From spectacular beaches and reefs to lush jungles and picturesque villages, Queensland is the ideal destination for a luxury holiday. Known for world-famous natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef this state showcases the most amazing sights and attractions. Hikers will find paradise in the many beautiful National Parks that protect unique rainforests and wildlife while sun-seekers can relax on idyllic beaches. Near the southern stretch of the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll find the Capricorn Coast. Its natural beauty has made it a World Heritage-listed site. You can unwind in solitude on deserted beaches and enjoy the view of nearby Great and North Keppel Islands or take a short ferry ride out to these stunning islands. With its incredible scenery and luxury coastal retreats, the Capricorn Coast is the perfect place to relax. Travel to the far north of Queensland, also known as the Tropical North, to experience some of the state's most photogenic regions like the thriving city of Cairns, the oldest rainforest in the world at Daintree Rainforest, glamorous Port Douglas, or the beautiful Great Barrier Reef islands. In Queensland, your options are truly endless.

When To Visit

Weather remains pleasant in Queensland year-round. Temperatures are stable throughout the year with colder months (July and August) seeing an average temperature of 22°C while warmer months have an average temperature of 31°C. Regardless of when you visit, you’ll find clear blue skies and warm weather. Perfect for hiking through National Parks, relaxing on the beach, or sightseeing. July to September is a special time of year to visit as this is the season for whale migrations.

Food & Drink

Enjoy local and international-inspired fine dining across the Sunshine State. You can look forward to a culinary experience with gourmet dishes, featuring locally sourced fresh food, served in spectacular settings. Seafood is a favourite cuisine in Queensland as local fisherman deliver daily catches of mackerel, crab, king and tiger prawns, sea scallops, and barramundi. The Sunshine State is also home to many wineries - the largest being Sirromet Wines which is just a 30-minute drive from Brisbane. Make sure to sample internationally renowned Queensland wine with every meal.

Passport & Visas

For entry to Australia, you'll need a tourist visa. Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.