Queensland Holidays: An Overview

Queenslanders will tell you that their state is the best of Australia all rolled into one. This is the home of some of the world's most treasured natural wonders, such as the Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest, and remains one of Original Travel's favourite places for an Australian holiday. Within this state is the channel country, the savannah country, Cape York, the Great Dividing Range and the Gulf country.

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  • The Whitsunday islands are a vision - the colours define what we mean by paradise

Luxury Holidays to Queensland: The Detail

Southern Queensland is home to the Gold Coast, renowned for its action-packed theme parks, wildlife sanctuaries, championship golf courses and the sophistication of Main Beach.

Heading north are The Whitsundays - 74 incredibly beautiful tropical islands and a fabulous place for boating holidays. Behind all this is the vast Outback, a landscape which seems endless and where every town has a story to tell. There are dinosaur footprints, wildflowers, ancient Aboriginal rock art sites and characters to share a beer with. A luxury holiday to Far Northern Queensland offers perhaps the epitome of 'the best of Oz' boast.

We'll tailor make your luxury holiday to Queensland to your specific requirements; we can organise trips into tropical rainforests and to the underwater treasure trove of the Great Barrier Reef. Here you can take a walk with an Aboriginal guide or enjoy a private helicopter safari around the Cape York Peninsula at the very northern tip of Australia.


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The Great Barrier Reef

The best way to appreciate the immensity of the Great Barrier Reef is on an evening heli-tour with a stop for sundowners on deserted Whitehaven beach.

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Weather in January January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • Average Temp. — 23°C / 73°F
  • Rainfall — 12cm / 4.9 inches
  • Water Temp. — 24°C / 75°F
Flight from London

19:45 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +10 hrs

Top picks for Queensland

Wilson Island

Wilson Island


Wilson Island is a private and exclusive island located just above the Tropic of Capricorn on the Great Barrier Reef.

Where to stay

Makepeace Island

Makepeace Island


Sir Richard Branson’s Australian home is only accessible – in true billionaire fashion - by boat or helicopter. However the great news is that Makepeace is available to rent by us non-celeb folk, because it is a pretty immaculate place to stay.

Where to stay

Hayman Island

Hayman Island


Hayman Island offers the ultimate Whitsunday experience for all tastes and ages, while focusing on the importance of preserving the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.

Where to stay

Orpheus Island

Orpheus Island


Located amidst the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by 1,300 hectares of pristine national park, Orpheus is one of the world’s most exclusive private island destinations.

Where to stay

Night view of the exterior of Spicers Peak

Spicers Peak Lodge


Located on a 9,000 acre cattle station in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, with views over the Main Range National Park and the Great Dividing Range, and near to the Granite Belt wine region, Spicers Peak Lodge has a pretty enviable position.

Where to stay

Qualia Resort

Qualia Resort


Surrounded by the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, the distinctive Qualia resort combines unashamed luxury with harmonious design and a traditionally Aussie atmosphere.

Where to stay

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