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Destination guide

Finding the perfect Queensland pad

Queensland is the north-east cornerstone of federal Australia. It's beloved of adventurers and city buffs alike, and manages to pack in all sorts of amazing experiences. Queensland vacation rentals range from salt-washed shacks, in gnarly towns like Surfers Paradise, to palm-shaded villas with pools, overlooking the shimmering inlets of Cairns. Many pepper bustling Brisbane, a ticket to boho bars and cool art galleries. Others hide in the Outback, surrounded by rodeo towns and dusty deserts. Whether you prize exploration, R&R, surfing or diving, there's sure to be something that's perfect for you.

Things to do

Queensland – home to the Great Barrier Reef

If there's one attraction in Queensland that trumps all others, it's surely the majestic Great Barrier Reef. This vast stretch of glistening corals and underwater life is visible from space. It's a Wonder of the Natural World and the largest coral cluster on the planet. Much of it is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which stretches across mangrove swamps and reefs, all the way from the Sunshine Coast in the south to Somerset in the north. For a glimpse of the wonder on land, check out the Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Townsville City.

Activities

Queensland – a haven for adventure

Queensland promises adventures of all sorts, shapes and sizes. Along the coast, you can blow bubbles from scuba tanks while seeking out resplendent coral gardens, wax down surfboards and conquer curling Pacific tubes, go dolphin watching or whale spotting, if the season's right – the list goes on. Back inland, rainforests and jungles converge on waterfalls and canyons. Such wilds beckon campers and picnickers, hikers and safari-lovers – just keep the eyes peeled for cute koalas, wherever you go.

Weather

Queensland's tropical edge

One of the reasons that Queensland vacation rentals remain popular year-round is that they poke into the tropics. Up in Cairns, the Whitsunday Islands and beyond, that means a summer rainy season between November and April. It brings daily downpours and attracts some nasty sea creatures to the coast. While that's best avoided in some parts, a trip to Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast during the summer could be perfect. Spring – September and October – is a fine balance. It tends to stay dry and have good warmth all over the state.

Natural features

The many faces of Queensland

Queensland is huge. It ranges from the palm-fringed inlets of Cairns to the dry and dusty Outback, managing to pack in misty rainforests and coral reefs along the way. The most iconic natural feature is surely the Great Barrier Reef, which strings through the Pacific for over 2,300 kilometers. You'll find loads of coveted Queensland vacation rentals in the Whitsundays – gorgeous islands that have white-sand beaches and cerulean waters. Then come reserves like Tully Gorge and Gadgarra, home to old-growth rainforests, roaring waterfalls and some uber-rare tropical birds.

How many vacation rentals are available around Queensland, AU?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 9,311 vacation rentals around Queensland. From 3,709 house rentals to 4,323 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Queensland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Queensland. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Port Douglas: 586 vacation rentals
  • Brisbane City: 1,172 vacation rentals
  • Gold Coast: 2,820 vacation rentals
  • Broadbeach: 1,962 vacation rentals
  • Whitsundays Region: 469 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Queensland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Queensland?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Queensland:

  • Port Douglas: 586 rentals
  • Brisbane City: 1,172 rentals
  • Broadbeach: 1,962 rentals
  • Palm Cove: 599 rentals
  • Surfers Paradise: 1,993 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Queensland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Queensland are:

  • Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY): 2,201 vacation rentals
  • Caloundra, QLD (CUD): 1,250 vacation rentals
  • Surfers Paradise, QLD (SFP): 2,539 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Queensland?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Queensland. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Australia Zoo: 1,030 rentals
  • Surfers Paradise Beach: 2,541 rentals
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach: 340 rentals
  • Palm Cove Beach: 578 rentals
  • Sunshine Beach Village Shops: 1,618 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Queensland listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Queensland

Port Douglas
586 vacation rentals
Brisbane City
1,172 vacation rentals
Broadbeach
1,962 vacation rentals
Palm Cove
599 vacation rentals
Surfers Paradise
1,993 vacation rentals
Cairns
199 vacation rentals
Coolangatta
947 vacation rentals
Broadbeach Waters
1,972 vacation rentals
Sunshine Coast
2,358 vacation rentals
Point Lookout
224 vacation rentals
Airlie Beach
177 vacation rentals
Burleigh Heads
2,211 vacation rentals
Mermaid Beach
2,041 vacation rentals
Agnes Water
122 vacation rentals
Palm Beach
2,187 vacation rentals
Noosa Heads
1,178 vacation rentals
Noosa
1,331 vacation rentals
Nelly Bay
326 vacation rentals
Trinity Beach
541 vacation rentals
Southport
1,960 vacation rentals