The first step to booking your getaway is to find quality accommodation that fits your needs. Your kids may not want to stay in accommodation on a smaller Queensland island, and likewise you may not want your honeymoon interrupted by pool parties. Queensland islands offer a range of all-inclusive accommodation.
Orpheus Island, beside the Great Barrier Reef, offers all-inclusive accommodation for up to 28 people. With a maximum occupancy of 28, this resort is therefore secluded and luxurious, a perfect private retreat for couples. As a couple, you can celebrate your bond by participating in altruistic activities together. Team up to assist with marine research, beach clean ups, or connect in silence on eco dives.
Lizard Island Resort is also all-inclusive and luxurious but designed with families in mind. Located in the middle of a 1,013 hectare national park, its an accommodation in Queensland’s island that is suitable for families with children above the age of 10. Its private villas come with their own beaches, or you can order a deluxe picnic hamper and set off to discover your own perfect spot. Have a private dinner on the beach or feel the tide beneath you on your own personal dinghy. With paddle boarding, glass bottom kayaking, fishing, snorkelling, and diving, there’s lots for your adventurous kids to explore.
Hayman Island is another family friendly island with luxury accomodation in QLD. The resort was wrecked by Cyclone Debbie, but five years later it has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. The resort has two wings, one for couples and retirees and the other for families. You can splash with your children at the kids’ pool as loudly as you like without worrying about whether you’re disturbing your fellow guests. Take your partner out on a sunset cruise with champagne or teach your children about the natural world on beautiful nature trails. Kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding, and tennis are just some of the activities this lovely resort offers. Try fish feeding, or the golf simulator. Even the journey to the resort is filled with excitement: fly to Hamilton Island and then travel by catamaran or helicopter to Hayman Island.
Moreton Island offers chances for intrepid families to explore, and the ferry journey from Brisbane is just 60 minutes. Visit the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort and try dolphin feeding. Moreton Island is home to the famous Tangalooma Wrecks. Scuttled in the 1960s to form a breakwater, the 15 ships are now a reef and home to hundreds of species of marine life. How cool is that?
You can experience all the delights of a tropical night on North Stradbroke Island. Choose one of 8 beachfront campgrounds to have the sea within walking distance. Feel the sand beneath your head and toes as you gaze up at the stars and listen to the dark waves.
If you’ve set your heart on Fraser Island (hard not to- it’s a UNESCO World Heritage listed location!) there’s a range of accommodation in QLD island to choose from. The Knight Bay Resort is the most luxurious, but you can choose to camp in high quality safari tents on the beach. Marvel at the world’s largest sand island (more than 120 km from end to end!) as you sink into gorgeous sand dunes. Not only does the island offer opulent stretches of white sand, you can swim in freshwater swimming holes. See the Eli Creek sand dunes and the SS Maheno Shipwreck.
For truly eco accommodation in the Queensland island, you can’t beat the Long Island Elysian Eco Retreat. It’s powered entirely by the sun! Let’s leave footprints in sand, and not carbon footprints. With accommodation for up to 20 guests, it’s a secluded retreat, but with all the amenities. It’s open to families with children over 14, and accessible only by helicopter. Climb over rocky beaches, trek through tropical rainforest, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef. The retreat offers tranquil yoga sessions and blissful spa treatments.
North Stradbroke is no slouch when it comes to environmental protection. Sanctuaries of local wildlife are protected by a ban on all plastic bags on the island. Strict conservation measures are a sign that accommodation in the Queensland state takes its responsibilities seriously. You no longer have to choose between the holiday of your dreams and protecting the planet. With rules to protect these beautiful islands, you can travel knowing you’re helping and not harming the local area. Because we specialise in Stradbroke Island accommodation, we offer recommendation for some beach house rentals, whale watching resort, and more.