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Queensland, it’s time for a State-cation

22nd May 2020

We're excited that Queenslanders can once again experience the joy of travel in their own backyard, from 12 June.

Why not switch off at a luxury lodge, surrounded by the bush and calls of wildlife, or tour some of the state's most-acclaimed food and wine hotspots. The holiday you’ve been dreaming of is right here in Queensland.

And because the Travel Associates team takes great pride in curating the best of the best, we've hand-picked these incredible weekend escapes that you can actually book right now, to enjoy safely from 12 June. For a little taste of what's on offer, explore some of our favourites below.



Spicers Scenic Rim Trail Walk and Glamping
Spicers Scenic Rim Trail Walk and Glamping

— Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast 


Rainforest Retreat Escape in Mount Tamborine
Unwind in front of your own fireplace and dreaming spa bath in your luxury villa surrounded by nature
2-night getaway from $559pp*

Beach and Wildlife Adventure in Rainbow Beach
See dolphins while sea kayaking and experience a 4WD Great Beach Drive before relaxing in the iconic beach’s only 5-star luxury hotel, Plantation Resort
2-night getaway from $485*

Gold Coast Luxury Getaway in Surfers Paradise
Indulge in a beachside stay at Peppers Soul then marvel at the views from your hot air balloon experience and champagne breakfast at O’Reilly’s historic grand homestead
2-night getaway from $1085*

Spicers Scenic Rim Trail Walk and Glamping
Embark on a guided hike to mesmerising views, then enjoy gourmet dining next to a warm fire under the stars before a heavenly sleep in your luxury glamping tent
2-day trail from $1425pp*

Brisbane Foodie Getaway
Enjoy the chic Brisbane city hotel, W Brisbane, plus culinary inclusions, a 4-course banquet dinner at City Winery, coffee and wine tasting and a locally sourced seafood platter
2-night getaway from $819pp*

Whale Watching Weekend in Hervey Bay
Be astounded by a whale watching adventure onboard an eco-friendly, award winning vessel, then relax in the tranquil Akama Resort overlooking Fraser Island
2-night getaway from $549pp*

The Granite Belt Escape in Stanthorpe
Stay in a private cottage while enjoying the remote wineries of Stanthorpe, with a 4-hour bicycle guided tour of the local area and cafes included
2-nights from $379pp*

The Luxury Spicers Road Trip
Enjoy a luxury road trip uniquely crafted and personalised to you by your local Travel Associates advisor. Decide between stays at Spicers Balfour, Spicers Peak Lodge, Spicers Hidden Vale or Spicers Tamarind - or why not do them all while you explore regional South East Queensland.
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Niramaya Villas & Spa in Port Douglas
Niramaya Villas & Spa in Port Douglas

— Cairns 


Ultimate Tropical Haven
Relax in a private oceanview villa at Bedarra Island Resort, an all-inclusive private tropical haven considered the epitome of barefoot luxury. Explore with island activities such as snorkelling, paddle boarding or a gourmet picnic
2-night getaway from $2509pp*

Green Island Resort & Scenic Flight in Cairns
Explore the remarkable reef on a glass bottom boat tour or from above on a scenic flight, all while knowing you can retire to the comfort of your Suite King room at this luxurious resort
2-night getaway from $1205pp*

Port Douglas & Heli Adventure
Stay at the beautiful Niramaya Villas & Spa and enjoy the ultimate Sand Cay experience included. This is a once in a lifetime experience where you’ll marvel at the incredible Great Barrier Reef from the air, then land on a sand cay and snorkel amongst the beautiful corals below the azure waters
2-night getaway from $2015pp*

The Luxury Rejuvenation Road Trip
Enjoy a luxury road trip uniquely crafted and personalised to you by your local Travel Associates advisor. Hop between the extensive wellness offerings at Niramaya Villas & Spa in Port Douglas, the indigenous and local waterfall inspired treatments at Daintree EcoLodge and a secluded stay in a luxury pavilion at Mist at Cape Tribulation.
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Castaways Resort, Mission Beach
Castaways Resort, Mission Beach

— Townsville 


Magnetic Island & Sunset Sailing
Explore Magnetic Island on a long weekend away at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort. Enjoy a resonating experience with a sail at sunset, perfect for an ideal romantic atmosphere
3-night getaway from $535pp*

Great Barrier Reef Fishing Adventure
Board a charter boat out to the Great Barrier Reef where Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Spanish Mackerel and more can be found. Later, retreat to your stay at Peninsula Airlie Beach conveniently situated along the Abell Point Marina
2-night getaway from $519pp*

Secluded Island Retreat
Escape to the most secluded island retreat in the Whitsundays, Elysian, hidden in a private cove surrounded by rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. With all meals included, daily yoga class and natural mineral pool water, finding your zen will come naturally
2-night getaway from $1995pp*

The Luxury Cairns Road Trip
Enjoy a luxury road trip uniquely crafted and personalised to you by your local Travel Associates advisor. Explore the secluded white sandy beaches of Mission Beach with a stay at Castaways Resort, embrace nature with a luxury treehouse stay at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat and experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef while staying in the heart of the Cairns marina at the Shangri-La.
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— Mackay 


Luxury Reef & Island Experience
Enjoy a night 'under the sea' with a stay at Reefsuites, where you sleep in a suite underwater watching as fish swim by your bed through reinforced glass walls. Return to the surface and head to Hamilton Island with a 4-night stay at Beach Club
5-night getaway from $2415pp*

Whitsundays Sailing Getaway
What better way to uncover the Whitsundays than with a stay on a European designed 43-foot catamaran. Sun bake on the fore deck trampolines, indulge in fresh food prepared onboard and let your professional skipper guide your stay.
2-night getaway from $885*

The Beach to City Luxury Roadtrip
Enjoy a luxury road trip uniquely crafted and personalised to you by your local Travel Associates advisor. Explore the Whitsunday coast by starting in 5-star beachfront luxury at Peninsula Airlie Beach. Head to the charming town of Bowen to awe at the reef just meters from the shore, just steps from your room, then finish with a city adventure in Townsville where your advisor can organise a private helicopter to Magnetic Island.
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— Tropical North Queensland Luxury Outback Escape 


Indigenous & Wild Queensland Tour
Experience the natural beauty and indigenous culture of remote Australia in outback luxury, with an intimate tour led by the experts at Crooked Compass. Your sunset-soaked evenings will be spent around a fitting campfire with sundowner drinks and a comfortable sleep in private glamping tents
9-night tour from $7936pp*


Your local Travel Associates advisor is an expert in crafting memorable holidays personalised to your needs (no matter how far from home). Find your closest advisor here.