If you are looking for a new way to explore Queensland, how better than from a holiday rental? As every house is different, with its own unique character, staying in a holiday home allows you to completely customise your holiday and choose somewhere perfect, away from the overpriced tourist districts where you normally find hotels. Put yourself in a local community, and learn all the little things about where you are that make it a memorable experience. Where is everyone’s favourite café in Cairns? What do Brisbaneans do on sunny Saturdays? For the best way to get insider tips to explore Queensland, try asking your Host.
Queensland is one of the largest and most diverse states of Australia. Known locally as ‘The Sunshine State’, this is where Australians go on holiday, and we believe they’ve got it right. Whether you prefer relaxing in a beachside resort on the Gold Coast, a cosmopolitan city break in lively Brisbane, or exploring natural wonders and The Outback; any type of holiday is possible in Queensland. One of our favourite areas is the Sunshine Coast, a relaxed yet sophisticated collection of beachside towns and resorts, perfect for exploring a larger slice of laidback Australian life, and as the name suggests the weather is ridiculously good.
Where to stay in Queensland
Spend your days (and nights) exploring the marvels of Australia, then return to a beachside villa on the Gold Coast, a luxury apartment in the centre of Brisbane or laid-back Townsville … or some other hidden sanctuary you discover. Where you decide to stay depends on what you want to do: Go whale watching off the coast of Fraser Island, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, take a spa break to Palm Cove, hug a koala at a Tropical Zoo, drive down the scenic Sunshine Coast, let the sounds of the Daintree Rainforest lull you to sleep or take a hot air balloon ride over the city of Brisbane; Queensland has so many possibilities that you can easily craft a truly unique holiday experience with HouseTrip.
Queensland with the family
Queensland is brimming with theme parks, waterparks, zoos, gardens and of course huge swaths of some of the best coastlines in the world; and there are few places children enjoy more. Queensland is generally a child friendly place, and family time here is made even more enjoyable if you stay in a holiday rental. All the extra space of a holiday home gives the kids room to play, while you can take a moment to enjoy the sun rising over the Coral Sea. And don’t forget that with a holiday home you can put on some laundry, and visit a local market to pick up fresh fish for a delicious home cooked meal in your fully equipped kitchen. Having some meals in can really help your budget, leaving you with more money to spend on a wild adventure the kids will never forget.