From the dazzling Gold Coast all the way up to the tropical paradise of Port Douglas and the ancient landscape of the Daintree Rainforest, Queensland has so many things to see and do. River city Brisbane welcomes visitors with its own laid-back vibe, while the coastline is dotted with islands the envy of the world, such as Hamilton, Daydream and Fraser.
It’s a big state, so to give you an overview we’ve put together a quick guide to Queensland accommodation, below.
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Choose your style of Queensland hotel
Backpacker hostel in Airlie Beach? Skyscraper on the Gold Coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean? How about a hinterland hideaway on the Sunshine Coast or a romantic, 5-star villa on Hamilton Island? Queensland accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes, for every kind of holiday and traveller. Brisbane hotels include boutique, heritage-listed buildings as well as ultra-modern new developments with roof bars and infinity pools. No matter what style of Queensland accommodation you’re looking for, you’ll have many options to choose from.
Where to stay in Queensland
Brisbane is the capital of the Sunshine State, and an excellent place to explore before making your way north to the Great Barrier Reef or tropical Whitsunday Islands. The Gold Coast is a city in itself, as well as being home to some of the finest beaches – and surf breaks – in the world. As well as its stunning coastline, Queensland offers plenty of things to do further inland such as exploring Lamington National Park or enjoying a trip to the cool, high country of the Granite Belt around Stanthorpe and visiting the areas many wineries or gourmet food stops.
Best time to stay in Queensland
Queensland’s coastline stretches nearly 7,000 kilometres and spans five climate zones, however the state is known for its hot summers (humid and wet on the coast, dryer inland) and relatively mild winters. If you plan on visiting the Great Barrier Reef or Tropical North Queensland, summer can be rainy and also comes with other considerations such as the prevalence of stingers and some jellyfish.
Getting around Queensland
If you’re keen on exploring a lot the Sunshine State and you only have a few weeks, the best way to get around Queensland is to fly. The flight from Brisbane to Cairns is around two and a half hours’ long, so that gives you an idea of the ground you’re covering. If you have more time on your hands, hiring a car and driving is also a good choice. Both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are roughly an hour south and north of Brisbane respectively, and having a car gives you the freedom to explore at your leisure.
Mantra Terrace Hotel
Mantra Terrace Hotel is a stylish and comfortable choice when choosing accommodation in Brisbane. When you stay at Mantra Terrace Hotel, you're only a short walk away from the excellent shopping at Queen Street Mall, the financial district of Eagle Street, the funk and fashion of Fortitude Valley...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 August - 28 October 2019
Mantra Club Croc
Mantra Club Croc is your ideal gateway to the Whitsundays located just footsteps from the shores of Pioneer Bay, a short 2 km stroll to Airlie Beach Lagoon and 13km from Shute Harbour. With a beautiful lagoon style pool, modern bistro style restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner daily, and...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 August - 24 September 2019
Situated in Port Douglas, one of Tropical North Queensland's most desired holiday destinations, Oaks Lagoons stands among the best and most affordable Port Douglas resorts, combining deluxe accommodation, a range of leisure facilities and easy access to the magical Great Barrier Reef and Dain...
Travel Dates: 13 October - 10 December 2019, 5 January - 29 March 2020.
Santa Anne By The Sea
Santa Anne By The Sea offers 16 exclusive 1 bedroom, fully self contained stylish air conditioned, open plan Broadbeach holiday apartments. Nestled in the heart of Broadbeach, Santa Anne By the Sea is centrally located in Anne Ave Broadbeach. Its 'behind the scenes' location means guests enjoy th...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 August - 30 September 2019
Accommodation The Easy Way
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