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Destination guide

Have a memorable trip with Queensland luxury apartments

This state covers most of the northeast portion of Australia and boasts diverse landscapes that include mountain ranges and beaches. You can book a holiday rental in the bustling city of Brisbane or stay in a more remote tropical island. The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia remain a must-see, where you can walk on the Natural Bridge and see water stream underneath or cross the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk over treetops. Many luxury holiday homes near Cairns have a private pool where travellers may enjoy an early morning swim, as well as a hot tub for guests to relax after a day of sightseeing.

Things to do

Things to do near Queensland holiday rentals

Queensland is filled with some of Australia’s best attractions. Holiday homes in Queensland put you within reach of places like the Great Barrier Reef, a huge stretch of coastal reef with colourful marine life for snorkelling and diving, and the Whitsunday Islands, a collection of islands with sandy beaches and diving and sailing opportunities. You could explore Fraser Island, a huge sand island with freshwater lakes, and Whitehaven Beach, a serene beach area with clear blue waters for swimming and snorkelling. You can also enjoy the Daintree Rainforest, a tropical, lowland rainforest with a canopy tower, aerial walkway and nature trails.

Beaches

Beach locales near Queensland holiday rentals

The beach locales are among the biggest draws of Queensland. Holiday rentals can be found near excellent destinations like Casuarina Beach, a tranquil beach with native populations of kangaroos and wallabies, and Nudey Beach, a family-oriented beach with reefs for snorkelling and swimming. Noosa Main Beach in the Sunshine Coast is a gorgeous headland beach with tranquil conditions and trendy shops, and Burleigh Heads offers protected waters and world-class surf breaks. For a more intimate experience, Lovers Cove on Daydream Island is a picturesque beach with turquoise seas, coral gardens and tropical marine life.

Food & drink

Sample regional cuisine in Queensland

The subtropical climate and rich landscape of Queensland contribute to the culinary specialties here. European and Asian cuisine are popular near Brisbane, while areas outside of the city feature a fusion of different cultures. Wineries are scattered throughout Queensland, and Bundaberg Rum is a popular spirit. Other delicacies include Moreton Bay bugs, mud crabs, prawns, sea scallops, barramundi and native macadamia nuts. Whatever your taste or craving, you can try old favourites or discover a new dish in a restaurant near your Queensland holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family fun near Queensland holiday homes

If you’re travelling with the kids, you’ll be spoilt by the choices for spending your time in Queensland. Holiday rentals can be found near places like Sea World, an expansive aquatic amusement park with marine animals, shows and tours, and Warner Bros. Movie World, a movie-themed family park with thrill rides and live stunt shows. Kids will also enjoy Dreamworld, a vast amusement park and wildlife centre with theme rides and attractions, and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, an Australian animal park with naturalistic habitats, wildlife encounters and displays. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, featuring native koalas and other Australian animal species, is another must for kids.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday accommodation in Queensland

Queensland is perfect for romance. Holiday homes can be found near locations for couples like Palm Cove, a vibrant suburb with palm tree-lined sandy beaches, coral reefs and seaside shops and restaurants, and the Cairns Railway Station, a historic train that travels through the protected tropical rainforest. You can also visit Springbrook National Park, a scenic parkland with walking tracks, campsites and dense rainforest, and Broadbeach, a coastal suburb with glamorous casinos, blues clubs, surf breaks and high-end restaurants.

Where to stay near Queensland?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,296 holiday rentals near Queensland. From 31 Farmhouses to 243 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Queensland for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Queensland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Queensland. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Gold Coast: 2,401 holiday rentals
  • Sunshine Coast: 2,074 holiday rentals
  • Port Douglas: 565 holiday rentals
  • Surfers Paradise: 1,618 holiday rentals
  • Broadbeach Waters: 1,624 holiday rentals

HomeAway.com.au offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Queensland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Queensland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Queensland with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Sunshine Coast: 2,074 holiday homes
  • Port Douglas: 565 holiday homes
  • Surfers Paradise: 1,618 holiday homes
  • Broadbeach Waters: 1,624 holiday homes
  • Noosa: 1,189 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Queensland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Queensland are:

  • Noosa, QLD (NSA): 1,403 holiday houses
  • Caloundra, QLD (CUD): 1,077 holiday houses
  • Southport, QLD (SHQ-Gold Coast Heliport): 2,061 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Queensland?

HomeAway.com.au offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Queensland. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Moogerah Dam: 18 holiday rentals
  • Point Cartwright: 1,398 holiday rentals
  • Somerset Dam: 27 holiday rentals
  • Honeymoon Bay: 243 holiday rentals
  • Mount Tamborine Winery: 1,574 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Queensland listed on HomeAway.com.au where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Queensland

Sunshine Coast
2,074 holiday rentals
Port Douglas
565 holiday rentals
Surfers Paradise
1,618 holiday rentals
Broadbeach Waters
1,624 holiday rentals
Noosa
1,189 holiday rentals
Palm Beach
1,823 holiday rentals
Coolangatta
842 holiday rentals
Moreton Island
97 holiday rentals
North Stradbroke Island
327 holiday rentals
Agnes Water
141 holiday rentals
Broadbeach
1,613 holiday rentals
Palm Cove
566 holiday rentals
Cairns
219 holiday rentals
Brisbane City
996 holiday rentals
Point Lookout
226 holiday rentals
Kangaroo Point
537 holiday rentals
Mermaid Waters
1,678 holiday rentals
Airlie Beach
143 holiday rentals
Mermaid Beach
1,687 holiday rentals
Burleigh Heads
1,837 holiday rentals