Where to stay around Queensland?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 8,221 vacation rentals near Queensland. From 3,671 apartments to 3,381 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Queensland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Queensland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Queensland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Gold Coast: 2,515 vacation rentals
  • Brisbane: 757 vacation rentals
  • Cairns: 509 vacation rentals
  • Sunshine Coast: 2,200 vacation rentals
  • Port Douglas: 551 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Queensland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Queensland?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Queensland:

  • Gold Coast: 2,515 rentals
  • Brisbane: 757 rentals
  • Cairns: 509 rentals
  • Sunshine Coast: 2,200 rentals
  • Port Douglas: 551 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Queensland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Queensland are:

  • Proserpine Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP): 78 vacation rentals
  • Noosa, QLD (NSA): 1,679 vacation rentals
  • Port Douglas, QLD (PTI-Port Douglas Heliport): 572 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Queensland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Queensland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • 1770 Marina: 56 rentals
  • Noosa Beach: 1,378 rentals
  • John Flynn Private Hospital: 2,346 rentals
  • Cairns Esplanade: 610 rentals
  • Infinity Gold Coast: 2,162 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Queensland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

A university town set in Queensland's capital

In the suburbs of Queensland's capital city sits a little peninsula that juts out into the Brisbane River. Here, you'll find the neighborhood of St. Lucia, and the University of Queensland (UQ). Because UQ's campus takes up much of the area, the place has a decidedly collegiate feel. There are plenty of cafes, bars, and cheap eats, and it's a quick 10-minute cab ride to the heart of Brisbane for all the city has to offer. Consider booking a high-rise apartment as your St. Lucia vacation rental, for expansive views over Brisbane and a taste of local life.

Queensland – a haven for adventure

Queensland promises adventures of all sorts, shapes and sizes. Along the coast, you can blow bubbles from scuba tanks while seeking out resplendent coral gardens, wax down surfboards and conquer curling Pacific tubes, go dolphin watching or whale spotting, if the season's right – the list goes on. Back inland, rainforests and jungles converge on waterfalls and canyons. Such wilds beckon campers and picnickers, hikers and safari-lovers – just keep the eyes peeled for cute koalas, wherever you go.

Queensland – home to the Great Barrier Reef

If there's one attraction in Queensland that trumps all others, it's surely the majestic Great Barrier Reef. This vast stretch of glistening corals and underwater life is visible from space. It's a Wonder of the Natural World and the largest coral cluster on the planet. Much of it is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which stretches across mangrove swamps and reefs, all the way from the Sunshine Coast in the south to Somerset in the north. For a glimpse of the wonder on land, check out the Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Townsville City.

Queensland's tropical edge

One of the reasons that Queensland vacation rentals remain popular year-round is that they poke into the tropics. Up in Cairns, the Whitsunday Islands and beyond, that means a summer rainy season between November and April. It brings daily downpours and attracts some nasty sea creatures to the coast. While that's best avoided in some parts, a trip to Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast during the summer could be perfect. Spring – September and October – is a fine balance. It tends to stay dry and have good warmth all over the state.

The many faces of Queensland

Queensland is huge. It ranges from the palm-fringed inlets of Cairns to the dry and dusty Outback, managing to pack in misty rainforests and coral reefs along the way. The most iconic natural feature is surely the Great Barrier Reef, which strings through the Pacific for over 2,300 kilometers. You'll find loads of coveted Queensland vacation rentals in the Whitsundays – gorgeous islands that have white-sand beaches and cerulean waters. Then come reserves like Tully Gorge and Gadgarra, home to old-growth rainforests, roaring waterfalls and some uber-rare tropical birds.