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Being such a vast and diverse state with breathtaking beaches and coastlines, dense tropical rainforests and the wonders of the outback all available, there has always been much to see and do in Queensland. If you’re researching some awesome Queensland retreats for your next holiday, consider adding the following venues and locations to your travel bucket list. You won’t be disappointed.

A Guide to the Most Breathtaking Queensland Retreats For Your Next Holiday

#1 – Mount Mulligan Lodge


Mount Mulligan Lodge is located 160km northwest of Cairns and is nestled in some of the most spectacular outback terrain the country has to offer. The lodge itself is pure luxury and acts as your base for activities and adventure. There are a variety of holiday packages to suit everyone and you will never be short on things to do in the area.


For example, you can take an adrenaline-fueled ATV tour, where you’ll see all the sights and meet some of the local wildlife. If you like, you can go visiting old gold mines, take a guided nature walk, kayak or fish in the weir, dine under a carpet of dazzling stars, or simply chill out with your favourite beverage in the bar at sunset.


Mount Mulligan Lodge is your gateway to pure adventure.

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#2 – Orpheus Island Lodge


Orpheus Island is part of the Palm Islands group and can be found just a short distance north of Townsville. Renowned for being one of the most exclusive and stunning island resorts in the Great Barrier Reef area, it’s a favourite romantic holiday destination for couples.


There are always some incredible holiday packages on offer that include all meals and use of the island’s amenities and leisure equipment.


Some of the island’s signature experiences include snorkelling the stunning reef, going on a picnic adventure, paddleboarding, kayaking or sailing on the calm waters, embarking on a sunset cruise and even kicking back with some relaxing yoga classes.


Orpheus Island Lodge is one of the very best resorts in tropical North Queensland.

#3 – M.Y. Flying Fish Yacht Charter


The luxuriously appointed M.Y. Flying Fish is a motor launch that is available for charter. You can board the yacht and take a day cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef, or explore the local islands. There are also packages where you can stay overnight, giving you more time for exploration and adventure and also more time to soak up the amenities of this magnificent vessel.


Take a voyage to unspoilt Hinchinbrook Island, dive on the John Brewer Reef, go fishing on one of the local islands, wine and dine on board the vessel, or even charter the yacht for a 4 night and 5 day experience of a lifetime.


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#4 – Daintree Ecolodge


The Daintree Ecolodge is immersed in lush tropical rainforest, some of the oldest forest on the planet. It truly is a magnificent place to disconnect and unwind from the frenzy of modern life.


While enjoying luxury in the heart of the wilderness, you’ll be able to embark on some rainforest adventures, such as visiting Mossman Gorge or taking the trail to Cape Tribulation. Have the chefs pack you a picnic hamper and trek through the forest to one of the many waterfalls to enjoy your lunch in pure serenity. The lodge itself even has a wellness spa, where you can totally self-indulge and rejuvenate.


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Book Your Dream Queensland Retreat 


North Queensland is your destination for the very best resorts, whether you want to explore the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, chill out on a tropical island, charter a yacht, immerse yourself in the rainforest or explore Queensland’s incredible outback.