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Holidays in Queensland

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Queensland Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Queensland hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Queensland trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top Queensland Flight & Hotel Packages

Nimrod Resort Apartments
Melaleuca Resort
The Reef House Palm Cove MGallery
Paradise Palms
Hacienda Cooya Beach

2021 Queensland holiday deals

Melaleuca Resort
Nimrod Resort Apartments
The Reef House Palm Cove MGallery
Paradise Palms
Hacienda Cooya Beach

Where to stay in Queensland

Find the best Queensland areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Queensland

Top hotels in Queensland

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
5 out of 5
6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$180 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
3.7/5Good! (919 reviews)

"The view was amazing and staff were friendly. Close to everything."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2020

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
5 out of 5
2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$99 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,390 reviews)

"Affordable, clean, good location - have stayed before and will be back again!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct. 2020

Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Q1 Resort & Spa
Q1 Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$222 per night from 17 Nov. to 18 Nov.
4.3/5Excellent! (3,046 reviews)

"Spacious, family friendly, great staff. Great amenties, location, and price"…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct. 2020

Q1 Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top activities in Queensland

Queensland Holiday

Hike through rainforest, explore stark Outback landscapes and dive the Great Barrier Reef in Australia’s second-largest state.  The warm climate, long stretches of white-sand beach, tropical islands and rainforest hiking trails of Queensland are unmistakable. Visit the capital city, Brisbane, and surrounding coastal cities and towns to experience the state’s trendy bars and cafés, enjoy multicultural dining, explore wildlife parks and investigate world-class cultural precincts.

In Brisbane’s balmy climate, discover an eclectic mix of buzzing nightlife, live music, riverside parks and suburbs, each with a unique character. Shop for vintage fashion in Paddington, cool off with an artisanal ale in West End’s relaxed beer gardens and spot Queensland’s most iconic wildlife on an upriver trip to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

An hour’s drive south of Brisbane is the Gold Coast, known for shopping, theme parks and spectacular beaches. Take a surfing lesson in the clear blue waters of Surfer’s Paradise or race your friends on the towering water slides of Wet n’ Wild theme park. Get back to nature in the hinterland rainforests of Lamington National Park or Tamborine Mountain. Encounter Queensland’s creatures at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

North of Brisbane, find the seaside and rural communities of the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy a swim and gelato at Noosa Beach before a hike through Noosa National Park to see secluded beaches, blowholes and an occasional koala. Head inland for unusual craft, art and wine cellars in the forested mountain communities, Maleny and Mapleton

Head farther north along the ocean to the beautiful tropical beaches of the Whitsunday Coast. Take a boat cruise to Hayman or Daydream islands to stay in five-star luxury comfort or family-friendly accommodation. Scuba dive the spectacularly colourful Great Barrier Reef just off the Whitsunday Coast.  

For a taste of the Outback, head to Central Queensland to the meeting point of historic livestock routes in Longreach. See Australia’s important inland river eco-systems in the national parks or on a river cruise. Explore the Simpson Desert National Park from the dusty one-pub town of Birdsville. Pack a camera to capture Outback Queensland’s intense sunrises and sunsets.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Queensland?
A: Unless you’re really into cars, public transportation is probably the easiest and best way of getting around the streets of Brisbane or Gold Coast. With no costly parking fees (or trips to the gas station) to worry about, you’ll be able to explore the sights of the city with ease. If you’d prefer to hightail it straight out of town and take in the region of Brisbane City or elsewhere, grabbing the keys to a rental is a fantastic option. Take a look around our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Queensland, book a ride and hit the road in comfort and style.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Queensland?
A: International flights to Queensland usually operate from one of these major airport terminals:
  • Brisbane, QLD (BNE): 1,487 international flights per month.
  • Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta): 221 international flights per month.
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.): 209 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Queensland?
A: From high-end options to those that are more simple, you have plenty of choice. Many travellers spend their getaway in apartments. Other popular places to stay in Queensland are private holiday homes, motels and hotels.
Q: What does a Queensland holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Convenient flights, comfortable hotels and an awesome rental car to travel around in — and that’s just for starters. We also have an excellent variety of activities and experiences. Check out what’s on offer and start creating your perfect escape in Queensland.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Queensland?
A: We work hard to help you get the best deals. So, when you combine your Flight, Hotels and more, you know you stand to save a pretty penny. Lock in your break with us today and get to Queensland with a little extra money in your pocket.
Q: What are the best things to do in Queensland?
A: Starting your holiday in Brisbane? You’ll find that many locals enjoy spending time at Queen Street Mall, Roma Street Parkland and Suncorp Stadium. If Gold Coast is your next port of call, you’ll also want to explore Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Dreamworld. Let’s not forget about Townsville. Here, we’d recommend going to Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal, Horseshoe Bay Beach and Magnetic Island National Park.