The Sunshine State is big. Really big! From the famous beach resorts and surfie playgrounds of the Gold Coast, and the laid-back holiday stylings of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, all the way up through the cane-fields and sugar mills to the Wet Tropics and beyond, Queensland sheer vastness invites explorers…and dreamers.
Brash and beautiful Brisbane, with its gracefully curving river and sunlit glass towers, brings the can-do attitude of the Outback to vibrant life in its pub culture and street cafés. Further north, where gold once came down from the ranges in glittering streams, ghost town still tell their sad stories and the viridian sugar cane shimmers in the heat. Beyond Cairns, where the rainforests meet the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas brings glamour and sophistication to the tropics…and then you are in the big spaces of the Great Top End, where dreams end and adventures begin.
From city penthouses to secluded rainforest retreats, in Queensland, you’ll find a luxury hotel to cater for your every desire. So if you feel like picking up a fast car and burning your name in the road, head north and try one of these luxury hotels for your adventures under those sugarcane moons.
Boasting stunning views of Sunshine Beach, is the La Mer Sunshine Beachfront. With apartments offering guests ocean facing private balconies, guests can relax in comfort and style. Convenient and secure free parking is available on site, so bring your car to explore the Noosa region, especially Eumundi Market or the Noosa Botanic Gardens. All apartments are air-conditioned, making the perfect place to relax in front […]View Details
Located on 5 acres and walking distance to Peregian Beach, are The Retreat Beach Houses. Close to shops and markets, guests will enjoy this superb location. Make sure you bring your car as the accommodation is also an ideal location to explore Noosa’s hotspots such as Noosa Springs and Noosa National Park, and offers guests free parking at the accommodation. Each of the free standing […]View Details
Located within walking distance from the gorgeous Little Cove Beach, is the Little Cove Court apartments. Nestled amongst a tropical garden, the apartments are within walking distance to the popular hub of Hastings Street. With free parking available on site, guests can bring their car so they can explore more of the Sunshine Coast including Australia Zoo. Guests will have access to a full kitchen, […]View Details
Across the road from the stunning coast of Noosa Main Beach is Hotel Laguna. Guests can choose between studios and apartments, making it a perfect choice for a family getaway or romantic weekend. Great shopping and dining options are just around the corner at this holiday getaway. Guests can choose the perfect accommodation that suits them, some offering gorgeous views of the Noosa River. All […]View Details
Nestled in tropical bushland but close to Noosa’s main beach is Picture Point Terraces. The apartments offer guests privacy but with stunning views. Perfectly located, Noosa’s main attractions are a short drive away, a perfect complement to the free onsite parking available. With restaurants also only a scenic 10 minute walk away, you won’t regret staying at this location. Each air-conditioned apartment can have the […]View Details
Tucked away in a quiet street away from the busier part of Noosa is the resort style accommodation known as L’Auberge. Guests will not be too far away from the main area of Noosa, as the popular Hastings Street, lined with restaurants and shops, is only 1.3 kilometres away. With the added benefit of free onsite parking, there is no reason why you cannot get […]View Details
Overlooking Laguna Bay and the Noosa River, is the Noosa Crest Resort. Each apartment has a private balcony where you can admire the view of either the parklands or the water. The apartments are only a 5 minute stroll from the Main Beach, as well as the restaurants and nightlife of the popular Hastings Street. Each apartment is full of natural light especially in the […]View Details
The Palazzo Versace is a luxurious resort in Southport, on the Gold Coast. It overlooks the Broadwater Inlet and is minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Only a short walk away is the Marina Mirage, Sea World and Federation Walk Coastal Reserve. The elegant rooms take their inspiration from the luxury fashion brand Versace and its home, Palazzo Versace, Italy. There are bespoke furnishings, unique parquetry […]View Details
The RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast is a 5-star hotel surrounded by green golf courses. It is less than 15-minutes’ drive from Surfers Paradise, Southport Racecourse and the Metricon Stadium. The spacious and contemporary rooms have large windows which look out to either the golf course or hinterlands. Large beds, premium linens and individual temperature controls allow for a comfortable night’s rest. All rooms […]View Details
For luxurious accommodation that is close to the beach and has all of the facilities you could need, look no further than Peppers Broadbeach. It is just 300m from stunning Kurrawa Beach and is a short walk away from multiple shopping malls, Broadbeach and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The hotel offers one, two or three bedroom suites in increasing levels of luxury. […]View Details
Nestled between golf courses, the award-winning Sanctuary Cove Marina and Coomera River, the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is truly a luxurious haven. It is only 15 minutes’ drive from Dreamworld, Gold Coast Wake Lake and Warner Bros Movie World. The well-appointed rooms were recently refreshed and have views of the marina, garden or lagoon. They feature a private balcony with sliding shutters, comfortable bed and […]View Details
If you are looking for a 5 Star rated CBD hotel in Brisbane, the Emporium Hotel South Bank is an excellent choice. An impressive boutique hotel located right in the heart of the action, the property is centrally located near the Brisbane Exhibition Centre and the magnificent City Botanical Gardens. The hotel offers 143 beautifully appointed suites, all of which feature views of the river, […]View Details
Rated 5 stars, the Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley is one of the most prestigious hotels in Brisbane. Close to the New Farm Riverwalk, the Queen Street Mall and New Farm Park, the hotel provides a luxurious place to stay in a convenient central location – just minutes from some of the city’s best bars, restaurants, shops and nightlife. Exuding bold design and ornate finishes, […]View Details
The Inchcolm by Ovolo is a luxury accommodation provider that resides imperiously in the Brisbane CBD. Contained within a stunning 1920s neo-Georgian building, this 5 star property epitomises style and grace. Close to all the city’s main attractions, the Queen Street Mall, Southbank and the Story Bridge are all within easy walking distance. This deluxe boutique hotel offers chic rooms and suites that feature Avant […]View Details
Formerly known as the Spire Residence, the Queen St Residence is a 5 star deluxe accommodation located in the heart of one of Brisbane’s busiest streets. Just 700 metres from the Queen Street Mall, the property is also close to Anzac Square, the New Farm Riverwalk, Southbank and the City Botanical Gardens. Stylishly appointed with guest’s comfort in mind, each unit features a balcony. In […]View Details
The Brisbane Marriott Hotel offers 5 Star luxury accommodation in a fabulous CBD location that overlooks the magnificent Story Bridge. Having recently undergone a $20 million renovation, the property is an excellent option for those wanting to base themselves near New Farm Riverwalk, the Brisbane Showground, Eagle Street Pier or Suncorp Stadium. Designed in a contemporary urban style that pairs subtle cream and brown tones […]View Details
There are plenty of luxury hotels in Queensland to choose from. Once you have booked the right one for you, your focus should turn to what you can actually see and do when you are there. As a state, Queensland offers a number of fabulous experiences for the visitor to enjoy. So check out this list of the best of them within the following 4 regions.
If you have booked a luxury hotel on the Gold Coast, then why not arrange for a luxury spa treatment too?
Located in the Palazzo Versace, one of the best of them takes place at the Aurora Spa.
Offering a fabulous three-hour beauty treatment that includes a massage, manicure, pedicure and nourishing facial, you will come out of it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, having been treated like a movie star.
For something a bit more adrenaline fueled, take to the skies with Cloud 9 Seaplanes. Not only will it transfer you over to South Stradbroke Island for a few hours of fun and relaxation, you will also get to see some amazing views of Surfers Paradise and the surrounds too.
If you would prefer to stay on the water you could always charter a yacht. While golf loves should take the opportunity to play on Australia’s most exclusive course. The Grand, which was designed by Greg Norman and hosts a maximum of 555 regular members.
Fancy a real adrenaline rush? Then why not swim with sharks at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast?
You will get to be close and personal with reef sharks, grey nurse sharks, wobbegong and a range of other marine life.
If you would prefer to stay above water, why not partake in a 90 minute jet ski ride. Perhaps the most thrilling way to explore the coastline, you can choose to whizz around the Pumicestone Passage or Morton Bay Marine Park. All the while taking in magnificent views of the Glass House Mountains and Bribie Island.
Talking of the Glasshouse Mountains how does the opportunity to abseil down them sound to you? It is a breathtaking location to do just that and the views you will get of the rugged volcanic peaks, the surrounding pine plantations, eucalypt forests and open grasslands are simply sensational.
For even better views of this terrain, there is no better way to take it all in than on a tandem skydive in Caloundra. From a distance of 14,000 feet you will free fall for 60 seconds of pure exhilaration, before your instructor will pull the cord. For about 5 minutes you will then gently float down, which will give you plenty of time to observe the wonderful surroundings.
Did you know, The Noosa Everglades is one of only 2 everglade systems in the entire world? The wonderful waterway features secluded parts that feel like they have never been discovered. Best explored via a cruise, it will take you to parts of Noosa that few people go and see.
Alternatively why not go on a Wild Dolphin Safari over at Noosa National Marine Park? The boat will take you out to an open stretch of coast where dolphins, sea-turtles and aquatic birds are always in view.
Rev heads might prefer to do a Noosa Quad Bike Tour, which takes you on a scintillating ride through the Woondum National Park, where you will also get the chance to swim in some rock pools.
It that is all a bit to high energy for you, then you can always head to the exclusive dining and shopping epicenter of Hastings Street. Where luxury boutiques and gourmet restaurants abound on a strip that runs parallel to Main Beach.
Arguably one of the best experiences you can ever treat yourself too – why not book a helicopter ride for a romantic deluxe picnic, on a remote and isolated sand cay, in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef? Check out GBR Helicopters if this appeals to you.
Alternatively the chance to witness the sun rising over the beautiful Atherton Tablelands in a hot air balloon might be more your kind of thing.
If not then perhaps a spot of horse riding on Wonga Beach will excite you?
Failing that, maybe scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef or partaking in a luxury chocolate tour of the Daintree Estate might be more up your street.