Queensland holidays

With a nickname like ‘the Sunshine State’, you know you’re in for a good time with a Queensland holiday. Located in the north-east corner of Australia, the state is beloved by locals and tourists alike for its natural wonders, Indigenous culture, colourful locals and sunny weather. It’s in Queensland where you’ll find the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, the ancient Daintree Rainforest, the idyllic Whitsundays and countless beaches including the Gold Coast. Make your way around the state by car or fly in and out of its key cities including Brisbane and Cairns. Whatever your travel style, our Australia Experts are here to help. Browse our Queensland holiday ideas and advice below.

Popular Tailor-made Queensland Holidays 


From tropical rainforests to endless beaches and charming country towns, there’s so much to see in Queensland. To help you see the best the state has to offer, our Experts have created a fantastic range of tailor-made Queensland holiday ideas. These itineraries take in a number of destinations throughout the state and Australia, and are priced to include everything from flights to hand-picked hotels, transport and additional experiences like wildlife encounters and adventure tours. For more ideas or to tailor a holiday to suit you, talk to our Experts today.

Where to Go in Queensland

As Australia’s second largest state (seven times the size of the UK) it can be difficult to know where to start your holiday in Queensland. The most popular entry point is Brisbane, Queensland’s growing capital and the perfect starting point for a road trip along Australia's Nature Coast to see dolphins and whales. The other is the laid-back town of Cairns, a perfect access point to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park – home to the world’s oldest surviving rainforest.

Queensland Holiday Types

One of the greatest joys of a Queensland holiday is its endless opportunities. From modern cosmopolitan cities to laid-back country towns, pristine beaches and ancient Indigenous culture, a holiday in Queensland lets you choose your own adventure. If you’re looking for inspiration you’ll find it in our Queensland holiday types below. Browse our itineraries or talk to one of our Australia Experts about creating a bespoke holiday.

Queensland Holiday Ideas and Advice

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More About Queensland

Capital city: Brisbane

Currency: Australian Dollar

Language: English

Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required.

Getting There

Flight time: London to Brisbane flight time is around 21 hours and will include a stopover.

Main airports:

  • Brisbane International Airport
  • Cairns Airport
  • Gold Coast Airport

Visas: British citizens require a tourist ETA visa, which you can apply for online.

Top 3 Things to Do in Queensland

When to Go to Queensland

They don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing; the vast majority of Queensland experiences an average of eight to nine hours of sunshine a day, meaning you’ll find great weather within the state year-round. Queensland is at its hottest during the summer months of December, January and February. The winter months of June, July and August are hardly winter though, with average temperatures sitting between 15 and 25°C. In addition to fantastic weather, Queensland is also a busy state with a revolving calendar of annual events. Check out our guide on when to go to Queensland for more information.

Why Book Your Queensland Holiday with Flight Centre

Local knowledge: Flight Centre’s global head office, as well as over 100 stores are located in Queensland, giving us access to incredible local knowledge and expertise. With this large network, we’re able to offer you the widest choice of Queensland holidays plus recommend hotels and experiences that have been tried and tested by our team.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to Queensland from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive Travel Butler concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.