Book your time away in Queensland and sink into holiday mode with warm weather, welcoming locals and wonderful landscapes greeting you at every turn.
Take your pick of beachside getaways
With a sprawling eastern coast and idyllic islands off the mainland, Queensland is the perfect place to book in some quality sunshine time. Planning a honeymoon, beach wedding or girls' weekend away? Port Douglas in the tropical north has luxury spa retreats and resorts that are perfectly suited to a champagne budget, while nearby Cairns has the midrange market covered.
Set sail to the Whitsundays, the ultimate reef-bound island escape, where the islands of Hayman, Hamilton and Daydream are lined with family-sized apartments and luxury resorts alike. Further south, the aptly named Sunshine and Gold Coasts, north and south of Brisbane respectively, have enough sand-and-surf adjacent hotels to satisfy even the most seasoned beachcomber.
Cosmopolitan nights at inner-city hotels
Queensland specialises in cities with a "big country town" ambience. Forget monochrome skyscrapers and concrete jungles; Queensland's urban centres are injected with character and are growing at a rapid pace, meaning shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities have never been better. Catch an AFL game at The Gabba, a Broadway show at QPAC or an international art exhibition at GoMA, with a wide range of Queensland accommodation in Brisbane ensuring you can stay in the heart of the action.
For sultry seaside nights on town, check out the high-rise Gold Coast hotels at Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta or Broadbeach, or head north to the pseudo-capital Townsville for a quiet city stay on the Strand.
A relaxing retreat in the hinterlands
While Queensland is best known for its balmy, beach-perfect summer weather, when the days grow shorter down-time is often spent curled up in front of the fire at a hinterland hideaway. Bypass the glitz and glamour of the Gold Coast and head to the hills, where bed and breakfasts and cosy cottages are nestled around the outskirts of Lamington National Park.
The mellow towns of Montville and Maleny, inland from Mooloolaba and Caloundra, play host to resorts and retreats with vistas of rolling hills and rainforest if you're holiday in the "Sunny Coast". If you find yourself in the tropical north, escape the humidity and check in to a Yungaburra hotel – the ideal base for exploring the Atherton Tablelands.
Palms Royale Cairns
Surrounding lush landscaped gardens, Palm Royale Cairns is a 150 room resort- style hotel. Mediterranean at heart with a tropical ambiance it features 2 magnificent swimming pools and a tropical courtyard where you can laze the days away. Breakfast can be enjoyed from Beaches Cafe poolside - a pe...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 April - 30 September 2017
Hotel Grand Chancellor
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hotel Grand Chancellor is situated on the highest point in the Brisbane CBD. Most rooms feature balconies offering breathtaking views of the city, mountains, river and surrounding suburbs. A short walk will lead you into the city with its malls and shopping, or to South Ban...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018
Mercure Townsville Ideally located only minutes from the airport and CBD, Mercure Townsville is set amidst 4.5ha of lush tropical gardens on the shores of Lake Curralea, offering a comfortable and relaxing base from which to explore the delights that North Queensland has to offer. A range of mode...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 May - 5 July 2017, 10 July - 31 October 2017
Hotel George Williams
Hotel George Williams One of Brisbane's leading 3.5 star inner city hotels conveniently located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD. Located in the bustling Law Courts district, a stones throw from Brisbane Transit Centre and Roma Street Tropical Parklands, Queens Street Mall - the heart of Brisbane a...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 January - 31 March 2018
Hotel ibis Brisbane
Hotel ibis Brisbane Convenient and central, ibis Brisbane is considered Brisbane's best 3.5 star international hotel. Perfectly located in the heart of Brisbane City, ibis Brisbane is within easy walking distance of the Queens Street Shopping Mall, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the G...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 April - 3 July 2017
Oaks Festival Towers
Oaks Festival Towers Located in a prime position and providing spacious modern design first class technology and facilities, is Oaks Festival Towers. Guests can sample top restaurants and late-night bars, irresistible shopping, galleries, theatres, movies and musuems which are all nearby. - Oaks ...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 18 April - 30 May, 13 July - 13 August 2017
Novotel Twin Waters Resort
A premium 4-star destination nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Maroochy River, Novotel Twin Waters Resort is one of the top Sunshine Coast resorts for family holidays, group getaways and weekend escapes. Featuring 361 Resort Rooms, One and Two-Bedroom Suites and Overwater Lagoon Suite acc...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 April - 15 September 2017
Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville
Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville The iconic Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville offers an authentic North Queensland experience, with genuine people offering down-to- earth consistent service in a relaxed and unique environment. Located in the heart of Townsville's business and shopping district, ...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 April - 30 June, 1 November 2017 - 31 March 2018
Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Family
A premium 4-star destination nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Maroochy River, Novotel Twin Waters Resort is one of the top Sunshine Coast resorts for family holidays, group getaways and weekend escapes. Featuring 361 Resort Rooms, One- and Two-Bedroom Suites and Overwater Lagoon Suite ac...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 13 - 18 April 2017
Tryp Fortitude Valley Hotel
Ideally positioned in Brisbane's cultural epicenter, TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel combines inner city living with everyday comfort, offering five different stylish and comfortable room types, all adorned with striking street art by Australian artists. Be mesmerised by this boutique Brisbane CBD ho...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 April - 23 November 2017
ibis Styles Cairns
ibis Styles Cairns ibis Styles Cairns is located in Cairns CBD, across from Novotel Oasis Resort. The hotel is just a stone throw away from the Civic Theatre and minutes away from the Esplande, Night Markets, Casino, Reef fleet terminal, cinemas, shopping and pubs. Cairns Convention Centre is onl...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 October - 29 December 2017
Empire Apartment Hotel
Empire Apartment Hotel is located in Rockhamptons Central Business District Riverfrone Precinct. Rockhampton Airport is a 5 minute drive from the property and Rockhamptons Golf Course and Botanic Gardens are equally a 10 minute drive from the property. Rockhampton is a 7 hours drive from Brisbane...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 April - 30 September 2017
Mercure Brisbane King George Square
Mercure Brisbane King George Square The Mercure Brisbane King George Square offers stylish accommodation conveniently situated in the central business district, and within easy walking distance to the Queen St Mall shopping precinct. The Hotel is conveniently located close to South Bank, Eagle St...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 April - 31 May 2017
- Gold Coast
- Main Beach
- Mermaid Waters
- Surfers Paradise
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