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.
Dino Discovery and Digs
North Gregory Hotel Step back in time and make your experience in the heart of the Queensland Outback an unforgettable one. Stay in comfort, while experiencing great food and service, in this historically, rich hotel, home to the first public performance of Waltzing Matilda. The famous North Greg...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 November - 22 December 2017, 10 January - 31 March 2018.
Discover South Bank
Hotel Grand Chancellor 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 Bank, Queensland Performing A...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1-21 November, 28 November 2017 - 31 March 2018
Bay Villas Resort
From the breathtaking colours of the Great Barrier Reef to the green splendour of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests; from the vibrancy of Port Douglas, to the laid-back tranquility of Mossman and Daintree townships, the Reef and Rainforest Coast is an international showcase of natural...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 February - 31 May 2019
Brisbane by bike
Next Hotel Brisbane Discover the best Brisbane has to offer from the best location in town NEXT Hotel Brisbane close to all the sporting, entertainment and cultural action. Essential Brisbane Essential Brisbane tour runs for 2 hours and are fully guided by a Brisbane local with extensive knowledg...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1-23 November, 3 December 2017 - 31 March 2018
Explore Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mercure Brisbane Mercure Brisbane is well located in the heart of the city, with spectacular views of the Brisbane River and Southbank Parklands. The hotel features 194 rooms, some offering lovely river views, plus a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and conference facilities for up to 900 delegates...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 October - 22 November 2017, 10 January - 31 March 2018.
Longreach Legends of the Outback
Longreach Motor Inn You're assured of a warm Outback welcome when you arrive at centrally located Longreach Motor Inn. We are located just across the road from Longreach Railway Station and 200m from downtown Longreach. You will have a convenient base for exploring Longreach and its hero attracti...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 November - 22 December 2017, 10 January - 31 March 2018
Alpha Sovereign Hotel
Alpha Sovereign provides the perfect place to simply arrive, relax and unwind in a resort environment, whilst enjoying the excitement of the Gold Coast at your doorstep. - Alpha Sovereign is located minutes away from the beach and the buzzing town centre. For the outdoor and golf enthusiasts, the...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 February - 31 March 2019
Aruba Sands Resort
Central to all the extensive Broadbeach facilities and yet just one block from the pristine Gold Coast beaches. The Newly Redeveloped Pacific Fair is only an 8 minute walk away and the Broadbeach Mall (5 minutes)has a vast selection of shops catering to all fashion needs and styles, as well as an...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 01 February - 31 March 2019
Cairns Colonial Club Resort, Family
Cairns Colonial Club Resort combines the tranquillity of a tropical resort with all the advantages of a mainstream hotel to create an ideal base from which to explore the attractions in and around Cairns. Situated on 11 acres (4.5 hectares) of tropical gardens and lagoon-style swimming pools the ...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 - 30 April 2019
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