Queensland Islands Holiday Guide
Located on Queensland’s far north coast, the Tropical North Queensland region comprises the Great Barrier Reef and stunning Queensland Islands. Popular for family holidays, honeymoons and romantic getaways, these tropical holiday destinations offer soft white sand beaches, crystal clear water and exotic landscapes creating a unique and relaxing atmosphere.
Queensland Islands Packages
The Queensland Islands offer a wide range of holiday and accommodation options which can make planning the ideal holiday to suit your needs a little overwhelming. TravelOnline has put together a fantastic range of Queensland Islands holiday packages to offer huge discounts and excellent value for money by combining everything from flights and accommodation to transfers, tours, meal packages and more.
Top Island Destinations
Renowned as a family favourite, beautiful Daydream Island is also a hidden gem for honeymooners offering stylish accommodation with kids clubs as well as romantic day spas.
The Queensland Coast’s most popular island, enjoying quality accommodation offering resorts and hotels catering for all budgets with plenty of great facilities.
The service and luxury capital of the Queensland Islands, accommodation on Hayman Island offers a unique luxury 5-star experience and is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.
Accommodation on Heron Island offers a unique holiday experience with the reef’s edge, the beach and the waters teeming with marine life just metres from your door.
Home to a world famous turtle rookery, manta ray population and bird nesting, accommodation on Lady Elliot Island seamlessly blends into the natural haven and rich marine eco-system.
With so many island destinations to choose from, accommodation in the Queensland Islands is as varied as the islands themselves. Queensland Islands accommodation ranges from budget hotels and secluded lodges to luxury resorts and family friendly options. Haggerstone, Hamilton and Hayman Island accommodation is ideal for couple’s romance while Green, Lizard and Hayman Island accommodation offers absolute luxury. Daydream, Hayman and Hamilton Island accommodation are family favourites and offer plenty of activities and facilities to keep the whole family entertained.
Queensland Islands Activities
The spectacular natural landscapes of the Queensland Islands offer a fantastic range of things to see and do including fishing and diving on Wilson, Heron and Lizard Islands while the turtle rookery on Lady Elliot Island will captivate every guest. Whale watching and reef cruises are also a popular way to explore this beautiful part of the world and you will even be given the chance to hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma and Moreton Islands. With the Great Barrier Reef easily accessible from all Queensland Islands, the options are practically endless.
Most of the Queensland Islands can be accessed from the mainland via launch transfers or connecting flights. Speed limits are indicated in kilometres and vary from 50 – 110 km per hour between residential and high traffic areas. Australians drive on the left hand side of the road with roads generally in good condition and major routes signposted. No service charge applies and tipping is not mandatory.