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Queensland Holidays

A holiday in tropical Queensland promises sun drenched beaches, swaying palm trees and a host of World Heritage listed natural wonders.

The northern reaches of the ‘Sunshine State’ are renowned for their outstanding beauty, from the lush tropical Daintree Rainforest to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef including the paradise islands of the picture-perfect Whitsundays. In the south of the state, stand out attractions include the vast dunes of Fraser Island, whale watching in Hervey Bay and bustling Brisbane.

Queensland is well known for its beautiful beaches, stretching from the upmarket enclaves of Port Douglas and Palm Cove, all the way down to stunning Noosa Heads and the golden sands of the vibrant Gold Coast. Offshore, there are a host of island resorts to suit every budget and taste.

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Trailfinders is the UK and Ireland's No.1 to Australia and one in six of all visitors from here travel with us. Almost all of our travel consultants have travelled extensively here, often returning time and time again.


Here's a selection of our most popular holidays in Queensland.

If you'd like to see how you could fit this state into a wider exploration of the country - take a look at our Australia Holidays page.
Nature Queensland
16 days / 15 nights
from €2,458
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Port Douglas
  • Fraser Island
  • Heron Island

  • Luxury Queensland
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €5,021
  • Brisbane
  • Scenic Rim
  • Hayman Island
  • Lizard Island
  • Cairns

  • Spicers Retreats: a Nature & Gourmet Discovery
    12 days / 11 nights
    from €3,016
  • Sydney
  • Bowen Mountain
  • Hunter Valley

  • Queensland Thrills & Spills
    20 days / 19 nights
    from €Please contact us
  • Animal Encounters
  • Hamilton Island
  • Whitsunday Islands

  • Barrier Reef Roaming - Motorhome Holiday
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €916
  • Brisbane
  • Noosa
  • Hervey Bay
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Airlie Beach
  • Mission Beach
  • Port Douglas

  • East Coast Islands & Rainforest
    12 days / 11 nights
    from €3,101
  • Sydney
  • Gold Coast
  • Hervey Bay
  • Hamilton Island
  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef


    Queensland map
    Cairns, Port Douglas & the Northern Great Barrier Reef
    Tropical North Queensland is a beautiful part of Australia that simply cannot be missed on a trip down under, the only decision is where to stay.

    All of the destinations listed here are ideally located to explore the GREAT BARRIER REEF and surrounding rainforest but each has its own character and distinctive appeal.
    The Whitsundays & Southern Great Barrier Reef
    Each of the SOUTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF and WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS are idyllic in their own way. Offering a range of experiences from rustic charm to sheer indulgence and everything inbetween, all include excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities on the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Access to the islands is easy, whether that be via short ferry, scenic flight transfer or frequent scheduled flight departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns to all the different access points along the coast.
    Brisbane & the Gold Coast
    Discover cosmopolitan Brisbane, gateway to the Godl Coast and enjoy The Queen Street Mall, the Botanic Gardens and the South Bank with its markets, landscaped gardens and swimming lagoon. Explore the Gold Coast’s fabulous beaches and World Heritage Rainforest at Lamington National Park. Stay in lively Surfers Paradise, or for a quieter alternative, choose upmarket Broadwater or laidback Coolangatta.
    Fraser Island, the Hinterland & Sunshine Coast
    FRASER ISLAND is the world’s largest sand island – with mighty dunes, pristine lakes, ancient rainforests and the 75 mile Beach highway, it’s a natural paradise waiting to be explored. The cosmopolitan seaside town of Noosa with its great restaurants and cafés, also offers beautiful beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes. Further inland, the charming town of Montville is the perfect base from which to explore the SUNSHINE COAST’S quaint towns and admire beautiful scenery with mountain backdrops and fascinating wildlife experiences.


    Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island
    Fraser Island, The Hinterland & Sunshine Coast
    from €279
  • 3 restaurants & 4 bars
  • 3 pools
  • Spa
  • Tennis courts
  • General store

  • Emporium Hotel South Bank
    from €111
  • Fine dining restaurant & wine cellar
  • French bistro
  • Rooftop bar & restaurant
  • Piano & jazz bar
  • Rooftop infinity pool
  • Parking from $45 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • Hamilton Island Resort
    The Whitsundays & Islands Of The Southern Great Barrier Reef
    from €95
  • 3*+ to 5* accommodation
  • 9 restaurants, 5 bars & 2 cafés
  • 6 resort pools on the island
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Watersports
  • 18 hole golf course
  • Kids’ club
  • Free wi-fi

  • Thala Beach Nature Reserve
    Port Douglas Nature Retreats
    from €91
  • Treetop restaurant & bar
  • Lounge with panoramic views
  • Private access beach
  • 2 pools
  • Massage treatments
  • Guided nature walks & talks
  • Guided stargazing
  • Local area shuttle (charge applies)
  • Free parking

  • Lizard Island
    Islands Of The Northern Great Barrier Reef
    from €635
  • Restaurant & 2 bars
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Activity centre
  • Watersports & dinghies
  • Beach picnics
  • Guided activities
  • Nature talks
  • Gym
  • Tennis court

  • Spicers Peak Lodge
    Nature Retreats Beyond Brisbane
    from €433
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis court
  • Library
  • Walking trails
  • Guided nature activities
  • Star gazing deck & telescope
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi


    Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
    Approx 7-10 hours
    from €196
  • Beautiful Agincourt Reef
  • Spacious activity platform
  • Swimming & snorkelling
  • Semi-submersible tour

  • Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest
    Approx 12 hours
    from €139
  • World Heritage listed rainforest
  • Daintree river cruise
  • Famous Cape Tribulation beach
  • Mossman Gorge Centre

  • 1 Night Reefsleep Experience
    2 days / 1 night
    from €374
  • Sleep under the stars in a Reefbed
  • Spend 2 days exploring the Great Barrier Reef
  • Experience the tranquility of the reef
  • Enjoy Morning and Afternoon teas, breakfast, lunch and dinner made with fresh local produce

  • Australia Zoo General Admission
    Approx 8 hours
    from €44
  • Crocodile Feeding
  • Free-flight bird show
  • Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

  • Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure
    Approx 11-12 hours
    from €145
  • Wild bottlenose dolphins
  • Desert Safari or Marine Discovery Cruise
  • Whale Watching Cruise or Shipwreck Snorkelling

  • Fraser Island Discovery from the Sunshine Coast
    Approx 11 hours
    from €127
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Rainforest walk
  • Informative guides

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    Queensland Fast Facts

    Time Zone

    +10 hours

    Flight Time to Queensland

    20.5 hours


    Australian Dollar

    Visa Required?

    €20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Recommended Immunisations

    Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio booster
    Yellow Fever

    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

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    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Queensland from just €59 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

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