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Hotels and motels in Queensland

Whether it’s five-star fancy, coastal resort chill or outback beauty, Queensland’s home to some of the best hotels (and motels!) going around. Get ready to lay your head on fluffy pillows, snuggle down into lush beds and put many a mini-bar through their paces all the way from the Gold Coast to Mackay to Cairns and beyond. And if your taste doesn’t match your budget, there are charming and cheap motels throughout the state that prove comfortable and affordable accommodation, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on a cheeky getaway.

Best hotels in Queensland

From barefoot luxury on a world-class island, to glamour and sophistication that can be found on the Gold Coast to delightful lodges perched on mountain tops, it’s not hard to lure holiday makers to Queensland’s best hotels, each offering more than just the swim-up pool bars and pillow menus. Looking out over natural wonders to world-heritage rainforests to world-class beaches - the choice is yours to discover. And the good news is, you don’t have to blow your budget on the best of the best. There’s plenty of cheap hotel alternatives available in the same desirable locations throughout the state.

Budget motels

On a budget? Aren’t we all! Thankfully, being on a budget means you can still have a holiday with affordable motels sprinkled throughout Queensland. Break up your road trip in comfortable accommodation and duck off the Pacific Coast Way at Rockhampton and Mackay. Quite often these little roadside gems are family run so will no doubt offer local insider tips and tricks and a classic homemade breakfast to get the most out of your holiday!

Cairns transport and travel information

Cairns domestic and international airport

The Cairns Domestic and International Airport is located 7kms from Cairns CBD. After, arriving you can get your holiday started by booking a taxi, shuttle bus or Uber from the airport to your accommodation.

You can also find accredited door-to-door airport shuttle service to hotels, city centre and the northern beaches including Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and south to Mission Beach.

There are remote airports throughout Tropical North Queensland for when you’re travelling into smaller towns and regions.

How to get to and around Cairns and Tropical North Queensland

Public Transport – Trains and Buses

Catch the Sunlander – This high-speed train can deliver you from Brisbane to Cairns. Once you’re in Tropical North Queensland, you can choose your own way to get around. Or, hop on board the Sun Bus. It can get you around the local Cairns area. Private bus companies can get you further afield.

On the water

Heading across to Green Island, Fitzroy Island or the Great Barrier Reef? Ferry transfers and tours operate from the Cairns and Port Douglas Marinas.

Road tripping

Tropical North Queensland includes a lot of hot places to visit like Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas and Mission Beach. If you’re planning to see as much as possible in your own time, car hire is the way to go.

If you are planning something more remote like a road trip to Cape York make sure you hire a four-wheel-drive or other appropriate transport.

Air Travel

Air travel is the most convenient way to get to Queensland. Whether you're travelling from interstate or overseas, with three international airports, and 15 major domestic airports, flying into the state has never been easier. 

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is at the heart of the Whitsundays mainland and the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. It’s a vibrant coastal nook where everyone feels like they’re on holidays 24-7.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Feel the sand between your toes at Cannonvale, Shingley, Airlie or Boathaven Beaches or meander along the Bicentennial Boardwalks. You can step it up with hiking or mountain biking in Conway National Park, including the Conway Circuit.

Try stand-up-paddleboarding or pick up the pace and hop on board a jet-ski tour. Back on land, jump on a Segway or bike and ride along the water front.

Looking to get wet? Board a day trip, overnight cruise or private charter to the Whitsunday Islands from Abell Point Marina, the Port of Airlie or Shute Harbour. And, within minutes you’ll be snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

Prefer to stay on the mainland? Hire a car and explore inland to discover the flowing waters of Cedar Creek Falls.

Where to stay

From backpacker and budget hostels to luxury five-star resorts, you’ll be able to find the right place to call home during your stay in Airlie Beach. Show me more accommodation options.

How to get there

Proserpine Airport

Fly with major commercial airlines like Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Air to Proserpine Airport, just a 10-minute drive from the township of Proserpine and a 30-minute drive from Airlie Beach.

Proserpine Airport receives direct flights from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. So, getting to Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays Coast couldn’t be any easier.

Drive from Cairns

Prefer a road trip? Drive south from Cairns and through Townsville and smaller coastal towns. It’s a 7.5-hour drive, but the coastal scenery is absolutely stunning along the Pacific Coast way.

Cairns and Northern Beaches

Cairns

Famed for its first-class access to the nation’s biggest drawcards, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, these world-heritage sites stamp Cairns on the map as Australia’s nature capital with some serious adventure game.

No matter who you are or how long you’re there, Cairns is a bucket list destination that speaks for itself when it comes to flaunting its natural assets. You could be rubbing fins with Nemo while you snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, surfing your way through the jungle of the Daintree Rainforest or hammock-side on a tropical island all within a day. 

Things to do in Cairns

Whether you’re gliding above the rainforest, meeting the local wildlife or learning about the indigenous history of the region, Cairns is brimming with nature and adventure experiences for every sized explorer. See these top 10 Cairns experience to add to your itinerary.

  • Go White Water Rafting on the Tully River
  • Bungee jump on a bike with AJ Hackett
  • Take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway before descending into the world-heritage listed rainforest
  • Learn about indigenous history with Walkabout Cultural Adventures, Mungalla Aboriginal Tours or Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk
  • Check out the Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome for some family fun
  • Go Croc spotting with Daintree River Cruises
  • Swim, socialise and let the kids run free at Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
  • Take a trip to Babinda Boulders and hire a kayak
  • Explore Josephine Falls and swim in the refreshing waters of this natural swimming hole
  • Take the family for a joy ride at the Smithfield MTB Park

Airlie Beach Hotel

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$129 - 450
Located on the Esplanade, in the centre of Airlie Beach, the Airlie Beach Hotel has long been Airlie’s favourite venue for those in pursuit of kicking back with ice cold refreshments and quality, casual dining.

Cairns Queenslander Hotel and Apartments

Cairns North, Cairns Area
From AU$105 - 250
Cairns Queenslander Hotel and Apartments is situated within Cairns City close to the Esplanade foreshore. The Cairns Queenslander is your ideal coastal setting for your next holiday, short break or overnight stay.

The Kingsford Brisbane Airport Hotel

Hamilton, Brisbane Area
From AU$129 - 179
The Kingsford Brisbane Airport Hotel is Brisbane’s latest boutique hotel and is conveniently located in Hamilton, Brisbane, close to Portside Wharf and 10 minutes' drive from both Brisbane Airport and Brisbane city centre.
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