Plan for peace of mind

Some properties allow cancellations up to 14 days before arrival. Check the policy before booking.

Destination guide

Experience Queensland in holiday homes to rent

With its seemingly endless coastline, offshore Great Barrier Reef, colourful marine life and vibrant Daintree Rainforest, Queensland is a must-visit destination for all types of travellers. Whether you want to explore the wilderness, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters or experience the culture of the cities and villages in the state, holiday homes to rent in Queensland are the perfect base camp.

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.


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 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,457 holiday rentals near Queensland. From 3,792 Houses to 34 Farmhouses, 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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Gold Coast: 2,943 holiday rentals
  • Surfers Paradise: 2,077 holiday rentals
  • Sunshine Coast: 2,299 holiday rentals
  • Port Douglas: 598 holiday rentals
  • Noosa Heads: 1,187 holiday rentals

HomeAway 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:

  • Surfers Paradise: 2,077 holiday homes
  • Sunshine Coast: 2,299 holiday homes
  • Port Douglas: 598 holiday homes
  • Noosa Heads: 1,187 holiday homes
  • Broadbeach Waters: 2,040 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:

  • Surfers Paradise, QLD (SFP): 2,644 holiday houses
  • Southport, QLD (SHQ-Gold Coast Heliport): 2,591 holiday houses
  • Port Douglas, QLD (PTI-Port Douglas Heliport): 625 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 offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Queensland. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Chevron Renaissance: 2,633 holiday rentals
  • Hastings Street: 1,427 holiday rentals
  • Somerset Dam: 29 holiday rentals
  • Moogerah Dam: 19 holiday rentals
  • Teewah Beach: 1,285 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Queensland listed on HomeAway 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

Surfers Paradise
2,077 holiday rentals
Sunshine Coast
2,299 holiday rentals
Port Douglas
598 holiday rentals
Noosa Heads
1,187 holiday rentals
Broadbeach Waters
2,040 holiday rentals
2,033 holiday rentals
Brisbane City
1,205 holiday rentals
1,263 holiday rentals
Fraser Island
382 holiday rentals
1,022 holiday rentals
Palm Beach
2,270 holiday rentals
1,350 holiday rentals
829 holiday rentals
729 holiday rentals
Sunshine Beach
1,159 holiday rentals
Palm Cove
622 holiday rentals
Coolum Beach
1,557 holiday rentals
North Stradbroke Island
362 holiday rentals
Peregian Beach
1,296 holiday rentals
Rainbow Beach
218 holiday rentals