Home to some of the world’s most remarkable reefs and award-winning beaches. Holidays to Queensland are understandably one of Australia’s most popular state destinations.
Fondly known as Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’, a Queensland holiday boasts some of the country’s best weather. Most visitors come here to soak up the sun, see the Great Barrier Reef and sail around the exquisite Whitsunday Islands. From beach lovers to the adventurous traveller, Queensland holidays offer something for everyone.
From Brisbane up to Cairns, you’ll find Queenslanders making the most of the sunshine, their golden beaches and great surf. Australia's Nature Coast, north of Brisbane and comprising of the Fraser Coast and Sunshine Coast, Australia’s Nature Coast holidays boast white beaches, fascinating wildlife and national parks full of adventure. While further north you’ll find one of the seven natural wonders of the world – the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef holidays are always a favourite on bucket lists (and rightly so), from magical snorkelling and diving trips discovering the wonders of the underwater world, to seeing the famous reef from a birds-eye view on a seaplane flight, to relaxing on a palm-fringed paradise island.
What To Do on a Queensland Holiday
The Queensland Hinterland also lures those who like to keep active on their holidays. Discover the walking trails of Lamington National Park and The Glass Mountains National Park, and discover native wildlife, breathtaking views and fascinating nature. Or go on an escorted walkabout into the Queensland bush to meet the locals and learn more about the area’s indigenous ancestry. For those after an adrenaline rush, travel into the heart of the Daintree Rainforest and soar through the world’s oldest rainforest on thrilling ziplines. Then perhaps see the rainforest from a different perspective. Did you know that Tropical North Queensland is among the world’s best places to go hot air ballooning? You do now! Take a peek at our top 6 day tours in Queensland for inspiration on how to enhance your Queensland adventure.
Queensland Holiday Ideas
Discover the wonders of Queensland on a trip of a lifetime. For those that want to tick off the iconic sights of Australia, the Sydney, Rock and Reef is the perfect trip for you. Taking in vibrant Sydney in New South Wales, dramatic Uluru in the Red Centre, and then arriving at Queensland where you’ll take in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, this is a perfect itinerary for your first trip Down Under. Fancy driving the coast of Queensland? The Queensland Classic explores the coast from Brisbane to Cairns, discovering remarkable islands, stunning stretches of beaches and fascinating reef, all at your own pace. For the ultimate Queensland holiday experience, embark a cruise of the Great Barrier Reef with Coral Expeditions and discover the hidden jewels of this remarkable reef, stroll along sandy beaches on remote coral cays, and visit secluded tropical islands and ancient rainforests.
With five UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the world’s largest natural wonder, not to mention perfect BBQ weather – a holiday to Queensland is sure to leave you wanting to return again and again.