15 of the best wild Queensland holidays
If you’ve travelled many miles to get here, we’re betting you didn’t come to Queensland to have a sedate drop and flop holiday (though we have plenty of options if you did).
With some of Australia’s most epic wilderness, wildlife ranging from the cuddly to the terrifying, and adrenalin-packed adventure that will take you above, below and immerse you right into the world’s oldest rainforests and Great Barrier Reef, let’s just say, there are plenty of ways to go a little wild on your Queensland holidays.
Throw caution to the wind – smile at a crocodile, fling yourself from a plane, go diving at night or set out conquer wild and wonderful landscapes.
Here are some of the wildest Queensland holidays around.
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
1. Stand face-to-face with the world’s most ancient forests, the Gondwana Rainforests.
2. Have a heart-in-mouth moment: drop towards the Great Barrier Reef at high speed on a sky-diving trip. Or, take the whole reef in from a bird’s perspective with a helicopter ride.
4. Creature of the night? Sink below the surface and hang with the undersea night’s watch thanks to an otherworldly night scuba.
6. Channel your inner-science nerd to learn all about the marine ecosystems on Lady Elliott Island.
7. To the early riser go the sunrise spoils; hop in a hot air balloon to glide majestically over the Scenic Rim, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Cairns.
8. Try surfing of a different kind in the jungle canopy of Tropical North Queensland. Then when the sun goes down, take an adventurous night walk.
9. Whip up a sand storm as you fly down the face of the dunes of North Stradbroke Island, Fraser or Moreton Island.
12. Go on a deep sea fishing trip and come back with your own tall fish tale to tell.
13. Get Wet’n’Wild, then have even more fun at one of Queensland’s other theme parks.
14. Stay on a secluded island at the Great Barrier Reef’s Wild North region; try Lizard or Haggerstone Island.
15. Watch a little turtle hatchling take its first breaths at Mon Repos, before snorkelling with grown-up turtles and manta rays at Lady Elliot Island.