While many visit Queensland for its beaches and the Great Barrier Reef, we also rate Queensland for its World-Heritage Listed Gondwana rainforests of the Scenic Rim region and Daintree, and for its Island trails ending in waterfalls and swimming holes – the Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island is a good example. Such natural splendour calls for adventures on foot, and you’ll be walking through landscapes carved by creeks and waterfalls over millions of years. Queensland offers some of the best luxury lodges too, so you can balance all that walking with exceptional food and wine experiences at night and a beautiful view from your plush king bed.
We hope you’re inspired by our collection of luxury Queensland accommodation and experiences. For suggested itineraries, please reach out to our friendly team as we would be happy to help tailor a journey to suit your idea of the ultimate Queensland luxury holiday.
Featured image: Orpheus Island (Credit: Wilson Archer)
The ancient Gondwana rainforest of Scenic Rim is a special place to explore on foot, from the lush valleys to the mountain peaks. The coastal hinterland and towns like Byron Bay make this South-Eastern pocket of Queensland a must-visit.
Orpheus is an exclusive private island resort situated on the Great Barrier Reef an hour flight from Cairns, and providing accommodation for just 28 people at a time.
Mt Mulligan Lodge provides luxury outback accommodation for just 16 guests at a time in its spacious suites and family pavilions.
Neighbouring the World Heritage listed wilderness of the Daintree National Park and set along the banks of the gently flowing Mossman River, Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a stylish rainforest escape.
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Frequently asked questions
When is the best time to visit Queensland?
South East Queensland including Brisbane and the Scenic Rim feature similar weather patterns to much of NSW with a sub-tropical climate bringing hot humid days in summer and drier warm or mild days in winter and Spring.