Explore Brisbane & South Queensland

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Brisbane & South Queensland

South Queensland is very much Australia’s holiday playground, with three main regions and fun island resorts attracting visitors year round.

Brisbane – Queensland’s state capital with a mix of modern and older buildings, fine shops and gardens and the lively Southbank Parklands.

Gold Coast – wide ocean beaches, the bright lights of Surfers Paradise and plenty of theme parks to keep families amused.

Nature Coast – stretching from Brisbane to beautiful Fraser Island, with sheltered beaches, a lush, forested interior and laid back resort towns.

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    South Queensland Holiday Ideas

    You can choose to book any of these itineraries as they are, or use them as inspiration for your own South Queensland adventure.

    Southbank, Brisbane, Queensland

    Sydney To The Sunshine State

    Sydney | Blue Mountains | Pacific Coast | Brisbane | Fraser Island

    Holiday Idea 16 days from £1475
    Great for Families Maui, North Queensland

    Nature's Coastal Drive

    Brisbane | Caloundra | Hervey Bay | Fraser Island | Rockhampton | Airlie Beach | Townsville | Cairns

    Motorhome Holiday 14 days from £835
    Motorhome Dining

    Pacific Coast by Motorhome

    Sydney | Hunter Valley | Byron Bay | Brisbane | Glasshouse Mountains | Noosa

    Holiday Idea 16 days from £550
    Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island

    Island & City Explorer

    Adelaide | Kangaroo Island | Melbourne | Tasmania | Sydney | Hamilton Island | Brisbane

    Holiday Idea 29 days from £2690
    Great for Families Montville, Queensland

    Winter Sun Escape

    Brisbane | Nature Coast | Sydney

    Holiday Idea 28 days from £1495
    Dubai

    Australia & Dubai

    Dubai | Sydney | Cairns | Brisbane | Noosa

    Holiday Idea 18 days from £960

    About South Queensland

    Marking the start of South Queensland is the glittering Gold Coast, renowned for its epic theme parks and the iconic stretch of sand that is Surfers Paradise. An array of exciting activities are on offer in this iconic Australian city, including skydiving, surfing and gliding through the air on some of the world’s tallest rollercoasters.

    Queensland’s Capital City

    At the heart of the Gold and Nature Coast regions lies Queensland’s capital city Brisbane. Home to endless street cafes and restaurants, fine historical buildings, museums, and galleries, this laidback destination makes for the perfect place to either begin your Queensland holiday or stopover as you make your way up the East Coast from Sydney to Cairns.

    Just 25km off Brisbane’s shore lies the third largest sand island in the world, Moreton Island. Hand feed the friendly locals of Tangalooma Island Resort​, snorkel amongst mysterious wrecks, or take a thrilling toboggan or quad bike ride down Mount Tempest, the highest coastal sand dune in the world.

    Beautiful Nature Coast

    North of Brisbane is Australia’s beautiful Nature Coast, home of fashionable resort area Noosa. In this charming town, designer boutiques, stylish restaurants and superb day spas sit within metres of lush hinterland and glorious golden beach. Australia’s Nature Coast is also home to Hervey Bay, dubbed the “whale watching capital of the world” thanks to the humpbacks that frequent the waters from mid-July to early November.

    World Heritage Fraser Island

    A highlight of most Australia itineraries is a trip to incredible Fraser Island, a World Heritage Listed wonder where tropical rainforest meets sandy beach, freshwater lakes contrast against marine abundant seas and you can spot unique wildlife from the sky to the sea. You can experience its highlights on a day tour from Hervey Bay, but to see the best of this breathtaking island, we recommend an overnight stay the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay.

    If you’d like to learn more about South Queensland, talk to one of our Australia Experts today. All of our team have spent time in this beautiful state and would be happy to help plan your dream holiday.

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