|Most expensive month:||December|
|Average price in Queensland:||$188/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$11/night|
|Most expensive day:||Saturday|
Ascot Budget Inn & Residences
143 Nudgee Road, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Ashmore Palms Holiday Village
71 Hinde Street, Ashmore, QLD, Australia
Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
Little Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia
QT Gold Coast
7 Staghorn Avenue, Clear Island Waters, QLD, Australia
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Hailed as Australia’s holiday haven, Queensland is home to gorgeous beaches, lush jungles, laid-back locals and an easy-going lifestyle that matches its sultry tropical climate. Outdoor activities are the order of the day, with the state offering everything from sunbathing, surfing and bushwalking to white-water rafting, sailing and 4WD adventures. It’s not hard to see how it earned its nickname as the “Sunshine State”.
The Great Barrier Reef needs no introduction, with the 2,000-kilometre-long natural wonder recognised as one of the most vibrant underwater landscapes on the planet. Fraser Island is a mecca for 4WD enthusiasts the Whitsunday Islands are a honeymooner’s paradise while coastal towns like Mission Beach, Noosa and Port Douglas ooze barefoot charm.
Queensland is served by a great network of roads and highways, which makes road-tripping an excellent way to explore the state. Major coastal towns are connected by rail, with private bus companies also making long-distance trips. Brisbane Airport is the state’s major gateway for both international and domestic travellers. For those willing to splurge, yachts and cruise ships are a magnificent way to get a taste of Queensland’s luxe ocean lifestyle.
Brisbane is the beating heart of the Sunshine State, with soaring high-rises dominating the Surfer’s Paradise skyline. The city is home to a hip coffee culture, fantastic farmers markets, boutique shopping and ambient riverside restaurants serving up some of Australia’s best cuisine. For beer enthusiasts, sipping on a pint of Queensland's infamous XXXX brew is a must.
Our travelers prefer to stay in places like Brisbane, Cairns, and Surfers Paradise while in Queensland.
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns (8.6/10 from 2,975 reviews), Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort (8.0/10 from 4,152 reviews), and Riverside Hotel Southbank (7.2/10 from 2,530 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Queensland.
In Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, you can enjoy the pubs and cocktail bars of the CBD. After that, you can head to Fortitude Valley if you want to keep the party going. Central accommodation in Queensland, like the Royal Albert Hotel, will place you within walking distance of the noir-style classiness of spots like Death and Taxes and Walter’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar. If you’re keen on exploring North Queensland, you’ll also find an excellent range of bars and world-class restaurants in Cairns. Nestled around The Esplanade are popular spots like Gin Social and The Flamingo Tiki Bar. Cairns hotels like Shangri-La The Marina place you within walking distance of the best bars, clubs, and restaurants.
Families who’d like to explore the Great Barrier Reef may wish to base themselves in Mission Beach. Here, you can take advantage of family-friendly Queensland accommodation options like Mission Reef Resort that feature pools, child-friendly menus, playgrounds, family activities, and tours. With its glistening beaches and thrilling theme parks, the Gold Coast is another mecca for families. Staying in Queensland hotels like the Peninsula Hope Island will place you close to Movieworld, Wet ‘n’ Wild, and Dreamworld. However, most beachside resorts on the Gold Coast offer transport to the theme parks and tour desks to help you organise your activities. Spots like the Star Grand and Jw Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa feature pools, playgrounds, games rooms, watersport equipment, and more.
Known as “the sunshine state,” Queensland calls out to all those seeking warm and sunny adventures in the great outdoors. From camping and rock climbing to snorkelling and diving, there are countless adventurous things to do in Queensland. A visit to the Whitsunday Islands is ideal for exploring the state’s most pristine beaches and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Here, you can find accommodation catering to all budgets, from cabins at the Big 4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort to 5-star luxury at the Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort. If you’re interested in getting off the beaten track and discovering some of the less famous things to see in Queensland, a visit to the outback will satisfy your curiosity. In spots like Chillagoe, you can go beneath the red earth to explore the underground world of the Mungana Caves National Park. After a day of spelunking, you can enjoy stunning outback sunsets from spots like the Chillagoe Cabins.
Queensland’s surfable beaches stretch between the Gold Coast in the south and Agnes Water in the north. Between these two spots, you’ll find tons of beaches, each offering a unique surfing experience. For smaller, gentler surf suitable for beginners, consider spots like Agnes Water, Rainbow Beach, and 1770 on Queensland’s central coast. Here, you can enjoy a cheap stay in a hostel like Backpackers at 1770 or treat yourself to one of the more luxurious hotels in Queensland, like Pavillions at 1770. More experienced surfers may prefer the larger, more powerful surf of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. The Point Coolum Beach in the Sunshine Coast and Rhapsody Resort on the Gold Coast are just two of many Queensland hotels that place you right on the beach, with the surf at your doorstep.