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Queensland Holidays

Holidays in Queensland feature some of Australia’s most iconic landscapes – from golden beaches to lush rainforests and vibrant coral reefs. The Sunshine State offers nearly 7,000 kilometres of sun-kissed coastline, perfect for exploring on a road trip as a family or couple. Cairns, the tropical city, is the gateway to adventure, and thrill-seekers can sail the 74 Whitsunday Islands and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef. Other adventures in Queensland include exploring Fraser Island in a 4WD and trekking through the 180 million-year-old Daintree Rainforest.

For relaxation, Queensland has plenty of luxurious hotels, sunshine and some of the world’s best beaches – from Whitehaven in the Whitsundays to surf spots in Noosa. Get your city fix in cosmopolitan Brisbane, the region’s capital, or head to the Hunter Valley for wine tasting. Queensland is also a haven for animal lovers, with whale watching, turtle hatchlings, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and wild dingoes on Fraser Island.

Luxury holidays in Queensland 

Planning a holiday in Queensland? Hayes & Jarvis has over 65 years of experience in creating tailored, luxury breaks in Australia. Whether you’re looking for adventure and wildlife, relaxation or city sightseeing, we have the expert knowledge to plan your dream break. Start with our suggested self-drive itineraries, which cover the region’s highlights and include stays in chic hotels.

Build your holiday beyond just one destination, with our Queensland Classic itinerary, which begins in Brisbane and features a tour of Fraser Island by 4WD, a Whitsundays sailing trip and visits to Magnetic Island and Cairns. The Coastal Explorer  has a focus on marine life, beaches and islands, taking you from Perth along the Coral and Sunshine Coast to Noosa’s Everglades. To discover more of Australia’s treasures, pair a Queensland trip with the Pacific Coast Explorer, which will take you from Sydney to the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and bohemian Byron Bay.

Destination Highlights
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Hike through tropical rainforests
  • Relax on flawless beaches
  • Sightsee in trendy Brisbane
  • Sail to idyllic islands
  • Wine tasting in Hunter Valley
Essential Information
  • Time Zone +10 hours (GMT)
  • Currency Australian dollar
  • Visa Information All tourists require an Australian Tourist Visa, you can apply for an instant tourist visa, this is also known as an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa
  • Language English
  • Flight Time London Heathrow to Queensland is approx. 22 hours with 1 stop at Hong Kong or other destinations. Flight times vary depending on the stop-over and onward connection
  • Health Information No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations

Our Queensland destinations

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Cairns
Brisbane

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Brisbane

Brisbane

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