Queensland's Islands

Queensland is home to some of the most stunning islands in the world, and each one invites you to come and share in its sumptuous delights.

  • Pack your boots and head off on a bushwalking adventure on the World Heritage listed Hinchinbrook Island near Townsville North Queensland or head south and hike through rare island rainforest on Fraser Island.
  • Looking for a family friendly getaway? Try renting one of the many holiday homes on North Stradbroke Island or set up camp on South Stradbroke Island just off the Gold Coast – whether north or south, both are perfect for boating, surfing, kayaking and fishing! After something a little more fast paced? Sand tobogganing down 90m sand dunes on Moreton Island should do the trick.
  • Succumb to the irresistible pull of Magnetic Island, near Townsville, or enjoy the romantic seclusion offered Keswick Island off the coast of Mackay.
  • Looking for a unique tropical island day trip? Dunk Island just off the coast of Mission Beach promises pristine beaches, an abundance of wildlife species, unique rainforest walking tracks and plenty of snorkelling.
  • With 74 tropical islands to discover, The Whitsundays will leave you in awe from every angle. Camp like a castaway or lap up the luxury, settle in to an island pace that suits you.
  • Experience world class snorkelling amongst island jewels like Lady Elliot, Lady Musgrave, Heron, Wilson and Great Keppel Islands along the Southern Great Barrier Reef – you may even spot little turtle hatchlings early in the year.

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Fraser Island Retreat

Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$180 - 230
Fraser Island Retreat is located in Happy Valley on the Eastern Beach of Fraser Island about halfway between Hook Point (the southern tip) and Indian Head. They are only 200 metres back from the beach.

Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Great Keppel Island,
From AU$125 - 330
Great Keppel Island Hideaway welcomes guests to share their barefoot island paradise, an authentic locally owned Island resort situated on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, merely 30 minutes ferry from Yeppoon.

Bedarra

Bedarra Island, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$1025 - 2075
When you just want to retreat from the world, there is no better place to escape to than the all-inclusive haven of Bedarra. With just ten villas hidden amongst 45 hectares of tropical rainforest, Bedarra offers solitude, privacy and sublime views over the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef, with a maximum of 20 guests.

Peppers Blue on Blue Resort

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$194 - 580
Experience the unique allure of one of Australia’s most relaxed escape destinations, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort on Magnetic Island. Just 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville, Magnetic Island is a blend of native Australian bushland, breathtaking beaches and sandy bays.

Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$380 - 495
Romantic and affordable, Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows are designed for couples and families holidaying on a budget. Surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens and Hamilton Island's lush foliage, the bungalows have everything you need for a comfortable island holiday.

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
From AU$160 - 385
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia's World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, 80 kilometres north-east of Bundaberg (north of Fraser Island). Situated within a highly protected 'Green Zone', the Island is a sanctuary for over 1200 species of marine life and is renowned for an abundance of manta rays, turtles, reef sharks, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef.

Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$390 - 1475
The Reef View Hotel has many amenities, including a 35-metre swimming pool, the Reef Lounge bar, and in-house Pool Terrace Restaurant serving buffet breakfast, light lunches and à la carte dinner menu.

Lizard Island

Lizard Island, Cook Area
From AU$1800 - 6380
Lizard Island, Australia's northernmost island resort on the Great Barrier Reef, is truly secluded from the rest of the world and is located a one hour scenic flight over the reef from Cairns. With only one resort on the island hosting 40 rooms – it is the tranquillity and natural beauty of the island that will first greet you.

qualia

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$1050 - 5500
Nestled in the northern most tip of Hamilton Island, qualia is a unique expression of world-class luxury. Immersing guests in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service, qualia is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses.

Orpheus Island Lodge

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$1500 - 2900
Located amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus is a secluded island hideaway accommodating just 28 indulged guests. Access is either via a 30 minute helicopter journey from Townsville, or a 1.
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