With thousands of kilometers of tropical coastlines, sandy beaches, coral reefs, mountain rainforests and a wonderfully warm climate it’s no wonder Queensland attracts so many tourist from Australia and abroad.
If you’re the kind of holiday goer that enjoys the relaxation of the sun, sand and surf while still being near city facilities and a bustling nightlife then head to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or even Brisbane. You’ll find plenty of beach activities with easy access to the likes of Moreton Bay and its islands while still being able to shop and party your time away in the busier districts of the cities.
For a more laid back, tropical holiday you’ll want to stay somewhere in Far North Queensland or on the Capricorn Coast, where the weather is warmer, the water is calmer and people in the towns are a little bit more relaxed.
Outback Queensland will showcase for you what colonial Australian life was really like with several historic museums and tours, along with virtually untouched landscapes so you can see what the first explorers of this land saw. No matter what you’re looking for in Australia you’ll find it somewhere in the great state of Queensland. Search for the holiday to suit you in the list of popular destinations below.
Brisbane has grown to be an incredibly vibrant river city, a place with something for everyone without the high prices of Sydney. The city is home to a range of annual music and arts festivals, world class restaurants, a thriving nightlife and endless activities for tourists.
Moreton Bay provides access to endless island adventures on Bribie and Stradbroke islands. Whether you’re after water adventures, boating, fishing, camping or 4 wheel driving there is bound to be some outdoor activity to suit you on one of these coastal paradises.
While Brisbane is a bustling city of shopping, events, dining and nightlife, that outdoor Queensland element still exists in regional Brisbane. Visit Brisbane and experience the mountains, townships, National Parks and outdoor activities that are only a short drive away from the city.
Situated on the tropical Far North Queensland coast, Cairns is a brilliant holiday location for all travellers and also works as a great base for shorter trips to the smaller, picturesque towns in the surrounding area. Find out more about Cairns and nearby towns Palm Cove, Babinda, Edmonton and more.
This area flourishes with bushland, rainforests, mountain ranges, wide open spaces, outback towns and wonderfully tropical climate. Stretching in from Cairns this area encompasses the Atherton Tablelands to the southwest, Kuranda in the northwest, and stretching from the Great Dividing Range all the way to the Northern Territory border is the breathtaking Gulf Savannah.
The Capricorn Coast is a beautiful stretch of coast with temperate climate, magnificent sunsets and all the advantages of a coastal holiday with a village style. Close to rainforests, National Parks, a string of beaches chartered by Captain Cook, Great and North Keppel Islands, and southern Great Barrier Reef there is no end to the holiday possibilities of this region.
Far North Queensland is a tropical region stretching from Cairns to the Torres Strait. With the magnificent coral of the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage listed tropical rainforests and a broad range of activities there is bound to be a holiday to satisfy all travellers.
Famous for Fun, the Gold Coast offers no end to the fantastic range of attractions, beaches, shopping, dining, and fun events for all ages. There's a huge range of accommodation right next to the beach, plus a myriad of things to do - no wonder its the holiday capital of Australia!
South East Queensland’s best-kept secret is the picturesque mountainous rainforest region to the west of the Gold Coast. Spotted with wineries, cafes, and boutique stores the area is a tranquil escape for tourists and locals. Take a scenic drive, go bushwalking or just spend the day taking in the views with a cold one.
The Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders, is the largest reef system in the world. Made up of 900 islands and countless individual reefs in crystal clear waters of the Coral Sea, it is a haven for scuba diving and snorkelling, cruises and a heap of water activities.
The Queensland Outback is a region rich with awe-inspiring landscapes, rugged roads, cultural heritage of our pioneering history and fair dinkum friendly locals. The area is fast becoming a tourist route for local and international visitors, causing a growth of tourist attractions throughout the region.
Nestled between the rainforest and the sea, Port Douglas is a mainland paradise. Sandwiched between the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park, Port Douglas is home to a world class marina and some of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts in North Queensland.
One of Queensland's premier holiday destinations, the Sunshine Coast is home to both a perfect coastline, beautifully lush hinterland and has everything you need to relax, shop and dine to your heart's content. There is a seemingly endless supply of holiday activities on offer for everyone
The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a great place to escape to the fresh, crisp air, stunning views and fascinating towns all hidden just behind the beaches of the coast. Art galleries, craft shops, country markets, excellent restaurants and comfortable bed and breakfast guesthouses await.
The North Queensland city of Townsville is a bustling, regional hub and fast becoming a tourist destination. The relaxed lifestyle, diverse landscape and range of activities are drawing in more and more holiday makers every year. Situated amid beaches, rainforests, and wetlands, Townsville is open for so many outdoor activities.
Just off the Central Queensland coast is the beautiful collection of subtropical islands that make up the Whitsundays. The islands attract tourists from all over the world for snorkelling, scuba diving, island resort getaways and yachting to name a few, not to mention pristine beaches and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.