From its signature, sun-soaked coastlines and vibrant reef-filled waters to its ancient tropical rainforests and its own touch of the outback to the west, Queensland is a home to a treasure trove of experiences just waiting to be discovered.
In our ‘Top 8 Ultimate Queensland Experiences’ blog, we highlight Queensland’s ultimate must-see experiences.
8 Ultimate Queensland Experiences
Stay at Mt Mulligan Lodge
Located 220kms north-west of Cairns, Mt Mulligan Lodge offers luxury outback accommodation on a secluded 28,000-hectare heritage property in remote Far North Queensland.
Offering all-inclusive luxury accommodation in the shadow of majestic Mount Mulligan, this lodge features three different room types, a beautifully designed main pavilion for guest meals and relaxation, an infinity pool and sunset bar. Each guest room at Mt Mulligan Lodge is also assigned its own electric buggy to explore the sprawling property with ease.
Relax in the Daintree Rainforest
Nestled among the heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, the Daintree Ecolodge is the perfect Northern Queensland destination to reconnect with nature and the people that you love.
Offering unique accommodation in a breathtaking location, this tropical retreat is the only boutique accommodation in the World-Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.
With 15 eco-friendly bayans set in the stunning Daintree, wake up to the sound of the birds in the canopy above, take in the majesty of the ancient tropical wilderness and discover the Ecolodges’ private and pristine waterfall on a leisurely walk through the enchanting rainforest.
Stay at an Exclusive Island Resort
Accommodating just 28 people, Orpheus Island Lodge is an all-inclusive, eco-friendly private island lodge located on the Great Barrier Reef.
Orpheus Island is the ultimate secluded, unspoilt Northern Queensland paradise, and stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline. The island itself, comprising more than 1,000 hectares of national park, is surrounded by pristine fringing reef you can access simply by stepping out from your accommodation.
The pinnacle of luxury, eco-friendly, boutique accommodation, Orpheus Island Lodge is a must-see destination for anyone looking for a once-in-a-lifetime Queensland travel experience.
Watch the Sunset at Mount Mulligan’s Sunset Bar
Head over to the Mount Mulligan rustic Sunset Bar and enjoy a sun-downer as you watch the setting Queensland sun make Mount Mulligan’s escarpment come alive.
Only a short 2-minute electric buggy ride from Mount Mulligan Lodge; bring a camera, grab a drink, meet fellow travellers, enjoy the sunset and take in the magical scenery!
Barramundi Fishing in Mount Mulligan’s Weir
The weir at Mount Mulligan is teeming with hundreds of Australian Barramundi. Cast your line from the riverbank or a kayak and try your luck at catching a Barramundi or two.
Mature Barramundi can be brought back to the lodge and prepared to your liking by the Mount Mulligan Lodge Chef.
Become a Prospector at Tyrconnell Gold Mine
Discover the epic Gold Rush history in the Tyrconnell region, where you can explore the once-operational Tyrconnell Gold Mine on a guided day or overnight tour. The two-hour tour showcases the region’s enthralling history while you explore the mining site and see a 120-year-old quartz crushing machine in operation.
After the tour, stick around for a delectable morning or afternoon tea with locals in an old cottage. You can also test your luck while panning for gold in Tyrconnell Creek, immersing you deeper in what life was like for prospectors during the Gold Rush.
Test your luck while panning for gold in Tyrconnell Creek, immersing you deeper in what life was like for prospectors during the Gold Rush.
Cattle Mustering at Mt. Mulligan Lodge
One of the most sought-after North Queensland holiday destinations, Mt. Mulligan Lodge has amazed many guests with its authentic outback experiences, including on-site cattle mustering.
Guests wanting to experience a slice of life in the harsh outback can sign up for one of the several cattle musters that occur yearly. Be prepared for some hard riding, a lot of shouting and an all-encompassing adrenalin rush as you work in teams to collect the scattered cattle and direct them back to their yards.
It is truly one of the most memorable Queensland experiences and one that will earn you plenty of cold beers at the pavilion bar afterwards.
Stargazing in the Outback
Void of light pollution, the night sky in the outback is a truly magical experience during North Queensland holidays. On a clear night millions of bright stars populate the sky, revealing constellations unique to the Southern Hemisphere. You can also see more stars than in Australia’s cities and towns, along with the brilliant Milky Way galaxy.
Stargazing is a great way to truly appreciate the outback’s all-night screening of constellations, planets and galaxies while learning more about what lays beyond our atmosphere.
It’s just one of the many activities offered at Mt. Mulligan Lodge.
If you’d like to know more about these once-in-a-lifetime Queensland experiences, or our unique accommodation at Mt Mulligan Lodge, please enquire here.