Plan a trip to Queensland
Queensland is ideal for singles, couples, friends and families. It offers Sun, Sand, Surf and the famous Great Barrier Reef. There is plenty to do in Queensland and plenty to see.
Beautiful one day, perfect the next, see Queensland
When to go to Queensland
Queensland has 2 distinct climate zones.
North Queensland (Cairns, Daintree, Whitsundays) is Tropical with a Wet and Dry season. The Wet season spans from November to April (Hot, Wet and Humid). The Dry season from May to October (Warm, Dry Sunny Days)
Southern Queensland also has a tropical climate but more mild temperatures. Summer months are from December – February (Warm and Humid) and Winter from June – August (Mild).
Peak season is generally from May to August and during School Holidays in September.
The best months to visit Queensland (for value and less tourists) are March – April (before or after Easter) and October (after school holidays).
To decide when to go, it’s a good idea to check Queensland weather, Queensland public holidays and Queensland School Holidays.
How long to go to Queensland for
Plan to go to Queensland for at least 1-2 weeks, this will give you time see a particular area or just relax.
For longer stays, consider hiring a car and exploring several areas. You will need at least 2-3 weeks minimum to cover the Northern and Southern areas of the state.
For trip planning information for Queensland click the logo for Queensland Tourism
Or browse the online Queensland travel brochures, check out the Queensland travel guide or suggested itineraries for Queensland
Entry information – Passport and Visa Rules for Queensland
To enter Queensland from an International destination you will need a valid Passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity).
For entry requirements for Queensland and documentation check the Visa and Passport information and Project Visa
How to get to Queensland
You can fly or cruise to Queensland.
International Flights operate to the International Airports of Brisbane, Coolangatta, Townsville and Cairns. Brisbane is the main airport with flights from Asia, Europe, Middle East, South Pacific, North America. Click here for more details on flying to/from Queensland.
Cruises operate to the ports of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns from other major Australia ports such as Sydney and Melbourne. Cruises also operate from the South Pacific Islands, Honolulu and the USA.
For Flight details check
How to get around Queensland
Queensland is worth exploring, consider flying to an outer island, or cruise the pristine waters. Alternatively hire a car in Queensland and drive along the coasts or into the outback. Or try the local Queensland public transport.
For ways to get around try
What to see and do in Queensland
Queensland has inspired bloggers, writers and travellers who in Top Blogs and Free things to do offer excellent information on What to see and do in Queensland.
Sightseeing, Day Tours, Extended Tours, Volunteer Queensland
Queensland offers a huge amount of sightseeing and attractions. Join in and enjoy the local Queensland Hospitality. Snorkel the famous Great Barrier Reef…or volunteer. To plan what to see and do in Queensland here are plenty of Sightseeing/Attractions, Day Touring or Extended Tour options.
Ideas for Places to Stay Queensland
There are numerous places to stay in Queensland, from Budget hostels to Luxury resorts and Villas. Consider the type of accommodation you would like in Where to stay in Queensland, or if you just need a Hostel, Hotel or Resort look at Accommodation options for Queensland to find plenty of ideas. For those seeking something different, try Traditional or Unique Queensland Accommodation.
How much to Budget For Queensland
To work out what to budget for, have a look at the average cost of living for Queensland.
Security, Health and Vaccinations, Driving Rules Queensland
Check important information in Travel Security, Health and Vaccinations and Driving overseas for Queensland.
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