Luxury Hotels in Queensland

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.

La Mer Sunshine Beachfront

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

The Retreat Beach Houses

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Little Cove Court

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Hotel Laguna

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Picture Point Terraces

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

L’Auberge Noosa

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Noosa Crest Resort

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Palazzo Versace

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Peppers Broadbeach

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Emporium Hotel South Bank

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

The Inchcolm by Ovolo

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Queen St Residence

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

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.

Gold Coast

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.

Sunshine Coast

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.

Noosa

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.

Cairns

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.