Queensland holiday highlights

Southern Queensland offers the quintessential all-round Australian experience; here it’s not just about the main city and beaches, but the theme parks, waterparks, wildlife sanctuaries and even the world-famous zoos. While the stunning coastline does take most of the glory, there are plenty of alternative attractions just waiting to be discovered. Head away from the surf and you’ll discover ancient rainforest and cascading waterfalls, while just a short distance from the mainland lies the largest sand island in the world.

Tropical North Queensland is unlike anywhere else you’ve ever experienced. This is pure bucket list material. Enveloped by rainforest and fringed by reef, it’s an area of astounding natural beauty and fascinating geological wonders. This is where you’ll find the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system in the world and one of Tropical North Queensland’s most remarkable ancient wonders. It’s also the spot where you’ll find some of the world’s most picture-perfect islands. But it’s not just about the offshore treats here – this is also the home of a UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforest and the stunning Wet Tropics.

Queensland key facts

Time difference

GMT +10 hours

Capital

Brisbane

Currency

Australian Dollar

Flying time to destination

Brisbane 21 hours, Cairns 20 hours

Language

English

Passport & visas

All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authority Visa (ETA). ETA Visas are processed by Kuoni and electronically linked to your passport.

Queensland good to know

Tipping

If you feel that you have received an excellent service and wish to show appreciation for this then a discretionary tip of 10% may be given.