With the Australian summer holiday season fast approaching, you might be looking for some last minute holiday ideas. No matter where you are, tropical Queensland is the place to be this summer.
Whether you enjoy trekking through lush rainforest, experiencing a breathtaking adventure in Queensland’s vast outback, want to feast your eyes upon the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and more, North Queensland has it all.
Let’s take a look at 4 great last minute holiday ideas you and your family or friends can enjoy.
Last Minute Holiday Ideas In Queensland
Last Minute Holiday Idea #1 – Roam the Daintree Rainforest
Far North Queensland is famous the world over for the tranquil wonderland that is the Daintree Rainforest. This rainforest is one of the most unique in the world due to its adjoining location to the Great Barrier Reef. If exploring the wonders of the Daintree has always been on your bucket list, then take advantage of the Rainforest Roamer package.
Your holiday will be based at the intimate Daintree Ecolodge, located right in the heart of this unspoilt wilderness region. It includes 2 night’s accommodation, where you’ll awake to the sounds of nature in all its glory. An a` la carte breakfast and picnic lunch hamper is included in the deal, along with a sunrise or sunset river cruise along the gorgeous Daintree River.
You can also simply wander through the rainforest with your picnic hamper and explore all the local flora and fauna.
You can learn more about this package here.
Last Minute Holiday Idea #2 – Go Stargazing In the QLD Outback
If exploring the outback is more to your taste, then there’s no better base to do it than Mt. Mulligan Lodge. This luxury outback resort offers loads of different adventure packages for you to choose from, so there’s something for everyone. Let’s glance at just a cross-section of the things you can see or do in and around Mt. Mulligan Lodge.
For starters, taking an ATV tour is one of the best ways to see the outback. These vehicles can travel just about anywhere so you’ll be able to get right off the beaten track, even travelling along rocky riverbeds and bounding over the rugged landscape.
There are also self-guided walks, fishing for Barramundi, kayaking, or simply enjoying a cold drink at the Sunset Bar as you watch the majestic Mount Mulligan (Ngarrabullgan) change colour with the sunset .
At night, you’ll be in awe of the carpet of dazzling stars twinkling above you. There is even a package where you can dine out under the stars.
Discover more about these great outback packages here.
Last Minute Holiday Idea #3 – Explore the Reef, Rainforest & Outback with this package
The Reef, Rainforest and Outback package offers 3 incredible experiences in one. Kick it off with 3 night’s accommodation at Orpheus Island Lodge, offering you a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. All meals and leisure equipment are included.
Your next destination is the Daintree Ecolodge for 2 nights, where you can experience “A Walk Through Time” rainforest adventure, followed by a 3 course dinner at the lodge’s gourmet restaurant where you can enjoy a decadent meal of local flavours and produce.
Next, spend 3 nights at Mt. Mulligan Lodge and explore everything Queensland’s vast outback wilderness has to offer.
For more information on this package, click here.
Last Minute Holiday Idea #4 – Hire a private yacht and see the Great Barrier Reef
What better way to see the Great Barrier Reef than by private yacht?
Aboard the fully-equipped luxury yacht, the Flying Fish, you can charter the craft for a day cruise or hire the vessel for an overnight stay and see as much of the reef as possible, while living in the lap of luxury aboard this exquisite vessel.
On your journey, you can check out local islands such as Magnetic Island, Fantome Island and snorkel or dive around famous Dunk Island.
This is an experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Start Planning Your Last Minute Holiday In Queensland
If you’re ready for outback activities such as guided tours of goldfields, ATV adventures, chef-prepared gourmet picnic hampers, wildlife spotting, sunset drinks overlooking the escarpment, stargazing and hikes, then it’s time to start planning your last minute holiday.