Queensland Travel Guides

The second-largest state in Australia, Queensland occupies 25% of Australia's continent and is a popular holiday destination thanks to its laid back lifestyle and attractive northern location. The large state offers plenty of holiday destinations to enjoy and explore and is renowned for its spectacular tropical weather and stunning beaches. The relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals add to the fantastic range of things to see and do. With some of the most popular holiday destinations within a couple of hours drive of each other, you can make the most of your time in Queensland.

Popular Queensland Holiday Destinations

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

A glittering holiday destination renowned for its resorts and hotels, beaches, theme parks and busy nightlife.

Noosa Beach

Sunshine Coast

A relaxing holiday destination for families renowned for its natural attractions, wildlife, beaches and the upmarket Noosa area.

Daydream Island


A stunning string of islands off the coast of Queensland offering a tropical holiday destination with a wide range of accommodation types.

Port Douglas Lookout

Tropical North Queensland

Home to some of the state's most amazing natural attractions including the World Heritage listed Daintree rainforest and the beautiful Port Douglas Marina.

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

One of the seven wonders of the world offering spectacular marine life, colourful coral and tropical fish. Great for diving and snorkelling.

Queensland Airlie Beach Lagoon

Airlie Beach

A vibrant coastal town in Queensland, known as the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

Catseye Beach

Hamilton Island

A picturesque resort island in the Whitsundays, offering visitors a luxury escape with stunning beaches, world-class amenities, and direct access to the Great Barrier Reef.

Daydream Island

Daydream Island

A serene tropical paradise in the Whitsundays, known for its rejuvenated resort, living reef attraction, and lush landscapes against the backdrop of the sparkling Coral Sea.

Holiday Packages

With such a great range of holiday destinations on offer, Queensland holiday packages are a great way to make the most of your time in the sunshine state. Combining everything from flights and accommodation to transfers, tours, travel insurance and more, you can enjoy significant savings on tropical island destinations like the Whitsundays and Daydream Island or arrange family friendly accommodation and activities in popular family holiday destinations like Noosa.

Queensland Accommodation

Queensland's accommodation is as diverse as its holiday destinations and offers a great range of motels, hotels, resorts, self-catering apartments and more. From as far north as Cairns and Port Douglas all the way to the popular family holiday destination of Fraser Island, there's sure to be accommodation to suit you. All accommodation features comfortable sleeping arrangements and a fantastic range of onsite facilities, no matter your tastes or budget.

Fast Facts

Part of the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is the largest island of the group and is home to the Race Week yachting festival each August. Named after the Palm trees that line its shore, Palm Cove is located 27km north of Cairns.