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 a luxury holiday. Within this state is the channel country, the savannah country, Cape York, the Great Dividing Range and the Gulf country.

Why we think you’ll love it

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

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.

Miranda, Original Traveller

Where to stay in Queensland

Qualia

Qualia

Qualia is located on the northern tip of Hamilton Island, overlooking the Coral Sea and surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef.

Qualia
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.

Orpheus Island
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.

Hayman Island
Lizard Island

Lizard Island

Lizard Island is a 1000-hectare National Park and home to a famous Blue Lagoon with giant clams and coral gardens.

Lizard Island
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.

Makepeace Island
Spicers Peak Lodge

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.

Spicers Peak Lodge
Wilson Island

Wilson Island

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

Wilson Island

Details for Queensland

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LUXURY HOLIDAYS TO QUEENSLAND

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.

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

Katie and Miranda are our Queensland experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Call us on +44 (0)20 7978 7333

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