Enter a world of rainforests, golden coasts and pristine island groups
Queensland is a rugged and sprawling amalgam of landscapes, including the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and the vast outback. White sandy beaches grace almost the entire coastline and a string of islands and coral atolls dangle just off shore. Situated north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is a favourite stop, with destinations such as Noosa promising stellar surf, scenic trails and boutique shops. Our Queensland holidays cover it all, from the sunny Gold Coast in the south to the rainforests around Townsville and Cape York in the north.
Brisbane is the state capital and it brims with style. It boasts world-class theatre, shopping, markets, art galleries and restaurants. Yet it retains the relaxed warmth of a country town. Travel north and you'll be tempted by one tropical island after another until you hit the cluster of 74 that makes up the Whitsunday and Cumberland groups. Back on dry land, you’ll enter a place where rainforest, mountains, and rivers unite. Green sugarcane fields are everywhere.
Cairns has rainforest hills and villages to explore. And there’s a harbour full of boats waiting to take you to the Great Barrier Reef for a snorkel or dive among myriad colourful fish. It’s a good base, but savvy travellers head an hour north to Port Douglas, the gateway to the Daintree rainforest. Join our guides on a Queensland tour and find out why they say this is a place that’s beautiful one day and perfect the next.