Australia’s playground: Queensland. Home of the Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, and some of the best beaches in the world. Queensland holidays grant visitors unique and varied holidays, whether looking for sand and surf or hikes through one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Pack your hiking shoes and swimsuit and speak to a My Queensland specialist to book one of our unbeatable My Queensland holidays.
Top 10 things to do/places to visit during your Queensland holidays:
This is not only a must-see destination in Queensland or Australia but the entire world. Queensland holidays are not complete until you have visited the Great Barrier Reef and seen it for its colourful, fishy, underwater glory. A perfect place to snorkel, learn to SCUBA dive or just swim, many My Queensland holidays include a day trip to the reef and if it’s not enough for you, a helpful consultant can always arrange more visits during your stay.
If time permits, allow yourself a few days to sail around the Whitsunday Islands. If you’ve only planned a short visit to the area, stay on Daydream Island to watch the sunrise over the water and little land in sight. Day trips to some of the Whitsunday Islands can be arranged, but the full experience is best appreciated with an overnight stay. And once you’ve stayed one night, what’s another few?
Steve Irwin left his mark on Australia and the world with the opening of the Australia Zoo. It’s here, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, where guests have the opportunity to feed giraffes, watch waddling wombats and learn about native wildlife. Queensland holidays feel more complete with a visit to this Aussie icon.
Camp on Australia’s largest sand island, scoot down sand dunes, swim the clear waters of Lake Mackenzie, go fishing or breathe in the natural beauty on a nature hike. Even if your Queensland holidays have you based further north, try to leave a day or two for a Fraser Island visit.
Visit the Gold Coast to get your heart pumping! Considered the theme park capital of Australia, grab a day (or two) pass and visit Movie World, Sea World, White Water World, Dreamworld, and Wet’n’Wild. Top off your day with five-star dining options along the waterfront or use your second wind to hit the Glitter Strip’s infamous clubs.
How many people can say they became certified PADI divers on a World Heritage Site? Become one of them! From Noosa up to Cairns there are highly-rated dive shops, but insiders say that Cairns is truly the place to be. Get out on some of the least-visited stretches of the Great Barrier Reef and you’ll be a changed person.
Daintree and Kuranda rainforests are both easily accessible from Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove. You’ll be blown away by the diversity of the state and the Australian bush in general. Not what anyone is expecting during their Queensland holidays, but you’ll be all the more delighted because of it.
Humpback whales travel up and down the east coast of Australia during their migratory periods and it’s easy to book a day trip to spot them. Stand in awe as these massive mammals dance and play in front of your eyes.
Queensland is dotted with award winning spas, many of them found in luxury resorts that are part of the My Queensland partner hotels. Spend a day doing absolutely nothing but getting pampered! Whether it’s at Daydream Island, Palm Cove, Cairns or Noosa, Queensland holidays are all about relaxation and exploration, so take advantage of your exclusive Wine, Dine and Spa credit for a blissful day to yourself.
Almost completely unknown are the Undara Lava Tubes located west of Cairns. There are thousands of kilometres of white, sandy beaches but only the Undara Lava Tubes allow you to walk the path of a volcano and learn about the pre-history of Australia. Fly, drive or train from Cairns for an unforgettable stop not many others have made during their Queensland holidays.