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Queensland is a wonderland of adventures, a must to see for yourself. While you're visiting the Sunshine State you may find yourself lost in a rainforest land before time, unwinding on a beach in a tropical paradise, under the sea on the one and only Great Barrier Reef, losing yourself in the starry skies of the outback, sailing through the breeze on a yacht in The Whitsundays or soaking up the sun while you surf a legendary break on the Gold Coast.

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Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights) $2,865

Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.

Duration: 11 Days (10 Nights) $2,439

Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights) $4,195

Travel along the diverse and spectacular east coast of Australia. Experiences include stunning tropical islands, local culture, exotic wildlife and unique seaside communities.

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights) $611

Drive from Cairns to Townsville, through World Heritage-listed reef and rainforests to golden outback savannah. On this journey you won’t miss an inch of Queensland’s tropical splendour. Cruise the Great Barrier Reef and trek the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Connect with Aboriginal culture as you travel north to the remote frontier of Cape Tribulation. Explore historic gold mining towns and the lush orchards and plantations of the Tropical Tablelands. Day trip to Magnetic, Dunk and Hinchinbrook Islands and relax in resort towns like Port Douglas and Mission Beach.

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) $5,095

AAT Kings’ fully escorted 13 day Highlights of Australia includes the city sights of Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns with visits to the Barrier Reef, Alice Springs and Ayers Rock. Diverse red desert landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef make this holiday one that ticks all the boxes.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) $2,660

Craving sunshine? Then come travel Australia with us and you'll get more of the warm stuff than you know what to do with! Begin amid the tropical charms of Cairns and make your way south to the vibrant streets of Sydney, swapping island sailing and beaches with cattle stations and the Outback along the way!

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) $3,222

Experience the best of both countries combined on this itinerary. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. This is before taking the short flight to Australia to enjoy a lunch cruise on the Sydney Harbour, viewing Uluru (Ayers Rock) on an early morning sunrise tour and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Northern Queensland.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) $2,851

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) $4,925

This fully escorted 13 days Australia & NZ Panorama visits the city sights of Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns plus the Barrier Reef with options to explore further.

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights) $2,948

Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.

Duration: 17 Days (16 Nights) $6,325

Join this professional guided tour showcasing the best that New Zealand and Australia has to offer.

Duration: 21 Days (20 Nights) $5,115

Combine New Zealand and Australia on this 21 day in-depth independent package. Visit the well known spectacular highlights of Rotorua, Milford Sound, Sydney, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Go off the beaten path and cruise the Hole in the Rock, take a boat ride through glowworm caves at Waitomo and get up close and personal with the penguins in Phillip Island. This itinerary will give you the ultimate Downunder experiences! Independent packages can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget.

Duration: 22 Days (21 Nights) $8,450

Only our best Tour Directors are selected to escort this premium tour of Australia and New Zealand. Stay in first class accommodations whilst enjoying amazing highlight meals as you travel in luxury touring vehicles experiencing all the must do and see activities that Australia and New Zealand have to offer.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) $605

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is located in the south eastern corner of the state. This is a very picturesque city sitting alongside the Brisbane River, including the South Bank Parklands, Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. A well planned series of paths and bridges connect the city centre to South Bank as well as many urban villages. With over 27km of bicycle pathways you can explore the city from a bike or take a majestic paddle steamer down the river. From Brisbane you can take a fast catamaran to Moreton Island, which is one of the world's largest sand islands and mostly National Park. Explore the beaches, sparkling lagoons and rocky headlands on one of the many walking trails.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) $589

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) $530

Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights) $1,060

The below itinerary is an independent package, it can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget. Please do not hesitate to call one of our travel specialists for a customized package.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) $346

The Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Cooktown is one of the most spectacular coastal journeys, hugging two coastal and scenic areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest – finishing in the historic Cooktown, before heading back down south of Cairns where you can drive down to quaint coastal villages such as the four along Mission Beach.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) $3,675

Discover a selection of Australia’s highlights on this professionally guided 9 day tour.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) $2,995

Travel along the diverse and spectacular east coast of Australia. Experiences include stunning tropical islands, local culture, exotic wildlife and unique seaside communities.

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights) $4794

Enjoy a unique experience visiting farms around New Zealand and Australia. You'll also experience the cities of Auckland, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, the Great Ocean Road and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef.

Duration: 17 Days (16 Nights) $4,199

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, Go Ziplining in the Rainforest, Experience the famous “Ghan” Train and the iconic Ayers Rock all in one package

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights) $5,353

Experience some of the highlights of Australia and New Zealand on this custom group itinerary. Discover the -must see' Great Barrier Reef and the vibrant city of Sydney before embarking on a journey to New Zealand where you will travel north up the country experiencing the beauty of the South Island to the culture of the North Island.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) $765

This trip is designed for guests looking for a more intimate sailing adventure with a maximum of just eight guests. Providing a relaxing tour with high quality meals, including canapes at sunset. Two or three days allow you to visit the iconic sights of Whitehaven Beach, whilst snorkelling at a minimum two locations with fringing coral reefs.

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights) $6833

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, Go Ziplining in the Rainforest, Experience the famous “Ghan” Train and the iconic Ayers Rock all in one package.

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights) $2475

Cruise Australia's East Coast with us as we take in some of the most exciting experiences a tour of Australia has to offer. Take to the waves at our own surf camp, enjoy the daytime thrills and night-time excitement of Gold Coast and Brisbane, and spend three spectacular days sailing the magical Whitsundays!

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) $4164

Experience some of the best New Zealand & Australia has to offer on the custom group itinerary. You will enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner in Rotorua, a gondola ride for spectacular views in Queenstown, a NZ Farm Stay, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, an Aussie bush BBQ and more!

Duration: 23 Days (22 Nights) $6260

Discover it all on this bucket list itinerary! Explore Australia's vibrant city of Sydney, take a cruise to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and enjoy an overnight train journey onboard The Ghan. Head across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand and visit the picturesque resort town of Queenstown, enjoy a spectacular Milford Sound cruise and experience the Maori culture in Rotorua. Complete your ultimate itinerary with a relaxing three night stay in the tropical island paradise of Fiji.

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) $3,366

Experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands, the vibrant city of Sydney, the culture of Ayers Rock and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef on this custom group itinerary.

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) $6,699

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, Go Ziplining in the Rainforest, Experience the famous “Ghan” Train and the iconic Ayers Rock all in one package

Duration: 11 Days (10 Nights) $2,999

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, Go Ziplining in the Rainforest, Experience the famous “Ghan” Train and the iconic Ayers Rock all in one package

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $3795

Come and experience the best of Australia's East Coast. Explore Sydney and Cairns and tick some of Australia's must-see's off your bucket list including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Great Barrier Reef.

Duration: 16 Days (15 Nights) $6,699

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, Go Ziplining in the Rainforest, Experience the famous “Ghan” Train and the iconic Ayers Rock all in one package

Duration: 27 Days (26 Nights) $4435

The biggest, baddest tour of Australia on the planet! This comprehensive aussie adventure takes you through 5 states including Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales. You'll visit must see locations such as Melbourne, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, The Whitsundays, Fraser Island, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney and more!

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights) $6,699

Explore Australia from Coast to Coast with the famous Indian Pacific. Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.

If you’re sitting inside, you’re doing it wrong. Brisbane’s year-round subtropical setting is best enjoyed with the grass beneath your feet and the sun on your back. Brisbane comes alive each day as its subtropical temperatures call people from their beds year round to wake up and smell the coffee, soak up the sunshine and drink in the view of the winding Brisbane River.

Home to two World Heritage-listed natural wonders and boasting a unique environment where Australia’s largest rainforest, the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns & Port Douglas are natural hotspots for tropical experiences and nature-based adventure.

Fitzroy Island is located near Cairns in Tropical North Queensland and is popular for daytrips due to its proximity to the coast. Fitzroy is a national park island with a small portion occupied by Fitzroy Island Resort. Fitzroy has a steep mountain and two main walking trails that lead to beautiful lookouts.

Whether you’ve got serious sea legs or prefer to keep your feet dry on the land, The Fraser Coast offers the best of both worlds. Reel in fresh fish for dinner on Fraser Island, or head out on the water to watch whales play just off Hervey Bay. There’s no need to rush, the only pace requires is laid-back and relaxed.

Venture into the Gold Coast’s endless playground for some serious fun. Whether you spend your days at the theme park, on the golf course, shopping, learning to surf, dining al fresco or just soaking up the sunshine, one thing’s for sure: life has never been so much fun.

Lizard Island is renowned for its scuba diving and snorkeling and is surrounded by coral reefs, ribbon and lagoon reefs. But its Lizard Island's close proximity to one of the best known diving sites in the Great Barrier Reef, Cod Hole, that distinguishes it from many other reef islands.

Lizard Island can also be recognized as being home to one of Australia's most premier resorts: Lizard Island. It's one of Australia's northernmost island resorts, where design works in harmony with the island's spectacular natural beauty.

The Moreton Island National Park covers around 98% of the island. White sandy beaches line the island's ocean side which are ideal for swimming, surfing and fishing. The sheltered western edge is more relaxed, with crystal clear blue water gently lapping against the beach. The three island settlements are all located on the western side, at Kooringal in the south, Cowan in the middle and northern Bulwer.

The traditional owners of the Moreton Bay region were the Ngugi people. The Aboriginal name for Tangalooma means 'where fishes meet'. Moreton Island is called ‘Moorgumpin' meaning ‘place of sandhills'. Captain James Cook named ‘Morton Bay' in 1770 after the Scottish Earl of Morton, which was later misspelled as ‘Moreton Bay' in translations from his journals.

Choose your patch of sand from over 100 kilometres of pristine coastline – stretching from Caloundra in the south to Noosa and the rainbow sands of the Cooloola coast in the north – and soak up the warm sunshine and laid-back atmosphere. From rolling surf to rolling hills, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is full of natural beauty, cozy cafes and boutiques waiting to be discovered. With award-winning restaurants, food trails, vibrant food festivals and bustling farmers markets, the Sunshine Coast is one giant celebration of food and wine.

The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 2300kms - from Tropical North Queensland in the north, right down to Bundaberg in the south. The Great Barrier Reef is easily accessible from various access points, including Port Douglas, Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Seventeen Seventy and Bundaberg. At approximately 350 000 kms2 in size, the Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure on earth that can be seen from outer space!

Welcome to paradise there’s #nofilter required when you’ve got spectacular natural landscapes like this. Don your sunglasses and step aboard your own private charter yacht or join a day trip to sail or cruise your way around the Whitsunday Islands. On the mainland, Airlie Beach has you covered if you’re looking for palm trees, outdoor markets, a sparkling lagoon, boardwalk walking trails, and alfresco restaurants, bars and nightclubs aplenty.

Tropical North Queensland fits in more untouched beauty, ancient culture and adventure within its borders than some entire countries manage to do, with the World Heritage List double-act of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest it’s most prized stars.

Queensland is a giant living and breathing postcard, waiting to be explored. It is made up of 14 unique and captivating destinations - it’s where you’ll feel welcome, connected and alive. It’s Where Australia Shines. 


 

Top 10 Things to See and Do:

  1. Experience Australia’s Natural Wonder of the World, the GREAT BARRIER REEF
  2. World Heritage recognized National Parks, including the 130 million year-old Daintree Rainforest
  3. Visit Greater Brisbane to experience authentic Australian lifestyle
  4. Queensland is like a zoo without fences, get up close and meet the local wildlife
  5. Sink your toes into the pure white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, regularly voted as one of the world’s top beaches
  6. Go walkabout with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to discover an ancient culture
  7. Hang ten or learn to surf at one of the legendary surf breaks on the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast.
  8. Queensland is home to five UNESCO World Natural Heritage areas
  9. Skipper your own bareboat or leave it in the hands of an expert to explore the 74 islands of the Whitsundays
  10. Catch the migrating humpback whales in the calm protected waters of Hervey Bay

Travel Tips:

Download the This is Queensland visitor app for smart phones, providing global travelers with enhanced access to destinations across Queensland. The app will make vacationing in Queensland as easy and enjoyable as possible by aiding travellers find nearby tourist attractions, WiFi hotspots and discover content shared by Queensland vacation experts. The app is available on iPhone or Android.

Weather/ Climate:

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius)  Seasonal Comments
Spring (September - November)  13°C to 27°C  
Summer (December - February) 20°C to 29°C  
Fall (March - May) 14°C to 28°C  
Winter (June-August) 10°C to 22°C  

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