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Known as the Sunshine State, Queensland occupies Australia’s north-east. From the inland deserts to the island reefs, the state has a huge variety of climates, landscapes and industries. Some of Queensland’s best-known destinations include the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and the Whitsundays. The cosmopolitan delights of Brisbane and the Gold Coast stand in bold contrast to the rough-and-tumble joys of the outback. The Great Barrier Reef’s natural wealth is rivalled by that of the Daintree Rainforest. And the lure of adventure is matched by the lure of beachside resorts.

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Up to $550 off Australia tours

Valid on select 2018 departures. Destinations include Darwin, Alice Springs, Sydney, Cairns, Whitsundays and more. T&Cs apply.

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My Queensland My Queensland

Up to $2, 500 free in extras with Queensland packages

Valid on select 3, 5 and 7-nights Queensland packages. Includes return fare, accommodation and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hamilton Island Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island stays + breakfast, transfers from $390

Valid on stays until 31 March 2018. Sample price is based on a 4-night stay at Palm Bungalows.

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Hamilton Island Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island escape packages from $599

Valid for travel on select dates. Includes 3-nights accommodation staying at the Reef View Hotel, daily breakfast and return economy airfares flying direct with Virgin Australia. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Up to $200 on board credit on last-minute cruises

Valid from October - December 2018. Destinations include Moreton Island, Noumea, Hamilton Island, Vanuatu, Brisbane, Sydney and more. Cruises start from $315 per person for 3-night comedy cruises. T&Cs apply.

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$49 deposit: short break cruises

Valid for 2 to 4 days cruises departing on December 2018. Destinations include Moreton Island, Noumea, Hamilton Island, Vanuatu, Brisbane, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Flight Centre - Holidays Flight Centre - Holidays

Whitsundays: 4 nights + flights from $489

Valid for travel from 1 February - 8 May 2019. Includes return economy airfare, transfers and accommodation. T&Cs apply.

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My Queensland My Queensland

$890: 5-night resort stay in Palm Cove

Valid for travel between 1-19 December 2018 and 11 January - 31 March 2019. Includes 5-nights at the 5-star Peppers Beach Club & Spa, return flights, airport transfers, buffet breakfast daily, 1 cocktail per day per adult, a 5-course chef’s tasting plate and two $25 spa vouchers. T&Cs apply.

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My Queensland My Queensland

Get $1, 500 in free extras with 5-night Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort packages

Valid for stays between 28 October - 1 November, 2-21 December 2018 and 28 January - 31 August 2019. Includes accommodation, return airfare and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 62% off Australia and New Zealand tours

Valid for travel from September - December 2018 depending on the destination. Destinations include Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Japan flights from $309 return

Valid for travel from 1 May - 30 June 2019. Sample fare is Cairns-Osaka. Destinations include Sapporo, Nagoya, Okinawa, Tokyo and more.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to $1,170 off Australia and New Zealand tours

Valid for travel from 29 October 2018 - 30 January 2019. Destinations include Auckland, Wellington, Adelaide, Cairns, Alice Springs, Uluru and more. T&Cs apply.

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My Queensland My Queensland

Queensland: 5-nights resort accommodation + flights from $890

Valid for travel between 1-19 December 2018 and 11 January - 31 March 2019. Package includes 5 nights accommodation at Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Palm Cove, daily breakfast, return airfare, return airport transfers plus $1,000 bonus value and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Up to $110 off skydiving

Valid on select 2018 dates. Locations include Byron Bay, Hunter Valley, Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 20% off Great Barrier Reef full-day tour

Valid for travel until 20 December 2018. Includes buffet lunch, snorkeling equipment, afternoon tea and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $113 return

Valid for travel between August - October 2018 and February 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hobart. Destinations include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, Sydney, Darwin and more.

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Budget Car Rental Budget Car Rental

Fourth day free car hire in Queensland

Valid from 4 June 2018 - 31 October 2018. Minimum of 4 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Sixth-day free Queensland car hire

Valid from 1 October - 16 December 2018. Minimum of 6 days. T&Cs apply.

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Queensland one-way free car hire

Valid from 15 August – 14 December 2018. Minimum of 3-day rental. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 70% off hotel stays and vacation packages

Destinations include Gold Coast, Port Douglas, Bali, Phuket, Fiji, Vietnam and Hawaii. Sample packages include a 5-night stay in Surfers Paradise for $299 (Regularly $579) and a 5-night package to Fiji for $999 (Regularly $2101),

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Experience Oz Experience Oz

Up to $27 off Cairns sightseeing packages

Valid select dates. Activity packages include options like Kuranda Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef cruises, diving and snorkelling trips, Kurana scenic railway, Hartley's Crocodile Park and more.

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Up to $60 off bungee jumping tours in Cairns

Valid for travel on select dates. T&C's apply.

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Hire a car and get your fourth day free

Hire a car with Budget Car Hire through DriveNow for a minimum of four consecutive days and get your fourth day free of base rate charges. Available for pick ups at the airport in Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne (Tullamarine). Valid on select vehicles including family, full-size and SUVs.

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Hamilton Island Hamilton Island

Hamilton island stays from just $150 per night

Valid for local Queensland residence living as far north as Port Douglas and as far south as Gladstone. Price includes transfers from Airlie Beach, Wi-Fi access, shuttle service and use of some water and sports equipment.

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Hamilton Island Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island packages from $1,908

Valid for travel until 31 March 2019. Includes accommodation, bottle of wine, buffet breakfast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Fast facts about Queensland

Where is it? Queensland occupies the north-east of Australia and is bordered by the Northern Territory, New South Wales and South Australia.

How do I get there? Flights to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, as well as regional airports such as Cairns, Hamilton Island and Townsville, are available from every Australian city and some regional locations. The flight takes between 1-and-a-half and 5 hours. Airlines include Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin, Tigerair, Emirates and Singapore Airlines.

When should I go? Queensland is a huge state and the climate varies from tropical to temperate. The summer can be extremely hot, while the winter (or dry season) is generally mild. Visit from June to September for the whale migration and mild weather, or wait until October for warmer temperatures, longer days and fewer crowds.

What should I do? Hike through rainforests, bushland, tablelands and wetlands, visit the Gold Coast’s theme parks, experience the Great Barrier Reef, take a flight to the Whitsundays, pick your own mangoes, go to a rodeo, relax on the beaches of the Sunshine Coast, and sleep under the stars in the Simpson Desert.



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