LUXURY TRAVEL QUEENSLAND
Brisbane, Daintree Rainforest & Great Barrier Reef
The Sunshine Coast offers an inviting combination of beautiful golden sands, fabulous food, spectacular coastal walks and tranquil everglades. From Hamilton Island to Hayman Island, the tropical Whitsundays offer great diving and dining, water sports and wildlife, spectacular sailing and snorkelling, golden beaches and golf surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef.
Further north, Port Douglas offers a stylish and cosmopolitan getaway and is the gateway to collection of quintessential tropical north Queensland experiences; from the ancient Daintree Rainforest and rugged outback landscapes to Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef.
Luxury Destinations Queensland
Explore a selection of our favourite locations
Luxury Accommodation Queensland
Experience some of our favourite places to stay
Luxury Experiences Queensland
Discover a few of our favourite activities
These itineraries have been designed to inspire you with a small selection of the many unique adventures to be had in this beautiful region. Once you have a feel for the destinations and experiences that best resonate with you, we will tailor every element of your perfect luxury travel itinerary, exclusively for you.
Love living the life of Riley, from the rainforest to the reef, in tropical North Queensland
Complete your tropical North Queensland adventures on a real high with a one hour helicopter scenic flight to appreciate the sheer scale and spectacular beauty of both the rainforest and the reef.
4 nights’ accommodation at the Riley, Cairns. Daily breakfast and 2 lunches per person. Full-day Michaelmas Cay Great Barrier Reef Cruise with return hotel transfers (shared basis). Private full-day guided rainforest your with private Walker Brothers Experience, shared Daintree River Cruise and with return hotel transfers. Shared one-hour Ultimate Reef and Rainforest Helicopter Flight with return hotel transfers. Private return Cairns airport-Riley Hotel transfers.
Enjoy a fabulous foodie’s getaway on the scenic Sunshine Coast.
4 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Spicers Clovelly Estate and 2 nights Seahaven Noosa Resort) inclusive of 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch per person. Private Sunshine Coast Hinterland culinary tour. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.
Walk, wine and unwind in spectacular South East Queensland.
4 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Sanctuary by Sirromet and 2 nights Spicers Peak Lodge) inclusive of 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners per person. Half-day behind-the-scenes private winery tour and premium tastings including lunch. Rental vehicle including insurance (max. cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.
Spicers Peak Lodge is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Koalas and conservation, manta-rays, turtles, seabirds and sustainability.
5 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane and 3 nights Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort) inclusive of breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners per person. Private guided koala tour including behind-the-scenes encounters, return scenic flights to Lady Elliot Island. Private transfers throughout.
Manta Rays can be seen in the waters around Lady Elliot Island all year round, peak season May - September.
Romance and adventure in the Wonderful Whitsundays.
6 nights’ accommodation (4 nights at qualia including daily breakfast, one dinner, buggy hire, non-alcoholic beverages and selected activities and 2 nights in a private queen cabin with ensuite aboard Whitsunday Getaway shared small group cruise with meals, entry fees and snorkelling equipment). Shared helicopter tour to Heart Reef. Private transfer from Whitsunday’s Airport to Airlie Beach and scheduled one-way transfer between Airlie, Hamilton Island and return Hamilton Island - qualia transfers.
This tour is available for guests 16 years of age and over.
Wilderness, walks and waterways: this is the way to wellness.
6 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Spicers Tamarind, 3 nights Elysian Retreat) inclusive of 6 breakfasts, 2 picnic lunches and 6 dinners* per person. Private yoga class for 2 people at Spicers Tamarind, use of stand-up paddle boards, glass bottom kayaks and snorkelling equipment, magnesium resort pool and daily yoga classes at Elysian Retreat. Return helicopter transfers from Proserpine Airport to Long Island. 4-day Rental vehicle including insurance (max. cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.
*At Spicers Tamarind stays on a Monday or Tuesday night include your choice of a self-cook Australian or Thai BBQ in the comfort of your villa. Wednesday to Sunday nights, a 3 course Modern Asian banquet is served at the Tamarind Restaurant. Elysian Retreat caters to guests from 14 years of age and older. Flight from Brisbane to Proserpine is not included.
Enjoy romance unlimited with the blissful combination of tranquil mountain hideaway with and idyllic tropical island getaway.
6 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Spicers Peak Lodge, 4 nights qualia) inclusive of daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 3 dinners per person. Shared helicopter flight to Heart Island including glass bottom boat tour and snorkelling equipment. Rental vehicle for travel to/from Spicers Peak Lodge, including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.
Spicers Peak Lodge is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. qualia is an adults only resort (16 years and older). The Heart Island tour is not suitable for non-swimmers. Alternative Whitsunday touring and Brisbane - Spicers Peak Lodge transport options are available if required. Domestic flights to Hamilton and from Hamilton Island to Brisbane are not included with this itinerary.
Experience the vivid contrasts of Far North Queensland; rainforest, reef and rugged outback
6 nights’ accommodation (3 nights at Mt Mulligan Lodge and 3 nights at Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas) inclusive of breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 3 dinners and selected alcoholic beverages per person at Mt Mulligan Lodge. Private 4WD transfer from Cairns Airport to Mt Mulligan and Mt Mulligan to Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas, Selected activities at Mt Mulligan. Shared full day Agincourt/Opal Reef Snorkelling Cruise with lunch and return accommodation transfers, Private full day guided Mossman Gorge tour with River Drift Snorkelling, Smoking Ceremony and Guided Rainforest Walk. Private luxury transfer from Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas to Cairns Airport.
Rainforest & reef in style
Enjoy Far North Queensland’s World Heritage Reef and Rainforest in style!
7 nights’ accommodation (3 nights at Silky Oaks Lodge and 4 nights in an Oceanview Villa at Lizard Island Resort) inclusive of daily breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners and selected alcoholic beverages per person. Selected activities at Silky Oaks Lodge and Lizard Island Resort. Full Day Private Daintree Cultural Tour including Janbal Art Gallery, Dreamtime Mossman Gorge and Walker Brothers experience, shared Research Centre Tour on Lizard Island. Return shared transfers Cairns Airport - Cairns General Aviation. Return scheduled flights Cairns - Lizard Island. Rental vehicle including insurance (max. cover), unlimited kms and GPS.
Explore the remote reaches of far north Queensland: reefs, rainforest, rock art and rugged outback,
8 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Thala Beach Nature Reserve, 2 nights Mungumby Lodge, 3 nights Mt Mulligan Lodge) inclusive of daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 3 dinners per person. Private helicopter Great Barrier Reef sand cay experience including snorkelling equipment and picnic hamper, Selected activities at Mt Mulligan Lodge, Small group shared Aboriginal rock art guided tour. Rental vehicle including insurance, unlimited kilometres and GPS.
This package is suitable for experienced 4WD vehicle drivers. If you prefer not to drive, please contact us for alternative transfer options. The Aboriginal rock art guided tour operates April to November only.
Sun, sand & sea
Explore the world’s largest sand island and relax by the beach on the beautiful Sunshine Coast
8 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Rainbow Ocean Palm Resort, 3 nights Kingfisher Bay Resort and 3 nights Seahaven Noosa Resort), 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches per person. Return passenger ferry transfers between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island, Full-day shared ranger guided Beauty Spots tour of Fraser Island including National Park fees. Small group cruise and canoe Everglades experience. Rental vehicle including insurance, unlimited kilometres and GPS.
Hit the road to enjoy the ideal combination of country charms and coastal pleasures
7 nights’ accommodation (3 nights at Spicers Hidden Vale and 4 nights at Elements of Byron Resort and Spa) inclusive of breakfast daily. Small Group Shared Koala Safari, Small Group 1.5hr Surf Lesson in Byron Bay, and Small Group Shared Guided Kayak with Dolphin Tour. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.
Dive into tropical north Queensland
Dive the Great Barrier Reef and discover tropical Queensland’s terrestrial treasures
9 nights’ accommodation (4 nights Mike Ball Diving Expedition cruise with meals, selected beverages and equipment, 2 nights Bailey Cairns, 3-nights Reef House Palm Cove) inclusive of daily breakfast and 1 lunch per person. Private full-day tour to Tablelands, Private half-day Mossman Gorge walk. Private transfer Cairns Airport – Bailey, Scenic flight Lizard Island - Cairns, Return private transfers Cairns - Palm Cove.
Mike Ball 4 night Diving Expeditions depart on Thursdays.
Enjoy the best of it all!
Experience the very best of Far North Queensland.
10 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Mt Mulligan Lodge, 3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge and 4 nights Lizard Island Resort in an Oceanview Villa) including daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 10 dinners and selected alcoholic beverages per person. Selected activities at Mt Mulligan Lodge, Silky Oaks Lodge and Lizard Island Resort, Full Day Private behind-the-scenes wildlife touring with researchers, shared small group tour of the Lizard Is. Research Centre. Private transfers Cairns Airport - Cairns General Aviation, 35-minute helicopter transfer Cairns to Mt Mulligan Lodge, private road transfer Silky Oaks Lodge - Cairns General Aviation. Return scheduled flights Cairns - Lizard Island and shared transfer Cairns Aviation - Cairns General Airport.
Outback, rainforest & reef
Rugged outback, ancient rainforests and world heritage coral reefs: this is far North Queensland!
10 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Mt Mulligan Lodge, 3 nights Daintree EcoLodge, 4 nights Orpheus Island) Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 7 dinners (including ‘Dining with Tides’ experience on Orpheus Island) and selected beverages per person, selected lodge activities at Mt Mulligan and Orpheus Is, private 4WD transfer CairnsMt Mulligan and Mt Mulligan-Daintree EcoLodge, Daintree River Cruise (shared), Private road transfer Daintree EcoLodge-Cairns, Private heli-transfer Cairns-Orpheus Is, Scheduled (shared) flight Orpheus IsTownsville.
Luggage is strictly limited to soft-sided bags of maximum 15kg per person.
‘Sea’ the reef your way & in style
Sophistication and sublime seclusion on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
11 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Niramaya, 3 night charter of a skippered luxury cruiser from Port Douglas to Orpheus Island including selected activities and meals, 5 nights Orpheus Island). Breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 8 dinners with selected beverages per person. Private full-day tour of the Daintree Rainforest including wildlife cruise and indigenous experience. Private car transfers Cairns - Port Douglas, Private charter helicopter transfer Orpheus Island - Cairns.
Pacific Coast Way explorer
Drive the scenic coast between Brisbane and Cairns
13 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, 2 nights Kingfisher Bay Resort, 2 nights 1770 Lagoons Central Apartment Resort, 1 night Salt Apartment Yeppoon, 2 nights Coral Sea Marina Resort, 2 nights Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville, 2 nights The Reef House Palm Cove) inclusive of 12 breakfasts and 1 lunch per person. Full day group Great Barrier Reef Cruise including lunch. Return passenger ferry transfers Hervey BayFraser Island, Full day shared ranger guided Beauty Spots tour of Fraser Island Including National Park fees, Rental vehicle including insurance (max. cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.
Two iconic Australian resorts combine to showcase Queensland’s tropical treasures from the rainforest to the reef
14 nights’ accommodation (7 nights Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort and 7 nights Hayman Island Resort) inclusive of daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner per person. Shared full day Great Barrier Reef cruise, Shared small group full day Cooktown fly/drive tour, shared mountain bike riding tour, Flames of the Forest dinner experience and selected activities at Hayman Island. Shared return luxury yacht transfers Hamilton Island - Hayman Island. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.
Coastal sun & island fun
Escape to Sunny Queensland for some island fun and coastal sun.
14 nights’ accommodation (7 nights Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort, 3 nights Hamilton Island Beach Club, 1 night Reef Sleep, further 3 nights Hamilton Island Beach Club). Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 1 dinner per person. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS. Hamilton Island transfers. Private Full Day Devils Thumb Hike. Two Hour Private Botanical Ark Tour. Full day Great Barrier Reef Cruise and Overnight Reef Sleep Experience.
Hamilton Island Beach Club is an adults only resort (18yrs and older). Flights to Cairns / from Hamilton Island are not included.
Beach to bush, reef to rainforest
Beachside bungalow and reef-side retreat, outback getaway and rainforest hideaway. Experience it all!
14 nights’ accommodation (1 night Mission Beach, 7 nights Bedarra Island Resort, 3 nights Mt Mulligan Lodge and 3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge) inclusive of 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 14 dinners with selected activities. Private transfer from Cairns to Mission Beach, Launch Transfer from Mission Beach to Bedarra Island, Private one-way helicopter flight Bedarra Island to Mt Mulligan Lodge, Private transfers Mt Mulligan to Silky Oaks Lodge and Silky Oaks to Cairns Airport, Private full-day tour including Mossman Gorge guided walk and smoking ceremony and a riverdrift snorkelling experience.
Family fun: from Fitzroy to the GC
Reefs and rainforests, beaches and family fun.
14 nights’ accommodation (7 nights Fitzroy Island and 7 nights Gold Coast Peppers Broadbeach) inclusive of 7 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners per person. Shared Cruise to Moore Reef, Shared Small Group Aqua Duck and Jet Boating experience and Private full-day Springbrook Rainforest tour. Return transfers from Cairns Airport to the Cairns Marina and Shared launch transfers from Cairns Marina to Fitzroy Island and rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS navigation system.
Stretch your legs and feed your soul.
9 nights’ accommodation (1 night Spicers Balfour Hotel, 5 nights Spicers by Scenic Rim Trail, 3 nights Byron at Byron) inclusive of breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 5 dinners per person. Full-day private hosted foodie tour of Byron Bay, Rental vehicle including unlimited kilometres, insurance and GPS.
Scenic Rim Trail Walk operates March - November.
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