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Queensland Holiday

Hike through rainforest, explore stark Outback landscapes and dive the Great Barrier Reef in Australia’s second-largest state. 

The warm climate, long stretches of white-sand beach, tropical islands and rainforest hiking trails of Queensland are unmistakable. Visit the capital city, Brisbane, and surrounding coastal cities and towns to experience the state’s trendy bars and cafés, enjoy multicultural dining, explore wildlife parks and investigate world-class cultural precincts.

In Brisbane’s balmy climate, discover an eclectic mix of buzzing nightlife, live music, riverside parks and suburbs, each with a unique character. Shop for vintage fashion in Paddington, cool off with an artisanal ale in West End’s relaxed beer gardens and spot Queensland’s most iconic wildlife on an upriver trip to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

An hour’s drive south of Brisbane is the Gold Coast, known for shopping, theme parks and spectacular beaches. Take a surfing lesson in the clear blue waters of Surfer’s Paradise or race your friends on the towering water slides of Wet n’ Wild theme park. Get back to nature in the hinterland rainforests of Lamington National Park or Tamborine Mountain. Encounter Queensland’s creatures at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

North of Brisbane, find the seaside and rural communities of the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy a swim and gelato at Noosa Beach before a hike through Noosa National Park to see secluded beaches, blowholes and an occasional koala. Head inland for unusual craft, art and wine cellars in the forested mountain communities, Maleny and Mapleton

Head farther north along the ocean to the beautiful tropical beaches of the Whitsunday Coast. Take a boat cruise to Hayman or Daydream islands to stay in five-star luxury comfort or family-friendly accommodations. Scuba dive the spectacularly colorful Great Barrier Reef just off the Whitsunday Coast.  

For a taste of the Outback, head to Central Queensland to the meeting point of historic livestock routes in Longreach. See Australia’s important inland river eco-systems in the national parks or on a river cruise. Explore the Simpson Desert National Park from the dusty one-pub town of Birdsville. Pack a camera to capture Outback Queensland’s intense sunrises and sunsets. 

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Queensland?

A: Unless you're really into cars, public transportation is probably the easiest and best way of getting around the streets of Brisbane or Gold Coast. With no costly parking fees (or trips to the gas station) to worry about, you'll be able to explore the sights of the city with ease. If you'd prefer to hightail it straight out of town and take in the region of Brisbane City or elsewhere, grabbing the keys to a rental is a fantastic option. Take a look around our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Queensland, book a ride and hit the road in comfort and style.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Queensland?

A: International flights to Queensland usually operate from one of these major airport terminals:

  • Brisbane, QLD (BNE): 1,487 international flights per month.
  • Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta): 221 international flights per month.
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.): 209 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Queensland?

A: From high-end options to those that are more simple, you have plenty of choice. Many travellers spend their getaway in apartments. Other popular places to stay in Queensland are private holiday homes, motels and hotels.

Q: What does a Queensland holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Convenient flights, comfortable hotels and an awesome rental car to travel around in — and that's just for starters. We also have an excellent variety of activities and experiences. Check out what's on offer and start creating your perfect escape in Queensland.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Queensland?

A: We work hard to help you get the best deals. So, when you combine your Flight, Hotels and more, you know you stand to save a pretty penny. Lock in your break with us today and get to Queensland with a little extra money in your pocket.

Q: What are the best things to do in Queensland?

A: Starting your holiday in Brisbane? You'll find that many locals enjoy spending time at Queen Street Mall, Roma Street Parkland and Suncorp Stadium.

If Gold Coast is your next port of call, you'll also want to explore Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Dreamworld.

Let's not forget about Townsville. Here, we'd recommend going to Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal, Horseshoe Bay Beach and Magnetic Island National Park.




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Q1 Resort & Spa NZ$222
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Q1 Resort & Spa

Q1 Resort & Spa

9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Room 7001 was awesome, had a full size pool table. 2 spa baths. Each of the 3 bedrooms had an ensuite plus the extra powder room

    Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences NZ$180
    Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020
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    Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

    Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

    6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
       
      3.7 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Great location, amazing breakfast, nice tidy room, great room service.

      Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast NZ$135
      Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2020
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      Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

      Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

      2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
         
        4.7 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Great hotel, great service and awesome location. Hotel was very clean and wonderful view of the Gold Coast.

        QT Gold Coast
        Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020
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        QT Gold Coast

        QT Gold Coast

        Cnr Gold Coast Highway And Staghorn Ave, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
           
          4.2 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          A pretty cool hotel with nice vibes. The staff are really friendly and super hardworking.

          Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites NZ$137
          Reviewed on 6 Jul. 2020
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          Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites

          Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites

          128 Charlotte St, Brisbane, QLD
             
            4.3 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Staff very helpful and cheerful.. Room was well beyond my expectations the whole experience excellent and I highly recommend this place.

            ULTIQA Beach Haven At Broadbeach NZ$521
            Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2020
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            ULTIQA Beach Haven At Broadbeach

            ULTIQA Beach Haven At Broadbeach

            1 Albert Avenue, Broadbeach, QLD
               
              4.4 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Fully self contained. Very clean. Nice staff. View of the ocean.

              The Sebel Noosa NZ$254
              Reviewed on 25 May 2020
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              The Sebel Noosa

              The Sebel Noosa

              32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
                 
                4.5 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Location to the beach and the spa bath also staff were friendly

                Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites NZ$189
                Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2020
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                Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites

                Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites

                99 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great stay - staff were very friendly - very clean

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