunday Islands and bring a sense of adventure with sailing, ocean rafting and skydiving available to tempt thrill seekers. Families will love a day out at the Queensland theme parks for fun in the sun on the Gold Coast.

Snorkelling & Sailing

There are plenty of opportunities for snorkelling and sailing in Queensland, with The Whitsundays a popular spot for beginners and advanced skill levels alike. Try sailing the Whitsundays in a catamaran for the joy and freedom of sailing unassisted through the most beautiful waterways in the world.

 

Just an hour from Brisbane, swim in the crystal clear waters of Moreton Island where you can snorkel among the corroded hulls of 15 sunken ships, teaming with reef fish as well as turtles, dolphins and stingrays and coral outcrops.

Adventure Seeking

If it’s adventure you seek, Queensland offers plenty of adrenaline pumping action, from diving with sharks at Osprey Reef, jungle surfing at Cape Tribulation to skydiving in picturesque locations across the state including the Gold Coast, Cairns, Fraser Island and the Whitsundays.

Island Relaxation

Relax; you’re on island time. Take some serious R&R and chill out at one of Queensland’s island destinations. Hamilton Island is the ideal island getaway, whether you splurge on a stay at qualia or stay at one of the more affordable holiday houses or hotels on the island you’ll find plenty of things to do on Hamilton Island or simply enjoy relaxing and doing nothing at all.

Best Places to Visit in Queensland

There are plenty of places to visit in Queensland starting with Queensland’s buzzing capital Brisbane a laid-back city meandering along the banks of the Brisbane River. There’s a whole, diverse state to explore, from South East Queensland to the Tropical North you’ll find the perfect base to explore.

Great Barrier Reef

One of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef is a magnet for travellers, ideal for romantic getaways or an adventure packed family holiday. Explore the Great Barrier Reef by snorkelling and scuba diving or view the magnificent reef from above with one of many operators offering tours of the world-heritage listed wonderland.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has been synonymous with the quintessential Australian beach holiday for decades. The region attracts families, beach babes and surfers for it’s laid-back surf culture. In recent times, the Gold Coast has shed its kitschy stereotype to emerge as a cool and confident beach destination worth revisiting. Families flock to the Gold Coast theme parks while foodies are discovering the sophistication in the south at Burleigh.

Daintree

One of Australia’s most precious natural wonders, the Daintree Rainforest, at 180 million years old, is the oldest continuously living rainforest in the world. When you visit this UNESCO World Heritage site, on the land of the Yalanji people, you’ll be inspired by the diversity of the flora and fauna and marvel at the distinct landscapes you encounter. Take a ‘dreamtime’ guided walk and learn fascinating stories about the Daintree or experience the Daintree from a different perspective by cruising, camping or ziplining through the rainforest.

Choosing Where to Stay in Queensland

You’ll find options in Queensland to suit every budget from camping and caravan parks, budget hotels to beachside resorts, boutique hotels and luxury accommodation.

 

Wondering where to stay in Queensland? Whether you’re planning a family holiday, city break, adventure holiday, romantic getaway or luxury experience there is a destination to suit your style from a coastal holiday on the Sunshine Coast, to a road trip in the Outback, Queensland has the perfect accommodation to suit your style and budget.

Lodges

Queensland is a popular choice for a honeymoon or romantic getaway and luxury lodges are the perfect choice to retreat from the world. Spicers Peak Lodge is the highest non-alpine resort in Australia with valley views, fireplaces and a hatted restaurant making it a dining destination worth the detour to the Scenic Rim. In the tropical north, Silky Oaks Lodge is the ultimate luxury eco lodge in an unrivalled location on the tranquil Mossman River just downstream from Mossman Gorge.

Luxury Hotels

Looking for luxury hotels in Queensland? Look no further than qualia the darling of Australian luxury on the pristine Hamilton Island. In Brisbane, The Calile Hotel has brought sophisticated style and laid-back elegance to the river city. Meanwhile, The Star Gold Coast brings the glitz and opulence to the Gold Coast, surrounded by bars, restaurants and entertainment precincts alongside the thrills of a world-class casino.

Tours and Packages Queensland

There are plenty of tours and packages to make the most of your Queensland holiday. Choose from our ultimate Queensland bucket list including a visit to the award-winning Bundaberg Rum Distillery for a unique Blend Your Own Rum Experience.