Great Barrier Reef Islands

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area

Stretching more than 2,000 kilometres along the Queensland coastline and covering 35 million hectares, the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef. It is home to an abundance of marine wildlife - including more than 1,500 brilliantly coloured species of tropical fish, 4000 species of molluscs, 400 species of sponge and 300 species of hard corals.

The Great Barrier Reef's islands and cays support bird species by the hundred, including reef herons, ospreys, frigate birds and sea eagles. The reef is also of cultural importance, containing many archaeological sites of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. Some notable examples include Lizard and Hinchinbrook Islands with their spectacular galleries of rock paintings.

The many diving and snorkelling opportunities provide visitors with the best way of getting close to the Great Barrier Reef's many wonders. Tourism operators offer professional accredited dive courses, introductory reef dives and for the experienced, extended dive charters incorporating night dives or guided ecology dives. If delving into the deep blue is not for you - there are semi-submersible craft, glass bottom boats and a variety of land-based reef attractions.

Great Barrier Reef
Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Murphys Creek Escape

Lockyer, Lockyer Valley Area
From AU$21 - 240
Murphy's Creek Escape is an exciting waterfront camping park 20 minutes from Toowoomba and one and a half hours from Brisbane. There are generous sized powered and un-powered sites and group camping areas all in a natural bush setting.

Ravensbourne Escape

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$220 - 580
Ravensbourne Escape is a holiday resort high up on the mountain range at Ravensbourne only an hour and a half west of Brisbane and 40 minutes from Toowoomba. Enjoy views of neighbouring Ravensbourne National Park whilst relaxing in the serenity of your beautifully appointed home.

Ravensbourne Forest Chalets

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$210 - 275
Located only 35 minutes north of Toowoomba, Ravensbourne Forest Chalets allows you to relax and revitalise in the clear, fresh mountain air - and for those romantic summer evenings you can escape from the coastal humidity.

Athena Motel Apartments

South Toowoomba,
  • Free WiFi
From AU$149.00 - 250.00
Premium self-contained accommodation in Toowoomba, Roma and Chinchilla. Providing studio rooms, one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom apartments. Facilities include free airport shuttle to and from Wellcamp Airport, restaurant offering classic Australian meals at breakfast and dinner, 24 hour gym, heated bar side pool, conference room, bar, barbecue and free wifi.

Bunnyconnellen Olive Grove and Vineyard

Crows Nest, Toowoomba Area
From AU$165 - 165
Feeling stressed? Lost focus, or just need some time to think? Come and enjoy a little seclusion, tranquillity and more importantly, take time to recharge life's batteries. The Studio is an old farm building, renovated, to include the necessities of life whilst retaining simple charm and character.

Homewood Cottages

Highfields, Toowoomba Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
From AU$155 - 235
Homewood Cottages are situated in the heart of Highfields only 10 kilometres north of Toowoomba off the New England Highway. The cottages border Davidson's Arboretum (Latin for tree garden), an exquisite one hectare of many varieties of trees from around the world.

BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$41 - 214
BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park is your first choice for centrally located accommodation. Whatever your taste, whatever the time, this region of South East Queensland has something special to offer both the day tripper and the holiday-maker.

Cloudlake Mountain Retreat

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$225 - 245
Cloudlake Mountain Retreat is a 65 acre organic/biodynamic farm property, at 2,000 feet in a secret valley in the mountains near Ravensbourne National Park. It offers guests a blissful escape from their busy lives, so wake up to a water view in either of the two fully self-contained cottages, The Boathouse or Mother of Ducks Cottage, situated on their private lake.

Highlander Motor Inn

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$139 - 240
After a hard days work or a tiring days driving, relax and revitalise in a spa or enjoy a dip in the solar heated saltwater pool at Highlander Motor Inn. Relax with a beer and a gourmet meal in your spacious suite.

Quest Toowoomba Serviced Apartments

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
From AU$189 - 919
Quest Toowoomba is conveniently located on Margaret Street and is one of Toowoomba's newest accommodation providers. Comprising 74 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, each with kitchen facilities, WiFi, air-conditioning and work desk.
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