If you think you need to travel to far-flung, exotic locations to enjoy a tropical paradise, think again. Australia has its own haven of natural beauty: the Queensland coast. Between the jungle-covered Whitsundays, World Heritage Site Daintree National Park and the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, there’s plenty of ecotourism, resort serenity and ocean fun to be had.
But wait, there’s more!Queensland also boasts some of the nation’s largest cities, with Brisbane in particular offering more excitement and culture than you can shake a DSLR camera at. And if you’re looking to explore Australia’s Red Centre, Queensland even has a bit of that.
Ready to start your getaway? Of course you are. With all that this statehas to offer, who could resist our QLD holiday packages? Stuff to Do
If there’s one thing Queensland has coming out is proverbial ears, it’s excuses to be in the ocean. Snorkel or scuba dive to explore one of the world’s richest and most mysterious underwater “landscapes”. Throw a line in the water to catch jumbo fish, catch glimpses of migrating whales, or say “aw!” while watching nesting sea turtles. And that’s not all. You can also hang ten in one of several world-famous surf destinations, or escape to a romantic tropical island with your one and only.
Still think dryer climes are more your style? No problem. Just head west or south, past farmlands and forests to the red crags, canyons and towns of the interior. And you thought Queensland holidays were all about beaches and rainforests. Urban Playground
The seat of awesomeness is most certainly Brisbane. The territory’s capital city offers plenty of neighbourhoods to explore, each with their own flair. Check out our Brisbane car rental options and cruise over to the parties of Fortitude Valley, flashy Paddington, or the bohemian coffee shops of the West End. And grub? This place is a foodie haven. Please, save some room for dessert.
When you’re ready to explore other cities with our Queensland holiday packages, explore the glimmering skyscrapers of Gold Coast or night markets of Cairns. Mackay boasts Art Deco architecture, while Townsville offers all flavours of the nearby food and wine country. Where to Visit
With so many items to check off your bucket list, where can you begin QLD holidays? Our advice is start with the Great Barrier Reef and the waves of the Gold Coast. Take a break from it all by going on your own walkabout in Munga-Thirri National Park or Currawinya National Park. Miss the ocean already? Then head north to the Sunshine Coast and the dreamy Whitsundays Islands.
Now all you have to do is start booking. Check out Wotif’sQueensland holiday deals. They’re a quick, easy way to get the ball rolling—without letting that ball run over your savings account, Indiana Jones-style. Don’t have time to see the entire stateon your getaway? Just book one of our Brisbane holidays and start there. You can always come back for more next time!
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.co.nz from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.